WRESTLING at THE EMPIRE

The rumors that some of you have been hearing are true! We have finally realized our long term goal of adding a wrestling area to our gym.

The rumors that some of you have been hearing are true! We have finally realized our long term goal of adding a wrestling area to our gym. The idea was simple, it seemed. We wanted to offer the wrestlers on LI something that we felt was lacking; a place where they could train year round with quality instructions  in weight lifting AND wrestling. Continue reading “WRESTLING at THE EMPIRE”

MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES (Part III)

If you are training at a club where you use mostly machines and you do not have the ability to do the basic heavy lifts properly, you are fooling yourself and you need to leave and find a place to lift!

A Gym where you Would Find Iron Will

At one point in history not too long ago, believe it or not, students all across America in all grades attended gym class. You would change into your gym shorts and head outdoors or to the gymnasium. The definition of which is a building that houses equipment for gymnastics and sports. We ran, jumped, climbed ropes and did some stunts on the Pummel Horse and Rings. We played many different sports and games including, dare I say…Dodge Ball. Continue reading “MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES (Part III)”

MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES(part II)

At approximately this time of year, every year, the same thing happens. A great deal of people begin to talk about training. Coaches will tell me their team needs to get stronger!

Does your gym look something like this?
Does your gym look something like this?

At approximately this time of year, every year, the same thing happens. A great deal of people begin to talk about training. Coaches will tell me their team needs to get stronger!  Parents contact me about their sons, and athletes themselves realize the cold hard facts.  They need to start lifting. Continue reading “MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES(part II)”

MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES (part 1)

I can’t help but feel the need to vent some frustration and give some honest cold hard facts about the whole fitness industry. While I am certainly not the first (and I am sure I won’t be the last) to be disgusted by the garbage being spewed and all the misinformation being given.

paul anderson silver dollar squat
Anderson squating $25,000 in silver dollars weighing 1200lbs

I can’t help but feel the need to vent some frustration and give some honest cold hard facts about the whole fitness industry.  While I am certainly not the first (and I am sure I won’t be the last) to be disgusted by the garbage being spewed and all the misinformation being given.  In my view it is getting worse and spreading to the population of athletes which are closest to me. Continue reading “MYTHS, 1/2 TRUTHS AND LIES (part 1)”