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Reach For The Sky

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If You focus on results you will never change If you focus on change you will get results. Long-term health & strength require an investment in your body that might not pay noticeable dividends for weeks or months. It’s scary, but true. Of course, it’s no fun to keep looking in the mirror without seeing what you visualize when you close your eyes at night. When you feel yourself mouthing the words “It’s not working,” it can seem like the only options you have are drastic change or heading back to the couch. If you’re struggling to stay the course, don’t abandon all hope and give up on fitness just yet. You might just need some guidance and wisdom from a few fit minds. Check out our web site try KATMA & Primal Unleashed  conditioning guides , Heed our  advice we have helped countless clients get fit for life. Get Your Tough Spot On .


Caveman Vs Constantly Varied Movement Nation

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Caveman training focus to fitness is very unique. While many training methods focus on strengthening specific muscle groups, caveman training views the body as single unit therefore, use compound movements that build functional strength that simulates everyday activities. Unlike  Crossfit programs, the caveman approach focuses on using odd objects in place of using traditional weights. They do this with the understanding that it takes years to master the Olympic lifts. This severe learning curve may inhibit progress as a person must now spend time training technique instead of improving strength and conditioning.  Caveman workout will consist of a circuit comprised of 15 or more exercises that will be done for time or total reps. There is no rest in between exercises making this an extremely intense workout. Also unlike crossfit workouts, there are 3 different levels that cater to the fitness abilities ranging from the seasoned veteran to the absolute beginner. As you can see, both training philosophies have helped millions of individuals across the globe, but the approach of the caveman training will bring you to your absolute genetic potential while providing proper programming for everyone. If it was good  enough for the caveman it is good enough for us.  Get your Tough Spot On.


Primal Unleashed Strength & Power Guide Now Available

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THE 10-WEEK BLUEPRINT TO

 RAW BABARIC STRENGTH & POWER

 PRIMAL   UNLEASHED

PROGRAM CREATED BY:

KATHRYN & CHANCE HALDIMAN-MAHOI

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Primal Instincts Teaser #2

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Incinerate calories, matrix approved stamina, increase your endurance and full body strength. It is broken down into two Tough Spotter stages, the first stage is designed to prepare you, and the second stage burns calories, speeds up your metabolism, and develops stamina.

Tough Spotter Duration: 20 minutes

  • Spotter      Intensity:      Medium to High- Tough Spotters never go lower GRRRRRRR
  • Equipment: weighted vest,  heavy bag, logs, rocks, whatever your heart desires J!

Tough Spotter warm up

Run 3 – 5 minutes up a steep incline whilst carrying at least 30-35 lbs of weight / wear a weighted vest. Stay at 60% to 75% of your physical limit for warm up duration. The purpose of this stage is to get you warmed up and ready for Tough Spotter Stage #2.

Spotter Highlighted Tips: Improvise by carrying a weight behind your neck whilst walking up and down stairs, or even carry a heavy bag in each hand whilst stepping up and down onto a single step or bear hugging a heavy bag.

Remember! Stay at 75% intensity, don’t burn out! You can go Tough Spotter ballistic in the next stage.

Tough Spotter Stage #2 – Intense Interval Training

Set up a small circuit of 4 – 6 exercises. Now do each exercise one after the other at 100% intensity – with no rest in between 🙂 Each lap of your circuit should take no more than 3 minutes.

Incorporate some of these exercises:

  • Chin-ups or Pull-ups.
  • Pushups.
  • Presses – pushing a weight above your head or chest.
  • Sit-ups (not crunches).
  • Squats or Leg Raises.

Vary the exercises so you’re working as much of your body as possible

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Unleash The Beast From Within

Training methods have changed dramatically in the last 10 years & for the better if I might say so myself. We are talking about unconventional training apparatus & routines, like heavy ropes, tyres, prowlers, rocks , kettlebells, sandbags, medicine balls together with body weight exercises. We at The Tough Spot Gym incorporate all the above to give our Tough Spotters a variety not to mention keep them on their toes. You might ask why I keep going on about this ? Because the results are there, research with trial & error have shown our body does not know muscle it knows movement. Unconventional training routines & workouts are usually known as caveman / cavewoman workouts. Let me elaborate a little on this in regards to using compound versus isolation exercises. Compound exercises are exercises that use more than one muscle group & run multiple joints in opposition to isolation exercises that limit one joint & one muscle group. An example of a multiple joint exercise would be the traditional squat, strengthening quadriceps,hamstrings, hip flexors & gluteus & working through the hip & knee-joint at the same time. A typical isolation exercise would be a preacher curl or dumbbell biceps curls that targets biceps & only moves the elbow joint. Even today still in gyms across our great nation we see the same thing day in day out an overweight guy walks on the treadmill for 4 minutes, then hits the chest press for a few sets, then he grabs the curl bar, stares into the mirror , then cranks out 2 sets of bicep curls. When he is done with that he grabs a squishy mat to do a few reps of crunches. If this sounds like you, you’re  in for a rude awakening ….. when you try our KATMA Strength & Conditioning Guide or take one of our group classes. You will learn to UNLEASH THE BEAST FROM WITHIN………


What We Are

photo 1 We get tons of emails & phone  calls about our performance center well put simply The Tough Spot Gym , is  Form Follows Function . Our approach to fitness is to train our Spotters  like  athletes.  So what if you don’t compete in any sport, why not feel & look like you do? You might have some friends that want you to play a pick up game of rugby or football, or your son or daughter or your significant other asks you to play soccer or football with them, don’t let being out of shape be an excuse.Remember never make excuses just make adjustments. Our promise to you  is to get you in that type of shape so you could partake in those types of activities without feeling like your lungs are going to fall out. The Tough Spot Gym will  improve your, Strength; power; stamina; balance; & agility. If the side effect of training with us is that you visually look like a Greek Goddess  or God, then who are we to question it. We offer dynamic and high performance classes, along with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Whether you are an athlete who wants to take their game to the next level, or someone who truly wants to be in the best shape of their life, The Tough Spot Gym  just may be the path that leads you there.


Come On Lets Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer

Spotters ever since we mounted the TRX in The Tough Spot Gym, we  must say as of late it’s been our preferred tools for  conditioning regimens. If used correctly, the TRX can be highly beneficial for any functional training program. This exercise is one of the toughest I can think of, when it’s done correctly.  It involves every muscle in your upper body and core through the entire range of motion. Now Spotters enjoy.


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