Rest Days Matter

Rest Days Matter

It’s not uncommon to see athletes get into the mindset of wanting to grind at the gym day after day. Want that summer body? I need to workout seven days a week, right? Wrong.   Want to podium at that next power lifting or CrossFit competition? I need to train hard every day, right? Wrong. […]

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4 Incredible Benefits of Pull-Ups

What is a pull-up?   According to beach body specialist, Collette DeBenedetto, a pull-up can be defined as “a ‘compound’ exercise that involves a large number of big and small muscles, most notably your latissimus dorsi (lats) and biceps. In addition to working multiple muscles at the same time, the pull-up is also a multi-joint […]

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10 Motivational Songs to Listen to During Your Next Workout

Bored with your current playlist? Add these songs for some extra motivation!   “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor “Lose Yourself” – Eminem “My Time” – Fabolous “You Shook Me All Night Long” – ACDC “Click Click Boom” – Saliva “Till I copllapse” – Eminem “Bringing Down the Giant” – Saving Abel “Monster” – Skillet […]

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Iron-Oak Fitness Member Spotlight – Ashley Carr

  When and how did you get started with Iron-Oak? I came to Iron Oaks Grand opening free workout last September by word of mouth from a current client Dana Depenti. I was coming off a torn meniscus tear from a running injury and thought this would be a great alternative to stay in shape […]

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Fitness Member Spotlight – Beth P.

Iron-Oak Fitness Member of the Month Beth Pastiva     Q) How did you end up at Iron-Oak Fitness and what keeps you coming back for more? A) I’ve been working out with Ross for almost 4 years and followed him from past gyms. I’ve worked out with other trainers in the past and Ross is […]

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Is Your Protein Powder Really What It Says It Is?

By now, most people are aware that it’s important to consume whey protein.  Some argue it should be consumed before your workout, other says after, and you may find some sources that argue before and after is best.  This could be debated for quite some time and that’s not what we’re here to discuss. Many […]

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