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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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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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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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28
Mar

Are your feet holding you back from your full athletic potential?

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Your feet are a vital part of athletics and even your daily life. They are what we use to walk, run, jump, skip, hop, etc, etc. However if you have a problem with the mechanics of your foot and how it strikes the ground it cause some serious problems. If you have weak feet and […]

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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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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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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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31
Jul

4 Mobility Exercises to help dominate your sport

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An often overlooked component of athletic development is mobility.  In their desire for strength most high school athletes and coaches rarely perform a proper warm up and/or cool down instead choosing to jump right in to their workout and start crushing the weights.  This is a huge mistake as the athlete will not only perform […]

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24
Jul

Quick tips for a faster 40 yard dash

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What’s your 40?  this is a wildly popular question among scholastic aged athletes today.  Speed is made up of two components-stride frequency and stride length.  To run faster you must improve your stride frequency and/or your stride length.  Below I will look into the benefits of both and give you some tips to run a […]

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14
Jul

Why young athletes should participate in multiple sports

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  Why young athletes should play multiple sports   The last several years I have witnessed a disturbing trend among  local high school coaches here in Tampa.  There is a tendency to limit their athletes to one sport so as to “specialize” and maximize their potential in whatever sport they play.  This is not limited […]

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01
May

2 Tips to increase your Bench Press

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    The Bench Press is a wildly popular exercise among gym goers and athletes alike. Unfortunately, most perform this exercise incorrectly thus being stuck pressing the same weight year in and year out or worse putting themselves at risk for injury. During my days teaching PE at Plant High School I can’t tell you […]

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26
Mar

Check this out: Training with Sandbags!

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It is believed that sandbags have been used in fitness training for at least hundreds (if not thousands) of years; this makes sandbags one of the oldest forms of fitness training in existence today. And while sandbags have certainly evolved in their design and quality over the centuries, the basic principals behind them remain the […]

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