Tools and Methodologies
'The right tool for the right job'
At BA we not only have standard gym free weight equipment, but a selection of custom grips, handles, attachments, and individual machines that you'll find nowhere else. In keeping with our philosophy of 'Large and Small,' we've spent years procuring the tools to train not just the big muscles, but the joints you don't always appreciate until they go out on you.
Strength is the 'cup' that holds everything else, but there's more to building it by hefting barbells. Cables allow us to work angles we can't with regular free weights. Kettlebells are a great mix of strength and cardio. Clubs allow circular work and leverages you can get no other way. Bands give us not only a unique strength resistance curve and the ability to train aggravated joints pain-free, but for stretching they traction the joint as the lengthen the muscle.
Strength, stretching, soft tissue work, cardio. You can do it all in one session, with the right equipment.
45 degree low back raise
Floor pivot socket – For both Olympic and Standard bars
Belt squat/band squat station
Step-Up station (adjustable)
Pivoting calf block
Mattes Box for lateral ankle strength
Adjustable cable machine
Roller station for single-leg squats
Gymnastic rings (adjustable)
Fitter lateral trainer
Trixter X flywheel stationary bike
Dragging harness / anchor chain
For Hand/Wrist Strength
PDA Pegasus wrist curl
Dumbbells – 3lb and up
Short 35-lb Olympic barbell
5' Standard bar
2" diameter Olympic dumbbell handles
Safety Squat Bar, with spotting handles/rack
Trap/Hex bars, with stands
45 lb log bar
Flexible 'earthquake' bar (for joint health)
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War Hammer Varsity
Core 12 Bar
From 15 pounds to more than you'll ever need
From Micro-mini to Monster Plus
(Loadable) from 3 lb to over 25
Solid – 5 to 40 lb.
Thai banana bag
Wing Chun Mook Jong/Wooden Dummy
20 lb 'head bag'
Other Strength Gear
Farmer's Walk bars
Bulgarian Wrestling bag (40lb)
Loadable Sandbag - 10 lb increments
Beer keg - With the water inside, weighs 100 lb
Slosh pipes - 40 and 30 lb.
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