The Public Opinion doing their thing....
1.) I do NOT do bootcamp. Sorry, this gym is entirely structured around the athlete's performance. Whether your looking to improve your image, hit PR's with Olympic Lifts, compete with other members, get stronger, faster, leaner, or get out of a boring rut...this is FOR YOU.
2.) I train you like an athlete. Why?
Training can take many paths and programs. With almost EVERYONE in my facility....there are desired goals and incentives. To me, that is what drives success. To always be working towards a goal or dream will give you reason to push yourself.....not just trudge on the elliptical reading Glamor and wondering why you still have a belly.
Put in the hard work, and you will be rewarded! That's exactly why I customize Shredder and Rush to adapt fully to the demands each individual can tolerate.
3.) There are NO MACHINES in this gym. Sorry, those of you looking to take the easy way out will not be rewarded here. The body is meant to be challenged through muscle hypertrophy and metabolic processes. Not seeing how long it takes you to burn 400 calories on an arc trainer. To be honest, that 400 calories is almost guaranteed to be overestimated by up to 30%....so maybe 300 if your lucky.....none of which come from visceral fat(the lovely belly stuff).
4.) The atmosphere and variety. Tell me one person who likes working a 9-12 hour day, then look forward to hoping on the treadmill and doing some curls in the mirror at 7:00 at night by themselves? Oh that's right...you have P90x.....even worse! Sure, your motivation can last a week or two doing a DVD in your basement....BUT
Nothing beats LOOKING FORWARD to workouts! That's what everyone at Over-Achieve is saying! They love how you never know what is coming at ya. One day we could be benching and the next could be running with weighted vests.....another could be a killer complex or density workout. The ideas are endless and I am sure to find ways to challenge and progress each individual at my facility!!
What's even better? Everyone here!!! They all PUSH and WORK their hardest for me! They listen to what I spell out we are doing...and get right to work giving their best effort! If we get a new member, they immediately begin helping them and making them feel GREAT and apart of the fittest gym in this AREA!
5.) That directly leads me to this statement. Over-Achieve Fitness is the fittest facility and hottest gym around! How do I know? I have been to everyone personally, have taken a look at what they all do, worked at some even....and developed something ENTIRELY new and different than them all!
Nope, not crossfit....I do love how they put barbells in customers hands but that might be about it!
Not boot-camp, Body Pump, P90x, Insanity, TRX, etc......
It's Over-Achieve.....where I have combined the likes of EVERYTHING that works in a progressive manner!
....So you take TRX classes? GREAT....How about involve them in a strength and conditioning session and boost your workout performance by 70%?
Oh, your a meathead who loves isolating everyday? Well, Tuesday we hit Cleans at 5x4.
Whatever your like....this place will work for you! There is no need to be intimidated! Everyone works at their own pace and now I even have an Entry Level Group that prepares you for Shredder!
So, why don't you make a decision this New Year....one that will change your life and the way you view fitness forever! Step into Over-Achieve, where I am the sole owner and operator and will lead you down a path to accomplish things you never thought possible!
Now for my final set of tips for the exercise I am seeing most butchered in the past few weeks.
The inverted row.
The first progression for most people is to simply perform the exercise with correct technique. The most common errors I see in technique are:
- forward head posture
- elbows drifting behind the body (scapula doesn't retract, so the lifter substitutes extra movement of the humerus)
- hip sagging (the body doesn't stay in a straight line)
- Not starting in the right position
The pronated grip is what I like to use because it is the most challenging....however, don't be afraid to mix it up to under-hand or neutral!
You can even make them more difficult by adding weighted vests, chains, or isometric holds! All three of those are great effective ways to strengthen the back!
There you have it!
Today's message about Over-Achieve Fitness, my week, and some great tips about an underestimated exercise favorite!
Now get out there and spread some Holiday Fitness Cheer!
Tell your friends about Over-Achieve Fitness this holiday!! It could get you 20%!!
Until Next time,
Stay strong and keep pushing!!
Strength & Conditioning Specilist