Train Like An Alpha at Alpha Strength

Last May 28, 2016, Alpha Strength invited bloggers and members of the media to spend an afternoon with them to witness and experience what they had to offer.  And it was nothing short of amazing!  Here’s a glimpse of this day.

Initially, I thought that Alpha Strength is “just another gym” until we got to see firsthand a sample of their class.  Everyone was invited to join in the class but I opted out to just spectate as I still have a shoulder injury.  I could say that it was a right call as even the warmup session is a bit more demanding than the usual.  Some of their stretching routines are even new to my eyes!  And later on, I got to know a new equipment: the Mace Bells.

The participants doing their warmup routines

That matchstick-like thing is called a mace bell

Some of the equipment that they have (which is quite a lot for such a small gym!)

Later on, we were given demonstrations of skills from some of their award-winning members.  Some of them can easily carry twice to almost four times their own body weight!  I guess they really give justice to the use of the word “alpha.”

How heavy can you lift?

Have you ever seen so many plates in one bar?

Alpha Strength is for folks wanting to improve their fitness all the way to professional athletes targeting competition.  What sets them apart are their members that really demonstrated what an “alpha” is capable of.  More than the expected fitness benefits, they show power and strength.

This is just crazy!  (By the way, nice socks!)

— Press Release —

Alpha Strength—Stronger Than Before

Walking a couple of blocks to work should not be tough, neither should carrying a child, nor squatting down to pick up keys from the floor.  Physically, there’s no denying that life is better lived when an individual can go through his or her daily routine with ease.  The human body was designed ready to take on physical challenges.  However, the conveniences brought about by modern life have made even the simplest physical tasks difficult for some people.

Alpha Strength is a gym which strongly believes that when a person is strong, everything becomes easy.

Alpha Strength makes sure that these are not problems for the people who train there.  In fact, getting stronger physically to be able to go through day-to-day life is just the tip iceberg.  In Alpha Strength, people begin with goals of getting fitter and healthier, optimizing performance, and maximizing athletic capabilities, but they do not stop there.  Strength is a never-ending journey and, quite frankly, getting physically stronger along with the abs, legs, and biceps that come with it, is but a small aspect.

In Alpha Strength, the ultimate goal is to help people create better versions of themselves by thinking outside of the box and finding their inner strength.

Be Alpha

Most people get turned off by working out because they see it as difficult and painful—but that pain is mostly caused by incorrect movement patterns that are formed by sedentary lifestyles or even spending a lot of time sitting.  Be Alpha is designed to address this problem.  The program is crafted to fix movement patterns—building physical and mental strength—as an individual progresses.

With a person’s fitness and health goals in mind, Be Alpha begins with an assessment of current health and capacity.  Limitations in movement are then addressed, followed a measured increase in the intensity of workouts.  Alpha Strength coaches empower clients throughout the process, training body—and mind—to build strength.

Contrary to popular belief, building strength is not only achieved through barbells.  At Alpha Strength—even at the Be Alpha program—Mace Bells, Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Medicine Balls, and other tools are used to get clients to get their bodies moving the way the human body is designed to move.

Alpha 365

In order for the human body to get better in any aspect of movement, sport, and even life, it needs to adapt to stress.  This is the only way for the body—and mind—to get better.  This is the simple science behind Alpha 365: making the human body to adapt to stress.

In Alpha 365, the stressors work in two ways:

First, progressive overloading helps the body adapt and succeed in its goats within each mesocycle (a mesocycle represents a specific block or time frame of training designed to accomplish a particular goal).

Second, the varied methods employed during conditioning training helps members and athletes adapt in the three energy systems of the body’s functions: Glycolytic, or short bursts of energy; Phosphagen, short-medium bursts of energy; and Oxidative, long usage of energy.

The Alpha 365 program utilizes multi-joint compound movements and Powerlifting exercises thrice per week (Squat, Press, and Deadlift).  Combined with weightlifting exercises done twice a week (Snatch and Clean & Jerk), the program help develop people to maintain their fitness, as well as become competent in any field of sport.

Alpha 365 is all about holistic fitness.  For cardiovascular health and endurance, the program employs finishers or conditioning exercises every day after finishing the strength work.

With a science-based program that ensures a holistic approach to workouts and dedicated coaches who ensure that clients are on top performance level—the Alpha 365 program pushes people to become the best athletes they can be.

Why Get Stronger?

Aaron Dela Cruz
Head Coach, Alpha Strength and Alpha Strike

Becoming stronger is not easy; it will test you, it will disappoint, and just like life, it is not a walk in the park.  That’s why getting strong is worth it, and that’s what we are; we make people stronger.  In the four corners of Alpha Strength, we will prepare you for whatever life will throw at you.  What we want you to be, is the best, strongest version of yourself.

All throughout history, philosophers, statesmen and various great men have emphasized the importance of strength.  Why?  Because they know that when all else fails, being strong will pull you through.  It is particularly more important now that everything is fast-paced, almost everything is given, and everyone feels entitled; strength is one of the few virtues that you will need to work for.

Why Alpha Strength?  Because we will make you strong, we can make you a better person, and because when you’re strong, everything else will fall in its place.

Be Alpha Alpha 365
Walk-in ₱475
6 Sessions ₱2,400
8 Sessions ₱3,000 ₱3,200
10 Sessions ₱3,750
1 Month ₱3,500 ₱4,550
3 Months* ₱3,250/month ₱4,200/month
6 Months* ₱3,000/month ₱3,850/month
12 Months* ₱2,750/month ₱3,500/month

* Two (2) months worth of fees is required for the first month

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Alpha Strength is located at the ground floor of Sparta Philippines, 16 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.

For more information, you may visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts or contact +63 917 794 3776.

1 Response to “Train Like An Alpha at Alpha Strength”

  1. 2016-07-26 at 5:10 PM

    Ganda siguro magworkout dito.

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