February 15, 2019

Preparing For an Obstacle Race

5 tips on how to help prepare for obstacle race such as the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and more. Imagine going on a 3 mile run at your go-to cardio spot and then adding some major obstacles like pools of mud, 6-foot walls, 20+ bar monkey bars, and to top it all off 50-pound sandbags….

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January 4, 2019

How to Not Be “That Guy” at the Gym

Ahhh… January at the gym. Most people in the world of retail would compare it to Black Friday, the only differences are that most gym noobs usually last all month and things tend to be a little sweatier at your local gym than at your local Target. With all of this being said, all of…

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December 7, 2018

Strength Starts with Sleep

It’s not easy being a student-athlete. On one hand, you get turned into a meme; on the other, you face near-impossible standards in both your studies and your training, leading to burnout and exhaustion. Juggling demands from coaches, trainers and teachers—not to mention friends and family—can take you to the very end of your rope…

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November 9, 2018

4 Exercises + 1 Machine = Quick Full Body Workout

One of the best things about having a SelectEDGE Functional Trainer (1130) in your gym is that it’s an incredibly versatile piece of equipment, especially because it comes with seven different attachments. At the same time, such a versatile piece of equipment can be a little intimidating or confusing for new users, despite the placard…

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October 5, 2018

3 Ways to Save Time During Your Workout

Between work, family, and everything else you’re trying to balance, finding time for exercise isn’t always a priority. Whether the gym is part of your routine or you’re looking for more ways to squeeze it in, there are still lots of ways to maximize your workout. Get the most out of your new routine with…

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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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