2509, 2017

What is Fitness?

By |September 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

What is Fitness?
There is perhaps not a more subjective term in exercise than “fitness.” The word is going to evoke vastly different meanings for every individual applying it. For some, it may be the specialist version of fitness. Running thirty miles a week, focused on 1 – 5 rep lifts for strength, yoga, or some […]

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 […]

2009, 2017

Micro vs. Macro Balance

By |September 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

Micro vs. Macro Balance
Training is a stressor. Whether or not we turn training into a eustress (positive stress) that creates favorable adaptation or a distress (negative stress) that creates destruction depends entirely on frequency and intensity dosing. It’s why you can’t flatten yourself everyday and expect to keep moving forward. Programs that yield strength and performance […]

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 […]

1809, 2017

The Business of You

By |September 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Chris Hill, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

The Business of You
Success requires conscious planning or an inordinate amount of luck. There are so many statistics, clichés, and mottos out there echoing this sentiment that I don’t really feel the need to kill our vibe by quoting or siting any of them, because I doubt that anyone reading a gym’s blog hasn’t heard […]

1309, 2017

Coach’s Lab 12: RDL Balance and Footwork

By |September 13th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 12: RDL Balance and Footwork
The single leg Romanian Deadlift is one of the best unilateral movements we can do to train the posterior chain, and the anterior core. Check out these tips to get more out of the movement, and spend less time trying to constantly balance.

Keep your gaze fixed on the […]

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 […]

1109, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

By |September 11th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

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

I have many favorite presses. French press. The free press. Full court press. Jamie Pressly. And, the Landmine Press.

About six months ago we made the investment to stock both of our gyms […]

908, 2017

Banded Rows for Healthier Shoulders

By |August 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

Banded Rows for Healthy Shoulders
In case you missed How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness, I suggest you go give it a read. This is a quick post today to shed some light on how something as simple as band pulling will positively impact your shoulder health over time.

As a refresher, the scapulae can […]

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 […]