June 15, 2018

Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part Two

By Dr. Ken Leistner If there is one question that becomes obvious after reading Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part One, it could be “Are there exercises that are not ‘football exercises’ that should be avoided in the weight room?” To those of us who have been around for a very long period of time…

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May 15, 2018

Bodybuilding Or “Just Building Muscle”, Part One

By Dr. Ken Leistner Any reader of the Legend Fitness site is obviously interested in strength training. The opportunity to gather useful and applicable training information or perusal of the great equipment offerings give more than enough reasons to “tune in” when e mail notifications are sent. Thus almost by definition, any of our readers…

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April 13, 2018

Is Strength Training Speed Training?

By Dr. Ken Leistner Through many decades of involvement with strength training and plain “just lifting weights” I have maintained an outlook that can be described as basic, uncluttered, and direct. In part, this reflects my personality, both positive and negative. I am very much the same fourteen year old that my football and track…

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March 16, 2018

Who is Dr. Ken Leistner?

Dr. Ken Leistner is simply known to many as “Dr. Ken.” Not only is he a chiropractor (that’s where the “doctor” thing comes into play), but he is also a renowned expert in strength training, athleticism, gym ownership, and all-around awesomeness. We’re lucky enough to call him a friend. He’s written some excellent articles for us,…

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February 15, 2018

Best Training Methods for New Athletic Programs

Starting a new athletic program from the ground up is definitely a challenging process. Knowing how to effectively and efficiently train your players is a key step in rebuilding your program into a powerhouse team. Lyle Henley, the Director of Sports Performance at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, is someone who has not only…

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January 15, 2018

More Pro Series Attachments for Even More Customization Options

If you have taken a moment to marvel over the University of Alabama Birmingham Showcase, you may have noticed some attachments on the cages you’ve not seen from Legend Fitness before. These new attachments came about when Lyle Henley sat down with our design team to create some custom pieces to help turn the 3500…

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December 15, 2017

The Rebirth of a Program: UAB Football with Lyle Henley

The University of Alabama at Birmingham football is back! The Blazers rose from the dead like a phoenix from the ashes with an impressive on-field record, high game attendance, and giving the town of Birmingham a football program to believe in again. This rebirth process certainly wasn’t easy though. Lyle Henley, The Director of Sports…

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December 13, 2017

More Fusion Modules = Even More Versatility

Our versatile and unique Modular Cage System has proven to be a favorite amongst coaches and gym owners alike. It provides the opportunity to fit more equipment in a smaller area, or create a functional space that can make workouts flow more smoothly. Up to this point, we offered four modules for the system, giving…

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November 15, 2017

The New Reverse Back Extension/GHD Combo

We have talked about the importance of a strong posterior chain before. In fact, we did so when we announced the addition of the pin select reverse back extension machines to our lineup. With the creation of the new Reverse Back Extension/GHD Combo (976-GH), it makes sense for us to mention it again. The posterior…

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October 25, 2017

6 Types of Flooring and the Best Workouts for Each

With so many types of training environments available, it can be hard to find one that suits your specific workout needs. Gyms are using innovative surfaces to cater to each athlete’s unique workout requirements, so we’ve listed six different types, along with the exercises that will give you the best results for each one.  …

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