Train As Hard As You Should, Not As Hard As You Can

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DATE › May 11, 2017
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This week a client had a great question about the varying intensities from class to class. In this video, I explain why we do what we do in our Athletika Classes. Share this video with a friend that is always beat down from their current exercise regimen! https://youtu.be/Y497IW26xEI

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

Q&A: What is R7?

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DATE › August 9, 2016
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Today I want to jump in the way back machine and talk a little bit about our R7 system. The R7 system is something that we've developed and refined here over the years. And to be honest, we're pretty darn proud of it! Not only are we using the R7 system with great success at IFAST, but I can tell you that coaches and trainers across the globe are using this system in their facilities as well. This post came about because one of our clients asked the simple question: "What do those R's on our training program mean?" But

Everyone Is An Athlete

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DATE › August 3, 2016
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Today I want to give you a little insight into one of our core philosophies here at IFAST: Everyone is an athlete. In fact, this is one of the most frequent questions I'm asked. What does being an athlete mean? And how can I say that everyone is an athlete? These are great questions and ones that I want to answer for you today. Growing up, I lived on a small horse farm outside of Muncie, Indiana. And this was before the days of Netflix, Xbox, and hi-speed internet! When I got bored at home, I had to do this

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

On WISH-TV’s Indy Style: Have a Bad Back?

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DATE › March 14, 2016
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Mike and Intern Gabe made an appearance on Indy Style last week sharing the good word about squatting progressions that can protect your back and build dem abs! As explained by WISH TV: Mike Robertson, co-owner Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, chats with Amber about how to strengthen your legs while protecting your back and demos various squats. Mike says a lot of people with bad backs don’t do exercises to strengthen their legs or don’t do them correctly. So, we get a quick look at how to do them right!

On WISH-TV’s Indy Style: Strength Training at Any Age

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DATE › August 12, 2015
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Have you had the pleasure of meeting Janice? When I saw Janice was turning 88 at the end of this month, I knew we had to do something special to celebrate. So when Indy Style invited our strength coach, Jae Chung to discuss strength training with aging clients, I knew there was no one more perfect to model her rockstar-mojo than our octogenarian birthday girl! As explained by WISH TV: After a trip to the ER, Janice found herself needing some help getting back to the simple tasks in life that used to be much easier for her. So with the

Something Cool Happened Today

Ty Terrell You want to run faster…right? Jump higher…right? Check this out… 2 weeks ago today a football player for Purdue University started training with us.  He had 3 weeks to get as ready as he could before he reported to school.  We did our typical assessment, collecting range of motion, determining how he moves, where he moves from and more.  We also collected his 10 yard and 20 yard sprint times along with his standing vertical and with an approach.  Lastly, we did 2 conditioning tests…modified coopers and a 1 minute go test (testing heart rate recovery). Some things