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18 07, 2014

Push Press

By |2018-09-11T10:35:43+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Push Press

With our Push Press, we should be able to lift about an extra 30% of weight compared to our strict press. Start with the bar in the rack position and lower your shoulders. The next stage (below) is the dip stage. bring your knees forward, stay on your heels and keep your torso vertical.   The [...]

18 07, 2014

Strict Press (Shoulder Press)

By |2018-09-11T10:36:20+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Strict Press (Shoulder Press)

The strict press is great for developing shoulder strength and tricep strength. Your grip stance will be approximately a thumbs width from your hips when holding the bar. If you are using a rack, this will be easier to start, otherwise, you will need to clean the bar into this position as listed below. Note that [...]

18 07, 2014

Good Mornings

By |2018-09-11T10:37:19+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Good Mornings

Good Mornings are another exercise that can get a bad wrap, but if done correctly it is a great warm up for deadlifts and other strength exercises. Start in a back squat position with a wide grip and be sure to begin with a good lumbar arch. Before you bend forward, you can bend your knees [...]

18 07, 2014

Deadlift

By |2018-09-11T10:37:59+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Deadlift

The Deadlift used to be called the health lift. It has a bad reputation, but all we are really trying to do here is to teach people to lift objects up off the ground in the safest way possible. Let's look here at a "Top Down" approach where we get set up and braced for the [...]

18 07, 2014

Bent Over Row

By |2018-09-11T10:38:40+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Bent Over Row

Bent over rows are gaining popularity in gyms from normal strength workouts to group fitness classes. Below you will see that I am taking the bar with may hands over the bar in a pronated grip. If you can use hook grip with your thumb underneath your fingers, than even better! I have my knees slightly [...]

18 07, 2014

Burpee

By |2018-09-11T10:39:28+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Burpee

The burpee would have to be one of the most disliked exercises out there. We think that it should not be too hard to do, but it is actually a complex movement as we are combining a push up, an air squat and a jump into sequential movements. It also involves a mix of many flexions [...]

18 07, 2014

Pushup

By |2018-09-11T10:40:10+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Pushup

A great exercise by itself or as a warm up to bench press, start with your hands shoulder width underneath you with your fingers pointing forward. A quick tip here, if you can screw your hands into the floor, this should bring your biceps to facing more towards the front. This external rotation should help to [...]

18 07, 2014

Squat Jumps

By |2018-09-11T10:42:34+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Squat Jumps

A more advanced plyometric extension of the Air Squat is the Squat Jump. Start with your feet underneath your shoulders and your hands by your side. Hit the appropriate depth for your squat with your hands out in front. Explode for the jumping phase pressing through the heels and then following onto your toes towards the [...]

18 07, 2014

Air Squats

By |2018-09-11T10:44:19+00:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: Strength Exercises|Comments Off on Air Squats

Air squats are one of the most important exercises when it comes to any sport. It is the foundation exercise for most other movements, especially when it comes to doing movements such as cleans and snatches. Start by being as upright as possible in the full locked our position with your feet shoulder width apart.   [...]

11 06, 2014

Australian Institute of Kettlebell Training video

By |2018-09-11T10:52:30+00:00June 11th, 2014|Categories: News, Strength Exercises|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Australian Institute of Kettlebell Training video

Check out our video for some Kettlebell tips and if you are keen on learning more skills, be sure to check out the team at the Australian Institute of Kettlebells. A big thanks to the instructors from the Australian Institute of Kettlebells for coming out to Fitness Institute and Strand Fitness to deliver the Powerbag and [...]

19 05, 2014

Get the most out of Kettlebell Swings!

By |2018-09-11T10:47:19+00:00May 19th, 2014|Categories: Gym Exercises, Strength Exercises|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Get the most out of Kettlebell Swings!

Swing into action this year with Kettlebells. Kettlebells are the hottest piece of fitness equipment on the market and as a coach or athlete it is imperative to have your technique down pat. The biggest tip that you can pass on to your clients is that it is all in the hips. There are plenty of [...]

15 12, 2013

Ben Turner Snatch Technique video

By |2018-09-11T10:57:48+00:00December 15th, 2013|Categories: News, Strength Exercises|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ben Turner Snatch Technique video

Olympic Weightlifting Coach Ben Turner drops in to teach Fitness Institute students at Strand CrossFit in how to coach the Snatch. Ben Turner - Olympic Weightlifting Coach - Snatches Workshop from Fitness Institute on Vimeo. Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel and Video page to see more Fitness Institute videos!   See more on our Fitness, Strength & [...]

23 05, 2013

Introduction to Power Lifting

By |2018-09-11T11:00:25+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Categories: News, Strength Exercises|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Introduction to Power Lifting

      FI Students helping at Powerlifting Comp Be sure to check out our YouTube Channel and Video page to see our latest videos! See more on our Fitness, Strength & Conditioning course HERE.     

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