the number one mistake you make when you stretch

2019-04-16T10:03:25-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Flexibility thru Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The goal for any isolated stretch you do should be to relax the target muscles and restore them to their optimal length. The goal is to promote the full range of motion of a target joint or joints. Your muscles [...]

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12 ways to get ahead of injury, and stay there

2019-03-28T15:37:40-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proactive: taking action to produce a good result or avoid a problem, rather than waiting until there is a problem. Sit with that definition for a moment, and consider how it applies to your approach to your body. For you [...]

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video: kettlebell basics – the 6 exercises to master

2019-04-08T16:35:02-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm here with my latest video to give you a basic overview of working out with kettlebells. I’ll go over some do’s and don’ts and demonstrate the 6 best basic kettlebell exercises that every beginner should refine before graduating to [...]

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4 ways to relieve lingering muscle tension

2019-03-19T17:48:20-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Isometric Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever noticed that after you finish training, the muscles you worked feel 'tight' for a few minutes? This tightness happens because there is residual blood volume that's pumped into your working muscles. The additional blood flow helps to [...]

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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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6 steps to correct your physical asymmetries

2019-03-06T12:50:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Asymmetry - “a lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.” As an athlete, the chances are high that you have an asymmetry, or two or three, somewhere in your body. This lack of [...]

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

2019-02-21T09:41:20-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Injury Prevention, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Without a doubt, hide-n-seek is the most popular children’s game...ever! Why? Because we all love attention. And the game is a fun way to give it and receive it. It’s a WIN-WIN! But the game stops being fun when the [...]

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the 7 fundamental movements & 7 steps to prevent losing them

2019-02-13T08:55:11-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fundamental Movement, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Compensation - “something that counterbalances or makes up for an undesirable or unwelcome state of affairs.” In this case, in your body. Unaddressed compensations are one of the leading causes of injury in most athletes. Including you. Because I know [...]

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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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