A specialized, systematic, and measurable way of training!

Fouts Fitness personal training is a specialized, systematic, and measurable way of training that is inspired by Ben Patrick (Kneesovertoesguy) and his company Athletic Truth Group (ATG).
 

Specialized – We will identify specific goals for you to achieve throughout the training process while also working toward structural balance throughout the whole body. If you have an injury or area of the body that causes you issues, we will address them, not ignore them. However, being careful not to work through pain.

The old saying “no pain, no gain” is BS.

No pain = MORE gain!

*There is a major difference between soreness and pain. * We can work through soreness. We will not work through pain. If an exercises results in pain, we will regress (make it easier) or discontinue that exercise until we can build up to a point you can perform the exercise with proper form pain free.

Whether you are looking to improve your athletic ability for a specific sport, become pain free, gain more mobility and flexibility, or want to increase your overall strength we will design a program that is specific to you!
 

Systematic – Training programs will be designed with the following key concepts in mind.

  1. Working from the ground up. Your feet/ankles need to be able to support your body weight before we can start applying external load (weights). Even if your goal(s) are to strengthen your upper body it is still important to also work the lower extremities.

  2. Training light to heavy. Expect some of your first training sessions to primary be body weight exercising. Building a strong foundation will allow your body to support everything above it.

  3. Short range movements vs. long range movements.

-Short range (rewiring) movements will be performed with higher reps and more frequency. These movements initiate blood flow to the specific area which helps healing and recovery.

-Long range (remodeling) movements will be performed with lower reps and less frequency. These movements will cause more inflammation, more tendon strain, more muscle damage (good damage), which will require more time to recover.

  1. Tension training over strength training. A mistake I see made a lot (I am guilty of this for many years) is people want to lift heavy weights to increase their muscle strength but neglect to training their joints, ligaments, tendons, etc. It is important to first address joint mobility, stability, and strength before progressing to heavier weight training. Making sure your body is capable of getting into specific positions will help prevent injuries when you do start lifting external weights.

  2. Structural balance is a term coined by the late Charles Poliquin. He once said, “Structural balance refers to the major muscles of the body being in balance with each other. This means balance between opposing muscles pairs (such as the biceps and triceps for the arms, and quadriceps and hamstrings for the legs) and between the limps (such as the right leg and the left leg). So, it’s not enough just to have the proper strength ration between the hamstring and the quadriceps, for example, but the strength of the quadriceps and hamstrings on the right leg should be equal to the strength of those muscles on the left leg.” Identifying areas of your body that have the most potential for improvement will allow me to design a program specifically for you.
     

Measurable – After mobility is addresses and your body is capable of reaching full range of motion we will do a couple exercises to determine your maximum strength. Based on those results I will be able to determine the appropriate weight and rep range for other exercises to ensure we continue to progress toward reaching not only your specific goals but a structurally balanced body.
 

Thank you,

 

Jared Fouts

Owner/Coach

712-269-9029

Fouts.fitness@gmail.com