Seattle Athletic Club

Tag Archives: Strength

Oct
29

How many Sets/Reps?

By Fitness Intern Quinton Augusto, Seattle Athletic Club Downtown.    One of the most common misconceptions among gym goers is the proper number of sets and reps to do during a workout. The answer is very dependent on your individual goals. Before venturing into the gym and aimlessly meandering around until you find a machine […]

Aug
01

Adding Shoulder Function with Every Workout: part 3

Rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, weakness in overhead movements; these are all ailments that tend to plague our shoulders as we age. This is often due to poor posture throughout one’s life and a lack of proper training for the shoulder joint. Many people who work a sedentary job and live a sedentary […]

Apr
06

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Strength Training

Definition: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is progressive disorder caused by a pinched nerve in the palm of the hand and wrist. The syndrome can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the index, middle fingers, and thumb. The Carpal Tunnel is the space between eight bones (carpals) in the wrist, which form a “tunnel” where nerves […]

Feb
08

Adding Shoulder Function with Every Workout

Rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, weakness in overhead movements, these are all ailments that tend to plague our shoulders as we age. This is often due to poor posture throughout one’s lifetime and a lack of proper training for the shoulder joint. Many people who work a sedentary job and live a sedentary […]

Jun
10

Training “Naked” Part Two

When busy schedules and travel away from home threatens to put a stop to your workout plan, it is time to use your resources, ingenuity and creativity to make progress even when away from the gym. The term “training naked” means working out with no weights or equipment whatsoever and only using your body weight. […]

May
17

Get the Butt You’ve Always Wanted!

When you see this title do you instantly picture the perfectly sculpted and lifted butt that you’ve always dreamt of? It’s ok, there is no shame in wanting that! Don’t we all?! This article focuses on the function of the butt muscles, why it is important, and what you need to do on your quest […]

Apr
07

Training “Naked” Part One

In today’s world it is very easy to go through a programmed routine in the gym using heavy equipment that costs thousands of dollars. We can step or sit on a machine and move through a preset a range of motion and not even thinking about what we’re doing. After 30 minutes of cardio and […]

Dec
30

Exercises for the Swimmer

Personal Fitness Trainer Paul Nelson’s wrote in his blog post titled, “Sports Conditioning to Gain a Competitive Edge”, about how athletes are taking their training indoors and extending their cross-training. Building a strong strength base can develop “weak” athletes into strong powerful ones but also improve muscular balance that one might develop through repetition sport […]

Dec
27

Adding Power Moves to Your Workout

As you prepare to set your New Year’s resolutions, make certain your workouts are even more productive – consider adding power moves. Power equals strength multiplied by time. Therefore if we increase the speed of our lifts we increase our power output. This has many applications for life and when done correctly, can give you […]

Nov
23

Try Something New This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach and the time and motivation for workouts fade, it may be time to ramp it up and try something new. Kettlebells are a great way to add power to your workout and build healthy shoulders and backs. It’s design lends itself to dynamic power moves with a unique blend of strength […]

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