your opposing muscles: how you’re losing the game of tug-of-war

2019-03-19T17:45:57-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Search & Rescue Mobility, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A hallmark of any high-level athlete is their capacity to perform with fluidity of motion in their chosen sport. These athletes exemplify outstanding: Strength Explosiveness Body control (i.e. grace) Appearance of effortlessness It's what you and I are striving for [...]

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part ii – how your joints play a game of hide-n-seek & how to win

2019-02-24T16:24:48-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Search & Rescue Mobility, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last week, I introduced you to the idea that your underused, dysfunctional joints may very well be playing hide-n-seek with you. If you missed it, click here. We covered joint dissociation (the ability to stabilize one joint while you accelerate [...]

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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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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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eating around your workout

2018-03-21T15:48:10-07:00By |Categories: 30-Day Get Lean Challenge, Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Cardiovascular Training, Circuit Training, Core Training, Goal Setting, Healthy Lifestyle Management, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Snacks, Nutrition Tips, Recovery, Strength Training, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trying to figure out the right nutrition to support your health and fitness goals can seem impossible. There's enough conflicting information floating around to make your head spin. Some science supports you achieving your performance goals, while other published material [...]

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the shape of hinging

2018-03-14T21:52:05-07:00By |Categories: 30-Day Get Lean Challenge, Athlete For Life, Postural Alignment, Strength Training, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since my last message to you, I hope that the shape of bending is playing a much smaller role in your daily movement habits. Is this true for you? Now that you’re more aware of the perils of bending, let’s [...]

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the shape of bending

2018-03-09T05:52:10-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Postural Alignment, Strength Training, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It amazes me the number of athletes who are “living” on a daily basis with low back pain (LBP). Lots of players are down-and-out right now. Others are a “straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back” injury away from debilitation. It’s a familiar episode that I [...]

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how to fix your nagging shoulder

2018-02-27T13:09:28-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Foam Roll Series, Recovery, Stretching, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If your aching shoulder is holding your back from pushing your fitness to the next level, this is for you. Over the years I’ve helped many people come back from shoulder injuries and, in some cases, even prevent surgery. I [...]

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5 tips to master any new exercise

2018-06-20T11:52:11-07:00By |Categories: 30-Day Get Lean Challenge, Athlete For Life, Core Strength, Fundamental Movement, Plyometrics, Strength Training, Stretching, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I know that performing any new exercise right is important to you. That's why applying all of the nuances in terms of technique and execution should be top-of-mind when you’re working out. It's what separates mediocrity from mastery. With that [...]

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