Monday, December 3, 2018

There are several reasons to hire a personal trainer. One of these is the fact that a certified trainer can significantly reduce the risk of injury. It is highly unlikely to be injured during a strength training session if all exercises are performed with good form , proper load and a full range of motion. It’s when the form starts to get sloppy or too much weight is used that  is when injuries are far more likely to occur. At Basic Iron Strength Training Solutions I can show the safest and most effective way to reach your fitness goals.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Best Gift You Can Give

The gift of fitness is the best thing you can give your children, your significant other, and yourself. Virtually everyone can benefit from strength training. No matter what your age or physical condition strength training greatly improves both your physical and mental health, reduces the possibility of injury, and increases confidence. No matter where you are in your life's journey  Basic Iron can design a workout and nutrition program to fit your individual needs.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Basic Iron LLC Gym Rules

1) Show up on time fed and hydrated
2) Show up ready to work
3) Be positive if you have a negative attitude please check it at the door
4) While we want your gym experience to be fun and enjoyable any horse play is strictly prohibited. In the words of the great British Strongman Eddie Hall " There will be no f**king about"
5) We are all here to help each other get better there will be no shaming, humiliating or putting any one down.
6) This Gym is a drama free zone
7) When you leave the gym be stronger, healthier, smarter, and kinder than you were yesterday.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Don't Forget the Basics

In today's fitness world gyms are full of machines each of which is " the latest and greatest".  While most of them are very effective and functional some are a waste of perfectly good gym space. Trying to tell the difference can be a major challenge.

There is no confusion with the basic strength training equipment that has been around forever. In my opinion nothing beats the bench press, squat rack, dip bars, chin up station and a lat machine. You simply can't go wrong with the basics. While I am not anti machines I believe the quickest and simplest way to achieve whatever your fitness goals are is through hard work on basic equipment.

Call me for an appointment and I will show you the way.
Basic Iron LLC 616-232-3917

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Strength training solutions for law enforcement

As a professional law enforcement officer you could find yourself in a life threatening situation at any second. Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is extremely important to help you stay safe while dealing with these threats. The benefits of physical fitness also include lower risks of heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes and several other health issues. Strength training is proven to be one of the most efficient and effective methods of increasing  strength, stamina and flexibility.
At Basic Iron LLC we can design a personalized strength training program to fit your individual needs.

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There is no off season

For competitive athletes at all ages and all levels of competition there is no off season. Year round strength training gives you a huge competitive advantage. This is very apparent in both youth and high school sports. While there is no way to guarantee your child a division I college scholarship or a professional contract I can promise you that your son or daughter will have a body built for quality performance on the field or court. They will also have a significantly lower risk of injury. The important point to realize is that kids are not miniature adults. They are less mature than adults physically, mentally and emotionally they must be trained differently. At Basic Iron LLC I can design a custom strength training program to prepare them for athletic competition and a lifetime of high achievement.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Strength Training for Kids

There has been something going for at least 3 generations now that is very disturbing to me. There are more children that are morbidly obese than ever before. According to the CDC as of April 2015 "childhood obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period." This is also from the CDC

Health Effects of Childhood Obesity

"Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being.
Immediate health effects:Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In a population-based sample of 5- to 17-year-olds, 70% of obese youth had at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.7Obese adolescents are more likely to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels indicate a high risk for development of diabetes.8,9Children and adolescents who are obese are at greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, and social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem.5,6,10
Long-term health effects:Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults11-14 and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.6  One study showed that children who became obese as early as age 2 were more likely to be obese as adults.12Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.15"
This issue can be addressed through a properly designed youth strength training program and nutrition plan. We can fix this!!! We owe it our future generations to teach our children the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Your great great great grandchildren will thank you.
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