Jewett's Strength & Conditioning Blog

August 16, 2010

New Video & Training Opportunities

I posted a new video with some training on my Fb page.  If you are not a fan yet you can become one at http://www.facebook.com/JewettStrength.  I’m going to start posting my videos there, it is a little easier for me.

Also wanted to let everyone know opportunities to train are always around.  If you are not sure, come check it out,  you get one training session free!

*Athletes: Training is available both in and out of season.  You need to get an edge and stay ahead of the competition, only way to do that is by training.  Want the edge, contact me.

*Non-athletes:  Those who are not competitive athletes, training is also available for you, it is not easy and not for everyone, but if you are serious and want to get results, get in touch with me.

**If you live in Northern Illinois, Wauconda, Lake Zurich, Fox Lake, McHenry or anywhere close, you need to check this training out!

You can always contact me at: dean@jewettstrength.com

June 16, 2010

Improving

Filed under: athletes, Exercise, fitness, Mental toughness — Tags: , , , , — jewettsnc @ 7:14 am

Every day is an opportunity to be a little better than the day before.  What you do with this opportunity is up to you.  For me and the people I work with we work hard to do the rights things to prepare us to be successful.

I get a lot of people asking me about how they can get better and improve.  My reply is always, “put in the work, take the time to do things correctly, and continue on your journey”.

To get the results many of you want, there has to some sacrifice and dedication.  Without sacrifice and dedication to your goals you are almost guaranteeing you will not reach them.  Again, take every day as an opportunity to take another step toward your goals, another day to get better.

An old coach of mine always used to say, “you either get better or worse, you never stay the same”.  Make sure you are getting better, each and every day.

Stay fit my friends

-Dean

PS:

If you are interested in getting better contact me at dean@jewettstrength.com and become of fan of my Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/JewettStrength

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

April 13, 2010

How to make a sandbag

Filed under: athletes, Exercise, fitness, kettlebell, Strength, Wrestling — Tags: , , — jewettsnc @ 8:29 am

This video shows how I made my own sandbags that I use for my training.  Pretty good workouts can be done with the sandbags and they are a good tool to have.  Tell me what you guys think.

Dean

March 26, 2010

Nice video on the news last night

Filed under: athletes, Diet, Exercise, fitness, Strength — Tags: , , , — jewettsnc @ 6:24 am

Here is a nice video clip that was on the news last night.  It is about High Intensity Interval Training.  It is the same stuff we do at Jewett Strength.  Check it out!  By the way, check out the guy in a dress shirt, can you really get a good workout in wearing a dress shirt?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=7351627

If you want to get serious about your workouts, we are always taking applications!

Until next time,

Dean

January 18, 2010

Kettlebells

Hey everyone,

If you don’t know what this picture of is; it’s called a kettlebell.  I am in love with these pieces of equipment.  It is an old school piece of training equipment and they are a huge craze in the fitness world. 

I have heard of them before and have seen them plenty of times but never really used them.  Now I’m hooked!  I can’t wait to learn more techniques and exercises with them.

The kettlebell gives you a heck of a workout in a very short period.  I am getting my technique down and learning more and more.  Love to workout with them and I have kicked my butt quite a few times now. 

What a great tool to add to your routine.  Stay tuned for some pictures and videos of some exercises using the kettlebell.

Until next time

Dean

January 16, 2010

Facebook Page

Filed under: fitness, Strength — Tags: , , , — jewettsnc @ 1:05 pm

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to write a little note that I just set up a Facebook page for Jewett Strength. You may add me as a friend to network, share, and be part of a great fitness community.   The link is to add me is under the e-mail subscription box at the right toward the top of the page.

I look forward to having you join and your friendship.

Until next time

Dean

January 1, 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

Filed under: Diet, Exercise, fitness, Nutrition, Strength — Tags: , , , , , — jewettsnc @ 9:19 am

First let me start by saying, “Happy New Year” to everyone!

 If you are like many people, you have or are about to set New Year’s resolutions.  My thinking of this is don’t do it.

 My reason for this is many people who set the resolutions do nothing to accomplish them.  Instead of resolutions, set goals.

 Goal setting if done properly is a great way to set your body and mind on accomplishing something.  Goal setting should be done every year and looked at frequently to make sure you are on track to checking them off your list.

So, do yourself a favor, set GOALS, not resolutions!

 Once again I wish you and your family/friends a Happy New Year!

Until next time,

 Dean

December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays

Filed under: Diet, fitness — Tags: , , — jewettsnc @ 1:32 pm

Hey everyone

Just wanted to write a quick note wishing eveyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
Rememember your family, friends, and your health during this time of year.
Stay on track and good things will come in the new year.

That’s all I have for now. Later.

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

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