908, 2017

How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness

By |August 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Mobility, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness
The following is an excerpt about shoulder health in functional fitness from our P360 FCC Coach’s Certification Manual. We will be hosting our first FCC weekend, open to the public for the first time in five years, November 3rd – November 5th.

The shoulder is the most mobile, and also […]

708, 2017

How to Strengthen Your Adductors Without Machines

By |August 7th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Training, Videos|0 Comments

How to Strengthen Your Adductors Without Machines
The epicenter of power and strength in humans is at our hips. Lack the ability to extend the hips both forcefully and efficiently, and you will not be strong or powerful. However, power cannot occur without first developing stability. It’s like trying to run on ice. So, training the prime movers is […]

608, 2017

Coach’s Lab 8: Fix Your Hip Angle to Improve Stroke Economy

By |August 6th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Conditioning, FCC, Home Page, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 8: Fix Your Hip Angle to Improve Stroke Economy
One of the most common mistakes that we see are athletes who break their hips open way too early. In the transition from the catch to the drive, many athletes will open up early, which causes a bleed in power, slower time, and higher fatigue rate.

Your […]

308, 2017

Are Your Hamstrings Holding You Back?

By |August 3rd, 2017|All Articles, Coach Brenna Bulach, FCC, Home Page, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

Are Your Hamstrings Holding You Back?
Written by Brenna Bulach

When it comes to being a well-rounded gym rat, it’s difficult to make sure that all of our muscle groups develop evenly to prevent imbalances. Usually the more aesthetic muscle groups steal all the attention – the quads, deltoids, abs – and  there’s an extremely important group […]

2607, 2017

Coach’s Lab 7: Deadlift Set-Up

By |July 26th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coaching Staff Articles, FCC, Home Page, Powerlifting, Strength Training, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 7: Deadlift Set-Up
The deadlift is a great movement, we all know that. However, many athletes limit their progress and cause more pain and soreness than is necessary, often the culprit of a faulty set-up. Today, we are going to teach you the proper set-up in the deadlift and how you can deadlift with […]

2407, 2017

The Russian Kettlebell Swing vs. The Overhead Swing

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Kettlebells, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

The Russian Kettlebell Swing vs. The Overhead Swing
Written by Dave Thomas

Too often uneducated kettlebell coaches preach that there must be one or the other, and that one is inherently wrong. Usually, that’s what traditionalists say about the modern day Overhead Swing, or “American” swing.

I’ll be honest. We are biased. We believe that overall, the Russian […]

2007, 2017

Coach’s Lab 6: The Proper Way to DB Row

By |July 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 6: The Proper Way to DB Row
Rowing is great movement for balance in our scapular muscles, as well we building strength and muscle in our upper body. However, these benefits are only received if you pay close attention to proper rowing technique.
FAULT: Rowing high on the pec = Engaging the upper scapular muscles. […]

1807, 2017

Understanding the 3 Main Conditioning Energy Systems

By |July 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Understanding the 3 Main Conditioning Energy Systems
Written by Dave Thomas
Peformance360

I am going down a tricky rabbit hole today that I have avoided going down for six years. Conditioning science.

It’s impossible to come out unscathed as opinions and data vary greatly, it’s very difficult to pinpoint energy systems in a mixed modal setting, and data that has […]

1207, 2017

The Fix for Weak Hamstrings Without Heavy Bending

By |July 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

The Fix for Weak Hamstrings Without Heavy Bending
by Dave Thomas

Hamstring training can be tough. In the realm of group functional fitness, most of our hamstring dominant movements are going to involve bending. Particularly, the heavy loaded hinge pattern that includes the following movements:

Deadlifts
RDLs
Single Leg Deadlifts
Rows
Kettlebell Swings

They are all very effective […]

1207, 2017

Coach’s Lab 5: Fix Your Clean “Drop”

By |July 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, FCC, Home Page, Olympic Weghtlifting, Strength Training, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Fix Your Clean “Drop”
by Julianne Russell

Do you need in the following areas of the hang position clean?

Slow getting underneath the bar?
Unable to catch in a full front squat position?
Constantly having to pull high to compensate for lack of speed?
PRs are limited because you can’t squat the bar up after catching?

If so, […]