why you need to work on your single-leg balance

2019-02-06T07:31:43-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Your single-leg balance (SLB) is essential to your performance in sports and in your everyday activity. Unfortunately, it's often overlooked and undertrained by most athletes. So it's easy to miss all they ways your body might be compensating, and increasing [...]

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6 signs you may be on your way to lower back pain

2019-02-06T07:31:37-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Whenever you experience any degree of lower back pain (LBP), it means that your body is in a state of dysfunction. Your pain is there to wake you up to this fact. And it is trying to get you to [...]

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5 action steps to overcome lower back pain now

2019-01-29T13:54:34-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you've ever battled with lower back pain, then you're familiar with the "prison" it can feel like. The debilitating impact on your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing seems inescapable. Lower back pain (LBP) is the most common issue that [...]

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the right training frequency for you: part 2

2019-01-16T13:09:10-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Recovery, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There are nine factors to consider to best estimate the number of days per week you should train. In my last article, I shared the complete list with you and expanded on the first five. So you're more than halfway [...]

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the right training frequency for you: part 1

2019-01-09T04:46:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The start of the new year means you have a new opportunity for you to improve your health and fitness. All of the possibilities for living a higher quality of life and performing your best are inspiring. And it’s why [...]

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3 rules to determine your training frequency

2019-01-09T04:55:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To improve any fitness quality (for example building muscle, strength, or speed), you need to have the right training frequency. Because the number of days you work out, per week or per month, has a major influence on your results. [...]

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what to measure before you begin your 2019 fitness program

2018-12-24T11:05:57-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The first thing you need to do before starting your 2019 fitness program is measure your baseline. Your baseline is the current state of your key performance indicators (KPI's) -- the quantitative and qualitative results that link to your goals. [...]

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how to select the right exercises to reach your 2019 fitness goals

2018-12-19T13:06:31-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you haven't already started, now's the time to plan your 2019 training program. One that supports your individual needs and goals. So you can feel good, perform at your best, and be competitive. A big part of that plan [...]

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the training method that’s proven to work

2018-12-12T09:23:17-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Recovery, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As an athlete, the goal of your training should almost always be to create the maximum impact on your strength and power. That's because these two qualities are crucial to improving your performance in sports. You’ll increase the likelihood of [...]

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9 workout variables to change up your routine

2018-12-05T07:53:32-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lately, I've been feeling a little worn out. And to be honest, bored and unmotivated. Come to think of it, I've also hit a plateau in my training performance. And have had no positive change in body composition for months. [...]

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progress – how to train to be an all-around athlete

2018-12-05T08:55:13-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a way for you to “train right” to make continuous progress to becoming an all-around athlete. And your biggest obstacle may be that “you don’t know what you don’t know.” For example, when it's time to make adjustments to [...]

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part 2: how often and why you should change your workout routine

2018-11-19T11:35:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Goal Setting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Any decision to change your workout should come from having a broad perspective of all the factors that affect it and your desired outcome. Too often, I see athletes who miss key elements and end up with stagnant results. Or [...]

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