Posts tagged training
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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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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Feel Good Friday - Working Through Injury

Many people, myself included, have grown up active and have been taught to push through a little bit of pain. We think that if we ignore the problem, it will go away. If I can do a little, I can do a little more. This often results in making the injury much, much worse. The sooner that you fully accept your situation, the quicker that you will be able to take control and get the appropriate care.

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In-season Training for Football and the Weekend Warrior

The In-season training cycle is one of the hardest seasons to program and continuing to play gives me great feedback with respect to what is the right training volume at that time. In general, the challenge with this particular program is training to stay strong and mobile throughout the season, but not doing too much and overtraining the athlete (burning out their nervous system). This is also a great program for weekend warriors who love to powerlift. It becomes very hard to juggle both and stay healthy, but this program will allow you to maintain your strength and seamlessly pick up where you left off when the season concludes. 

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Part 3: Scapular Stability and Neck Freedom (No More Neck Pain)

The best and safest way to get the student to connect with this postural relationship is with a standing body weight lateral and/or rear deltoid raise, followed by a seated row and push-up. In the push-up and row, I usually see a faulty neck pattern. One in which the student is leading with the neck. Instead of using the scapular muscles in a synergistic way, the trainee will compensate by using the neck as a stabilizer. The neck is supposed to be free and this compensation will lead to neck and shoulder tightness and impingement's.

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The Trainer-Therapist model: The Future of Fitness

An interview with LMT Devin McGilvery. Devin and I have worked together for the last five years. In this blog, we share how we have united to help people move and perform better. Many trainers and therapist work alone, but the future of fitness encompasses a team approach to treating clients. Professionals from all walks of human performance, such as strength coaches, massage therapists and physical therapists, must unite to make a difference. Therapists expedite the restoration and recovery process, while coaches strengthen and solidify good movement patterns.

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