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Microgyms are springing up all over the nation.  They are small gyms that offer privacy and efficiency and some like Hard Pressed in Chicago are very unique.  Hard Pressed gives everyone an opportunity to be trained by coaches who were involved in training some of America’s greatest athletes.

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Belt Squatting on the Pendulum Power Rack

Dan Geraci is a former Assistant Strength Coach for the University of Michigan from 2001-2005.  Dan has a degree in Kinesiology from Michigan and a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Michigan.

Ron Israel was an outstanding defensive back for the University of Notre Dame and played professional football for the Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.  Ron, following his professional career became an Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Florida.

Chad Smith graduated from the University of Indiana and has been an integral part of the Chicago area personal training business for years.  These three men teamed up to build a unique facility to give each guest the level and experience they desire.

They are located at 219 W. Chicago Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60610 call 312-285-3385.


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Getting Ahead of Extension

The tricep brachii is a single muscular unit with three distinct heads: the medial, the lateral and long heads. It functions as a powerful extensor of the upper extremity. Each head has a different fatigue rate and each head becomes...

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A morning workout on the Pendulum Rack System at the College Strength and Conditioning Show in Fort Worth, Texas. The strength coaches are Staying Strong. The Pendulum Rack System