August 23, 2018

The Simplicity Of Training With The Legend Power Rack and Barbell

A Complete Routine Within 13½ Square Feet Of Space By Dr. Ken Leistner As a former high school coach who depended upon the basics for our offense, defense, and what was one of the first organized strength training programs in our area, I am often nonplussed, invoking the “real” or original meaning of the word…

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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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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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August 9, 2017

6 Best Exercises for High School Football Players

Summer is winding down, which means one thing: football season is almost here. In just a few weeks, high school teams will be battling it out on the gridiron. Until then, training camps and conditioning regimens are in full swing to get teams prepped for championship seasons. For individual players, maintaining preseason conditioning throughout the…

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May 10, 2017

The Sissy Squat is Not for Sissies

The “sissy squat” has one of the most misleading names in the workout world. It sounds like it’s a wimpy version of a squat, but it actually comes from shortening “Sisyphus”. Without going too deep into Greek mythology, Sisyphus was punished by Zeus and forced to push a boulder up a steep hill, only to…

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November 10, 2016

3 Moves That Shred Your Abs

Obtaining a six-pack doesn’t happen overnight, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be accomplished! For your abs to appear, you must minimize your body fat. The key to minimizing body fat is a healthy diet and smart workout routine. This blog will shed light on three abdominal exercises to help shred your abs. Before we…

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September 23, 2016

The Benefits of Cardio

If you add a cardio workout to your existing weightlifting routine, then you may notice additional benefits. Weight-lifting is anaerobic and does not use the same energy system as cardio exercises. Cardio exercises are an important component that should never be forgotten when formulating a fitness plan. There are many different types of cardio exercises,…

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