Hostyle Conditioning

February2014

Workout Archive

Friday May 24th 150 swings 40 spiderman push ups 40 clean and press then lunge left then right 100 swings 30 spiderman push ups 30 clean and press Lunge left lunge right 50 swings 20 spiderman push ups 20 clean and press lunge left lunge right Guys use the 24 kg bell for swings Gals use the 16 kg bell Monday May 20th Long weekend Finisher As with all Monday on long weekend we run a 7 pm blended class[…]

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Prowler

Prowler Finisher, getting back to training

Well, the expansion at Hostyle is almost completed, there are still some small things to finish. Everyday i spend an hour or 2 after close to work on the smaller details. That being the case I have also been remiss in my workouts as of late. I think I hit 2 workouts in the last 3 weeks, and boy do I feel it. So Sunday Jess and I came in to hit a bench workout and discuss some Hostyle coaching[…]

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Hostyle Conditioning Renee KB swing

Hostyle Youth Conditioning – Teaching the Kettlebell Swing and Hip Mobility

The kettlebell swing is one of my favorite go-to exercises for teaching younger athletes how to hinge from the hips and develop that explosive power necessary for all sporting activities.   In order to utilize the hips effectively an athlete must first recognize that the hips are where all of your power comes from and in order to harness that power they have to be able to engage their glutes, hamstrings and adductors to drive their movements. This is the basic[…]

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Deadlift Seminar Was a Blast!

Last Saturday was a blast! Students came from as far as Toronto to learn the proper techniques and some inside tips to deadlift like a beast! “Captain Smash,” Jesse Howland, and the boss, Curd Hos, gave students an in-depth look at how to lift weights from the floor. Students learned not only the different types of deadlifts but also how to properly do each one — such as the conventional deadlift, the sumo, straight-legged, Romanian, rack pulls, and more. Jesse[…]

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Monday Holiday Hours at Hostyle

Here is the schedule for this upcoming Monday at Hostyle 6 am 12 noon 6pm 7pm 8pm classes as usual Personal Training and Semi Private will also be happening! PS   A quick not about bringing kids into Hostyle. Unless your child is in a youth class 9 – 13 and 14 – 19 children are not permitted anywhere on the training floor. I have let a parents once in while when they are absolutely stuck bring their child, but[…]

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Even Fitness Coaches Need A Coach

It may surprise a lot of you to hear, but even great fitness coaches need their own coaches.  Why?  Because no one can look at themselves objectively and see what is truly going on behind the closed veil of our minds.  We are our own worst enemy when it comes to dealing with problems regarding issues that we are truly passionate about to the point of going nowhere fast.  Just look at this example of my pursuit of a better[…]

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Youth Conditioning - CPT SMASH Rack Pulls

Youth Conditioning – Rack Pulls

In today’s Youth Conditioning segment I had a small class so we cut away to the weight room for some rack pulls!  Now rack pulls are a fairly intense exercise that can really load up the body with some serious poundage.   What is the rack pull you say?  Well, just watch this short little video clip on the Rack Pull for a full explanation. The rack pull is an awesome lift that helps prepare younger athletes for those bigger[…]

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Testosterone

Testosterone. It’s what makes a man a MAN!! This issue we are going to look at a very important topic that greatly affects Men over 30 and by default affects the women in there lives. Testosterone!! It’s pretty well known fact that testosterone is THE Guy hormone! When we are 18 – 21 we ooze the the stuff, but as we approach our 30’s and beyond things start to change. For various reasons we start to produce less testosterone. Not[…]

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