Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Full Force Strength Training: The Mind Game

    Much of the training done today involves mindless repetitions and sets. Really how much can you be focusing on your training when the TV is playing or when there are endless distractions in the gym. Some people practically do their routines in their sleep with little thought involved.
    Full Force training could be the same, unless you focus, concentrate and really involve you thought process.
  Yes you can run the TV during your workout or listen to the radio, but what kind of results do you want. Hey your going to take time out of your busy life to improve your health, why not get the most from that time.   It would be like taking a night course at a community college on a subject your interested in and then sitting in the classroom and spending your time texting your friends. You are not only are wasting valuable time but you are also wasting the money you spent for the class as well.
   To get the best results from your Full Force training, it requires a focus and concentration that most people are not accustomed to. It is a millisecond by millisecond effort to give this rep your Full Force. Since the intensity is on such a higher level, and the natural mental direction may not be to push yourself to this degree, you can't afford to be distracted. It requires your complete attention.
   The difference between a good workout and a great muscle stimulating routine may be the result of a tiny change in your thought process. Do you have the mental capacity to give it your Full Force?
   This is one of the main topics in our upcoming training guide. This is not an afterthought in the appendix. Getting the most from yourself through proper focus, concentration and mental effort is just as important as the exercises, the routines, the equipment, nutrition and every other aspect of your training.
    Remember give it your Full Force and do something awesome today.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Isometrics and Strength Zones

   There have been studies and ones have asserted that with isometrics you only develop strength within 10 to 15 degrees of the position in which you did the isometrics. So what they are saying is that if you did, let's say an isometric bench press, in which you are almost fully extended,the development of strength would only occur a little bit before and after the position you performed the isometric rep. So from this they are saying that if you were to do a full range rep, although you would have strength at the end of you movement where you performed the isometric hold you would not have any development of strength when you are closer to your chest. Okay so do you have that.

   First of all in reading the studies I first would question whether the isometric reps were a full force, give it all you have rep. I don't know, they were not clear. To me though that would make a difference. If you did only a half-hearted push there would be no reason for all those muscle fibers to chip in on the isometric rep, and thus no stimulation to those fibers. On the other hand if you give it your all, a real full force rep, no matter where in that range of motion you did the isometric rep all of the muscle fibers in that specific muscle would be firing and would therefore be stimulated for growth. So a real test or study would  require such effort.

   I have not done any test or studies in this regard, but here is what I can tell you. After 6 years of static contraction, partial rep, and isometric reps, which have been performed generally in the same positions over those years, I have not recognized any kind of difference in strength than what is normally seen, throughout my ranges of motion.
   Never have I been lifting something, and here I am struggling to get through it and then I hit the zone where I have been performing my isometric reps and whoa! all of a sudden it becomes easy. That doesn't even sound logical. I would think too, if I would have these strength zones especially with my legs it would hinder me from running and even jumping properly. As I would try to run a sprint my legs would be so uncoordinated I would be falling on my face.
   What can I say.This is my observation. I would welcome yours. chriscook@fullforcestrengthcompany.com

  If though, the studies convince you that only those zones will be stimulated or it would make you feel better if you were exercising throughout those ranges of motion, the Full Force equipment will easily address this for you.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Flexibility and Full Force Strength Training

