Jewett's Strength & Conditioning Blog

May 11, 2010

Getting it done at JSC

Filed under: athletes, Bodybuilding, Exercise, fitness, Strength — Tags: , — jewettsnc @ 12:00 pm

Here’s a short video how we work it out at JSC.  Guys are having fun, pushing themselves, and GETTING RESULTS!

Post your comments below, want to know what you think!

If you are interested in pushing yourself, gaining confidence, and working hard; contact me at: dean@jewettstrength.com to apply.  We don’t take everyone, so apply now to ensure your spot.

You can now also be a fan of my Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/jewett.sc

Stay fit my friends,

Dean

November 20, 2009

Improving

Filed under: athletes, Bodybuilding, Exercise, fitness, Strength, Wrestling — Tags: , — jewettsnc @ 8:00 am

There are a lot of people who believe it is hard to see improvment or to get gains in whatever it is they are doing.  To some it may be true, only because they are letting it be true.    Here are some simply ways to get on the right track and see improvements right away.

1- Switch things up:  If you are not seeing improvement, then you are probably doing something wrong!  By simply switching things up it could SPARK your body to start working again and you will notice the improvements.

2-Work harder: Don’t settle for an OK workout.  Push yourself or don’t bother showing up.  If you really want to see improvments it takes work.  Your mind will quit before your body is ready, so push yourself when it get tough.

3-Think big:  To really improve the way you want you are going to have to start thinking you can do it.  Once you start believing you can do something a crazy thing happens, IT BECOMES REALITY.  If you want to see changes or see improvements in any aspect in your life, start believing you can do anything and  YOU WILL!

Try these out and let me know how it is going.

Thanks all.  Until next time.

Dean

October 5, 2009

Performance Training/Bodybuilding

Filed under: Bodybuilding, fitness, Strength — Tags: , , , — jewettsnc @ 9:06 pm

Alright, just wanted to write something that has been on my mind for a little while now.  What I wanted to talk about is training for athletic performance and bodybuilding.  Like most of us know, we can get great looking bodies while training for athletic performance.  The thing is, training for athletic performance is different from bodybuilding.

Bodybuilding is just what the name entails.  It is building your body up so you are JACKED, ripped, and your muscles are all pumped up.  There are a lot of people who love this, especially now that there is more advertising and so on that promote the sport.  (I am a fan of this sport and very impressed by those who are dedicated to it) It takes a very dedicated person to do well in bodybuilding.  Not only do you have to spend a lot of time in the gym, you have to know your body down to a science.  Contest prep can be brutal on a person.  Even though bodybuilders are athletes, it is totally different from other forms of athletic events and the training is also different.

Training for athletic performance is different from bodybuilding.  When training for athletic performance we are not trying to get the athletes JACKED and/or ripped.  We are trying to get them ready for their competition and doing the best they can.  We need to train differently than bodybuilders, we are not bodybuilders, we are _____________ (insert your sport here) so we need to train accordingly.  Some sports do require to put on some size and there are programs for this.  Other programs require lots of speed and quickness which are not found in a bodybuilding routine.  Also the nutrition is different in both athletes.  As an athlete one needs to use food as fuel and get them prepared for the competition, as a bodybuilder one needs to use food as a way to look their best for their show.  It doesn’t really if they are fatigued or dehydrated or what, they look good and pumped, they place well.  An athlete needs to be performing at their best on and off contest days.

I guess in all this what I am really trying to say is this.  If you are not a bodybuilder, quit training like one.  Yes you can get bigger and stronger, but what about speed, quickness, agility, and being explosive.  I don’t care how big your muscles are, if the girls are all over you or anything like that.  If you can’t move and operate your body the way it should in a competitive environment, YOU’LL LOSE!  You are an athlete because you like to compete and win, I love to train winners and train athletes to win.  Winners will do what it takes to win and train like athletes, since that is what they are, not bodybuilders.

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