Posts tagged fitness gym
Exercise Tip of the Week: Un-racking the RDL

Here at Iron Lion, you will often hear the trainers say " respect the weight." What we mean is a weight can make you or break you and we need to ensure focus throughout the duration of the lift for safety. An exercise begins with the set-up and is over when the weight is put back to the floor or rack. Many people often get hurt putting a weight down or back haphazardly instead of using the technique taught for the lift. Remember, we are teaching you how to handle weight, and you need to follow these directions until the weight is out of your hands. This weeks video demonstrates how to un-rack and rack the RDL.

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Feel Good Friday - We Stuffed Our Faces. Now What?

Temperatures are dropping, crowds are scurrying to find pumpkin spice flavored goodies, and the winter boots, hats and scarves are making their first appearances. Though the crisp air and grey skies might tempt the masses to indulge in winter’s hibernation early, a great many New Yorkers are gearing up for the fall hiking season. Read more to find out where to go!

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Take Pride Tuesday: Personal Training gets Semi Personal

 The change from private training to semi private training was initially a concern with varying ambitions, however, individual programming and a strong presence of community at ILP allowed this new team to collaborate and learn something special from the other; something they had not experienced in their previous years of training. Julia says, “It’s not just about personal gains anymore, it is about seeing your partner succeed and own the movements well.”

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Exercise Tip of the Week: Dead-Stop-Swing Technique

Getting the bell off the floor with proper technique during our swings,cleans, presses is going to be crucial as the weights gets heavier. When we don't set-up correctly, we put ourselves in poor position to express our strength (waste energy) and this could lead to poor performance and injury. Check out the video to dial in on your swing form. 

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Take Pride Tuesday : Pauline Transforms

Welcome to the second edition of Take Pride Tuesday’s, as we would like to introduce you to Pauline Kakkos. Pauline is one of our fiercest members within the Lion’s Den and has accomplished so much in such a short period of time.  In sitting down and talking to Pauline it was very clear that this warrior was not aware for what she was about to discover within her inner sphere.  “It started out as a goal to lose weight, and now has become more than that, as I now want to be strong. This has become who I am as a person,” Pauline stated.  

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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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