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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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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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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August 23, 2017

5 Tech Tools to Help You Work Out Smarter

Strength training and overall fitness has become the next frontier of the tech world, with new gadgets and apps seeming to release every hour. Promising to help us work out smarter, burn more fat, eat better, and generally become superhuman, tech tools can be overwhelming in their scope and number. We weeded through all that’s…

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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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July 12, 2017

4 Ways to Escape the Gym Chatterbox

We’ve all been there. You’ve got a lot of bangin’ and clangin’ to get done at the gym before you can get on with your day or evening. But invariably, at a point when you are just getting into a groove and feel like you are really starting to move through your sets, you get…

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May 24, 2017

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Workout Enthusiast

What is it about dads that make them so hard to shop for? If you have a father figure in your life who loves to work out, look no further! Legend Fitness has five great gift ideas for the guy who can’t get enough gym time. Wall-Mounted Pull-Up Bar A home gym staple, the Wall-Mounted…

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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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