January 09, 2014 / Category: Hammer Strength

HS_All_American_Logo.jpgHammer Strength is excited to announce, in partnership with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the second annual Hammer Strength All American Athlete of the Year award. Hammer Strength and the CSCCa aim to recognize the most outstanding male and female collegiate athletes who exemplify the best of what it takes to become an elite athlete and excel on and off the field or court.

Jessica Campbell

January 06, 2014 / Category: Fitness Community

DontWantToBulkUp.jpgFar too often I hear similar comments from customers at fitness retail stores, gym members, or even co-workers in our company gym at Life Fitness headquarters: They’re worried about “bulking up.” For some reason, strength training has become synonymous with athletes, meatheads, and people looking to “bulk up.”  This thought is a common misconception.

Matt Elsesser

December 26, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

shutterstock_137167190.jpgWhether you’re a runner or a strength trainer, you’ve probably experienced a sore muscle after a workout. For a cross country runner just starting their season, you might find it difficult getting up the stairs or out of bed. For someone new to the strength area at the gym, you’re feeling the burn just getting into your car and reaching for the seatbelt. Fortunately, there are some ways to help relieve and prevent muscle soreness.

Amir Lafdaigui