Kevin S. Turner- Turner Strength & Performance Its not at all uncommon to walk into your local gym to find experienced lifters bench pressing with the suicide grip and it may lead you to wonder if that grip is right for you. Besides, they are big and strong and where you want to be so … Continue reading Should You use the Suicide Grip in the Bench Press?
Kevin S. Turner-Turner Strength & Performance Bracing, in my opinion, is often one of the most overlooked and misunderstood foundations of the squat. Properly bracing the core will allow you to lift more weight and perform more repetitions while reducing energy leakage and risk of injuries. What is the Core The core is more than … Continue reading How to Brace for the Squat
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength & Performance If you want to squat big weight and get the most out of every rep and set, you have to have an efficient walkout. Go to the local gym and you will often see rushed, sloppy walkouts with the intention of just getting it done by any means necessary … Continue reading The 3 Step Squat Walkout
Kevin Turner-Turner Strength and Performance Milo of Croton was a 6th century wrestler fabled for his amazing athletic abilities and his super human feats of strength. In one of the most famous legends of progressive overload, it was said that Milo started lifting and carrying a new born calf. He repeated this feat daily for … Continue reading Progressive Overload
Kevin S. Turner – Turner Strength & Performance This is also referred to as the “Seven Granddaddy Laws” by Dr. Fred Hatfield. Dr. Fred Hatfield, Aka Dr. Squat, who in 1987 at the Budweiser World Record Breakers Invitational Powerlifting Championships, used these principles to help guide him to perform his famous 1,014-pound squat at the … Continue reading The 7 Laws of Training
Photo by Leon Martinez on Pexels.com Kevin Turner-Turner Strength & Performance When starting your journey to a healthier lifestyle, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the misinformation readily available at your fingertips. Marketing campaigns designed to create revenue instead of results seem to be the norm. Gimmicks and new contraptions hit the market everyday … Continue reading Myths of Strength Training Part 2
Kevin Turner – Turner Strength & Performance When many people hear the term strength training, they have images of extremely muscular and very low-fat bodybuilders or big hulking guys with handle bar mustaches lifting massive amounts of weight. While these people are strong, they represent different sports within the spectrum of strength training. I would … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Start Strength Training Today!
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength & Performance Many athletes have a strength and conditioning program they follow during the off-season and into the pre-season, as they should, for reasons I will address momentarily. Many athletes and coaches can agree that having an off season and pre-season strength and conditioning program yields positive results that carry over … Continue reading The Benefits of In-Season Strength Training for Athletes
Kevin Turner-Turner Strength & Performance Benefits of Strength Training A solid training program, in a well supervised environment with a qualified trainer, has been shown to improve confidence, self-esteem, muscle strength, sports performance, heart health, bone mineral density, increases in lean body mass and metabolic rate and creating a healthy habit of fitness that … Continue reading Strength Training and Kids
Kevin Turner- Turner Strength and Performance My daughter came home from school saying her back and knees ached terribly during and after performing squats. After hearing her say this, I decided to take a look at her form. In the pictures of her below, I identify a few of the issues that were contributing … Continue reading Benefits of Proper Form in the Back Squat