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  • ACHIEVING MY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION
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    ACHIEVING MY LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION

    (Picture of above is from part of a structural balance assessment) I started training people for a living in 1999, a few months after finishing a four-year enlistment in the Marines Corps. Since this time I’ve had three main training certifications, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), an...

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  • SPRINTS ON THE S-DRIVE PERFORMANCE TREADMILL
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    SPRINTS ON THE S-DRIVE PERFORMANCE TREADMILL

    The S-Drive is a motorless treadmill made by Matrix. Unlike most treadmills where motor powers it and all you’re doing is picking your legs up, this treadmill you have to power by actively pushing to move it just like running outside. This, like running outside, forces the hip extensor muscles to work. On a regular treadmill, they don’t get wor...

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  • DO YOU NEED TO TAKE A MULTI-VITAMIN
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    DO YOU NEED TO TAKE A MULTI-VITAMIN

    The soils depleted of nutrients due to pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, ammonium nitrates and whatever other crap that gets laid on. Because of this, we don’t know what we’re eating anymore. The vitamin and mineral content isn’t what it used to be yet we’re still told by the FDA what the content of our food is using outdated nutr...

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    WHY USI USES THORNE

    At Urban Strength Institute we make sure that if our clients need supplements, they get the very best. The problem with the supplement industry is that there isn’t much integrity, and companies aren’t forced to prove a product is safe or effective, which leads to some unethical issues. To prevent this USI only uses health care practitioner comp...

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  • STRENGTH TEST WITH VELOCITY BASED TRAINING (VBT)
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    STRENGTH TEST WITH VELOCITY BASED TRAINING (VBT)

    One aspect of our Assessment is the strength segment. We use the Push Band Device to measure the velocity of the bar, which determines what someone’s 1 rep maximum is based on the speed that they move the load. To me, this is way better than actually having to keep increasing the weight on an exercise until getting to a real 1 rep max. For one itR...

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