Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Core Strength, Balance and Total Body Fitness!

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun activity that almost anyone can learn, and it is one of the best workouts available!   Stand-up Paddle Boarding is low impact and provides a combination of balance, core, strength, and endurance.     Since you are standing you have to use everything from your feet (wow do you use your feet!) all the way up through your entire shoulder girdle.    Because you are standing your arms never have to go above shoulder height which means that there is much less stress on the rotator cuff muscles than kayaking.    You use your shoulders heavily but your shoulders are stressed in the position where they are naturally…
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Secrets to Effective Glute Training

The gluteus maximus aka the “Glutes” is one of the most important muscles in the body both for function and aesthetics, yet there are a lot of misconceptions about how to best target, shape, and strengthen this muscle. The most popular go to exercises trainers and coaches use for glute training are squats, deadlifts and lunges.   These are fantastic exercises, but contrary to popular opinion they are NOT the most effective for strengthening and toning the glutes.    Now the word “tone” is really a colloquialism and frowned upon the trainers and coaches, but for most of us to “tone” means to bring out the definition which really comes down to…
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The Cable Pull-Through – The Best Exercise You Probably Aren’t Doing!

Cable Pull-Throughs may be the best exercise you aren’t doing!   They share a lot in common with the Kettlebell Swing, but they are much easier to learn and can really help to groove the hip hinge pattern.   The pull-through is fantastic for building posterior chain strength and directly carries over to the field of play by teaching you how to use your glutes and hamstrings to produce hip extension for running and jumping.   Specifically, it teaches you to separate your low back from your hips during the hip hinge pattern.    Many people use their low back to produce movement which sets them up for injury!   The pull-through also provides…
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The Bulgarian Bag – The Coolest Functional Training Tool you are NOT using!

The Bulgarian Bag (BB) is a functional movement tool invented by Ivan Ivanoff — a highly accomplished international Greco‐Roman Wrestler and coach.  Although he developed the tool for wrestling it can be used by an extremely wide range of users and is one of the most versatile functional training devices available. Because of the bag’s unique shape and composition, it allows loaded movement in all three planes of movement.    This is VERY different than a Sandbag (another great functional training tool). The BB facilitates functional overload in rotational movement patterns not possible with any other training modality, along with allowing a total body conditioning workout that addresses strength, power, anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and high levels of caloric expenditure for weight management.…
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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Core Strength, Balance and Total Body Fitness!

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun activity that almost anyone can learn, and it is one of the best workouts available!   Stand-up Paddle Boarding is low impact and provides a combination of balance, core, strength, and endurance.     Since you are standing you have to use everything from your feet (wow do you use your feet!) all the way up through your entire shoulder girdle.    Because you are standing your arms never have to go above shoulder height which means that there is much less stress on the rotator cuff muscles than kayaking.    You use your shoulders heavily but your shoulders are stressed in the position where they are naturally…
Read More

Secrets to Effective Glute Training

The gluteus maximus aka the “Glutes” is one of the most important muscles in the body both for function and aesthetics, yet there are a lot of misconceptions about how to best target, shape, and strengthen this muscle. The most popular go to exercises trainers and coaches use for glute training are squats, deadlifts and lunges.   These are fantastic exercises, but contrary to popular opinion they are NOT the most effective for strengthening and toning the glutes.    Now the word “tone” is really a colloquialism and frowned upon the trainers and coaches, but for most of us to “tone” means to bring out the definition which really comes down to…
Read More

The Cable Pull-Through – The Best Exercise You Probably Aren’t Doing!

Cable Pull-Throughs may be the best exercise you aren’t doing!   They share a lot in common with the Kettlebell Swing, but they are much easier to learn and can really help to groove the hip hinge pattern.   The pull-through is fantastic for building posterior chain strength and directly carries over to the field of play by teaching you how to use your glutes and hamstrings to produce hip extension for running and jumping.   Specifically, it teaches you to separate your low back from your hips during the hip hinge pattern.    Many people use their low back to produce movement which sets them up for injury!   The pull-through also provides…
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The Bulgarian Bag – The Coolest Functional Training Tool you are NOT using!

The Bulgarian Bag (BB) is a functional movement tool invented by Ivan Ivanoff — a highly accomplished international Greco‐Roman Wrestler and coach.  Although he developed the tool for wrestling it can be used by an extremely wide range of users and is one of the most versatile functional training devices available. Because of the bag’s unique shape and composition, it allows loaded movement in all three planes of movement.    This is VERY different than a Sandbag (another great functional training tool). The BB facilitates functional overload in rotational movement patterns not possible with any other training modality, along with allowing a total body conditioning workout that addresses strength, power, anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and high levels of caloric expenditure for weight management.…
Read More

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Core Strength, Balance and Total Body Fitness!

