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How Do You Train Your Pecs?

By Michael Devon | March 4, 2022

Did you know your chest muscles (the pecs) dominate movements like punching, throwing, and even running? The pecs were designed for these functions via human evolution- throwing spears, pumping the upper body when running from danger, and fighting for survival. These muscles also connect into multiple kinetic chains and when we move, they function together […]

Action shots from our hard working clients

By Michael Devon | March 2, 2022

All ages and stages of life working with our trainers to learn how to improve their biomechanics, to move better in life outside the gym! • • The only gym in San Antonio certified to teach your body Functional Patterns! • • Our trainers teach exercises that go hand in hand with your body’s natural […]

Hydration

By Michael Devon | February 22, 2022

Staying hydrated goes deeper than drinking enough water. If you’re going to the bathroom every hour after drinking, it means your cells and muscle tissues aren’t absorbing any of the fluid. Likely because they’re stagnant and unable to conduct a current because they lack proper muscle contraction. Imagine your tissues like a dried up, crusty […]

Our Trainer’s Aren’t Cheerleaders

By Michael Devon | February 15, 2022

At this gym you won’t find trainers that cheer you on to finish reps just to say you completed the set. Instead you’ll find trainers that coach you through the ins and outs of each rep to ensure your performing the exercise correctly. You’ll be taught exercises specific to your body and what you need […]

SAID Principle

By Michael Devon | February 8, 2022

Your body adapts to the demands you constantly place on it. This summarizes the science behind the SAID principle; Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands. For example, by only doing squats for your lower body, your body adapts to this specific physical demand, but not to other patterns or environments for the lower body, like walking […]

Come As You Are

By Michael Devon | January 31, 2022

We aren’t the typical gym that advertises chiseled abs and huge muscles. We welcome the unfit. That’s why we exist to help you become a fitter, and better functioning, version of your current self. If you can’t function well, then your ability to thrive in your environment (the definition of fitness) is diminished. That’s why […]

Training For Life

By Michael Devon | January 26, 2022

Traditional exercise techniques yield strength that is limited to the exercise itself and has minimal carry over to the dynamics of reality. Often with aches and pains coming along for the ride. If you want to sustain fitness without the damaging side effects then the way you train must coincide with the way your body […]

The Body’s Interconnectedness

By Michael Devon | January 20, 2022

As we get older, we’re often told that aches and pains are just a part of aging. A twinge in your knee, restrictions in your shoulder, tightness in your lower back are all common, but not normal. Pain in one area of your body potentially stems from another region, because of the interconnectedness of your […]

Why We Do What We Do

By Michael Devon | January 17, 2022

A lot of you have been asking what we do, and the simple answer is we want to bring value to our customers lives. Whether that’s helping them out of pain, building muscle and strength, aligning their posture, or getting them to move better to reduce their risk of injury. All of which go hand […]

How To Get Strong

By Michael Devon | January 12, 2022

Lifting more weight is a measure of strength, BUT not if your body is compensating around weaknesses and avoiding certain functions. The real feat is getting your body to do what it doesn’t want to do, to develop muscles that aren’t developed- unlocking functional strength that translates to better biomechanics. The more weight you lift […]