5 Keys to Living Iron Lion Strong !
MANAGE STRESS: We constantly put our foot forward in creating a more resilient you! From our training progressions to breathing drills, we give you the keys to your lifelong health.
To paraphrase Gray Cook "Dosage is everything . If exercise is too stressful, the individual will default to old patterns, and if the exercise does not challenge the primary stabilizers, they will not reintegrate into posture and movement". In each level of training we will address how we notice if we have given the member the correct dosage . We will adapt to stress and get stronger this way but if the stress is not progressive then overuse and burnout will occur. It's also important to realize the muscles are not only for force. They sense stress before our brains realize and are a drainage system. How we feel can affect our ability to perform. Emotional stress can put undue tension on the muscles. This can leave them fatigued or in a restricted state. Learning how to relax the muscle is just as important as learning to contract a muscle. We're here to teach how exercise and the ability to manage your overall stress can enhance every aspect of your life.
HAVING A BASE OF GENERAL PHYSICAL PREPARATION: Mobility, Strength, Power, Speed, & Conditioning
General Physical Preparation comprises the idea of all around physical development to perform any physical activity more or less successfully. Activities include: general endurance, general strength, general joint mobility, general coordination, and general psychological preparedness. The goal is to introduce you to a wide variety of skilled drills and activities to identify your weaknesses and turn them into strengths. When we identify these weaknesses we create a program that will have you mastering new forms of movement creating a stronger YOU!
BE EDUCATED: WE ARE A SCHOOL OF PERFORMANCE! EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE AND YOU WILL KNOW WHY.
It’s a huge responsibility when someone entrusts a trainer with their body. With that in mind, we need to always be on point. In our quest to get better every day we have studied kettlebell, speed , locomotion, assessments, motor learning, pre-post natal, exercise science, olympic lifting and strength training. In order to understand how the human body truly functions, we will continue our education. Continuing our education along with well over a decade of professional and athletic training affords us the opportunity to provide an unparalleled service to our members. The more knowledge we pass on to our members, the more control they have over their bodies health and performance. We seek to be the strength and healthiness providers for the Astoria, NY community.
"GIVE A MAN A WORKOUT FOR THE DAY AND HE FEELS GREAT. TEACH MAN THE SKILL OF STRENGTH AND HE WILL HAVE THE FOUNDATION TO STAND ON FOR ALL HIS DAYS. "
AWARENESS OF EATING HABITS: SUBTLE CHANGES MAKES THE BIGGEST IMPACTS
Eating healthy, making good choices and liking the the way you look doesn't have to be so hard. We're here to to show you feeling strong, energetic and sexy doesn't take a monumental sacrifice.
FAMILY: A COMMUNITY THAT ENJOYS INSPIRING ONE ANOTHER
Instead of creating a place that makes going to the gym a chore, we seek to create an environment of camaraderie that you look forward to being a part of on a daily basis. Listen, we know It's not always easy to come and workout, our bodies naturally like to conserve energy (Yes, its not just you) but you will always feel great after a training session at ILP (unlike a night at the bar).
1. Cook, Gray , Functional Movement Systemscopyright 2010,E. Grayson Cook pg.27 .