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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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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how to make a pre-workout warm-up worth your time

2019-04-10T12:20:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I get it. Your time is precious. And you don’t want to waste it doing a pointless warm-up. Don’t worry. I’m with you on that. So let’s cut to the chase. The one and only body you have is precious. [...]

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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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the missing x-factor for most athletes: search and rescue mobility (sarm)

2019-03-23T07:23:00-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 1996, I've worked one-on-one with professional and Olympic athletes across disciplines. As a sports performance coach, the experience allowed me to grow further in my craft than I could have ever imagined. Over this time, I've learned the important [...]

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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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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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