Seton Hall University - South Orange, New Jersey
Seton Hall University - South Orange, New Jersey
The quadricep's vastus medialis, often called the vastus internus, is located just above the knee on the medial side of the leg. During a leg extension movement it is active whether you are at 10 degrees, 30 degrees, 60 degrees or 90 degrees of motion. But in order to maximize it's develop make sure the athlete extends his or her legs completely and pauses at the top of the movement.
Pause at the top of the movement to Get the Medialis Strong.
Topics: Pendulum Leg Extension
To maximize or test hand strength we utilize the power grip. The power grip allows for the extrinsic muscles of the hand to provide the major force, the interossei muscles are used as flexors and rotators at the metacarpophalangeal joints, and the thenar muscles at the base of the thumb become heavily involved. To train the power grip Tyler Hobson of Rogers Athletic developed the Pendulum Grip Pro.
Finger spreading, bringing the fingers to the midline of the hand (that is, ab-/adduction) and squeezing are fundamental to many gripping tasks and occur simultaneously. if you firmly grab someones wrist or forearm using a 'power grip' and they begin to pull away, ab-/adductors come into play. Having these muscles strong is essential in maintaining power as the lines of force applied to hold the ulna and radius have quickly changed.
Hand strength requires a multitude of muscular interactions. Grasping an object firmly and then twisting your forearm into supination, the index and middle fingers act as a pair and the ring and little fingers also a pair to generate oppositely directed tangential force, which requires digital strength as well as coordination.
Finger Walking To Develop The Ab And Adductors Of The Fingers
Strengthening ab and adduction of the fingers gives you extremely powerful hands. The following video is a demonstration of finger strength at the highest level. It is of a 19 year old Casey Gittleson demonstrating a 41 pound finger walk (a year later it was over 55 pounds). Training the sledge hammer movement allowed for a 168 pound teenager to bend steel and frying pans just out of high school.
Make sure your Pendulum Grip Cart from Rogers is loaded with sledge hammers to Get Strong.
The trapezius muscle is complex and is involved in many functions, posturally it is a counterbalance against the forward flexion of the head, due to the head's slight anterior center of gravity in relation to it's axis. The trapezius elevates the pectoral girdle, rotates the scapula upwards, retracts the scapula, depresses the shoulders - it is involved in side flexion of the neck, axial rotation of the upper thoracic spine and extension.
For safety, when we are startled, we quickly shrug elevating our shoulders using our traps to safeguard our head by not allowing the occiput to be thrust backwards. This movement is natural and reflexive. Training on a neck machine we unconsciously elevate our shoulders as a protective mechanism restricting the normal range of motion of neck extension. To maximize neck strength hold the handle in front of the Pendulum 4 or 5 Way Neck machine's seat pad or hold on to the bottom of the seat pad which depresses the traps. Keeping the shoulders down during neck extension strength will grow quickly.......use good form to Get Strong.
The Pendulum 5 Way Neck Machine
Lock Haven University is located on 200 acres in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna river. They are noted for teacher preparation and are strong in sciences, business and the humanities. They have over 130 clubs that provide the students with numerous experiences.
The Lock Haven University's Strength, Conditioning and Fitness Club recently arrived in Clare, Michigan to gain understanding of fitness manufacturing, weight room design and to become acquainted with the Pendulum exercise equipment.
A great group, a great learning experience and a great day! Ask about bringing your strength team to Clare.
THE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION OF STRENGTH TRAINING
Times and events for both days are subject to change
4:30 – 5:45pm Registration/Check-in
5:30 – 5:45pm Welcome and Introduction
5:45 – 6:45pm Keynote Presentation 1: Ted Dreisigner Ph.D. Isolated Strengthening of the Low Back as a Strategy for the Prevention and Clinical Management of Chronic Low Back Pain
6:45 – 7:30pm Special Topics Presentation: A Fireside Chat with Jim Flanagan
7:45 – 8:30pm Special Topics Presentation: Brandon Jonker Results and Application of the Repetition Duration Study; Comparing 30-30-30, 10-10, and 2-4 and Training Demonstration with James Fisher Ph.D.
