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Rivalries

A rivalry increases focus, effort and performance and brings out the best of both sides of the competition. This is true not only on the athletic field, with siblings, in business, in establishing a territory, as well as, in many other walks of life. Rivalries can and do shape how we derive our thoughts.

A great example of this effect is the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln purposely selected three men as part of his Cabinet, who politically ran against him and had sharply opposing views: Attorney General Edward Bates, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase and Secretary of Sate William H. Seward. Creating this "Team of Rivals" and listening to their conflicting opinions brought greater challenges and these men with their disconsonant interactions turned America for the greater good of all. 

Rivalries move us to think differently, compete differently, train differently and even test us in unsuspecting ways  This can be seen in the athletic training room during rehabilitation, whereby we are charged with working as hard as possible to equivocate the strength of the injured appendage with the strength of the uninjured limb. Pitting one side of the body against the other is not only for rehab, but coaches and healthy athletes have used this technique in training throughout the advent of strength development history to make sure results are maximal.

Adding paint and dedicating a special Pendulum Machine for a 'rival opponent' in your weight room will elicit greater challenges, an incredible training response to Get Strong for the greater good of all.

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The Pendulum Seated Squat Pro

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Success, Pendulum 3 Way Row

Xavier Musketeers

Xavier University is a member of the Big East Conference and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Musketeers Strength and Conditioning program is led by their 'outstanding'  Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Jennings. Matt was a center on the North Carolina Tar Heels football team in the early 1990's.  Interestingly, he coaches at a University that their sports program no longer includes the sport of football. Matt has brought his leadership, toughness and sense of purpose to Xavier to the good fortune of their athletic program.

Xavier recently upgraded their strength and conditiong facility to Get even Stonger.

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Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum Leg Extension, Pit Shark, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Grip Cart, Pendulum Power Stack

'Go West, Young Man, Go West'

West Virginia football started in 1891, since then they have accumulated a 727–482–45 record and rank 14th in victories among NCAA FBS programs. They have a rich tradition in coaching from Clarence Spears, Art "Pappy" Lewis, Bobby Bowden, Don Nehlen, Rich Rodriguez and Dana Holgorsen. The Mountaineer's are known for their quickness, overall team speed and hard play, much of which can be attributed to their 'Master' Strength and Conditioning Director, Mike Joesph and his Staff. Mike oversees one of the great strength programs and facilities in the United States. 

20160909_115754.jpgPendulum 5 Way Head and Neck Machines

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Pendulum Seated Squats

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Pendulum Hip Presses

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Pendulum 3 Way Rows

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Pendulum Lat Combo Pulldowns

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Pendulum Leg Curls

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Pendulum Leg Extension

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Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham an Squat Pro's

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham, Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum Gripper, Pendulum Glute-ham, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Combo Lat Pull

Tools

Sport requires year-round training for excellence. Practicing and playing with limited time off heightens the risk of injury. Programs with numerous tools for training allow an athlete to increase strength and remain strong by addressing each issue that may arise.

West Virginia's men's and women's basketball program use many different exercise devices to train their athletes. Having a variety of tools keeps and Gets them Strong.

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20160909_093841.jpgThe Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham

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The Pendulum 5 Way Head and Neck

20160909_093938.jpgThe Pendulum Leg Curl

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The Pendulum Row and Hip Presses

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Pendulum Grippers

 

 

Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Reverse Glute/Ham, Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum Gripper, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Strength

Using The 3 Way Row

The Pendulum 3 Way Row and it's 3 distinct hand grips was specifically designed to target the 'lats, posterior shoulder and adduction and downward rotation of the scapula. Developing these upper back muscular groups maximally is important for shoulder integrity in contact sports.

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Mark Bihl is a former collegiate and professional football player and the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Washington Court House High School located in Washington Court House, Ohio. Mark makes sure that his athletes develop this critical area in training not only to enhance performance but also for the safety of each athlete.

Topics: Pendulum 3 Way Row

Washington Court House

Washington Court House

Washington Court House High School is located in Washington Court House, Ohio. The students embrace training and the school built it's athletes a facility that allows them to excel in their chosen endeavor. In addition to the excellent equipment former Washington C.H. native and former San Diego Charger, Mark Bihl runs the Strength and Conditioning program. They Get Strong in south central Ohio.

 

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Pit Sharks, Pendulum Squat Pro and Pendulum Seated Squats

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 Pendulum Shoulder/Incline and Pendulum Chest Presses

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 Pendulum Combo Lat Pull and Pendulum 3 Way Rows

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 Pendulum Hip Presses

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 Pendulum Head and Neck Machines

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Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pit Shark, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Combo Lat Pull

Iowa State Strength And Conditioning

Iowa State University adds more Pendulum equipment to it's strength training facility.

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Pendulum Seated Squats

Iowa State Leg Extension

Pendulum Leg Curl, Leg Extension and Reverse Glute/Ham

Iowa State Weight Room

Pendulum 3 Way Rows 

Iowa State Squat Pro

Pit Sharks and Pendulum Hip Presses

Iowa State Combo Pulldowns

Pendulum Combo Lat Pulldowns

Topics: Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum Leg Extension, Pit Shark, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro

The Temple Owls

The Temple Owls - 10 wins and 6 weeks in the Top 25 

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  "The owl of the night makes the eagle of the day."

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Jeremy Scott holds the title, Master of Strength and Conditioning, he is one of the top coaches in his profession and is headed into his 4th season at Temple University. Jeremy graduated from Lock Haven University and receieved his masters from Penn State where he spent 14 years as a strength coach. He is seen above in the Temple weight room with an 'old' friend and former strength coach, Mike Gittleson.

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Pendulum Hip Presses

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Pendulum 4-Way Necks

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The Pendulum 3-Way Row

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The Pendulum Power Squat Pro

Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Squat Pro

NSCA Coaches Conference

This year's National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Conference was located in San Antonio, Texas. Strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others stopped by the Pendulum booth to Get Strong.

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press

Villanova Strength Training

Jake Cox played football at Kansas and has a masters degree in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin as well as a strong background in nutrition. Jake is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Villanova University football team. 

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Villanova Coach Jake Cox

Training on the new Pendulum Glute/Ham machines to Get Strong

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Villanova New Pendulum Gluteham

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Villanova 3 Way Row

Pendulum 3 Way Rows

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Glute-ham, Pendulum 3 Way Row