Monthly Archives: April 2016

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Why Did YOU Become A Coach?

  • by Matt Jennings
  • April 26, 2016
THE most important reason why I became a coach/trainer 23 years ago. THE most important reason why I would get on a train at 5:30am at the Point Pleasant Beach Train Station to Penn Station NYC on some of the coldest days on record and walk to a gym 30+ blocks away to work with […]Read More >>
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The Fitness Industry…Then and Now

  • by Matt Jennings
  • April 25, 2016
23 years in the fitness industry…and yes, It has evolved tremendously. Here’s where things have gone…The Big Chains are now challenged by The small boxes. The hurry up and jump in the game ‘Pennies A Day Gym’ Membership Franchises are in a meteoric race to the bottom. The Large Groups and Semi-Privates have given a […]Read More >>
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SPRING/SUMMER RACE EVENTS

  • by theliftadmin
  • April 20, 2016
The Lift Gym loves this time of year because we get to ‘use’ our strength and conditioning outside of the four walls of the gym and assess our current abilities to perform in some challenging and fun events. In most of these events we like the idea of ‘race to complete’ where most of us […]Read More >>
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Hacking The Pull-Up

  • by Matt Jennings
1) Start your pull-up training from the dead-hang position. You want to put some time in here for three reasons. First, just the simplicity of holding this position can be considered shoulder mobility/pre-hab work (and sometimes re-hab) with the potential of mitigating the likelihood of suffering from ‘cranky shoulder syndrome’. Second, this is where you […]Read More >>
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Pumping Iron Showing

  • by Matt Jennings
SHOWING AT THE LIFT GYM on Friday June 3rd @ 8pm. Open to our Lift family and their family and friends. This is a classic film. I must have watched ‘Pumping Iron’ maybe thirty…forty times with my  college roommates during our freshman year. We were either wrestlers or bodybuilders and definitely all meatheads. Check out […]Read More >>