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TrainingMask 3.0 - bring the intensity

27th Mar 2019

TrainingMask 3.0 - bring the intensity
The latest and greatest TrainingMask is now available at Industrial Athletic. Read up on it below (information provided via TrainingMask's website)Loading a muscle group is what people do at the gym by lifting weights to get stronger, faster, and fitter. Applying a load to your muscles can be achieved several different ways. Whether it be with weights, friction, tension, etc. TrainingMask® breathing exercise devices were engineered to apply variable levels of load to the respiratory muscle
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Wine, waves and WODs

27th Mar 2019

Wine, waves and WODs
The Christmas break is almost here which for most Kiwi's means letting loose having a few drinks, spending quality time with family and hitting the beach whenever possible to enjoy the beautiful weather we're so lucky to have in this country over summer.While it's an excellent opportunity to give your body a well deserved rest from training, if you're anything like me you go a little stir crazy if you don't do something. It's super easy to throw a few small pieces of IA gear in the car and keep
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Finding Strength in Rubber Bands

27th Mar 2019

Finding Strength in Rubber Bands
Strength/mobility bands are an extremely handy multi-use item to have in your facility or gym bag. Not only can you use them as a workout tool or for adding resistance to movements, but they’re excellent for mobility and stretching (and you should ALL be keeping mobile folks!). They’re easy to carry around for personal use so you don’t have to worry about whether a facility has the right band or more importantly, one of high quality.The great thing about our Industrial Athletic dual colour stre
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The Essentials and The Extras: your guide to WOD gear

27th Mar 2019

The Essentials and The Extras:  your guide to WOD gear
Have you taken the plunge into your New Year resolution to get fitter and healthier and joined CrossFit?We posted earlier about not needing to be fit to get fit, so if you’re a brave wee soul and have signed yourself up for a better lifestyle firstly - congrats! - secondly, you may have noticed people at your gym with specific workout gear and are wondering what the heck it’s all about.In this post we’ll outline for you what we consider ‘The Essentials’ and ‘The Extras’ here at IA, on all the sl
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Blood on the Barbell - A Decade On

27th Mar 2019

Blood on the Barbell - A Decade On
Blood on the Barbell: A Newbie's Story by Darren Ellis | 07/25/07One of my favourite articles, and I almost cant believe its nearly a decade ago. It is well worth a read, and more than that, its worth taking note of and changing your way if you haven't already.When I'm putting a client through a grueling high intensity interval session, nausea inducing circuits, and complexes or heavy low rep training, I sometimes think to myself, "Man, I wish I could have met me when I was starting out in stre
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