Posts in conditioning
Feel Good Friday - Get to Know Our Members

Over the past year, with the assistance of a supportive team and management at work, and now my home away from home, I feel that I have hit my stride personally and professionally. Iron Lion Performance has offered me more than a good workout. They have helped me to develop into the athlete I knew I could be. This summer, I plan on attaining my level one Kettlebell coaching certification from Strongfirst, but I know that is just the first step in a long and exciting journey. 

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Take Pride Tuesday's: Skinny Fat to Lean Machine

Our recent Take Pride Tuesday blogs have begun with a goal and have graduated into making fitness an important factor in striving to be better. Like Mike, many of our clients who strive to be better, join the Iron Lion team. Don’t be overwhelmed by the end results you may see- consider them options during your own journey. Celebrate your successes and keep pushing yourself.

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Take Pride Tuesday's : Rick Transform

The goal of “TAKE PRIDE TUESDAY’S” is to show growth in our fellow team members and share their success stories.  Each week we will focus on a success story within our community to broadcast real life victories to empower you to push yourself to the limit and achieve great strength and command of your physical sphere—after all, strength is not given, it is earned. 

This week we will focus on one of the Den’s co-founders, Ricky Borg. It isn’t always easy as a married, parent of two, to work on his health, but in making the time, Ricky has experienced great results—weighing in at 165 pounds (a loss of 22 pounds) and dropping two pant sizes, Ricky is on the road to a much healthier lifestyle.

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How to Push the Prowler

New blog: How to Push the Prowler -  The prowler, or sled, is one of my favorite exercise tools. It’s great for teaching running technique, building strong legs, metabolic conditioning, de-load weeks (as it requires no deceleration) and low impact strength training for the elderly. It’s rightfully called the “functional leg press” by Strength Coach pioneer Michael Boyle. What makes the sled more “functional,” unlike the traditional leg press, is that it mimics perfect running mechanics. This makes it a preferable choice over other equipment like the leg press or treadmill. 

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I swing to be strong for life

 Just like most of students of the kettlebell, the swing has had a profound effect on me. I was fortunate enough to have been indoctrinated into kettlebell training eight years ago by Jeff Martone. It was the practical application to my study's of Gray Cook and the movement screen (PNF, reciprocal inhibition, irradiation). Jeff also had one point that he hammered home, everything derived off the swing (ex. clean & snatch). What he meant was, learning the swing is a pivotal point in our strength journey, without proficiency in the swing and learning how to hip hinge correctly, all other exercises would lack efficiency.

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