On Sunday, December, 9th, join us from 1pm to 5pm for a fun afternoon of lifting heavy weights and eating delicious food!
All Bay Strength athletes are invited to gather for some exercise, food, and good company. We ask everyone to bring a food item, potluck style. We’d love to try YOUR favorite holiday specialty! Extra protein appreciated of course. 🙂
Let us eat, drink, and be merry!
So, you’ve decided to take up lifting. Among the things you’ll need is… a place to lift! Not sure what to look for in a gym? This blog post aims to help you out by guiding you through what to look for.
Please note that this post focuses on what you should be looking for as far as equipment and training facilities. It does not touch on another very important question: whether the gym and its coaches provide the supportive environment that will help you to thrive. We will take that question up in a separate entry in the future!
We would like to publicly acknowledge a change in our professional accreditation. As of October, 2018, our four coaches (Katherine Bickford, Gwyn Brookes, Kelly Bryant, and Jeremy Tully) no longer hold the Starting Strength Coach credential. We decided to part ways when it became apparent that our values, both individually and as Bay Strength, had diverged significantly from those of The Aasgaard Company and Starting Strength.
On Saturday, December, 9th, join us for a fun afternoon of lifting heavy weights and eating delicious food!
All Bay Strength and Training Station athletes are invited to gather for some exercise, food, and good company. We ask everyone to bring a food item, potluck style. We will also have a grill and be cooking fresh meat and veggies.
Bay Strength coach Katherine Bickford has teamed up with fellow Starting Strength Coach Cassi Niemann to launch a new podcast, More Female Strength!
More Female Strength features candid conversations on strength and its culture for the more female lifter. Cassi and Katherine discuss training topics with a healthy heaping of perspective, feelings, and humor.
Achieving full depth in the squat is critical to effective strength training. Squatting through the greatest effective range of motion best builds useful strength. Full depth squats, in which the lifter goes below parallel — the hip joint dropping below the top of the knee — are also important for safety: partial squats produce unbalanced forces across the knee, whereas correctly performed full depth squats produce balanced forces across the knee.
One challenge new lifters face is knowing where full depth is. This blog post will help you verify that you are achieving full depth, and offer fixes to some common problems that you can implement if you are having trouble.
If you’re reading this blog post, you are likely someone who takes your training seriously. Maybe you’ve been training for some time, but feel your results aren’t what they could be. Or maybe you’re just getting started, and want to do everything the right way from the beginning.
Either way, the question isn’t whether you need a coach, because the answer for everyone is, “yes.” The question you should instead ask yourself is: “How much coaching do I need?”