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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

Three Pendulum Machines In One

The Pendulum Shoulder/Incline can become three different machines by making quick and simple adjustments to the seat and 'work arm'. Not only is this machine a tremendous exercise tool and rehabilitative device, it is the space saver that many programs need because of it's varying applications.

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Using the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline as a Chest Press

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The Pendulum Shoulder/Incline adjusted to become an Inclines Press

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The Overhead Press

Topics: Pendulum Shoulder/Incline

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

Contralateral And Ipsilateral

Contralateral is defined as 'pertaining to the other side'. Ipsilateral is considered the opposite of contralateral and occurs on the same side. When you train one limb at a time there is always an effect, because of neural flow to the contralateral limb even if the limb is unenvolved in direct exercise. Coaches understanding this use specific exercise protocols to keep the contalateral limb always under muscular tension.

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Training keeping both arms extended, then lowering one limb and raising it up, then lowering the other limb causes the lifter to keep both arms under muscular tension during the entire exercise. This method of training insures an athlete does not favor an appendage when training bilaterally. This style of exercise may also be used for rehabilitative purposes or simply to augment a normal training regime.

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The Pendulum Shoulder/Iincline

Try this:

On the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline with a determined weight press up with two arms, then lower and press 4 reps with one-arm, while the contralateral limb continually holds the weight extended overhead. Upon completion of the 4th rep keep the limb extended and do 4 reps with the other arm. Once the 2nd arm has completed it's 4th rep leave it extended and begin the process over with a target of 3 reps with each arm. When both limbs have done 3 reps, then do 2 and then 1 rep with each arm.

The goal is 10 reps with each arm (4 reps, 3, 2, 1) adding 5 pounds when a total of 10 reps with the contralateral and ipsilateral arms can be achieved during the exercise. 

A great way to Get Strong.

Topics: Strength Training, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Squat Pro

The 5th Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development New Jersey Clinic

The 5th Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development New Jersey Clinic is headed back to The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. With coaches from the NFL and Division I levels, authors, researchers and current practitioners in the strength game delivering dynamic presentations. This event will be more hands-on and practical than your typical lecture only format. It will be a great opportunity for attendees to learn from those that work with professional athletes, collegiate athletes, youth athletes and more. The clinic will highlight a multidisciplinary approach integrating speed, movement, agility, resistance, technology, education and resistance training in a motivational, high energy, learning environment. Don’t miss out on this unique experience. Register today!

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The 5th Annual SC/AD New Jersey Clinic CEUs will be 0.8 NSCA, 7.0 BOC, and 3.25 CSCCa.

Itinerary for Saturday, February 14, 2015 

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7:00-7:45 Registration / Check-In – Drinks and bagels will be provided in Sponsor/Vendor Area

7:45-8:00 Opening Remarks – Doug Scott/Rob Taylor, Jr.

8:00-8:50 "Sets and Reps: Building Culture In Your Program" - Jeremy Scott, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach (Football) at Temple University

9:00-9:50 "Strength Training: Practical and Purposeful Applications" - Matt Brzycki, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness at Princeton University

10:00-10:50 "The Large vs. The Small Athlete Training Program Design" - Rob Panariello, Founding Partner of Professional Physical Therapy

11:00-11:50 "Weight Room Wisdom" - Mike Gittleson, Former Head S&C Coach at the University of Michigan

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11:50-1:00 Lunch Break

12:00-12:50 “Round Table” for Q&A – Presenters will field questions, provide advice, suggestions, and guidance where applicable.

1:00-1:50 "Weak Link Training For Non-Contact Athletes" - Doug Scott, Head S&C Coach for The Pingry School

2:00-2:50 "TBD" - Keith Gray, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Eagles

3:00-3:50 "Win The Whistle: Enhancing Your Lacrosse Conditioning" - Robert Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training

4:00 Closing comments – Doug Scott/Rob Taylor

 Pingry School Pulldown

For additional information, email Coach Taylor at coachtaylor@smarterteamtraining.com.

Topics: Clinics, Announcements, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Pulldown

Improving Shoulder Strength With Hand Grip

Hand grip exercises can increase shoulder muscle integrity.

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The supraspinatus muscle is a rotator cuff muscle that helps initiate abduction of the shoulder. The supraspinatus also helps to stabilize the shoulder joint by keeping the head of the humerus firmly in place. It is common for strength coaches to have athletes incorporate a series of rotator cuff exercises to target the intrinsic muscles of the shoulder utilizing bands and light weights as part of their workout regime to insure it's stability.   

