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A Powerful Pair of Rip Trainer Drills

A Powerful Pair of Rip Trainer Drills Ten Minutes to Better Core Strength, Balance, and Posture A rip trainer is a four foot long bar with resistance tubing attached to one end.  The tubing can be anchored at different levels, and the rip trainer used to provide three-dimensional resistance for many different movement patterns.  Over the years, I have found the pairing of two rip trainer drills produces excellent results with nearly all fitness clients.  Many clients find the carry over to real life activity is so pronounced that they have purchased rip trainers for home use.  Read the remainder of this article and watch a video demonstration of each of the drills. If you are new to the rip…

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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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