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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

Grand Valley State University

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Aug 28, 2018 10:13:00 AM

Grand Valley State University Olympic Sports installs the Pendulum Rack System

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Topics: Pendulum Rack System, Pendulum Utility Bench, Pendulum Power Stack, Announcements

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

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

The Dumbbell And The Utility Bench

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Apr 27, 2017 9:44:15 AM

Using the Adjustable Utility Bench

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Dumbbells come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Using heavy dumbbells to Get Strong is not without its issues, whether it be getting the weight into a starting position, safely pressing the weight (especially the last few reps) or lowering heavy dumbbells to the floor upon completion of a movement. Carrying and returning hefty loads to the storage rack and even spotting can become problematic. Grab a pair of 200 pound dumbbells and the above statements will be telling.

The following is a way to lighten the load and get more out of the dumbbell bench press and the adjustable utility bench.

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Start with the dumbbells on the adjustable bench in the flat position. Call this position level one. The goal is to achieve 10 reps. Each rep must be paused at the top of the movement and the weight descended under control.

Upon completion of the 10th repetition the bench should be quickly adjusted to the next setting which is a slight incline.  Get 10 more reps immediately at this new adjustment which is called level two.

The rule is simple, four levels and 40 reps. The object is to achieve 10-10-10-10 continuous repetitions, quickly changing bench press positions and beginning each first rep of the set at a selected 'timed interval'. Example: selected 'timed interval' is 30 seconds...upon completion of the first level the lifter has 30 seconds to set the dumbbells down change the bench height and begin the next set of repetitions.  

Once the 10-10-10-10 rule is matched, raise the weight the following workout. 

It should be obvious that the weight of the dumbbells to be utilized is much lower than one would use if they were doing a dumbbell bench press staying only at the first level.

There are many strategies that can be used after executing a desired 10-10-10-10 sequence. Whether it be starting the sequence in a reverse order first level 4 then 3-2-1 or adding levels (1-2-3-5 skipping level 4).  You may even decide to change level sequences (ie. 4-2-4-1) or start or finish a sequence with a seated dumbbell press (seated press-4-3-1)..... (1-2-3-seated press). You can also adjust the time you are allowed to switch levels and begin the next 10 rep set. Example: Start the 10-10-10-10 routine with 40 seconds rest when the rule is matched change the rest interval to 35 seconds with the same weight.

The definition of utility is "the state of being useful, profitable or beneficial"  Get the most out of your 'utility bench' to Get Strong.

Topics: Pendulum Utility Bench, Muscular Strength