Sports Performance and Speed Training

08
Oct

Tampa Strength Owner Recounts struggle with energy drink addiction

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Personal trainer Shawn Balow realized he had a problem when he couldn’t sleep.  “So you’re coming in for your night session to train people,” Balow said. “You want a little pick me up before the people at night, so you’re gonna have an energy drink at four o’clock. That’s like the worst time, because then […]

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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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12
Feb

5 Exercises to add more distance to your golf game

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Golfers tend to be obsessed with exercises to hit the golf ball farther – not the ones that’ll find squirrel’s homes or the nearby pond,  but the ones that are launched right down the fairway 300 plus yards! These type of drives becomes the most talked about shot of your round. That being said, let’s […]

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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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13
Jan

Golf Training Systems Kettlebell Workout

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Everyone has heard of kettlebells at this point. While they can be used for standard exercises (like presses, squats, lunges, etc.), the shape and unique weight distribution of the kettlebell makes them ideal for ballistic training. Ballistic training involves powerful, explosive movements to move the weight from one point to another. This motion requires full […]

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28
Dec

Golf Training Systems Sandbag Workout

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If you haven’t incorporated sandbag training into your fitness plan, you are really missing out. It’s unique design helps the user improve flexibility, increase grip strength and build core muscles. Those are just a few of the benefits that this type of training perfect for golfers.   The workout below is taken from Tampa Strength’s online […]

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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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20
Dec

Golf Training Systems Single Kettlebell Workout

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Everyone from athletes to soccer moms can benefit from kettlebell training. It helps develop explosive power, build strength endurance and teaches users to operate their body as single unit. These benefits are also tailor made for those individuals looking to improve their golf game.   The single kettlebell workout below is taken from Tampa Strength’s online […]

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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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01
Aug

Basketball Performance Workout

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Basketball performance training designed to improve explosiveness, vertical jump, and basketball specific strength. Contact us to schedule a workout that will take your game to the next level.  

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05
Jul

Core Basketball Workout

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Basketball Core Workout Plank Opposite Arm, Opposite Leg T-Hold w/ Leg Raise Stir the Pots Defensive Stance Twists This circuit is specifically designed for core strength for basketball. The first exercise is a plank hold raising one leg while raising the opposite arm, this really challenges your core strength and balance. Make sure to keep […]

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22
Apr

Crush your Competition: Basketball Performance Workout

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This circuit is designed for basketball performance but could be used for other athletes as well. First is a MB Slam into a burpee. Make sure to generate most of your power from your hips on the slam. Next is a plank to push-up to t-hold. The key for this exercise is trying to keep […]

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