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18
Sep

The fallacy of ‘The Biggest Loser’ and how to effectively train obese clients

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Now airing worldwide for its 17th season, The Biggest Loser opened the door for a plethora of discussions amongst trainers, researchers, and individuals seeking long-term solutions for weight loss. The first several years, Americans were filled with excitement at the prospect of being able to shed more than 100 pounds through change in diet and […]

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11
Sep

Why every golfer should get a TPI Screen

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More golfers, both professional and amateur, are turning to specific golf fitness programs to help give added strength, greater mobility, and overall improvement in their physical and athletic abilities with regard to their swing. Most golfers want to improve their swing consistency and shave some strokes off their scores. Fortunately, there is an entire training […]

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04
Sep

Regain motivation and get back in the gym | Tampa Strength

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To boost your motivation, you need to address both the “you” and the situational elements of the equation.  Are you training for something in particular?  Do you have short-term or over arching goals? Why do you exercise? Does a coach or a training partner motivate you more than working out alone?  Does the weather play […]

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21
Aug

How Proper Hydration Affects Weight Loss Goals

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Many people abandon their fitness goals and efforts when they grow frustrated due to lack of results or progress. While factors such as diet and routine affect a person’s weight loss success, a commonly overlooked element of weight loss is proper hydration. Water makes up 70% of the human body and 80% of the human […]

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13
Aug

Diet Pills: Miracle or Misnomer?

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As a society, we seem to be at a crossroads. We have access to the biggest and best variety of food choices, yet sections of our population are struggling with obesity and poor nutritional choices.   Technology and science tells us so much about our bodies and how to maintain healthy lifestyles, but more and […]

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07
Aug

Bridging the Gap Between the Gym and the Golf Course

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If you haven’t noticed, professional sports is a big business. Our television stations are flooded with various games, matches, rounds, etcetera each weekend, and often during the week, too. And sports’ popularity seems to be growing exponentially every day.   In response, the professional and amateur ranks are becoming more crowded and competitive, which raises […]

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05
Aug

Are you Training or Working Out?

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Training and working out, same thing right? Not at all! There is a difference between these two, the biggest difference is the mindset and preparation before even entering the gym, field, court, or weight room. Even the definitions of the two words show differentiation.   Training –  : a process by which someone is taught […]

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18
Jul

The Need for Performance Training in Golf

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As with most modern sports, golf is an extremely lucrative and competitive game. Professional golfers and their amateur counterparts often spend countless hours at the driving range, perfecting numerous aspects of their swing mechanics and becoming naturally comfortable in their approach to hitting the ball. Although this has always been at the foundation of a […]

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12
Apr

Basketball: Bad defender, bad defensive stance

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As a basketball player you hear all the time that defense is about heart. Being good a defense is a choice, you just have to want to stop the opponents you’re playing from scoring. While there is a great deal of truth is these “basketball sayings”, there is another aspect that many coaches fail to […]

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29
Mar

Explosive Basketball Workout

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This explosive basketball workout consists of four exercises that are specific to basketball performance but those with other motives could receive benefit from this routine as well. The first exercise is a Dynamax Ball Speed Skater into Single Leg Jump. The exercise can help with your single leg power and balance. The next exercise is a […]

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21
Mar

Speed, Agility, Quickness and POSTURE: What’s the difference and why does it matter to to youth athletes?

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Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) are all words used to describe good athletes and people who are “fast”. I have fast in quotations because “fast” is a vague word describing movement. SAQ each have different meanings that are used in specific contexts to describe movement. SAQ all have their respective roles in most sports but it […]

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29
Feb

Youth Fitness and Mobility

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This young athlete starts out his workout by demonstrating some our basic exercises for youth fitness and mobility. He then moves to a walking plank which is a dynamic core exercise that is a staple in our programs. Further challenging the core and dynamic stabilization, is the single arm kettlebell squat. This exercise is enhancing […]

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12
Feb

Kettlebell Shred Basic Workout

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This workout uses basic exercises such as the deadlift, squat and walking lunge. To increase the intensity of each exercise two kettlebells are used. For the squat and lunge, the kettlebells are held in the rack position This helps recruit more muscle and burn insane amounts of fat. The workout is finished with an exercise […]

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07
Jan

Kettlebell Workout for Golf

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Hit it farther and increase club head speed with this kettlebell workout for golf from Tampa Strength. This workout uses kettlebells that will help the golfer develop power and consistency in their swing. First exercise is the high hip hinge power jump.  This exercise will enable you to maintain posture through out your swing and […]

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01
Dec

The worst exercise ever!

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  Every time I walk into a commercial gym, inevitably I see some poor soul squatting on the Smith machine.  Not only is this a horrible exercise, it also is dangerous and will eventually lead to injury.  Ironically, people believe the Smith machine is safe, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So, what is […]

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22
Nov

Tampa Personal Training-chains and kettlebells

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Changed it up and tried using chains and kettlebells in my last workout.  This workout is designed to build muscle while at the same time developing the stabilizers so you can keep making progress and build a bulletproof body.  First exercise is the incline chain press.  Same motion as an incline dumbell press-benefit is the […]

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22
Oct

She’s STRONG!

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The “She is Strong workout” uses a blend of strength and conditioning to give you a killer workout.  The workout starts with some eccentric chin ups.  Most women struggle with regular chin ups but this variation allows them to focus on the most important part of the lift, which is the lowering or eccentric part, […]

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18
Sep

Megamad Essentials Workout Program Review

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  Being a huge fan of unconventional training, I recently decided to try Mark de Grasse’s new product, an online workout program titled Megamad Essentials.  I must say, I am thoroughly impressed!  Utilizing sandbags, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises Mark delivers a fat burning, core crushing workout that will get you in killer shape fast!  The […]

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15
Sep

Ropes and Rings Workout

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04
Sep

Kettle Bell Workout

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Fun and effective kettlebell workout

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