8:30 – 10:30pm Social at Beacon
We invite all attendees to join for food and drink at Beacon (located in the hotel). Note: Drinks and food are an additional cost and are not provided.
9:00 – 10:00am Keynote Presentation 2: Luke Carlson The Philosophy, Strategy, and Tactics that Drive Business Growth.
10:15 – 11:15am Keynote Presentation 3: Mike Gittleson Stretching is Not What We Thought it Was (and the Lost Body Part)
11:15 – 11:45am Special Topics and Tactics: Discover Strength Staff
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch (provided with registration)
12:30 – 1:30pm Keynote Presentation 4: Rob Morton Understanding Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy: Protein Metabolism and Resistance Training
1:45 – 2:45pm Keynote Presentation 5: Michelle Segar Ph.D
3:00 – 4:00pm Keynote Presentation 6: James Fisher Ph.D Heterogeneity, Periodization and the Strength-Endurance Continuum
Pendulum Hip Presses
Advanced combat helmets, night vision goggles, forward head posture from carrying heavy loads, G forces when flying, all effect neck muscle strain and over time can promote neck pain. These activities leave military veterans with more cervical complaints than the normal population. It is extremely important that neck strengthening protocols are included in exercise regimes for military personnel and neck strengthening a life long pursuit.
To improve neck muscle strength and endurance there is no better exercise device than the Pendulum 4 and 5 Way Head and Neck Machines.
Reduce Helmet Load and it's Effect by Increasing Neck Strength.
Notre Dame upgrades their Strength Training Facility
Pendulum 5 Way Head and Neck Machines
Pendulum Combo Lat Pulldowns
Pendulum 3 Way Rows
Indiana Hoosiers basketball program adds the Pendulum Hip Press and the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline to it's strength training program..
For the first three quarters of the 20th century if you wanted to inquire about a young man's strength the question was - "How much can you press?". The overhead press was a relatively simple way to compare strength between individuals as it required little instruction. Simply pick a weight off the floor or walk up to a power rack and push it over your head if you wanted to see who was stronger than whom.
Initially, for maximum development and comparative results the press was performed in a strict 'military style'; hence it's name the 'military press'. The lifter was to keep a military posture with straight legs and back, locked knees while pressing the weight overhead. This kept the stress of the load on the shoulders. In 1928 because of it's popularity, the overhead movement become one of the three movements in weightlifting competition in the Olympics.
Competitions, coaching, seeking an edge, along with the worldwide desire for countries to win caused the lift to lose it's militray form as lifters used every means and technique to circumvent the rules to place the weight overhead. Lean-back techniques, grip spacing, a slight hitching movement with ones' knees and the exercise turned into a quick push-press to accelerate and move rather than lift weight. Forgiveness in rules and the excessive body bend began to become acceptable. In 1972 the overhead press could no longer fairly be judged and was removed from Olympic competition.
In the 1960's Powerlifting, which required less skill became more and more prevalent. Those who had spent their time military pressing as part of their training, rather than bench pressing quickly found when they converted to the bench press exercise they were extremely strong even though they had never performed a bench press exercise in training.
The trainees that remained and continued as Olympic lifters, even though the overhead press was eliminated from competition, still found it necessary to continue the use of the overhead press in their training in order to excel in the clean and jerk.
Rogers Athletic recognized the value of this shoulder exercise and developed the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline. The machine takes away the leverage advantages that athletes use to push rather than truly press weight overhead. And just as importantly the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline is constructed to ensure the lifters humerus is rotated properly during the movement making it a truly effective deltoid developer.
To build extremely powerful shoulder muscles and Get Strong choose this machine from Pendulum. It answers the question, "How much can you press?".