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Squat Variations for New Clients: by Courtney Parson

Our clients know how to sit on a chair. They do it every day. No matter their age, their lifestyle, their occupation, your clients squat. Even if they don't know that they do, they squat. A squat is not just an exercise, It's a movement pattern. Usually, what I find is when I ask someone [...]

Tools and Lenses – an Instructor Spotlight by Dr. Benjamin J. Stevens

When I first started training clients in my teenage years, I had this very specific perception of how I would get better at my job. I wanted to be one of the best there was! However, being completely new and green, my resume was essentially a blank piece of paper with my address on it. [...]

Grow Your Calves! Learning About the Gastrocnemius

Students get practice in many skills that are needed in a fitness career, including building their brand and writing content. Check out this great blog about the gastrocnemius by recent graduate Tom Marsh. He did a great job explaining the muscle and picking a few exercises that you can use to train it!   The Gastrocnemius [...]

Axle Evolution

The Axle Philosophy The Axle is a total body training program that allows each participant to tap into their inner athlete, harnessing core and muscle strength via multi-planar movement patterns. You’ll burn calories and build muscle fast with a combination of functional movements, tempo training, conditioning and core work. The Axle is fully scalable, so [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Loaded Movement|0 Comments

Friends don’t let friends skip leg day

There are many individuals that train to gain however there is a significant amount of those who only train one area of the body.  For most of us we like to train what we are good at or what we perceive to be best for our bodies. This however can lead to hazardous implications. Not [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Loaded Movement|0 Comments

Ivan Ivanov’s Bulgarian Bag

The Bulgarian Bag has been around since 2005 and was created with the intent to have athletes train in a way that improved their explosive actions.  Dynamic movements such as pushing, twisting, balancing, pulling, rotating and throwing can all be performed with the bag. As you may have guessed from the description above the bag [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Loaded Movement|0 Comments

The Benefits of Kettlebell Training

Traditionally most strength, power and endurance work is usually met with performing weightlifting or powerlifting exercises, such as bench press, deadlifts and squats. As health professionals we have all integrated these exercises at some point or another into our clients/patients workout regime. However, at times lack of equipment, time for teaching technique and confidence of [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|HIIT & Specialized Training, Loaded Movement|0 Comments

Using Resistance Training to Overcome Metabolic Dysfunction: FIT after 40

Spoiler alert: this Blog, I mean book, comes from a dude’s perspective. But ladies, this article, and the concepts like bone density, fascia, and function very much apply to you. Weight training: you either love it or hate it. That being said, it is safe to assume that a large number of teenage dudes, myself [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Loaded Movement|0 Comments