two stability fundamentals to improve your overhead press strength

2019-06-11T15:10:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Search & Rescue Mobility, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There's a quote I love to recite to my students when teaching fundamentals of strength for an overhead press. The quote is this: "you can't fire a cannon out of a canoe", by Charles Poloquin. It's not hard to imagine [...]

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how low you should squat? 5 checkpoints you need to know

2019-05-30T09:07:56-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How low should you squat? Just because you can get low in a squat, doesn’t mean that you should. The squat is considered to be one of the best exercises to build total body strength and build muscle. I’ve always [...]

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6 ways to focus your effort when you stretch

2019-05-23T09:28:28-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Flexibility thru Stretching, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It takes the right amount of effort for you to create a positive change when you stretch. Because if you're not giving the right level of focused effort, you could end up doing more harm than good. Some athletes are [...]

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the best way to keep track of time when you stretch

2019-04-30T17:52:12-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The length of time you hold any stretch has a major influence on how your muscles respond to improve your flexibility and mobility. But what is as, if not more, important than the duration of your stretch is how you [...]

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the number one mistake you make when you stretch

2019-04-30T17:48:51-07:00By |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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