UF 101: Med Balls

Posted on February 18, 2019

Now that we’ve covered all of the major pieces of equipment we use in the Cardio Lab, it’s time to move on to one of the most versatile tools we have access to: medicine balls! You can find them in both the Cardio Lab and in the Strength Lab and we encourage you to use … Continue reading UF 101: Med Balls


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February Training Log: Alison

Posted on February 15, 2019

Last week a member came up to me with the “exciting” news that he’s only a couple days away from celebrating his 100th consecutive day in the gym.  In so many words, I told him he was foolish and just asking for burnout, stalled progress or worse, injury. I know we often sound like broken … Continue reading February Training Log: Alison


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Tackling Lifestyle Changes

Posted on February 11, 2019

Read Time: 5 minutes, 15 seconds “The process of building habits is actually the process of becoming yourself.” -James Clear As I’m editing this, we are entering the fourth week of UF’s 2019 Strength Project. All of our participants were encouraged to take us up on some one-on-one coaching sessions, and I think the vast … Continue reading Tackling Lifestyle Changes


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February Training Log: Ryan

Posted on February 8, 2019

Training log: BENCH! This week I chose to bench with my feet up. This variation gives my back a little relief as well as works on my pecs more than regular bench. I always choose to go with the football bar when benching with my feet up because it allows me to use more of … Continue reading February Training Log: Ryan


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Hip Flexor Strain, Back Pain, and Meet Gains!

Posted on February 5, 2019

This is my first blog entry for Union Fitness! Shout out and thanks to all of you who are reading it. Feel free to share love, laughs, and advice. If you know me even a little bit, you probably know that I have high functioning anxiety. To me that means: I’m always on the move, … Continue reading Hip Flexor Strain, Back Pain, and Meet Gains!


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The USPA Burgh Bash – January 19, 2019

Posted on February 4, 2019

The weekend of the monumental snowstorm that never came to be, five of our members competed at the USPA Burgh Bash in the South Hills. And about 20 of our other members were there to support them. Everyone had some highlights, with four of the five having PR (Personal Record) totals. Sorry Zach! The breakdown: … Continue reading The USPA Burgh Bash – January 19, 2019


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February- Casey’s Training Log

Posted on February 1, 2019

I’m in a bit of an undesirable situation in terms of training, but sometimes that’s just how it goes. You play the hand you’re dealt, so to speak. I saw the doctor for an update on my rotator cuff. He scheduled an ultrasound just to be sure that the tear isn’t worse than we thought. … Continue reading February- Casey’s Training Log


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Training Frustrations

Posted on January 28, 2019

As perfect as our gym might be, there are some gym frustrations that I believe any gym goer can understand. Here are some that have bothered me and also some solutions to make it less frustrating. A crowded gym: It’s Monday, you’re at the gym and it’s time to get the biggest chest pump of … Continue reading Training Frustrations


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Alexa’s Training Log

Posted on January 24, 2019

I recently changed my training from a hypertrophy based to a Triphasic/hypertrophy program. Alison wrote the program, and I said let me go through this madness with you. My prevailing goal thus far in 2019 has been muscle growth while keeping my main lifts strength based. Anticipating this one because I have not been through … Continue reading Alexa’s Training Log


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Benefits of a Training Partner

Posted on January 22, 2019

I am going to start off by saying that I typically, and I mean 92% of the time, train alone. I have for most of my 10 years of training. Even before weight training, snowboarding was a big passion of mine and that is not a sport or leisure pursuit that you need teammates or … Continue reading Benefits of a Training Partner


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