3 Progressions to Help You Stay on Top of the Baseball

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DATE › April 20, 2017
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Have you heard these sayings before? “Stay on top of the ball” “You need to work on your core” One thing I love about sports is the unique culture that lies in each individual sport.  Language, types of training, coaching cues, classifications and more are deeply embedded in these cultures.   Being one of the older sports in our country, baseball has a lot of culture with a lot of unique language.  One I hear a lot is “stay on top of the ball” when pitching.  Admittedly, not knowing what that meant the first few times I heard a pitching

Push It Real Good: Push-Up Video Collection

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DATE › February 13, 2017
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Need something to *PUSH* your week off to a great start? Maybe one of Mike Robertson's videos on push-ups will do the trick! MAKE THE ARROW ON PUSH-UPS "One of the most common questions I get when performing push-ups is, 'Where should my elbows be?' This simple trick helps you do them right every time!" - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP TO SINGLE-ARM SUPPORT "Here's an exercise that builds core and trunk stability, as well as reaching strength." - Mike Robertson   INCLINE PUSH-UP  "Check out this regression on the standard push-up from the floor." - Mike Robertson    Have any

Welcome Jason Neal!

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DATE › December 6, 2016
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Hello IFAST community! My name Jason Neal and I have recently been hired as a Strength Coach/Office Administrator. I have been visiting this site and reading this blog since I was a freshman in college so it’s surreal to be writing something for it. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a talented and experienced team. I began weight training when I was about 14 and my Uncle Joe wrote me my first training program.  I loved the weight room in high school and the confidence it gave me on the ball diamond. I have always

Q&A: How does stress impact performance, strength and/or body composition?

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DATE › November 10, 2016
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Another week, another question here are your favorite gym - Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training. This one is a doozy, and applies to literally anyone who works out: Question: How does stress impact performance, strength and/or body composition? This is a great question, and before I answer it, make sure to read this article for a bit of an overview: What is a Reset? And Why Do We Do Them? Now that you've got a frame of reference, allow me blow your mind. Training is Stress First off, here's something that most people never consider (trainers included): When you lift

Athletika Starting This Week!

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DATE › November 3, 2016
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With our Athletika classes rolling out this week, we've gotten a ton of interest about what they are, and who they're for. To make this super simple, I've done my best to get all of that information into one article. However, if you read this and still have questions, make sure to drop us an email at indyfast@gmail.com or call us at 317.578.0998. But for now, let's talk about Athletika! What is Athletika? Athletika is the IFAST-approved version of "bootcamp" or team-style training. Instead of our standard small group sessions, Athletika is a larger group setting where we'll have up

Q&A: What Set/Rep Scheme is Best for Size and Strength?

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DATE › October 11, 2016
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Okay, finally back to answering reader questions - and this one is a doozy. Honestly, if I had THE answer to this one, I'd be sitting on my private beach somewhere drinking protein shakes and reading training books. But I digress. The question for today is a simple one: What set/rep scheme is best for size and strength? Now when I read that, I could take it in a couple of directions: What set/rep scheme is best for size? What set/rep scheme is best for strength? OR What set/rep scheme is best if you want a blend of both? To

We’re Hiring A Part-Time Trainer

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DATE › October 5, 2016
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Are you experienced in teaching bootcamp-style group training and ready to bring your energy and excitement to one of the top gyms in the country? Apply to be an Athletika trainer today! WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP TRAINING DIFFERENT NO ONE-SIZE-FITS ALL HERE! Integrated progressions and regressions so every athlete is challenged at their current fitness level. High energy with a supportive group environment Trainer SMARTER not HARDER: Quick and time effective! CLASS TIMES Monday - Thursday, 5:30 & 6:30pm, with potential for growth TO APPLY Email the following to Tony at indyfast@gmail.com: Cover letter that includes how you heard about IFAST

On WISH-TV’s IndyStyle: How busy parents can make time for a workout

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DATE › September 14, 2016
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Busy parents - isn't that an oxymoron? New IFAST intern Kat Graham joined Mike Robinson this morning on Indy Style to play play a kettlebell-wielding super model for some workout tips for people always on the go. As explained by WISH TV: Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training’s Mike Robertson discusses how busy parents can still find time to fit in a workout!  Now that kids are back in school, it’s time to put the focus on you. IFAST’s Kat demos a few single-leg and arm exercise that can be performed with only one weight in a quick amount of time.

On WISH-TV’s IndyStyle: What’s hot at the gym: Hit Fit Boxing

IFAST's own Italian Stallion, Tony Giuliano was at the WISH TV studio this morning to explain to the Indy Style audience a couple of boxing moves that anyone with a partner or punching bag at home. As explained by WISH TV: Get fit this summer with Hit Fit Boxing! IFAST Trainer Tony Giuliano chats with Annessa about the latest in exercise boxing. Tony says it’s hot right now because it’s a fun way to stay active and can be scaled to any strength or fitness level. Boxing also helps with anxiety and teaches trunk rotation and foundational movement qualities. Need some tips

Why Former Dancers Need to Stop Stretching and Find a Strength Coach

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DATE › April 27, 2016
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[caption id="attachment_4793" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Image Via Flicker nfg 16159066973)[/caption] I have a friend who was a former high level dancer until her career was cut short by injuries. One day she told me her hip was hurting. “Oh really?” “Yeah… it’s kind of a long story. You probably wouldn’t be interested.” But I was interested. Turns out she, like any athlete serious about their sport, did anything and everything she could to continue training. She even coerced a doctor into writing her dance coach a letter saying it was safe for her to keep training. But it wasn’t safe for her to