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Athletic trainers traditionally have used an exercise called the 'empty can' to isolate the supraspinatus in checking or improving this muscles strength. The empty can is performed by standing with the arms hanging at the side as if to do a normal side lateral raise. The arm is then rotated internally, trying to put the back of the hand against the thigh. Maintaining this position the arms are lifted out to the side away from the body with the thumbs pointing towards the floor to a position almost parallel to the ground for each repetition.  This movement brings the shoulder into internal rotation making it difficult to use the powerful deltoid to raise the arm requiring the supraspinatus to do much of the work. 

The supraspinatus can be also be effected strongly by gripping exercises with the arms held above 60 degrees and below 90 degrees, especially by pre-exhausting the deltoids before the hand work begins.

Studies clearly show there are high demands on handgrip force when the arms are elevated. As the hands are exercised the shoulders become under a high load as well. Pre-fatiguing the deltoids and immediately training the grip is a great way to Get the supraspinatus, hands and shoulders Strong.

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Pre-fatiguing the shoulders on the Pendulum Shoulder/Incline 

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 Immediately using a Rogers Power Grip Wrist Roller to Get Strong

Topics: Muscular Growth, Grip training, Pendulum Gripper, Strength Training, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Muscular Strength

Mississippi State Weight Room

Mississippi State Weight Room

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Topics: Pendulum Seated Squat, Pendulum Leg Curl, Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pit Shark, Pendulum Gripper, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Glute-ham, Pendulum Hip Press, Pendulum Pulldown, Pendulum Squat Pro

Pendulum MX4

The Pendulum MX4 Modular Training System is a remarkable training tool that can be adjusted for athletes with many types of training limitations.

The people at Rogers Athletic strongly believe that quality exercise devices should not be limited to any particular group.  Tyler Hobson along with engineer Ken Staton and the Rogers Group developed an extensible strength training system with the exact strength curves and  the same smooth feel as the free standing equipment in their Pendulum line.  They also included a motorized pulley system so an athlete in a seated position can adjust the range of motion with the push of a button.

 



Making the perfect fit 

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Train on the MX4 to Get Strong.

Topics: Pendulum Shoulder/Incline, Pendulum 3 Way Row, Pendulum Vertical Chest Press, Pendulum MX4

Pendulum Equipment

Tyler Hobson,designer of Pendulum for Rogers Athletic, checks out the Pendulum Equipment at the Mississippi State University weight training facility.

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Pendulum Rack with Pit Shark

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The Pendulum Rack System with two clip on Pit sharks will Get you and keep you Strong.

 

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

Strength And Conditioning Clinic

Annual Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Development Virginia Clinic

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The Virginia Clinic will be taking place on Saturday, March 15, 2014. SMARTER Team Training will host a dynamic regional clinic that is more hands-on and practical than your typical lecture only format. This year's speakers will create full engagement presentations that will have participants getting out of their seats and truly learn by doing. This will be a great opportunity for attendees to learn from those that work with professional athletes, collegiate athlete, and youth athletes. The clinic will highlight a multidisciplinary approach to sports performance training in a high energy and supportive learning environment. Attendees will leave with a true understanding of how to apply techniques to their training sessions immediately to add value to all their clients. This is going to be an exciting event - a chance to take your game to the next level!

Regency Sport & Health Club
1800 Old Meadow Rd 
McLean, VA 22102

CEUs will be 0.8 NSCA, 7.0 BOC, 3.25 CSCCa and 8 NSPA

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Itinerary for Saturday, March 15, 2014 


7:00-7:45 Registration / Check-In – Drinks and bagels will be provided in Sponsor/Vendor Area

7:45-8:00 Opening Remarks – Kevin Boyle/Rob Taylor

8:00-8:50 "Drills To Develop Your First Step Speed" - Dave Brixius, Owner of Explosive Sports Performance

9:00-9:50 "Winning the Six Inch War" - Al Johnson, Assistant Director of Sports Performance for Northwestern University

10:00-10:50 "Med Ball Power Development Tips, Drills And Exercises" – Dr. Josh Funk, Founder and President of Lax Factory

11:00-11:50 "Weight Room Wisdom" - Mike Gittleson, Former Head S&C Coach at the University of Michigan

11:50-1:00 Lunch Break

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12:00-12:50 “Round Table” for Q&A – Presenters will field questions, provide advice, suggestions, and guidance where applicable.

1:00-1:50 "Training Outside The Weight Room" - Jay Merlino, Tactical Performance Manager at Athletes' Performance

2:00-2:50 "Serious Training From The Neck Up" - Doug Scott, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Pingry School

3:00-3:50 "Get BIG! Enough Said." - Rob Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training

4:00 Closing comments – Kevin Boyle/Rob Taylor

For additional information, email Coach Taylor at coachtaylor@smarterteamtraining.com.

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Pendulum Gripper, Pendulum Shoulder/Incline