Tagged: lifting

More Weight Doesn’t Equal More Benefit

Adding more weight or using a heavier dumbbell when lifting doesn’t necessarily equate to a more beneficial outcome. There are a few things to consider when trying to progress to a heavier amount of weight.

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How to Do Lifts Correctly

Lifting can be a hard part of working out to take up. Without introduction to proper form and guidance through a workout, it may lead to injury and lack of results to show for the hard work one has put in. This is a guide to some easy lifts and workouts to help save your […]

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Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Whether you are an aspiring bodybuilder or want to improve overall fitness, there are six basic movement patterns we all use that makes understanding strength training simple. It is these foundational movement patterns that are the backbone to all strength exercises.

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Building Strong Shoulder Muscles

How does personal training work? Why bother going to a personal trainer when you can do all of the exercises by yourself? One reason might be to stay accountable. But for our purposes here, I want to show you how we build programs for folks, to obtain very specific goals. Whether you’re a guy and want […]

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6 Lower Body Exercises to Do Instead of Squats

Hip mobility and strength are crucial for “simple” things like walking and getting up from a chair, but also come into play for sports and functional movement. The primary role of the hip extensors, which include the hamstring and adductor muscles of the thigh, is to extend the hip during gait (walking, running) and provide […]

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Getting Fit Should Be About Being More – Not Less

When we think of getting fit, we think about shedding weight. We think about shedding pant sizes. We think about shedding inches, or clothes to show more skin. What we need to think about, is gain. Gain confidence. Gain self appreciation. Gain discipline, strength, and muscle. Getting fit needs to mean gaining something. What’s one […]

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Staff Stories: Scott Eigenberg Shares His "Ah ha" Moment

Our members aren’t the only ones working towards goals and striving to become a better version of themselves. Elite Sports Clubs staff share some of their own stories about their health & fitness successes. I actually remember vividly my “ah ha” moment. A lot of you might know what I’m talking about. You’re constantly busy at […]

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Developing Strong and Toned Arms

Is it time to lose the sleeves and the jiggle? How about the double wave? You know, when you start waving, and your arm just keeps flapping in the breeze? Or maybe you just want to be able to carry the groceries easily, or play with and pick up your child or grandchild? So let’s […]

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Member Stories: John Borden "Exercise has turned from something dreaded to something I truly look forward to."

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience: My name is John Borden. […]

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