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Train The Hips

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Nov 1, 2018 11:59:19 AM

In the Journal of Athletic Training in November of 2017 the following study was presented, “Hip Strength as a "Predictor of Ankle Sprains in Male Soccer Players: A Prospective Study.” They looked at 210 competitive male soccer players and concluded, “Reduced isometric hip-abductor strength predisposed competitive male soccer players to non-contact lateral ankle sprains.”  Increased risk doesn't necessarily mean injury, but certainly reducing risk is an important consideration in all strength training regimes.

The Pendulum Hip Press is the only leg press that has been specifically designed to target and strengthen the muscles that control hip movement. When squatting coaches perpetually instruct their athletes to seek a specific range of motion to assure upper thigh strength. On the Pendulum Hip Press the athlete only needs to bring his or her knees towards their shoulders during the decent of the weight and then the hips are required to drive the weight to the extended position. 

  • Get Strong on the Pendulum Hip Press

Topics: Pendulum Hip Press

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity

Posted by Pendulum Strength on Aug 30, 2018 3:43:27 PM

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity founded in 1832 subscribe to 'manus multae cor unum' - many hands, one heart. As a national organization they expect each chapter to contribute to the intellectual atmosphere of their campus and to their members. 

In an article published in Psychology Today, Can physical activities Improve Fluid intelligence?, scientist link fitness  with improved cognition in healthy young adults. 'Fluid intelligence' is defined as "the capacity to think logically and solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge."  Through extensive research it is indicated that certain hormones, which are increased during exercise, may help improve memory.  Pursuing non-academic activities such as aerobic exercise, and strength training are key to enriching not only cognition but someone's long-term success in life.

Alpha Delta Phi located in the heart of the University of Michigan campus just built a strength training facility in their frat house for their student members - strong bodies, strong minds, strong hearts.

 

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Topics: Pendulum Utility Bench, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Power Stack, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum Seated Squat

Range Of Motion And Hip Strength

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Aug 26, 2018 5:37:32 PM

To increase hip strength and range of motion, on the return phase of the Pendulum Hip Press, an athlete should bring their knees back towards their shoulders. 

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Training hip strength on a 'first generation' Pendulum Hip Press

Topics: Pendulum Hip Press

The Vastus Medialis Oblique And Vastus Lateralis

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Aug 6, 2018 10:14:55 AM

To get the most out of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and vastus lateralis (VL) incorporate a isometric hip adduction in the last 45 degrees of knee extension/flexion on the Pendulum Hip Press. Ensuring the adductors are engaged may be useful in promoting a greater VMO/VL ratio. There is evidence that a better ratio reduces patella femoral stress.

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Topics: Pendulum Hip Press

Wayne State University

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Jun 16, 2018 4:21:08 PM

Ruben Mendoza is a former NFL offensive guard who is now the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Wayne State University. Ruben has coached at South Carolina, Tennessee - Chattanooga , Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi and Notre Dame and as you can ascertain has a vast experience in the profession. Under Rueben's guidance Wayne State is a perennial contender for top-10 honors in the NACDA Learfield Sports' Directors Cup. With Mendoza's direction the University just completed their new Athletic Department weight room. The Warriors will be Getting Stronger in Detroit.

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Combo Lat Pull, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Utility Bench, Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Pendulum Glute-ham, Pendulum Gripper

Louisville Basketball

Posted by Mike Gittleson on May 16, 2018 5:58:16 PM

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

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Topics: Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Hip Press

Pendulum - Kuwait And All Around The World

Posted by Mike Gittleson on May 6, 2018 8:09:30 PM

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

March To Minnesota

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Feb 13, 2018 3:14:40 PM

THE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION OF STRENGTH TRAINING

FOR HEALTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE

 

March 9 & 10th, 2018

DAY ONE

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.

DAY TWO

Early Morning Workouts at the Downtown Minneapolis Location – More information to come

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

 https://www.resistanceexerciseconference.com/

 

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Pendulum Hip Presses

Topics: Muscular Strength, Strength, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Hip Press, Muscular Growth, Strength Training

Notre Dame Athletics

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Jan 31, 2018 7:04:33 PM

Notre Dame upgrades their Strength Training Facility

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Pendulum 5 Way Head and Neck Machines

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Pendulum Combo Lat Pulldowns 

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Pendulum Hip Presses and Pendulum Seated Squats
 
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Pendulum 3 Way Rows

Topics: Pendulum Combo Lat Pull, Pendulum Squat Pro, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Hip Press

Indiana Basketball

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Jan 24, 2018 8:52:27 PM

Indiana Hoosiers basketball program adds the Pendulum Hip Press and the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline to it's strength training program.

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Topics: Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline