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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April 24, 2017

FIBO Event Recap

FIBO is the biggest fitness convention in the world. This year, it was held in Cologne, Germany on April 8 and 9. There was over 200,00 people in attendance! People come from all over the world to attend. Everyone from equipment manufacturers, dealers and leading industry speakers were there. Legend Fitness had a booth at…

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January 24, 2017

AFCA Convention 2017

Legend Fitness attended and participated in the 2017 AFCA Convention from January 8-11 in Nashville, TN. The American Football Coaches Association is the only national organization solely dedicated to improving football coaches through ongoing education, interaction and networking. This convention is its flagship event that more than 6,000 coaches attend. Our 30’ by 30’ booth…

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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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September 14, 2016

The Stealth Leg Press: The Cage Enhancement You Never Saw Coming

Every so often, we like to bust out something innovative and cool—something that changes the way you look at, and use, a common piece of equipment. Enter the Stealth Leg Press. The Stealth Leg Press gives you the ability to turn a standard cage into a leg press with very little effort and very little…

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August 19, 2016

5 Tips to Get Stronger Mentally and Physically

Strength building is not just the practice of building physical strength, but it also includes exercising your mind. As you strive to perfect your workout routine, be attentive to workouts that make you both mentally AND physically stronger. Learn how to improve your mind and body with these five tips. 1.) Set Big Goals By…

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