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 19, 2016

Don’t Forget About Recovery!

Recovering after a workout is almost as important as the workout itself. Your body needs time to heal after a successful workout. You should push yourself past your comfort zone, but don’t overdo it — just try to do more than you did last time at the gym. Food, stretching, sleep and rest all play…

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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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September 9, 2016

The 5 Best Tips for Building Muscle and Losing Fat

Getting fit or staying fit requires a comprehensive approach. Doesn’t everyone want to build muscle and lose fat? With these 5 tips, you’ll be on your way by sticking to healthy habits, incorporating specific exercises and fueling your body with the nutrients you need.     Maintaining a Healthy Diet One of the most important aspects of…

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August 26, 2016

Guide to Staying Hydrated While Training: 5 Tips for Preventing Dehydration

Any smart coach, trainer or athlete will stress the importance of drinking water while working out. Whether engaging in light exercise or a more strenuous routine, your body runs the risk of experiencing dehydration if you don’t replenish fluids lost from sweat. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure you stay hydrated while training and maximize…

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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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August 4, 2016

Improving Performance and Avoiding Injury During Peak Training

Many athletes are in peak training, pushing themselves to improve their performance in this last stretch of summer. Whether you are gearing up for football season or hitting the soccer field this fall, it’s important to push yourself to the limit without overdoing it. Read the three most important tips during peak training to avoid…

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August 2, 2016

Get Fast: Training for Speed This Summer

Athletes don’t get a summer break. There is no better time for competitors to focus on strength training to get faster than in the off season. Take your summer speed training to the next level with these tips to get fast. Agility training Agility training is critical to your summer workout routine. Not only do…

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July 22, 2016

Push Your Workout to the Next Level With a Sled

It’s no surprise that sled training has increased in popularity recently; it’s one of the most efficient ways to round out an athlete’s training. Sled training involves numerous joints and muscles working together and is a great way to develop work capacity and athleticism without having a negative effect on strength and muscle gains. Because…

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June 10, 2016

How To Facilitate Healthy Competition in Your Program

Healthy competition is a key element in every successful environment. Whether in a team setting, exercise program or football competition, the ability to remove cutthroat behavior but instill a competitive spirit is crucial to individual and group growth. Learn how to accentuate positive characteristics of competitiveness so negative competition doesn’t creep in. Start with these…

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