F.I.T. Blog

Five B’s of Weightlifting


Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach First off, I am not a nutritionist. My five B’s are foods that I’ve found to be excellent for getting big and strong. Disclaimer: If your goal is not to get big and strong, this list is less applicable to you. By following this list, I gained […]

Avoid Fat Gain This Summer!


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT The warm months are upon us. That means barbecues, vacations, and parties. You know, all the fun stuff you’ve been waiting the entire winter to do! You’re going to have lots of beer, burgers, fries, and other greasy food. So you know what that means – you […]

Why Aren’t You Making Time for Fitness?


Annalise Simsek, CSCS, FMS-1, HRV-Pro, PN-1, Coach at FIT We talked recently about goals and how to set them so that they are truly achievable. But, for some reason, you still aren’t making progress and getting the results you had expected. You’re committed, right? You drew your line in the sand and said you wanted […]

Improve Training Results by Managing Stress


Ben Cagle, NASM, USAT-1 There are 24 hours in a day. During these hours, stress builds up, and can cause wear and tear on your body and mind. Stress can be physical, mental, emotional, environmental, etc. In any given week, those stresses can be consistent or widely variable. It greatly depends on your life! As […]

Setting Records


Max Dallman, USA-W Level 1 Sports Performance Coach I’ve been training an athlete for a while (we will call him Larry to protect the innocent) who loves to set world records. Well, they may “only” be personal records for him, but he calls them “Larry world records. I love that attitude! Setting records during your […]

Is lifting weights dangerous?


Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT You hear horror stories all the time about people hurting their backs deadlifting or injuring their knees squatting. The fact is lifting weights can be extremely dangerous – if you don’t know what you’re doing. A well-executed strength training program is not only safe, but will prepare you […]

Oh, no! I ate the cake!


By Ana Grimh, CSCS, FMS-1 Come on, we’ve all been there. Two weeks into our “clean” eating regimen, and we are tempted by cake at a work function or any other social event. Dang it! How could we have been so weak? Well, since we ate the cake, might as well eat 16 cookies, 3 […]

Get Better Every Day for the Rest of Your Life


by Jared Markiewicz, ACSM-CPT, YFS, TPI CGFI When you are leaving Functional Integrated Training, there is a sign in big blue letters that simply states: You Just Got Better. But, is it possible that every person who has been training with us for 2, 3 or 4+ years is actually STILL getting better every day? […]

Beginner Barbell Training: Linear Progression


By Max Dallman The fastest known way between two points is a straight line. When we talk about getting stronger, we utilize the term linear progression. But, what exactly does that mean? It means increasing the weight on the barbell by small increments each training session for as long as possible. In other words, an […]

3 Big Fat Lies About Lifting Weights


By Luke Briggs, CSCS, PN-1, Coach at FIT In the age of technology, we have access to more information than ever before. Unfortunately, that means more people can deliver information through the thousands of platforms available to us. As such, misinformation is running rampant. In the fitness community, many self-proclaimed “experts” have created many myths […]