Saturday, December 17, 2011

Paul Gorman ATC, PTA, CSCS, RKC will be giving his webinar on Dynamic Shoulder Stabilization Wednesday December 21, 2011 @ 11:30am CST thru login and join us.

Log in to join us and learn more about how we train for Shoulder stabilization and strengthening.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


The past few months have roared past me as I am sure you noticed. My latest projects have included ways to improve how I establish baselines and evaluate my clients progress. Recently myself and a few colleagues finished up an initial study on the Upper Quarter Y Balance Test which is "in process" for publication (next few months) in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. The Upper and Lower Quarter Y Balance Test(s) grew out of the Star Excursion Balance Test which originated from Gary Gray's approach to assessing movement as first written in Total Body Functional Profile.
The Upper and Lower Y Balance Test allow us to objectively measure a clients movement strategy and establish a baseline to measure our program design against. The YBT is a researched based test that has been shown to be predictive of future injury. To learn more about the YBT drop me a note and I'll tell you everything I know and direct you to available resources.
Look forward to my updated Shoulder Stabilization and strengthening program to be discussed on in the coming months


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Testing the Warrior Athlete

I have the unique opportunity to be a small part of a world class research team that is applying musculoskeletal screening methods used in college and professional sports to the Warrior Athlete. (Warrior Athlete = Military Personnel). The MP3 (Military Power, Performance and Prevention) study will allow us to better identify movement asymmetries, rate and rank them and then follow the soldiers gaining insight into what risk factors are the most meaningful for each MOS . After we gain this new insight we can then begin to give each occupation and then each individual what they need to decrease their potential injury risk.
While watching PT I was excited to see pull up frames, monkey bars, kettlebells, tires, sledge hammers, and more being integrated into the morning routine. We are making our way back to solid training programs similar to the 1914 and 1941 training manuals. What an exciting time in our profession of health and fitness. Get out there today and get functional, train hard, have fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pills, Powders and Promises

Everywhere you look someone is trying to sell you the next "easiest thing" to lose weight and get in shape, hell even Bob Greene of the Biggest Loser and Oprah fame now has a supplement "pill" on the market, "just take this and it will passively do the work for you. Wrong!
Truth is and you have heard it enough times to know: Eat the correct foods in the right amounts, and exercise at a moderate intensity for extended periods or at high intensity for shorter periods : here is an article link to refresh your memory from     How much should you exercise? By Madison Park, CNN March 30, 2010.

Beware of the pills, powders and promises, there are no quick fixes, only long term changes in eating and exercise habits made specifically and intently will lead to lasting change.

See you on the beach for this mornings Kettlebell workout?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Paul Gorman RKC- St. Paul, MN 2011

Paul Gorman Newest RKC in Evansville

(Evansville, IN) April 2011- Tank Gym is proud to announce that Paul Gorman has completed the Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) Certification course recently held in St. Paul, MN; continuing the Tank Gym's leadership in this level of kettlebell training.  This prestigious certification has taken years of  training and dedication.  Take advantage of having an RKC instructor in the Evansville area by contacting us for your kettlebell and performance training.  For more information on the RKC go to

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

12 weeks in

We are at the beginning of the second quarter of 2011. Where are you at in maintaining your health and  fitness resolutions for 2011? Have you started yet?, are you nearing your goal?, have you given up?
 Remember to take each overall goal break it down to daily goals, every day set an obtainable goal and then do your best to reach it. Small consistent steps everyday will add up to your goal over the course of year. Keep up the hard work

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Training Camp

I just returned from a great working weekend with the Strength and Conditioning  and Athletic Training Staff of the Toronto Blue Jays!
Thanks to Donovan Santas, CSCS for giving us the continued opportunity to be a part of the annual spring training testing and education programs. We conducted the same testing and screening that every client at the TankGym begins their training sessions with, and developed corrective exercise strategies directed at the needs of each individual athlete.

How are you measuring your baseline athleticism and movement ability? A specific corrective exercise strategy, developed for you, will bring you closer to being the best athlete you are capable of. Contact me today to schedule your screening, and be tested like professional athletes.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

HardStyle KB Snatch by Dr. Mark Cheng

Once again Dr. Mark Cheng shares his expertise with us as part of his Sunday morning video series. Thank you Dr. Cheng: HardStyle KB Snatch by Dr. Mark Cheng

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gray Cook Radio

Gray Cook PT, MS, OCS, CSCS; one of my many mentors; has launched his new Podcast GrayCook Radio!
Are you listening? If not, I would recommend it. Straightforward Profoundness.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TankGym Testing and Training Methodology

The science behind our testing and training methods at the TankGym. Here is a brief summary (straight from the innovators themselves). for more information visit Functional Movement on Facebook  
or Functional Movement Systems on line.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS®) was created in 1997 and since that time it has undergone tremendous scrutiny. This has and always will be a positive in order for us to continue to refine and improve the Functional Movement Screen System.  In my opinion, the professionals and colleagues Gray and I (Lee Burton) work with and look to for feedback are the FMS’ biggest critics.  The FMS continues to grow and gain in popularity within the exercise profession, and with this growth brings on more and more criticism concerning its effectiveness.  The biggest critique we have gotten over the years is the lack of research to support use of the FMS. This is has been a fair criticism, however, more and more research is becoming available relating to its effectiveness.  Dr. Rob Butler just completed a brief literature review, which you can review at the end of this post.
It seems at this point we have accomplished three things with the FMS.
  1. It is a reliable tool that can be quickly and easily administered in almost any setting.
  2. It can be used to identify individuals who are at risk for injury within certain population groups.
  3. We can improve the FMS score with interventions.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne recently passed.

He contributed enormously to our modern day description of health and fitness.
I would encourage you to visit his site and explore his contribution

Fantastic HardStyle Swing instruction!

Dr. Mark Cheng Shares his expertise instruction on the Hardstyle kettlebell swing. Check it out you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Your Fitness Business Plan

Well, we are a few weeks into the New Year and everyone that has set enormous health goals is starting to struggle with the realities of the unpredictability of life. A business plan is a great way to think about how you can set your sights on attaining your fitness goals. By spending time developing your Fitness Plan, we are setting a strong foundation for future success.
Define the ultimate goal, Identify the necessary components, and Describe how you intend to achieve the ultimate goal by setting smaller attainable in reasonable time frames. Then......

The most important step: Re-visit the plan often to assess your progress towards the ultimate desired result. Repeat often.

Consistency over time is the ultimate predictor of future outcome.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Training Goals for the New Year 2011

Consistency over time is the key to meeting your health and fitness goals for 2011.
1- Define your goal
2- Establish realistic time constraints to achieve your goal
3- Break your goal into manageable parts
4- Define your plan to achieve each part of your goal
5-Start Today! Do not wait to "after the big Holiday party", " after the weekend tailgate", Do not have "one last    
    bowl of ice-cream", etc etc etc
6- Review your goal and plan frequently
7- Enlist a friend or loved one to hold you accountable; Tell them your goal, give them the plan and ask them to
    help keep you on track.

Have a great New Year and get started.