Training Philosophy

Training with Wolf Strength & Conditioning is an entirely different experience than standard ‘personal training.’   We don’t think in terms of body parts: there’s no ‘chest,’ ‘arms,’  or ‘legs’ day.   Your body is a finely tuned machine with many interconnected parts, and working it using the model of training specific body parts simply doesn’t work as well as teaching the entire body to work together to achieve loaded human movement.   Squatting, for example,  becomes a goal in and of itself, not the means to “work legs.”   Increasing your weight in the Press is our goal, rather than “doing shoulders.”  Similarly, all the movements we do are designed to maximize your strength and overall fitness.  Our philosophy on this topic is explained in detail in our article Strength and Barbells: The Foundations of Fitness.

We do not believe in following the latest here-today-gone-tomorrow fads in fitness.  Whether it’s performing every lift on a big inflatable ball, doing the latest DVD routine brought to you by some skinny woman whose idea of fitness is 3lb weights and celery, or crunching our way to 43 second abs.  Utilizing potentially appropriate tools like bands and chains in an inappropriate context, or doing useful lifts like cleans and snatches with no emphasis on correct technical execution – that’s out, too.  All of these methods have one thing in common: they don’t work as well as a properly planned and coached basic strength training and conditioning program.  Basic does not mean easy; your training will be hard.   We feel when something works best, there’s no reason to complicate it and water it down.

Using a combination of the basic barbell exercises and short bursts of intense conditioning, you’ll find yourself in the best shape of your life.