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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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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

Getting A Leg Up On Leg Extensions

The short arc knee extension is a partial leg movement that has been used for decades to target the vastus medialis oblique. This oft-spoken muscle, located above the inside of the knee cap, in rehabilitation has earned the byname 'VMO'.

The VMO is important in keeping the knee cap tracking correctly. During a knee extension the quadricep muscles are all active. From a 15"-0" arc, the VMO has about 56% more electrical activity. It is important in exercising to target the last 15" of movement. This is done by making sure you fully extend the legs and pause them at the top of a knee extension. Post injury the vastus medialis oblique atrophies noticeably and quickly - attending to the final degrees of motion hastens recovery.

The Pendulum Leg Extension machine has 'SET' - Set Extension Technology - which allows for VMO range limiting. When training, one simply adjusts the range limiter to it's last setting and the short arc movement can be prioritized. 

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Topics: Pendulum Leg Extension, Muscular Strength

Pull Down To Get Strong

You don't always have to pull up, as pulling down will Get you Strong.

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Topics: Pendulum Combo Lat Pull

Train The Entire System

In April of 2018 the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published "Feasibility and Effect of Cervical Resistance Training on Head Kinematics in Youth Athletes: A Pilot Study."  Their goal was to see if there was potential for utilizing neck strengthening exercise to reduce youth athletes' risk for sport-related concussion by increasing neck girth and strength.  

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It has already been determined that neck girth and strength is associated with a lower risk of sport-related concussions. Having a stronger and/or larger neck mitigates head acceleration and dissipates force. The findings were published in the Journal of Pediatric Exercise Science several years ago - "The relationship between impact force, neck strength and neurocognitive performance in soccer heading in adolescent females." - and in Sports Health, "Sex Differences in Anthropometrics and Heading Kinematics Among Division I Soccer Athletes."

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Knowing neck girth and neck strength are factors that may limit head impact kinematics, it only makes sense that neck exercises are included in workout programs for all participants. The neck is part of our muscular system and should not be excluded from exercise regimes.

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Administering an exercise program requires it to be safe and effective, in other words -well thought out. One of the best programs in the United States is administered by the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ.  Read the following blog to get insight into putting together a program that trains the entire system to increase performance and protect the athlete. 

http://info.rogersathletic.com/get-strong/bid/102205/Neck-Develop-Progressions-From-6th-Grade-To-12th

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Topics: Pendulum 5 Way Neck, Pendulum 4 Way Neck, Neck training

Thumbs Up To Sledding Year-round

Thumbs up, Hands inside ------  the Drive Sled

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Topics: Drive Sled