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun activity that almost anyone can learn, and it is one of the best workouts available!   Stand-up Paddle Boarding is low impact and provides a combination of balance, core, strength, and endurance.     Since you are standing you have to use everything from your feet (wow do you use your feet!) all the way up through your entire shoulder girdle.    Because you are standing your arms never have to go above shoulder height which means that there is much less stress on the rotator cuff muscles than kayaking.    You use your shoulders heavily but your shoulders are stressed in the position where they are naturally…
Read More

Secrets to Effective Glute Training

The gluteus maximus aka the “Glutes” is one of the most important muscles in the body both for function and aesthetics, yet there are a lot of misconceptions about how to best target, shape, and strengthen this muscle. The most popular go to exercises trainers and coaches use for glute training are squats, deadlifts and lunges.   These are fantastic exercises, but contrary to popular opinion they are NOT the most effective for strengthening and toning the glutes.    Now the word “tone” is really a colloquialism and frowned upon the trainers and coaches, but for most of us to “tone” means to bring out the definition which really comes down to…
Read More

The Cable Pull-Through – The Best Exercise You Probably Aren’t Doing!

Cable Pull-Throughs may be the best exercise you aren’t doing!   They share a lot in common with the Kettlebell Swing, but they are much easier to learn and can really help to groove the hip hinge pattern.   The pull-through is fantastic for building posterior chain strength and directly carries over to the field of play by teaching you how to use your glutes and hamstrings to produce hip extension for running and jumping.   Specifically, it teaches you to separate your low back from your hips during the hip hinge pattern.    Many people use their low back to produce movement which sets them up for injury!   The pull-through also provides…
Read More

The Bulgarian Bag – The Coolest Functional Training Tool you are NOT using!

The Bulgarian Bag (BB) is a functional movement tool invented by Ivan Ivanoff — a highly accomplished international Greco‐Roman Wrestler and coach.  Although he developed the tool for wrestling it can be used by an extremely wide range of users and is one of the most versatile functional training devices available. Because of the bag’s unique shape and composition, it allows loaded movement in all three planes of movement.    This is VERY different than a Sandbag (another great functional training tool). The BB facilitates functional overload in rotational movement patterns not possible with any other training modality, along with allowing a total body conditioning workout that addresses strength, power, anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and high levels of caloric expenditure for weight management.…
Read More

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Core Strength, Balance and Total Body Fitness!

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is a fun activity that almost anyone can learn, and it is one of the best workouts available!   Stand-up Paddle Boarding is low impact and provides a combination of balance, core, strength, and endurance.     Since you are standing you have to use everything from your feet (wow do you use your feet!) all the way up through your entire shoulder girdle.    Because you are standing your arms never have to go above shoulder height which means that there is much less stress on the rotator cuff muscles than kayaking.    You use your shoulders heavily but your shoulders are stressed in the position where they are naturally…
Read More

Secrets to Effective Glute Training

The gluteus maximus aka the “Glutes” is one of the most important muscles in the body both for function and aesthetics, yet there are a lot of misconceptions about how to best target, shape, and strengthen this muscle. The most popular go to exercises trainers and coaches use for glute training are squats, deadlifts and lunges.   These are fantastic exercises, but contrary to popular opinion they are NOT the most effective for strengthening and toning the glutes.    Now the word “tone” is really a colloquialism and frowned upon the trainers and coaches, but for most of us to “tone” means to bring out the definition which really comes down to…
Read More

The Cable Pull-Through – The Best Exercise You Probably Aren’t Doing!

Cable Pull-Throughs may be the best exercise you aren’t doing!   They share a lot in common with the Kettlebell Swing, but they are much easier to learn and can really help to groove the hip hinge pattern.   The pull-through is fantastic for building posterior chain strength and directly carries over to the field of play by teaching you how to use your glutes and hamstrings to produce hip extension for running and jumping.   Specifically, it teaches you to separate your low back from your hips during the hip hinge pattern.    Many people use their low back to produce movement which sets them up for injury!   The pull-through also provides…
Read More

The Bulgarian Bag – The Coolest Functional Training Tool you are NOT using!

The Bulgarian Bag (BB) is a functional movement tool invented by Ivan Ivanoff — a highly accomplished international Greco‐Roman Wrestler and coach.  Although he developed the tool for wrestling it can be used by an extremely wide range of users and is one of the most versatile functional training devices available. Because of the bag’s unique shape and composition, it allows loaded movement in all three planes of movement.    This is VERY different than a Sandbag (another great functional training tool). The BB facilitates functional overload in rotational movement patterns not possible with any other training modality, along with allowing a total body conditioning workout that addresses strength, power, anaerobic endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and high levels of caloric expenditure for weight management.…
Read More