June Training Log- Ryan’s Bench

Posted on June 14, 2019

Training log 6/14: Ryan McUmber   After a lot of anticipation to finish my bench cycle with a huge Personal record, I ended it on sort of a dud. The goal was to max out the week after the meet but if anyone saw me at the meet I looked as though I got hit … Continue reading June Training Log- Ryan’s Bench


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June Meal of the Week- Alison’s 500 calorie lunch prep

Posted on June 12, 2019

Meal of the Week Alison Yee   This weekend I meal prepped 30 meals for my sister, brother in law and myself in under an hour. My weekends tend to be fairly busy but I prioritize meal prepping because I know how much I fall apart during the week without taking the time to plan … Continue reading June Meal of the Week- Alison’s 500 calorie lunch prep


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What you NEED

Posted on June 10, 2019

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs -Lindsey Pogson   You need to take care of the basics before you can reach your full potential.   If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we really preach “the basics” – sleep, nutrition, hydration, and stress management. If you don’t get these things in check, your athletic goals … Continue reading What you NEED


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Alison’s June Training Log

Posted on June 7, 2019

Training Log: June  I just finished up a 4-week cycle of circuit training.   Since I am not training for anything specifically, I have the ability to play around with my programming.  Toying around with programming is fun for me because A: it keeps my need for constant variety satisfied and B: it fuels ideas … Continue reading Alison’s June Training Log


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Meal of the Week- Ryan’s Go-To Restaurant

Posted on June 5, 2019

Meal of the week, Ryan McUmber   I try not to eat out often. This usually leads to a mystery of what you are actually eating. Unfortunately many restaurants usually use a variety of unhealthy ingredients, that are far more cheaper for them to use.    For this reason I have a list of places … Continue reading Meal of the Week- Ryan’s Go-To Restaurant


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Iron City Open Recap

Posted on June 3, 2019

This past weekend, June 1st and 2nd, was the third installment of the Iron City Open. It was a successful, rain free weekend that brought about 100 lifters together from all over the northeast (and further) along with the USPA Ohio/Michigan based crew, the Union Fitness family, and the Pitt Powerlifting Team.   I don’t … Continue reading Iron City Open Recap


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Cayt’s (First) Training Log – May 2019

Posted on May 31, 2019

Hi all! I am excited to share my first training log, even though it’s nothing special right now.  In Casey’s last training log, he began by stating that we all work hard but we all also struggle from time to time.  With that said, here I am as another example of honesty.    The past … Continue reading Cayt’s (First) Training Log – May 2019


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Meal of the week- Alexa’s Everything (but the bagel) Oatmeal

Posted on May 29, 2019

Everything but the Bagel Oatmeal -great for weight training   The savory oatmeal is inspired by a client of mine. I wanted to try my own spin on it, so here’s what I have for you: ½ cup or 40g of Quick Oats ¼ cup of Pumpkin Seeds 1-2 Poached Eggs Preferred amount of Thyme … Continue reading Meal of the week- Alexa’s Everything (but the bagel) Oatmeal


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UF 101: D-Balls

Posted on May 27, 2019

How to D-balls: The Carry    Sometimes there is nothing better than just picking up something heavy and carrying it. I love the barbell lifts but sometimes I just want to feel like a barbarian that picks some heavy shit up. The D-ball’s that we have perfectly satisfy this feeling for me. If you have … Continue reading UF 101: D-Balls


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May Training Log – Casey

Posted on May 24, 2019

In our gym, we practice what we preach. We eat well. We sleep eight hours (except our morning crew). We train hard. And we rest when we need to.   But we’re also human. And our team does a great job of being vulnerable, so that you all realize we go through ups and downs … Continue reading May Training Log – Casey


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