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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: Digesting the Correct Information

In this day of fast technology and media, there is quite a bit of information out there, but people still remain pretty uninformed about nutrition. Perhaps they don't know where to look, what to trust, or simply don’t have the time to wade through it all. Here are some great resources to steer you on the right path. 

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Take Pride Tuesdays - No False Starts Here, Strictly Results!!!

The keys of success through Alex’s eyes are “finally finding exercises that challenge me without discouraging me.”Alex now looks forward to her time at the gym with her 5-day per week program "The coaches and other members have become friends that are borderline family. The support each member shows one another is so unique.  It helps reinforce my commitment to myself, my strength and my health” Alex stated.  You can now find Alex swinging the 64-pound kettle bell, deadlifting 205 pounds on the trap bar for homework, and randomly doing inchworms like a crazy person (it’s her favorite exercise, yes we know…. strange). “My body continues to surprise me, and I am lucky to share those physical wins with my Iron Lion Performance family,” Alex explained. 

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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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Stronger Feet for Stronger Deadlifts

Here at Iron Lion, you will hear the trainers cueing you to grip with your feet or to root your feet into the ground. Why are the feet so important? It’s because the feet spread over a surface, grip it and send sensory messages about it to the rest of the muscles, telling them how much strength to apply. Athletes and clients should be able to separate the toes, spread the floor and grip with the big toe, lighting up the muscles of foot and creating an arch of support or neutral foot. One exercise that really helps you feel this foot-body connection is the RDL.

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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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