Athlete’s Guide to Finding the Right Clinician

Many of the articles I write are geared towards an audience of other fitness professionals.  This one, however, I hope will serve as a helpful “user guide” for lifters, athletes, martial artists, and fitness enthusiasts. If you compete in a sport it is nearly inevitable that you will suffer an injury at some point.  Obviously… Read More

Programming for Kettlebell Classes – Part 2

In part one of this article we identified the three main variables that need to be manipulated in the training plan: volume, cadence, and load.  If you missed part one, get caught up by reading it here.  In part two, we will now look at some options on how to use these concepts to create… Read More

Programming Considerations for Kettlebell Group Classes – PART 1

There is a lot of information available on programming kettlebell training both for strength goals as well as for endurance events; however most of what is available is focused on training an individual who has high compliance to a personalized program, and there is much less information available on creating usable and result-producing programs for… Read More

Sending the Right Message to Your Lifters.

Our gym has been open for a few years now, and over that time we’ve had quite the variety of people come through our doors to train.  We see everyone from total novices who had never set foot into a gym, all the way up to collegiate and professional athletes, and of course many folks… Read More

Last rep, best rep…Strength Training and the Modern Woman.

Close your eyes and take some mental screen shots of what these words bring to mind; strength training, barbells, kettlebells, tension, iron, sweat and work. Now take those images and layer these on top. Women, persistence, confidence, health, power, beauty and… wait for it- pregnancy. Yep, pregnancy. One would think that pregnancy is the odd word… Read More

Footwear for Strength Training Part 2: Product Reviews

One of our first blog posts was on recommended footwear for strength training.  It has been a couple years since that came out, so it is a good time for an update including product reviews on a few new shoes. The 2014 article stated that the footwear chosen for strength training should have three main… Read More

The Push Press I Heels Up or Heels Down

A popular exercise in many gyms is the push press (PP). At Industrial Strength we use barbells or kettlebells to execute the drill, but dumbbells, sandbags or other specialty equipment can be used as well. For those unfamiliar with the exercise, the cliff notes version is to hold a weight in the rack position (so the weight is… Read More