F.I.T. Blog

How Often Should You Train?

How often should you train? Whew, that is a loaded question. So to start out with, I rarely deal in absolutes. Nothing is set in stone because we are all human and experience different things day to day. “A man never crosses the same river twice.” Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher Meaning that every time you come […]

Can your knees pass your toes when you squat?

Squatting is one of the most important movements we can do for our health and yet, it’s also one of the most misunderstood. First of all, EVERYONE can squat. Yes, there are multitudes of variations but, in the end, EVERYONE can squat. Knee issues, hip issues, back issues, whatever the ailment, there is still a […]

How to build great looking, and strong, Lats!

Lats are one of the sexiest looking muscles on the body when well developed. I know, this isn’t my typical start to an article, but it’s true. If you have defined lats (latissimus dorsi) that are aesthetically pleasing, you WANT to sport a wide variety of tank tops in the summer. And ladies with great […]

Put the Fight Back in Your Glutes

I can’t let a month go by without discussing the importance of glute strength. I mean there is a strength coach, Bret Contreras, that has dedicated himself to the glutes! Clearly, if someone as smart as Bret is going to those lengths, the glutes are worth mentioning again and again. Today, though, I will take […]

Fixing IT Band Issues for GOOD!

The IT Band… For many people, those three words cause a cringing reaction and a natural tendency to grab the outside of their thigh and rub it incessantly, remembering how annoying and painful the IT band syndrome they experienced was. The reasons why the area on the outside of the thigh becomes agitated to a […]

Shoulder Issues, Time to Find the Pecs!

Shoulder issues are quite common in Gyms. You would be hard pressed to step into any Gym across the country, spend a day there and NOT here 5+ stories of bum shoulders, things they can’t do because of their shoulders or just watch guys and gals rubbing their shoulders during a training session. It’s not […]

How to Train by Listening to Your Body

If there is one thing I believe about training, it should be fun. For any of you who have ever had a strength coach, you may question the version of fun we have versus your definition of fun. But, think about a time you got done with a really tough training session. You were tired, […]

Lats NOW, Summer Body Later!

If there is one constant during Wisconsin winters, it’s traditions that involve staying warm. And by staying warm, I mean putting a good layer of insulation on via consumption of Brandy Old Fashioneds, Tom and Jerry’s, holiday treats and a delicious Prime Rib! Those are just some of my favorites, I’m sure you have yours. […]

Why We Love to Coach at FIT

Coaching for us at FIT isn’t just something we do as a job. It’s our passion. I want to be specific about this because it’s not our passion to train ourselves daily and show off our gains to our Athletes. Nor is it about coming in and finding new ways to make our Athletes pay […]

 

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