811, 2017

The Science of “Bulky”: The Difference Between Bodybuilding and Strength Training on Your Physique

By |November 8th, 2017|All Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Training, Training for Women|0 Comments

The Science of “Bulky”: The Difference Between Bodybuilding and Strength Training
While the incidence of, “I don’t want to get bulky” is no doubt WAY down since we opened in 2011, it’s still by far and away the most common statement we get from new athletes when we exchange emails regarding goals (and why anyone who […]

1910, 2017

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell

By |October 19th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell
Reagan had his war on drugs. Punk rock had their war on propaganda. Cady had her war on The Plastics. We have our war on singularly-focused training. Not nearly as cool, but we’re just as passionate, I promise you that. As we always seek to better understand and explore the […]

910, 2017

You Don’t Need the Whole Bottle to Cop a Buzz

By |October 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

You Don’t Need the Whole Bottle to Cop a Buzz
If you want to improve at something, you have to do it. That’s Specificity Principle 101 and only a jerk would argue against that. However, we usually have a polar interpretation of things. When we hear that you must do something in order to get better […]

2209, 2017

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely 

By |September 22nd, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely
The reason that we like the 5R set as the basis of fitness is because of the combined functional, structural, and conditioning components of training that it provides. 

Functional Benefit – It creates strength. A 5R set is usually at 75% and above for trained athletes, a percentage range that will […]

1809, 2017

[Coach’s Lab 14]: Bracing and Tension

By |September 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Bracing and Tension
Knowing how and where to brace in the proper part of our spine is a very important part of safety and efficiency in the power lifts.

-Julianne Russell
@JulesTeaches
Related Viewing:
Coach’s Lab 12: Balance in the RDL

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

Coach’s Lab 9: Ankle Function in the Squat

Coaches, Early Bird Pricing for […]

1209, 2017

What is ‘Structure?’ Why Bodybuilders and Yogis Are the Most Prepared

By |September 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

What is ‘Structure?’ Why Bodybuilders and Yogis Are the Most Prepared

Coaches, for information about our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend, and how to apply, visit the official FCC page.

Attempting to strength train without a sound foundation is like playing a game of Jenga with one block on the bottom. It is worthless to attempt to develop […]

509, 2017

#21: September Programming & the Importance of Tension, Stability, Bracing & Breathing

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#21: September Programming & the Importance of Tension, Stability, Bracing & Breathing
Coaches, our FCC certification is open to the public for the first time in our gym’s history this November 3rd – 5th. For more information, and how to apply for this knowledge filled 3-day weekend, visit the official FCC page.
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1708, 2017

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

By |August 17th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202
Coaches, we are happy to announce our FCC certification weekend, open to the public for the first time in six years, November 3rd – 5th in San Diego, CA. For more information, and how to apply for this knowledge filled 3-day weekend, visit the official FCC page. The following is a video […]

908, 2017

How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness

By |August 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Mobility, Overall Wellness, 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 […]