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

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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
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1209, 2017

Yoga: What, Why, and When

By |September 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Mobility, Overall Wellness, Tips for Beginners|0 Comments

Yoga: What, Why, and When
We offer two styles of Yoga at Performance360. Midweek, we do Restorative for an hour and on Sunday (#sundayfunday) we Flow for an hour. They’re both completely free to members by the way, and benefit you greatly in many ways both physically and mentally. Just like the Daily Challenge or whatever your […]

1209, 2017

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2007, 2017

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

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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. […]

1502, 2017

Relationship Between Neck and Hip Position the Push-Up

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Relationship Between Neck and Hip Position in the Push-Up
by Dave Thomas
Performance360

The push-up is a movement that most people think they have mastered, when in reality very few athletes actually perform well. There are few keys to the push-up that we want to focus on when performing reps.

Start by creating tension in the lower half, but always […]

1302, 2017

Correct Front Squat Grip

By |February 13th, 2017|Coach Julianne Russell, Home Page, Olympic Weghtlifting, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Correct Front Squat Grip
by Julianne Russell
Performance360 Head Coach

A lot of people ask, “Where should my hands be on the front squat? How far apart should my front squat grip be? Where should the elbows be on a front squat?”

It is important that the hands be just outside of the shoulders so that the shoulders are […]

2501, 2017

What is the Foundation of Fitness?

By |January 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF FITNESS?
Written by Dave Thomas

I feel one of the biggest areas of failure in today’s fitness and athlete psychology is the premature insistence upon reaching the upper echelon of achievement.

Invariably, if you skip important steps, the lack of foundation will reveal itself. Guaranteed. It’s like taking a leaky boat out to […]