Come see Frog Fitness at the American Fit Expo in Houston Texas at NRG Stadium. Frog Fitness is a fitness equipment manufacturer with the first ever horizontal training device.
Dominate Gravity while Training Horizontally®.
Frog Fitness will control a 2100 square foot exhibit in the main hall of the conference. There will be horizontal trainers on display along with contests and giveaways. Come try your strength and endurance on The Frog. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this event. Our special guest will be Cade Cowdin from Official Strength who will feature his 76″ box jump.
Let’s face it…The Frog is challenging for most every person who has ever had the nerve to get on it and really give it a shot, and it seems that our 100 yard Frog Challenge has only been completed by one person so far. Why then would anyone want to make it even harder than it already is?
Well, I guess I just enjoy a challenge. After Joel Metzger and I Frogged up the banks of the Mississippi I’ve been obsessed of taking my Frog and training with it anywhere I can, almost like “Where’s Waldo”. I’ve Frogged in multiple States and also in Hong Kong and Mainland China but when I took it up this long ass hill, I quickly realized I may have bit off more than I could chew.
One day while driving west on the 78 Freeway in Vista California I noticed a rather long and steep hill and quickly thought to myself, “I’m gonna Frog up that”! A few days later there I was and quickly thought to myself, “why am I here”? Me and my buddy Tony put the Frog together and off I went up the 275 yard 45% incline.
From the first extension I realized how challenging this hill idea actually was. It takes so much more focused effort because you don’t want the wheels to slide, you have to move steadily, slowly and carefully. All of this taxes your body probably 10X more than on a flat surface.
The beauty of the hill challenge is every single one is different and that makes the opportunities for challenging workouts endless…it’s just really a matter of how challenging you want to make your workout.
I’ve been steadily using The Frog for about 7 months now and no two workouts have been the same, and realizing that hills are an option and hard as hell…it only excites me even more excited to find unique and challenging ways to use my Frog.
When Jack & Jill went up the hill they were fetching a pail of water. When I went up the hill on The Frog I was searching for that same pale, plus some oxygen, and a ride back down.
Triathlon is a very unique sport. Not only does it place a high demand on the mental aptitude of its athletes (being an individual sport at race time), but it also constantly requires a high level of performance in training across three separate sports, which include the swim, bike, and run. The physical and mental feats that come with the achievement of goals in the varying distances of triathlon from sprint distance to Ironman distance are only accomplished in racing through proper periodization, muscular development, corrective exercise, joint and ligament demand adjustments, and mobility training. What may have been missing from that bunch of athletic endeavors? Well, it was the swimming, biking, and running. Stick with me now, as we explore the developmental process of a triathlete and how The Frog can play a crucial role in the building process.
The well-built Ironman triathlete will be able to maintain a solid structure throughout his or her season, relying on a core foundation of bone, joint, aerobic, and muscular support. This is what is referred to, as the “base” of a training cycle and it’s something an athlete can always fall back on. This cycle begins at various stages, depending on the athlete and the goals set in place, but in any manner, EVERY well-balanced athlete (professional and amateur) will begin by building or reviving (more for professionals) a solid base. It can take 3 years to do this properly, but once it’s done the aerobic capabilities are considerably higher from where an athlete has come, noting that endurance athletes can take up to 7 years to reach their true potential. So where does The Frog fit into base phase? I’m glad you asked! Since base phase is full of aerobic workouts that don’t tend to place extreme stressors on the body, just those that will help to make slow and continual adjustments to physiology (some faster than others), it’s a great time to incorporate a strength training program. Beginning with muscular endurance, which is [an] initial phase of base training that includes high repetition exercises and low weight, slow adjustments, paired with corrections, can be made as an athlete advances in his or her season. The Frog is a great tool for identifying movement inefficiencies in this initial phase, as exercises like the squat with The Frog can help identify any improper knee movement patters, forward leans, or back arches, for example. Even if these are assessed and undefined, showing that an athlete is strong, balanced, and needs no correction; the squat is a critical full body exercise perfect for the endurance athlete. As the season continues, the squat can be increased in resistance to carry into low repetition, maximum strength training late in the base phase…as the resistance can be adjusted on The Frog to fit multiple training criteria.
Core training plays an immense role in a triathlete’s strength training routine. “Core Killers” are something that can be sprinkled throughout the season and used at various resistances as well, depending on if an athlete is in a base or build phase. As a matter of fact, all of the moves that can be safely conducted on The Frog engage the core in some way, shape or form, which is perfect for building muscles affected in unpredictable and predictable situations, such as those that are brought by a complex and ever-changing sport. I should also briefly explain that a build phase usually occurs when an athlete is working into a key race or building towards peak fitness levels. This phase usually includes mobility to prevent injury, explosive power, and maintenance, while avoiding heavy weights and too much time in the gym, which can lead to unnecessary fatigue because intensity is increased across all three sports in this phase, something The Frog has no issue adjusting to. Back on track with core training, maintaining an upright structure for several hours on the run and an “aero-friendly” position in Ironman is critical to longevity and efficiency of the triathlete. Often triathletes get very wrapped up in the swim, bike, and run aspects of training, but using tools like The Frog for core training at proper times within their schedule can help build the solid foundation on which they may swim, bike, and run. It’s named core for good reason! Squats, Leapers, Core Killers, and even squats…they all stabilize…and they’ll all have your core thanking you later.
