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Preventative Sports Medicine

Preventative sports medicine is the hallmark of any strength and conditioning program. The first goal of a professional is to develop effective and practical ways to reduce the number of sports-related injuries. Train the Head and Neck on the Pendulum 4 or 5 Way Machines and Get Strong.

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Training on the Pendulum Head and Neck Machine

 

Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck

A Neck Machine That Trains The Traps

By simply disengaging the face pad lever arm from the adjustable 'Cam', via it's pop pin, the Pendulum 5 Way Head and Neck machine instantly becomes a seated one or two arm shrugging device.  

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IMG_5656                  Shrugging on the Pendulum 5 Way Head and Neck Machine 

Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck

Something Old, Something New

The University of Akron's, Matt Gildersleeve in May of 2014 became the youngest Division 1 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Before coming to Akron, Matt played at the football powerhouse Mount Union and was a part of four straight Conference Championships and a National Championship. Matt has a masters degree in sports science, unique coaching skills, tremendous drive and an excellent aptitude.  Head Football Coach, Terry Bowden recognizing his attributes quickly promoted him from within his program to lead the 'Zips' Strength and Conditioning.

Matt and his wife Ana and dog 'Rock' recently visited the Rogers Pendulum factory and had the opportunity to see the latest manufacturing tools, how equipment was designed, fabricated, constructed and assembled. Nathan Rogers, President and Chief Operating Officer and Mike Gittleson, the first Strength and Conditioning Coach in the Big Ten, were the Gildersleeve's hosts. 

In the Rogers Pendulum showroom Matt and Mike spent time examining equipment, blending ideas, styles and the training techniques of coaching old and new, which led to an interesting day. Ask about touring the factory, a must addition to your 'bucket list'...... - a great place to stop on your vacation when travelling through Michigan.

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Topics: Pendulum Rack System

Strong Hands Make Strong Players

Maximizing the strength of the hands requires an athlete to train the various grips of power, hook, ball, pinch, precision, abbduction and adduction.  Having tools designed for each movement and a place to house them is important. The Cincinnati Bengals are Pros and as expected have a professional approach when it comes to their hand strength.

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The Pendulum Grip Cart at the Cincinnati Bengals Training Facility 

Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Gripper, Pendulum Grip Cart

Hardpressed, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Strength and Conditioning Coach

We are looking for experienced strength and conditioning coaches who are looking to transition from the college or professional ranks to the private sector. Candidates must be comfortable running our workout programs and working in a team environment.

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Pendulum Leg Curl

The Company

Location: Chicago, IL

Contact: careers@hardpressed.com

Hardpressed Strength was established in 2011 with a mission to teach the world how hard, simple, and effective strength training. We provide an inviting and safe environment, one-on-one coaching, and all the necessary equipment for our clients to achieve their strength goals. In 2015 we opened Hardpressed Conditioning with the same ideal, just with cardio conditioning goals in mind.

The Position Our strength coaches provided two types of services to our clientele – one-on-one coaching through our strength training program and group conditioning class instruction. Starting salary $40,000-$50,000 depending on qualifications. Opportunity to earn up to $60,000 annually depending on performance.

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We are looking for two coaches to start by July 1st. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

  • Easy transition from the intuitional to the private sector.
  • Join a growing team of coaches in a great city.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the company.
  • Competitive pay.
  • No direct sales.

Qualifications Undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Experience in intercollegiate strength and conditioning as an athlete, intern, GA, and/or coach. Willingness to run our exercise programs and positively contribute to our team.

Applicants must possess as part of themselves personally:

  • Outgoing, friendly, curious, enthusiastic, and emotionally intelligent.
  • Strength and fitness must play a big role in your life already.
  • Ability to think on your feet in a fast-paced environment.
  • Generally positive person.

Preferred Skills/Prior Job Experience:

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach.
  • Great communicator.
  • Hustle.
  • Basic computer skills.

Topics: Pendulum Leg Curl, Announcements, Pendulum Pulldown

Squatting Seated

Rogers Athletic has over 30 engineers on staff. The process of engineering applies scientific principles to design allowing for the development and construction of machines that address the function of movement under specific conditions. This allows for a strength training product that is refined to maximize muscular adaptation.

It is known that altering knee angle alters the length and therefore the potential force produced by biarticular muscles. Biarticular muscles are muscles that cross two joints rather than just one, such as the rectus femoris and bicep femoris which span the hip and knee. Creating an exercise device such as the Pendulum Seated Squat addresses knee and hip angles by utilizing a linkage system. This connectivity enables rotary movement (which is critical) and matches the strength curve of the musculature in relation to where a joint is in space during movement.

As soon as one begins exercising on the Pendulum Seated Squat it is immediately known that this is what strength training is supposed to feel like and this seated squatting device will Get you Strong. 

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Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat

Louisville Basketball

The University of Louisville upgrades their basketball weight room with Pendulum to Get Strong.

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Topics: Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row

A Great Way To Finish

Once an athletes exercise routine is completed - time them pulling the rope in both directions. A great way to finish and Get Strong!

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Topics: Pendulum Rope Pull, Pendulum Rack System

Pendulum - Kuwait And All Around The World

Though living six thousand seven hundred and forty miles away from the United States, people in Kuwait found the best exercise equipment in the World. They ordered Pendulum strength training machines from Clare, Michigan. The new machines can be seen below assembled, checked, waiting to be wrapped for shipping. They will be Getting Strong in the Persian Gulf.

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Topics: Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum Leg Extension, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Pendulum Combo Lat Pull, Pendulum Utility Bench

The Pendulum Leg Curl

The Pendulum Leg Curl's strength curve is so good that when you try it it will make you smile.

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It is well known that a hip-dominant exercise such as the stiff legged deadlift targets the proximal hamstring, whereby the lying leg curl a knee-dominant exercise, the lower or distal hamstrings.  When an athlete begins exercising on the Pendulum Leg Curl they are 'prone' in every sense of the word as they are not only facing downward, but also 'prone' to smile as they immediately feel a sensation in the posterior thigh musculature that they have never felt when using a leg curl before. 

Topics: Pendulum Leg Curl