OLYMPICS & ATHLETICISM

OLYMPICS & ATHLETICISM

by Jacob Ross November 30, 2021 2 min read

The premise of a worldwide, once every four-year competition to display and redefine the pinnacle of athleticism is an amazing concept. Most of us have difficulty training consistently for a few weeks. Could you really sit down and imagine training for four years for a few specific moments? Mind blown.
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TEMPO TRAINING

TEMPO TRAINING

by Jacob Ross October 19, 2021 3 min read

"Does it matter what speed I lift?"  The answer is, YES!  Like everything in training, details matter and they matter more when they are used in a calibrated, logical manner.  Most people simply lift weight & lower it at the same speed without much thought. Research shows tempo training can increase strength compared to lifting at a fast speed all the time.
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THE VALUE OF RESISTANCE BANDS

THE VALUE OF RESISTANCE BANDS

by Jacob Ross June 23, 2021 3 min read

Bands have proven a useful tool time and time again for anyone who doesn’t have access to a lot of equipment. Get creative, try new things, and find the best way to implement them into your training. Here are our top resistance band rules to help you incorporate them into your workouts safely and effectively.
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BUILDING A GOOD WORKOUT

BUILDING A GOOD WORKOUT

by Jacob Ross June 22, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

The key to building good workouts is logical variety and harnessing techniques that work with your body’s natural physiology.  Every time you move, your body recruits an amount of muscle fiber proportional to the movement.  The more muscle fiber you recruit, the greater potential for power you have!
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PLAN FOR SUCCESS

PLAN FOR SUCCESS

by Jacob Ross June 22, 2021 4 min read

Setting yourself up for success involves planning. We’ve all heard it: A failure to plan is a plan to fail. It can seem like an insurmountable task to meal prep, count macros, keep track of how much water you drink but with a few hacks, you can make it happen much easier than you think.
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OPTIMIZE YOUR WORK:REST RATIOS

OPTIMIZE YOUR WORK:REST RATIOS

by Jacob Ross April 19, 2021 4 min read

Work/rest ratios are one of the most critical exercise factors to have an understanding of.  Work/rest ratios are how much or how long you work within your set compared to how long you rest in between sets.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-EFFICACY

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-EFFICACY

by Barbell Brigade March 31, 2021 2 min read

Did you know that self-efficacy is one of the most important factors determining outcomes in fitness goals? Self-efficacy is simply defined as a person’s belief in his or her ability to succeed in a particular situation. The best way to boost your self-efficacy is through empowering yourself with knowledge.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT CONSISTENCY

by Jacob Ross March 31, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

It’s a story we hear often in successful people but rarely take the time to apply. You can’t escape the fact that you will become what you consistently do. Whether that’s helping or hurting your goals - if you are consistent, you will become whatever that is.
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