On a final note, before I sum up this very brief calamity of words about triathlon programming, mobility is one of the most important aspects of sport from my coaching view. There are very advanced demands placed on athletes across all sports. Athletes that are able to move through complex and even simple ranges of motion will find themselves in a camp with the least risk of injury, best quality of life, and highest levels of personal performance. The ability of The Frog to allow the triathlete’s body to reach full hip range of motion, ankle flexion (commonly “locked up” with athletes!), and eccentric movements of the shoulder, is a free and critical aid that comes with almost any usage of The Frog, not allowing for restriction or reversely helping identify where restrictions exist. Personal trainers and coaches will rejoice when identifying these movement patterns as they help their athlete move forward in performance. The fascia is an amazing piece of the human body and taking care of it’s health is just as important as swimming, biking, or running…arguably even more important, depending on an athlete’s goals.
As the multitude of uses The Frog has continues to grow, I believe that the everyday and advanced triathlete has everything to gain from using this incredible tool. Whether it be in the beginning phases of training with high repetition and low weight exercises or the explosive and short build phase exercises, the complex movements that The Frog offers the whole body, through several ranges of motion, is bar none for available exercise equipment and aids at the moment. The Frog brings forth muscle activation at its finest. The consistent use of a Frog in the triathlete’s yearly plan has the potential to spur advancements in performance across all three sports. Edge-up the competition, train with a Frog.
Best in Training, Racing, and Health,
16th Annual Donald Driver Football Camp to be Held in Houston Texas at Dyer Stadium
Fitness company supports foundation founded by Green Bay Packers all-time leading Receiver and Super Bowl champion
HOUSTON – June 23, 2016 – Frog Fitness today announces its sponsorship of the 2016 Donald Driver Foundation Football Camp in Houston on June 23 –24. The foundation, which was founded by former NFL pro, Donald Driver, has a core focus of serving underprivileged children and families by addressing health, wellness, safety, education and career development. The organization hosts an annual camp to teach players, ages seven to 17, the essentials and objectives of the game. Frog Fitness is assisting the foundation at this year’s Houston camp, providing food, water and teaching participants the rules of football.
Frog Fitness is dedicated to supporting organizations which display outstanding values, such as those of the Donald Driver Foundation. At this year’s camp, Driver is instructing campers on the rules of the game, along with passing, blocking, tackling, hand-offs and the everyday basic objectives. Through the sponsorship, Frog Fitness drives the Foundation’s mission to display “Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts” and serve as a hand up, not a hand out.
“Supporting our local community is of utmost importance to us,” said Richard Pearce, founder of Frog Fitness. “In addition to providing food and water to all the campers, we created a ‘Frog Challenge’ that consists of various drills that teach coordination and technique. I believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of imparting values of teamwork at a young age. We are humbled to share in this goal and witness Donald’s generous nature and humanitarian spirit.”
After overcoming homelessness himself, Driver became an elite force on the field for the Green Bay Packers, winning multiple awards such as achieving a Super Bowl Championship, becoming a “Dancing with the Stars” champion, and being named a recipient of the prestigious AMVETS 2013 Humanitarian of the Year award. The Donald Driver Football Camp is an experience each participant will remember for a lifetime.
The camp takes place at Dyer Field on June 23-24, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. For additional information about the camp, please visit www.donalddriverfoundation.com/events/2016-donald-driver-foundation-houston-football-camp-2/
For additional information about Frog Fitness, please visit www.frogfitness.com.
Uproar PR for Frog Fitness
Serving Those Who Serve US
“You don’t have to ask us twice”, was the sentiment that both Richard Pearce (Frog CEO and Inventor) and myself felt the moment we were invited to Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota this past March.
Myself, being a former Marine, and Rich one of THE MOST patriotic people I know, are quick to jump at any opportunity to support our troops in anyway possible especially introducing them to The Next Big Thing In Fitness …The Frog!
The greeting was amazing, a 4 Star General, one of only 6 in the Air Force was there to greet us as were every other high ranking officer and enlisted men and women. We felt like celebrities and were treated to special privileges like sitting in the cockpit and climbing all over a B1 Bomber. Talking about acting like little boys, we crawled everywhere possible as our hosts looked on thinking , “Oh God, please don’t let anyone fall”!
Once the intros and fun was done it was time to get to work, First we addressed the crowd of over 3,00 enlisted and officers all excited to try The Frog. After I worked pretty hard to get the energy in the room as high as possible I introduced Richard where he opened his heart and explained that we were there strictly to give back and show them a way that we can help increase the fitness of everyone who would be willing enough to try The Frog.
As with most people who are being introduced to The Frog for the first time, they were a bit reluctant to HOP ON ( cute huh) but once they did…the smiles and excitement raised to an entirely different level.
We had races around the track and on the field at the same time. I was calling the races and honestly I felt like I was at Del Mar race track calling the pony’s …”we got the tall skinny guy making a move, but the big black guy is ahead by a nose” Hey, I was having fun too.
As we were thanked by everyone who attended We stood tall with pride joy in our hearts knowing that were in fact serving those who serve us. Being the generous and caring man he is Rich authorized that 3 Frogs be left in the base gym for daily use.
The event certainly won’t be our last as It’s very important to all of us here at Frog Fitness that we actively involved with events like this one. We will travel anywhere that any military institution or First Responders need us. That’s a promise!