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Sharks Are Mobile

Wayne State Weight Room

Ruben Mendoza is a former NFL offensive guard who is now the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Wayne State University. Ruben has coached at South Carolina, Tennessee – Chattanooga , Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi and Notre Dame and as you can ascertain he has vast experience in the profession. 

Coach Mendoza just added rack mounted Pit Sharks to the Pendulum Power Rack System. The  rack mounted Pit Shark is mobile and can be removed, set aside or stored and attached to any Pendulum Rack when needed. 

Pit Shark added to the Pendulum Rack System

Getting Strong at Wayne State



The bench press is performed in multiple ways; a variety of grip widths, feet up, feet on the floor, different speeds of movement, variable ranges of motion, various percentages of 1RM and more. All affect muscle activation during the pressing...

All Five Fingers

Using a Power Grip on the Pendulum Rope Pull The hand has its greatest gripping strength when utilizing a ‘power grip’, that is squeezing with all five fingers. When the thumb is negated, grip strength has the second greatest capability...

Hip Engagement 

There are an abundance of techniques utilized and taught to target the hips when squatting. Ankle, hip and thoracic mobility, posture, quad dominance, bar weight, bar height, stance and form adjustments are just a few of the things coaches address....