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Samba Ba Bamba Ba Ah Ah

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Samba is a dance a dance form which reflects the very rich history & origin of Brazil. Although Samba requires overall body strength, it focuses particularly on your torso, legs and gluteal muscles. To become fit like a Brazilian Samba dancer, you need to concentrate on developing lower body and core strength. But this doesn’t mean you can neglect your upper body. Arm and chest strengthening exercises can help you achieve the toned, firm upper body appearance of many Brazilian Samba dancers. Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


Columbus Underground Gym Italy

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Trust me it doesn’t look like much but when the Beast come out to play there beware Happy Days


Be Like Water

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A Great Sensie & man who influenced every aspect of not only martial arts but our way of life some people would say the most important thing in a fight is winning Bruce Lee always said one important thing is leaving said arena taking a lesson from your opponent. Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


Can No Body Hold Us Down

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We are always looking for ways to jazz up our lives so why not take those boring chin ups & add a weight belt & you guessed it weights for weighted chin ups Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


Light Weight Light Weight

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Not only is the deadlift great for building full body muscle and fitness but it is also an amazing preventative exercise. It develops many dormant muscles that don’t get the action they need from other movements. It is as ‘functional’ and effective as you can get. It improves you in any sport, prepares you to survive anything that can come your way, and gives you a shredded back. That sounds like a triple play to me…so Tough Spotters start deadlifting today!Happiness


Never Accept Defeat

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Tough Spotters take heed to these strong words as you attack your fitness challenges for 2015 Happy Days Tough Spotters Happiness


Eat Like A SEAL

imageA regular life style  for a seal consists of a variety of different fish. Depending on the location that the seal inhabits, the seal will eat whatever fish is available to them. Fish that seals eat include, small fish like herring or anchovies, or larger fish like flounder or salmon. They will also go after mackerel, rockfish and sardines. Vary your life style change to eat foods not only tasty but rich in minerals while still pleasing you palate . Check out our eating guide included with both KATMA & Primal Unleashed to revolutionize your life style change.


To lift Or Not To Lift

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The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of transiently elevated endogenous hormone concentrations during exercise on strength training adaptations. Ten subjects performed four unilateral strength training session per week on the elbow flexors for 11 weeks. During two of the weekly sessions, leg exercises were performed to acutely increase the systemic anabolic hormone concentration immediately before the exercises for one of the elbow flexors.On the two other weekly training sessions, the contralateral elbow flexors were trained without prior leg exercises. By randomizing one arm of the subjects to serve as a control and the other as experimental, both conditions have the same nutritional and genetic environment. Serum testosterone and growth hormone was significantly increased during said  training session, while no hormonal changes occurred in the previous session. Both sessions  increased 1RM in biceps curl, peak power in elbow flexors at 30 and 60% of 1RM, and muscle volume of the elbow flexors In conclusion, performing leg exercises prior to arm exercises, and thereby increasing the levels of serum testosterone and growth hormone, induced superior strength training adaptations compared to arm training without acute elevation of hormones. Ps Get your weight training on because it’s benefits are superior to none-other . Get Your tough Spot On.


The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

 

The Only Easy Day was Yesterday Try below If You Dare send us your times Toughspotgym@gmail.com get your Tough Spot On

Treadmill (10% incline/10 mph) 30 seconds
Tough Spot Bar Squat( PVC pipe) 10 rep
Wide-Grip Pull-Up 10 reps
Double-Under Jump (jump rope) 20 reps
Heavy Bag Twirl 5 reps
Box Jump 20 reps
 Jump (jump rope) 20 reps
Punching bag Clean and Press 10 reps

Start from the top of the list and work your way down as fast as possible while maintaining good form on each exercise. There’s no scheduled rest. Perform the sequence 10 times total, noting your time after the final sandbag clean and press


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………


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