Are Your Clients Kettlebell Bobbleheads?

Even after two decades of training with kettlebells, I still find it’s incredibly important to continuously focus on the basics of positioning and technique, especially when the ultimate goal is to maximize workouts and help avoid injury. That being said, one of the most important body position reminders I personally focus on while swinging a kettlebell is addressing and maintaining …

Justin Frandson Bliss Intake CA Personal Trainer and Entreprenuer

Justin Frandson

Founder of Bliss Intake and Athleticism, LLC, BS, PRRT

Ziva: The Precision-Made Equipment of Champions

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps, Olympic-medal winning swimmer (1985 – present)  Standout, inspirational design and high-quality precision manufacturing has been at the heart of ZIVA from the beginning. ZIVA’s mission is to create functional products that not only achieve what they are designed to, but are also …

Kelly Eterovich

National Account Manager, ELIVATE Fitness

High Intensity Workouts Just Got Easier

HISTORY While visiting numerous fitness clubs around the world and participating in group exercise classes, the team at FITBENCH soon realized there were a number of problems when using equipment in high intensity classes. These problems were killing classes. Getting numerous pieces of equipment ready before the class was laborious for the members and ate into the class time. Alternative …

Tom Eastham

Fitness Coach and Trainer

Is It Time for New Dumbbells?

As we transition into fall, give your gym a refresh with new, high quality dumbbells! Designed to withstand even the toughest workouts, these resilient Body Sport® dumbbells are sure to take your clients’ fitness routine to the next level. Body Sport Rubber Encased Hex Dumbbells Designed to endure the abuse of the weight room, these Rubber Hex Dumbbells are extremely …

Kelly Eterovich

National Account Manager, ELIVATE Fitness

Important info for training Lats

How can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the latissimus dorsi? What factors do we need to take into account, and how do each of these factors affect the variables in the program? What information do we need to identify the best approach to training a muscle group? To understand how to train the …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research

Exercises to Address Your Client’s 60 lb. Head

There are multiple health risks associated with forward head posture(FHP), and the so called “text neck” seems to become a new epidemic. A fairly new risk factor that contributes to this problem is excessive usage of mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. Over the past 7 years, mobile usage has grown from .3 hours a day to 2.8 hours a day …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Exercise Series for Enhanced Dynamic Shoulder Control

EXERCISE SERIES FOR ENHANCED DYNAMIC SHOULDER CONTROL IN THE OVERHEAD THROWING ATHLETE Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT I AJ. Yenchak, DPT, PT, CSCS, I Christopher A. ArrigoI James R. Andrews, M.D THE THROWER’S TEN PROGRAM Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is very simple…Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Sample TRX Workout: The TRX Total Body Burn by Brett Klika

The TRX is undoubtedly one of the most popular suspension training systems on the fitness market – and with good reason. The simple set-up can be used by beginners or advanced members for total body training. TRX Master Trainer Casey Stutzman recently talked about the benefits derived from a TRX workout and personal trainer Brett Klika shared the above TRX circuit with us. …

Brett Klika FitQuest Performance Center CSCS

Brett Klika

CSCS, Co-Founder of SPIDERFit Kids, Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (2013)

Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Muscle Loss- Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed sarcopenia and force recruitment of fast twitch vs slow twitch. In Part 2 we’ll touch on some more research and finish with a Simple Workout Routine to Maintain Muscle Mass. Luckily, muscles can be “tricked” into recruiting fast-twitch fibers (and hence, stimulate satellite cell activity) by fatiguing the slow-twitch fibers with multiple sets of light-resistance repetitions …

Important Info to Consider When Training Triceps

How should we train the triceps? When training for bigger arms, it is important not to neglect the triceps. At three times the physiological cross-sectional area of the biceps, the triceps brachii are an essential component of the upper arm. So how can we design a strength training program that will maximize the growth of the triceps? What factors do we …

Chris Beardsley

Christopher Beardsley

Director of Strength and Conditioning Research