This upcoming week, the ECF Team will be competing in West Virginia for another USPA Powerlifting Meet: USPA Bar Fight. The team has been working hard to prepare for this meet, and we asked some of them to write about their experience training and competing as a way to showcase their hard work and the reality of training as a lifestyle.
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I wanted to shed some light on the benefits that I have seen first hand in training a variety of different women over the years. Regardless of their experience level, these benefits apply to anyone that lets go of the misconceptions surrounding women and weights, and says "YES" to weight training.
You've heard it time and time again... There are people that "train", and people that "work out". Josh explains the difference between the two. It's not necessarily in the actual definitions, but rather the mentality that comes with them.
Get to know a little more about Jess, a trainer at Elite Custom Fitness, and what brought her to where she is today. She is a full time teacher who shares a passion for training similar to Tim and Josh. She is always looking to improve her ability in the gym and share her enthusiasm with anyone she works with.
There is more to lifting than simply going through the motions... the confidence behind the training is what makes a great lifter. Through experiences in sports and in the gym, Tim has built confidence in his ability to train and also train others, and in this blog post he shows us how important confidence can be in building long-lasting strength and power.
Training at the gym is more than just throwing some exercises together and expecting to get the most out of it. There is a method behind determining the most effective way to optimize your training routine. In this article, Josh discusses the 8 steps to create a proper training session. This information will not only help you to make the most of your training, but will also teach you the fundamentals to outline training for any muscle group.
See how Josh discusses the benefit of a growth vs. fixed mindset when it comes to weight training and making progress in your overall strength, ability, and much more.
Josh Spicer is a dedicated and passionate member of the ECF Family who is going to be sharing his personal training, his insight, and his love for strength training through his personal blog. "Coach Spicer" has a love for coaching and teaching, especially in the weight room, and he's looking to share his knowledge with everyone through this experience. Coach Spicer is a dynamic lifter who is always looking to improve himself, and his work ethic is contagious! Check him out!