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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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Vacation Workouts Made Easy–Part 3

Vacation Workouts Made Easy--Part 3 Split Squats About once a month, I get requests from clients for a training plan they can do using minimal equipment while traveling in order to stay on track with their fitness program.  While it’s impossible to reap all the benefits of training with the diverse equipment found at a good training facility, exercising while traveling can help people maintain the habit of exercise and prevent the loss of fitness gains, especially during extended time away from traditional training.  One of the simplest things that can be done is to just be active.  Use the stairs instead of the elevator when traveling, park at the back of parking lots, walk or ride a bike whenever…

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September 2019 Newsletter

In this month's issue, Mike O'Hara tells you how to get your glutes and hamstrings working in "Reboot Your Glute".  He also gives a simple exercise program to improve posture caused by too much tech.  Exercises are demonstrated and you can view videos of them on our youtube channel using the links in the article.  Jeff Tirrell gives tips on success using VIP. Download Here

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Split Squat 101 (Part 4–Front and Rear Foot Elevated)

Split Squat 101 Part 4--Front and Rear Foot Elevated At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load,…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 3–Rear Foot Elevated)

Split Squat 101 Part 3--Rear Foot Elevated At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing the…

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Split Squat 101 (Part 2–Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded)

Split Squat 101 Part 2--Kettlebell and Dumbbell Loaded At Fenton Fitness, we love the Split Squat.  This exercise can be modified for beginners or injured clients, and can be progressed to be one of the most challenging lower body movements you will ever do.  We love the Split Squat because it challenges balance, works all the major muscles of the legs, and depending on the variation, it can be a great core exercise as well.  We don’t have to use nearly as much weight as a standard bilateral squat which is great for people with lower back or neck issues that don’t tolerate high levels of compressive forces very well.  We can progress/regress the Split Squat by adding load, changing…

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