   Some have asserted that by not doing full range of motion exercises, you will loose your flexibility. Hey that might sound logical. Let me relate what the situation is in my case.
   I have not performed full range of motion exercises for 6 years now. The only full range of motion I do is what I experience while I do my regular work, which is construction. I have never noticed any diminished flexibility in all this time.
   This past September I had my ACL replaced in my knee. It was an old football injury that originally took place 24 years ago. It was a partial tear. Over the years though I have re injured it and finally while on the job working this past August I finished it off. Keep in mind though that throughout the years with this injury I have played soccer, basketball, football and volleyball. I have skied and snowboarded and of course I have done my strength training.
    Now you would think that with an injury and subsequent operation, if not doing full range of motion exercises was to hinder my flexibility, here is where it would show up. It didn't.
    Two days after my surgery I went in for therapy. Of course my knee is somewhat stiff and swollen, having just been operated on. One thing they had me do was get on a stationary bike. The therapist said go around until it gets tight and then go back. Around a little ways and then back the other way. Keep doing this. Then over a period of time you will get to the point where you can go the whole way around with the pedals. Now a friend of mine with the same surgery said that for her it took several weeks before she got it the whole way around. On that first day after a couple back and forth motions, I went the whole way around.
    I could sit on the table with my legs straight and not just touch my toes but grab my feet. They told me I was showing off.
    Then as I laid on my back on a table. The therapist tells me to just try and lift my leg. Raise it a little bit. I popped it straight up in the air and she called the other therapists to come and take a look at this. "Your some kind of superman" she said.
    Over the weeks of therapy there was different times when they would ask "Is this the right leg." It seemed to function so well that they thought they had the good leg. They called me the "super patient". After about 6 weeks I stopped the therapy since I generally was ahead of their protocol. They said I was doing great and gave me some things to do at home. Everything they had me do was like a walk in the park. So far too the doctor says I'm way ahead of the curve and have been.
   Don't get me wrong here, having the surgery has had its ups and downs and I am still in recovery and have limitations. Skiing and snowboarding will hopefully be next year. I'm not playing basketball with my son either at this point.
    I have to say though that I owe the progress I have made to Full Force Strength training. It gave me a solid foundation for recovery. And as far as flexibility, guess what, I can stand and grab my ankle and pull my calf up against my hamstring. Flexibility problems? Not from where I stand.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How Do You Measure Success?

 How do you measure your success and progress?  In the traditional way of weight training you keep track of how much you lifted from one time to the next.  Did you lift more?  Then you made progress. This is not the only way to measure success. In some cases it may not be the best.

  First let me explain why it may not be the best. Because other factors can come into play, the results may not be a true reflection of what has happened. Consider these scenarios that you no doubt have experienced.
        1. Mentally for your last workout you were dragging. For whatever reason, your catching a cold, the boss gave you a hard time or there were too many distractions in the gym. You gave a less than stellar performance. The time before may have been a great workout and you gained but because it didn't show up with more weight on the barbell you got discourage and now you have discredited that last routine as no good.
      2. Has this happened? You go into the workout ready to beat your old numbers with the weights.Trying to get the most though you cheated in your form and now have produced faulty numbers. Ironically you will likely have to cheat the next time also to best yourself. When will the viscous cycle stop.

    I'm sure you get the idea here. The factors that can cause the fluctuation are many. Did you have your hands in the same position? Was the bench adjusted the same way?  Was your warm up longer than usual? Did you rest more or less between those sets?

   Now is recording how much you lifted the only way to record success? No

   Think about this. Temperature is one way of recording heat, but also visually, heat changes things that can be observed. Can you tell whether is is hot by other factors? Yes. Think about water. A recipe says bring the water to a boil. Do you put a thermometer in the water to see if it is 210' F? No you can visibly see when it reach that temperature because of the bubbling water.

  Now how about gaining muscle. Sure seeing how much you lift is one way of measuring the change in your muscular development. What other changes though take place with your muscular development that can be monitored.
   1  Visually you should see muscular development
   2  Body measurement, the circumference of your muscles
   3  There should also be changes with your weight and lean body mass using a simple scale and skin calipers.
  These manners of monitoring your muscular development can prove to be beneficial.  Honestly though there are factor that can effect these measurements and calculations.

  Using an isometric form of training some have said "How do I keep track of my progress?" Some promote the use of a load cells. While that can work, we must remember the load cell could have the same issues as we spoke of earlier with regular weights. Perhaps even more so given the nature of isometric training.

