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Modify You Exercises and Enjoy Exercise Succecss

There is a significant difference between compensation and modification when applied to exercise performance. Compensation usually refers to “breaking form” during the execution of an exercise (i.e. momentum use, not achieving a full range of motion/line of pull, rocking/leaning the body, or not maintaining a neutral spine, etc.). Not only does this compensated movement potentially…

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Mountain Climbers Three Ways

The mountain climber exercise is an excellent total body nose to core exercise. The entire body becomes involved in this exercise due to the body’s position in relationship to ground forces and it may be performed with, or without any equipment. However, this week three variations including one without equipment, will be highlighted. Add these…

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Fantastic Fall Fitness

We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within your current program. Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we are able to get outside…

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Triceps Skull Crushers Three Ways

There are dozens of exercises that effectively train the triceps (brachii) muscle group.  These muscles are located on the posterior upper arm, have three heads and originate at the lower edge of the glenoid cavity of the scapula, posterior humerus and the distal two-thirds of the posterior humerus and insert on the olecranon process (think…

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Three Great Ankle Cuff Resistive Tubing Exercises

The ankle cuff resistive tubing design includes a Velcro cuff for each ankle with resistive tubing between the two ankle cuffs. It provides light to heavy resistance, depending upon the gauge thickness and the length of the tubing excellent for strengthening the lower body. Therefore, add the following three great ankle cuff tubing exercises targeting…

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Creative Exercise Set Design

If you have been exercising regularly for a while, you may have noticed that your set organization (a certain number of repetitions—8-12-completed would be one set), has become a bit dreary and uninteresting.  This may be one of the reasons that you are not as enthusiastic about heading back to the gym or into your…

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Ten Daily Fitness Goals

Establishment of long term fitness goals is a fundamental aspect of fitness success.  However, daily fitness goals are also critical to set and achieve as these smaller, incremental micro steps may eventually lead to the long term macro results we seek.  Daily fitness goals include dozens of details that refine performance by enhancing focus and…

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Seeking Fitness Solutions for Physical Limitations

We all have physical limitations.  Obviously, some far more serious and challenging than others, but the reality is that every “body” has it limits.  And, this does not mean that we should not strive for fitness success, but simply to recognize our limitations and move forward. The spectrum of physical capabilities and limitations of our…

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Three Excellent Medicine Ball Exercises

Medicine balls have been around for decades.  These balls are weighted and come in a variety of weight increments, materials and diameters which enable us to utilize this fitness tool in dozens of exercises.  Medicine balls may be integrated into both muscular strength training and power work. This week, three excellent muscular strength exercises will…

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