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Improving Your Warm-up with Stabilization & Activation

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, May 28, 2014 The quadruped hip extension is a great pre-workout exercise that activates the glutes. While incorporating flexibility and stability exercises into your warm-up ensures that the low-back doesn’t hyper-extend during squats and deadlifts. While stretching the hip-flexors helps, tightness is often accompanied by weak glutes and abdominals.  Weak [...]
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Time for an Upgrade!

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, May 28, 2014 Been rocking that white band for a while now and feel like your ready for an upgrade? Wait no longer athletes because your opportunity to earn your  Level II band is coming to a SICFIT gym near you tonight at 7pm! The Level II band is [...]
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The Murph Challenge: An Ode to Will, Dedication, and Faith

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Monday, May 26, 2014 SICFIT Scottsdale and Forged are honored to bring you the Murph Challenge! What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than  to remember a courageous American hero with a physical and mental test of strength and character. This burley workout is an ode to the will, dedication, and [...]
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Hell Week Victims Still Recovering!

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Friday, May 23, 2014 One week ago today, several of the most courageous, determined SICFITERS proved to themselves that they are capable of conquering even the most damning physical and mental challenges. Though they are likely all still recovering from the soreness and fatigue from Hell Week, we congratulate all [...]
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Kayyem Signature Series: The Kipping Pull Up

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, May 22, 2014 The kipping pull-up is a quintessential functional fitness exercise. It’s efficient, powerful, and uses nearly the entire body and manipulate the entire body through space. For many though, the coordination and strength needed to perform this exercise is either elusive or not at full potential. Tonight’s [...]
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The HOLT family farewell

Posted by: Luke

 “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community” – Dorothy Day    This might be the single hardest farewell we have ever gone through at SICFIT Scottsdale. We are not only losing one great man but his wife and their [...]
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Balanced Training for Strong Shoulders

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Many athletes that struggle with pressing or pulling overhead are victims of what Shirley Sahrmann calls “Downward-Rotation Syndrome.” Full range of motion for raising your arms overhead requires sixty-degrees of upward rotation from the shoulder blade. When the upward rotators (lower traps, serratus anterior) are weak, the downward rotators become [...]
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Fitness Evolved

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Monday, May 19, 2014 Functional fitness is on the forefront of the fit-frontier and SICFIT Scottsdale is running ahead of the pack!  According to biomechanic Greg Roskopf, “the key to functional exercise is integration. It’s about teaching all the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently.” To [...]
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