Welcome to My Blog

After 9 years though I decided that if I were to become a trainer and learn a bunch of new exercises that I would never become bored and never stop training.

Why did I start a gym?

Why did I start a gym?  Why did I start a gym without a bunch of capital, without a niche, and in Columbus, Ohio where gyms are everywhere.  What was I thinking?  This week I got a new client which would normally make me very happy but this week I also lost a client....

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Strongman!

Strongman competitions have a ton of different events many of which have very specialized equipment.  You are not going to find many gyms with an appolon wheel or fingals fingers.  How are you going to get ready for a competition when you do not have the...

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Show Up

All I have to do is show up.  I am struggling with a deep depression.  I feel like crap.  I feel weak and fat.  If I come in through those doors I am fine.  All I have to do is show up. This is basically what one of my clients said to me tonight.  She is right all you...

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Interested or Committed?

Their is a huge difference between being interested in something and being committed to something. Here are some health related things that I am interested in eating healthy, losing weight, and lowering my cholesterol.  These are all things I should do but I am not...

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Me? Stronger Than I Think?

Yes you, you are stronger than you think.  I love to lift heavy stuff and love making my clients stronger.  At Jackhammer Strength Training everyone gets stronger.  Ho much stronger depends on each individual.  If they push the envelope on a regular basis and are...

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You Want to be Fit? Are you sure?

You want to be fit?  Are you sure you want to be fit?  Is this something you think about day in and day out?  Do you get excited to try new workout routines, learn new lifts, train with new people, train at new facilities, get stoked when hitting a new pr?  If not you...

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Pain, have you had enough

If you are reading this then you have probably suffered from back pain.  You might be suffering from back pain right now.  Maybe you even know your triggers for back pain yet you continue to choose to nothing about it.  My first bout of back pain came when I worked at...

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Online Personal Training and Nutrition

You want to get in shape but you live in the middle of nowhere or cannot afford a personal trainer or gym membership.  Do not worry I am here to help you.  My name is Nathan Jordan owner of Jackhammer Strength Training, Contributing author to "The Big Play Book",...

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Jackhammer Strength Training`s Top Gyms in Columbus, Ohio

Happy New Year Let the fitness New Years resolutions begin. If you want to be successful give the little guys a chance, avoid the big box gyms, do functional training, and do not drive to wait to be on cardio machines. Every one of you is more a machine than any bike,...

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The Most Important Workout of Your Life!

The most important workout of your life is the one that you do not want to do, the one you are supposed to do today.  It is not the last workout you did or the hardest workout that you ever made it through.  It is the workout you are dreading.  The one you are making...

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Jackhammer Strength Training`s top 10 cardio exercises

When most people think of cardio they think of long slow distance cardio.  Yes that can be good but their are much better ways to do your cardio.  At Jackhammer Strength Training a fitness studio at 3002 McKinley Ave.  in Columbus Ohio we do what I call power cardio....

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Just because I can does not mean that I should!

The Crossfit Open 16.1 is happening.  Their are over 8,000 Crossfit gyms in the world and probably over 200,000 people will do the 16.1 workout.  I can do this workout but that does not mean that I should.  The 16.1 for a man includes walking lunges with a 95 pound...

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Get Stronger!

According to Louis Simmons the greatest strength coach in the world.  A man needs to be able to do 42 inch box jumps to show a minimum level of power.  My best box jump is only 36 inches at 5'9 225 so I guess I am not as powerful as I thought.  On my best jump I...

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Online Personal Trainer Columbus Ohio

Why am I getting back into online fitness training? What is this? Is online personal training even a real thing? Yes it is and it is growing. I became a certified personal trainer through the ISSA in 2006. For five years I trained clients at houses, apartment...

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