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The Change Challenge

The Change Challenge For the Next Twelve Training Sessions Go into any gym and you will see people working their biceps and pectoral muscles one day, deltoids and triceps the next day, and occasionally some form of leg press or knee extension for a leg day.  This “muscle isolation” training comes from the drug enhanced world of bodybuilding.  For the average fitness client and any athlete, isolating muscles is of little value.  The muscles are slaves to the orders sent from the brain.  Your brain recognizes movement patterns--crawl, hip hinge, squat--not individual muscles.  The drivers of performance and fitness are the neural and hormonal changes produced by exercise.  Isolation exercises dampen that neural response.  For many fitness clients, isolation exercise…

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December 2017 Newsletter

Read about keeping your hip flexors healthy and working well in Mike's article, Nobody Names Their Child Iliacus.  Video instruction of the exercises in the article is available.  Jeff Tirrell gives five nutrition rules than can be broke.  Find out the correct way to set up your dual action air assault bike. Download Here

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October 2017 Newsletter

Find out if you scalenes are causing problems in Mike's article, Scalene Salvation. Read the inspirational stories of some Fenton Fitness members who conquered osteoporosis. Download Here

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August 2017 Newsletter

Learn how to keep your spinal stabilizers strong by performing side planks. Mike O'Hara explains this in his article, "Learning to Lean", and includes video demonstration and explanation of the importance keeping your stabilizers strong to stand up to the demands of daily life. It's time for another Fenton Fitness Love Your Jeans Challenge--see page 3 for more information. In his article, "The Periodization of Nutrition", Jeff Tirrell gives tips on optimizing dietary intake. Download Here

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August 2016 Newsletter

The August Newsletter includes an article by Mike O'Hara, PT on training the muscles of the torso.  Included are exercises for training with video demonstration.  Also by Mike is an article on training to prevent Achille's tendon injury--the most injured tendon among recreational runners.  Be sure to check out the Fenton Fitness Love Your Jean Challenge. Download Here

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