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    "I have been a client of Tommi's for 8 years.  I have utilized many aspects of his broad expertise.  He has been able to assist and motivate me with all of my personal goals regarding, Personal Training, Weight Loss and Nutrition, as well as rehabilitation.  He is an outstanding intelligent professional." Mark D, NY 

     "Tommi's workouts are excellent - always fun, always changing and challenging." Lauri Hill, NJ

     "Tommi is a super professional who watches you closely to make sure you strengthen your body, understand what you need to do, and do it in a way without hurting yourself. Over the last 3 years, working with Tommi, I have strengthened by body without ever injuring myself;  not even pulling a muscle. That's because Tommi pays close attention to what I am doing." (David Goodman, NJ)

      "Tommi keeps my mind in the game and challenges me with new moves every day.   Working with Tommi is more fun than eating marshmallows." (Sylvia G., NJ)

     "For the past 20 years I have had to train around chronic knee and shoulder pain. Since training with Tommi, I am now pain free and no longer living on Advil!"  (Ted D'Amico, NJ)

     "The knowledge and skill set that Tommi possesses is incredible. He is a true movement specialist and has one mission: results." Evan Chait, PT, CNRT, L.Ac (Kinetic Physical Therapy)

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    368 Training Systems -principle: Always train all planes, stations and chains!

    368 - Training Systems answered to my own need of developing a system that makes the complexity of human movement a bit more simple to put into practice in terms of training and conditioning.  

    The backbone of 368 is based on the following concepts:  

    - that human movement occurs in three planes
    - the body can be divided in 6 anatomical stations
    - the muscles, ligaments, tendons and the fascia form integrated chains that are anatomically connected and that work together functionally
    (our system uses 8 chains)

    368 concept is inspired mainly by three wise men, Gary Gray, Thomas Myers and Gray Cook, the mentors that have made the dynamic miracle of human movement a little bit easier to understand for a coach/trainer such as myself.   

    368 gives me a tool through which I can observe movement and be reminded of its dimensions when planning exercise protocols and coaching athletes. 

    How does 368 help me in practice? Here is a en example of Vern Gambetta's (another wise man and a great coach) Superlegs-series flavored with 368 and a medicine ball. The idea is to combine some of the fundamental movement patterns with total body muscular endurance. This superlegs targets particularly the anterior and posterior chains as well the diagonal/rotational chains.  


    This routine also challenges our athletes in the areas of muscular endurance as well as cardiovascular and metabolic systems. We do not use this series until the basic movement patterns/skills are complete, strength foundation is solid and energy systems have developed sufficiently. In other words it is not used for beginners or for children.  

    Train smart!

    Tommi the Trainer

    Sources of inspiration:

    Gary Gray
    Thomas Myers 
    Gray Cook
    Vern Gambetta

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