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18
Aug

Health Benefits of Using a Rowing Machine

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Rowing has been a popular sport long before it was added to the list of eligible sports for the Olympics in 1896. This also makes it one of the oldest sports in the Olympic Games.  One of the reasons why the sport has been becoming popular recently is because of the extensive research done on […]

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07
May

Four Stretches You Should Do Before You Hit the Links

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Early tee times are a common occurance for a significant portion of golfers. If you like to hit your first drive as the sun comes up, you may not be leaving yourself enough time to warmup. Not warming up before you play 18 can increase the likelyhood of muscle soreness, joint fatigue and/or injury. Your […]

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22
Mar

How to Avoid the Dreaded Golfer’s Elbow

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One of the most common golf-related injuries or complaints is pain at the inside of the elbow. This pain is usually localized over the bony prominence on the inside part of the elbow. In anatomical terms, this bony prominence is called the medial epicondyle. The medial epicondyle is located on the inside, lower part of […]

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12
Dec

How Stick Training Can Make You a Better Athlete

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When you exercise on a regular basis, the last thing you want is to get hurt. Everyone wants to stay injury free, but when you’re an athlete you can’t afford to miss out on training. That’s why recovery/injury prevention programs that compliment sport specific training are a must for any athlete. Athletes have been using […]

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15
Jun

Take Your Squat to Another Level

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Devoting time to a regular exercise routine every week can be challenging. Other responsibilities like family, career and/or education can leave little time for the gym. That’s why workout efficiency is an important part of a long term training program.   One way to help you be more efficient during your workout is utilizing compound […]

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18
May

Stick Training

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Stick Mobility The different types of exercise programs that exist today are seemingly endless. If you type “best type of exercise” into google, you’ll get everything from yoga to Cross fit. My answer to the question “what’s the best form of exercise?” may be somewhat ambiguous, but I believe the best form of exercise is […]

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08
May

Stick Mobility Benefits

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Mobility There’s more to fitness than lifting weights and gaining strength. Mobility is an essential part of any workout. Being mobile is a crucial aspect of being healthy. If we are not able to move a joint freely through its full range of motion, then we are putting ourselves at an increased risk of injury, […]

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11
Apr

On the Go Breakfast or Snack

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Many of us have jobs that are pretty demanding where we barely have time to sit down and eat. On the go snacks and meals are sometimes the only chance we get to eat. Did you know grabbing a quick snack like a granola bar or protein bar may be harmful to your health? We’ve […]

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05
Feb

Cardio & Strength Building Battle Ropes Workout

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Battle ropes are becoming more popular in gyms across the country thanks to the comprehensive health benefits they provide.  First, they’re an effective tool for improving cardiorespiratory fitness.  In fact, a 2015 study states that just 10 minutes of vigorous battle ropes training meets previously established thresholds for improving cardio fitness.   In addition to their […]

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27
Jan

Expanding Tampa Strength’s TRX programming

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The TRX suspension trainer is a frequent component of members’ workouts at Tampa Strength. In order to increase their knowledge on this training modality Coach Shawn and Coach Nick recently attended a TRX training course. The information gained from this course has already changed the TRX training at Tampa Strength for the better.   This course […]

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20
Jan

Mobility Class Coming SOON to Tampa Strength

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We are happy to announce that we are going to offer a group mobility class starting February 6, 2018 at 6pm.The class will continue to be on Tuesdays at 6 after that. This class will help you move better and feel better. Mobility is a critical piece of any training program for a healthy active […]

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16
Jan

The Best Workout for Your Golf Game

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You want the best workout for your golf game? Then you need the right mix of movements. Just like golfing itself, the best workout requires a mix of skill, coordination, and muscle. You need to start with THIS workout.

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05
Jan

Nutrition Spotlight: Avocado

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Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Another huge component is proper nutrition. The optimum approach to nutrition can vary from person to person, but everyone can benefit from knowing the health benefits provided by the foods in their diet.   That’s why we’re going to provide in-depth nutritional information on specific […]

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23
Dec

Three Training Tools That Are Guaranteed to Enhance Your Golf Game

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There are many ways to enhance your golf game. Chances are you haven’t tried them all. In the case of this list of unconventional training equipment, you may have missed an opportunity to increase your strength and conditioning with almost every item.

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24
Oct

How Self-Myofascial Release Can Improve Your Overall Performance

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How Self-Myofascial Release Can Improve Your Overall Performance So, you hit the gym or the golf course hard yesterday and were feeling great about all that you accomplished.  You even took the time to stretch, which you often forget to do.   But ever since you woke up this morning, you’ve been feeling sore and your […]

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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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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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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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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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14
Mar

The Benefits of Movement Based Training for Kids

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Have you ever watched a high level athlete, professional dancer, martial arts champion, or person who is really good at movement? They usually you have fluid, strong, balanced, and rhythmical movement. They don’t look rigid, slow, or awkward with their movements. It is important for human health to move, that has been well documented. It […]

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