Tagged: strength training

Training Power As We Age

Training for power, as opposed to just training for strength, adds a time element. Think of power training as high-speed strength. Power training focuses on the speed of the weight lifted compared to strength training where you focus on the amount lifted. This is especially important for athletes, but it’s also important as we get […]

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Is Muscle Soreness Good or Bad?

We’ve all been there when we go to the gym and have a fantastic workout. We’re feeling great, strong, and fit. Then a day or two later, we wake up and our muscles feel stiff, achy, and sore. Why is this? What causes muscle soreness? Let’s explore what muscle soreness is and if it is […]

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Alternative Biceps Curls to Challenge Your Body

Several weeks ago, we discussed new ways to challenge your body by doing variations of exercises with which you are familiar (i.e. the plank). Sometimes, you can hit a plateau if your body gets comfortable doing the same exercises over and over again. To maximize muscle growth, it’s important to mix it up. Let’s take […]

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How to Effectively Train Your Triceps

When most people think of arm strength, they think of biceps. However, targeting your triceps muscles is equally important. Understanding the anatomy of these muscles will help you train your triceps effectively. Learn how to target each head of the Triceps Brachii so you can hit your next arm day with the tools to build upper […]

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Your Guide on Functional Exercise and Functional Strength

The fitness industry is so full of buzz words that it can get overwhelming at times. Fascia, SMR, functional exercise, functional strength, body weight training, HIIT…it’s dizzying how the industry can make basic movement sound so complicated. It’s impossible to thoroughly explain all of them at once, so we’ll start with two related terms. Let’s […]

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Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is a certified personal trainer who recently joined the Elite family. Not only does Matthew have an enthusiastic personality, he is a dedicated trainer and will make sure you stay motivated in order to achieve success. Learn more about his personal philosophy, experiences, and outlook on fitness training!

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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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Why Do Water Aerobics?

There are many stereotypes regarding water aerobics classes. Many assume this particular type of class is really meant for seniors. Others would prefer to just swim laps in the pool. Then there’s the majority of the population who never step foot in the pool unless it involves a floatie and a cool beverage, or just […]

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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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Instructor Highlight: Craig Charlton

At Elite Sports Clubs you’ll often find that many of our certified personal trainers are also group exercise instructors. That’s one of the values of Elite, you’re getting highly educated and skilled instruction from a trainer, but at a group exercise class price—free! Today we’d like to showcase another one of our great personal trainers/group […]

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