Heavy Metal, Free Throws, Armbars and Barbells

One of the toughest parts of being a strength coach and gym owner is that when people join they expect to be able to learn “proper form” with a 45 second crash course on the exercise they are doing.  The truth is that “proper form” does not exist – not in the sense that it… Read More

Kickboxing @ Industrial Strength

We are happy to announce an addition of Kickboxing to our martial arts program! We will have three free trial classes, all Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM taught by lifelong experienced instructor and practitioner Andrew Wright. Nov. 5th (completely full) Nov. 12th Nov. 19th The free classes are already uploaded into MindBody, so you can… Read More

Footwear for Strength Training

When people come into Industrial Strength they are often surprised that we won’t let them lift weights in their normal workout shoes.  Most of them want to know why, which is a reasonable enough question.  I typically respond with the criteria we want footwear to meet, which is generally three things: It must be non-compressive.… Read More

Grip Training for Jiu Jitsu

The sport of Jiu Jitsu (often called BJJ) is growing rapidly, and this growth has sparked many articles on how to physically prepare for it.  Most authors suggest some combination of strength training, endurance training, and some “sport specific” training that may involve grip work, neck exercises etc.  One problem I have found is that… Read More