Archive for October 2015

Simple and Sweet: 3 Different Ways to Utilize Isometrics

There is more to resistance training then just lifting things up, and putting them down. When the weights get heavy and the lifts get technical, strength training is no longer a rhythmic and monotonous task. It becomes an art form: its execution open to interpretation and analysis, its improvement hard-fought and glorious. This perspective holds…

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Hacking Hypertrophy: What’s The Secret?

Whoever you are, whether you know it or not, there’s a roughly 95% chance that you’re going to the gym to chase gains in muscle. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight or gain weight, because building muscle is the foundational component for both of these goals, and helps make both of them…

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Is foam rolling nonsense?

Almost every client that comes into our gym at one point or another hops on a foam roller or some other kind of self-myofascial release (SMR) tool (lacrosse ball, softball, etc.) before they begin their session. When someone first begins to use a tool for SMR there is almost without a doubt the initial reaction of “ouch”…

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