  For me in using the Full Force way of training I prefer to monitor my progress by calculating my lean body mass percentage. Check out the body fat analyzer recommended on the homepage. You must realize that the Full Force way of training requires a high level of concentration and focus. I don't want to be concerned with getting to a certain number, then feeling the urge to cheat, and then loosing my form when I think I won't make it. With the Full Force way of training you relish the purity of giving it your Full Force with no quota to meet.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exercise is about more than the exercise

    To say that all you need to win a race is the fastest car would hardly capture the whole picture of what it takes to be a competitive racing team. First what kind of race are we talking about?  Is it drag racing, oval track, road racing, rally driving, off road. Let's say it is Formula 1 (my favorite). Within this realm of racing there are different aspects of speed, top speed, passing speed and quickness off the line speed. Then there is the cars set up, the handling, the reliability, the driver, the pit crew,the list is endless.
    For exercise the same is true. Just as there are different types of racing so too there are different ways to exercise. Then within each way of exercise you have to consider all the factors involved for that particular way of exercise. For a resistance training routine to be successful though it involves more than the routine itself, just as racing involves more than one factor. .
    Here at the Full Force Strength Company we realize this. Besides the routine itself these other factors should be considered.


  • Nutrition and the timing of what and when we eat
  • Rest and how to actually make it productive
  • Checking and monitoring progress
  • How to get the most out of a training routine
  • Lifestyle factors
    These are the basics. Sadly many have sabotaged their success by not blending these properly. They had a great routine but there was no focus and concentration to get results from it, or the nutrition and rest were not up to par. So much focus today goes into the equipment, the supplements or some bazarre routine most of which are a weak answer to gaining strength. Then most end up disappointed because not only did they start off with a weak base, but other factors were not given attention. " I took this super dooper supplement and nothing happened.'' "I bought this expensive workout rubber band and I don't have any more strength." "I followed this premiere routine and I still look wimpy" Other factors were not considered. And when they are often it is not based on the facts. People get disillusioned until they see hope in another new routine, piece of equipment or supplement. Then they spend some more money.
    Consider all the factors and do so with the proper knowledge of each. Accurate facts on all the factors involved.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Equipment

  Here you will find a little history on the Full Force Strength Company. Like we had mentioned before we have been involved in developing strength training machines. We wanted them to be simple, safe, compact and cost efficient. With an understanding of the basic muscle movements for exercise, and then factoring in the approach, the machine designs become quite simple as you can see.
  What you see here is one of our first pieces or equipment

  Here is my 14 year old demonstrating a bench press. Push as hard as you want you can't break it. Notice there are no heavy weights to fall on you. Safety pure and simple. Adjust the chain and the number of exercises you can do are endless.

Turn the bench 90' and your ready to do all your standing exercises. Dead lifts, squats, calf raises, shrugs, curls you name it. Adjust the bar. Grab it and go. With this bench you also can do lat pulls and we even designed a way to perform a leg press. All in a package that can slide under the bed.

Next we have the second generation Full Force machine
A three piece top. This top is actually basswood left over from a wooden surfboard project.

Add the second bar and chains and your ready to push. This one is wide enough to do the standing exercises in this configuration. Pull down exercises can be performed with this one as well.

And here is why we have the second generation machine. It converts into a leg press calf press configuration. Jump in between and give it all you have. Note in this picture I have the carabiners, but in reality the chain should be attached directly to the shackles. Doing so with all the right parts it can easily handle over 3000 lbs. 
  Interested in the plans? 

Now we have new 3rd generation machine plans

Available at this link Equipment Design Manual
      It is
         Easier to build 
         More compact
         Offers more exercises
         With hundreds of training variations
        
  Here you will find a simple easy to construct Full Force machine.  The latest version requires no welding or machining just basic hand tools and readily available materials. Yet it enable you to an intense workout like you have never had before.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Welcome to a new world of potential strength

  Full force strength training offers a fresh look to your workouts. You can reach new peaks in strength. This will enhance not just your daily life but enable you to have greater performance in other physical activities. By taking out the wasted activities involved with training and enhancing the beneficial factors, efficiency and productivity is increased. Get ready to have your thinking about strength training turned upside down. Full Force will find the superhero in you. Please proceed to the getting started page.