Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baseball is here...!

We are officially 4 days away from the 2011 MLB season opener!

One of the main reasons why we are so excited at Strong 101 Gym, is we have two of our guys that moved up to play in the majors this year... Lucas Duda with the New York Mets & Andy Bouchie with the Detroit Tigers.

These two guys went to high school together, they both were drafted and paid their dues in the minor leagues and now they are contributing in the majors.

Andy is very special to us because, he was the very 1st client of our gym. Yup, the first guy to walk through our doors prior to the gym being finished. He came by because he saw the name on the building and wanted to get Stronger for his next season. Now two and a half years later he is in the big leagues. He also referred Luke to us as well as a few other friends that he thought could use our training to get Bigger, Faster, Stronger.

We have been very blessed to have all these guys around us, they have blessed us with their passion to get better...and for this we thank them!

Here is to another FANtastic year!!! Get STRONG!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Get to Jumping!

Plyometrics are a hot topic on message boards and forums... If you want to get faster, jump training should be a staple in your training routine.

The main thing about jumping is to keep it simple. I think some coaches and athletes want to think up cool new ideas instead of just sticking to the basics.

Jump training can be a great way to help increase ones speed and lateral movement if used correctly.

Let's look at a few ways Plyometrics can help an Athlete.
1. You can't jump slowly, with this being said you recruit a ton of fast twitch muscle in order to perform a vertical or horizontal jump.
2. Fast twitch muscle is what we're after.
3. Jumping is EXPLOSIVE!
4. Lateral jumps can help knees get stronger, which helps with side to side movement on the athletic field of play.
5. Plyos can be performed wether or not you can squat twice your bodyweight.
6. No equipment needed...

This is just a small list of why Plyometrics should be included in your workout routine to help you become a FASTER Athlete.

Check out this video, and let me know your thoughts. Get STRONG!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fast Feet...

At our gym, we pride ourselves on getting our Athletes the best results in the shortest amount of time...

One of the quickest ways to get two results out of one piece of equipment is to use a Jump Rope. Yes, the old school jump rope!

We use them as a warm-up tool, to help get our athletes core temperature up prior to any stretching or activity. But what most other trainers and gyms don't do is, use this piece of equipment as a tool to get their clients FASTER!!!

Our clients get faster feet and better coordination by using a simple jump rope twice a week for 4 minutes at a time.

No matter what sport or position you play, this tool can get you quick results in a minimal amount of time and it's very cheap. You can spend as little as $4.oo to get your athletes in great shape and lighter on their feet.

Ladders, Parachutes, and Bungee Cords will not get you anywhere close to the quick foot speed you develop using jump ropes.

This is the greatest implement to increase your explosive first step (excluding squats and deadlifts)...

Check out this video and let me know what you think... Get STRONG!

Strong 101 Gym Corona, CA.