8 11, 2017

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

By |2019-09-18T03:21:12-07:00November 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 [...]

19 10, 2017

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell

By |2019-09-18T03:21:37-07:00October 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 [...]

9 10, 2017

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

By |2019-09-18T03:21:58-07:00October 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 [...]

22 09, 2017

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely 

By |2019-09-18T03:22:17-07:00September 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 [...]

18 09, 2017

[Coach’s Lab 14]: Bracing and Tension

By |2019-09-18T03:22:22-07:00September 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

[Coach's Lab 14] 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 [...]

12 09, 2017

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

By |2019-09-18T03:22:36-07:00September 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 [...]

5 09, 2017

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

By |2019-09-18T03:22:40-07:00September 5th, 2017|Advanced Training, All Articles, Conditioning, FCC, P360 Podcast, Strength Training|0 Comments

#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. --> Download directly into your [...]

17 08, 2017

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

By |2019-09-18T03:23:01-07:00August 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 [...]