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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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 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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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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stop trying to relive your athletic youth – 5 steps to move you forward

2018-11-06T14:43:20-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever found yourself thinking, if I could go back in time to when I was in high school, knowing what I know now … (fill in the blank with what you would’ve done differently to create a more [...]

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the area of the body most athletes neglect and come to regret

2018-10-30T17:53:31-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was driving on the 405 freeway this past weekend and couldn’t help but notice all the shredded remains of tires on the side of the road. The thought of driving at a high speed when a tire blows is [...]

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search and rescue mobility – the missing piece of your athletic puzzle

2018-10-24T18:51:41-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’re like most athletes, you’re missing a daily structure that addresses your durability. This is your ability to withstand the regular physical stress of your athletic activities. So you can thrive. By not taking the right action, you lower [...]

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3 ways to improve your agility to stay healthy and athletic

2018-09-26T08:52:05-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Blog Posts, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Imagine you're given a sudden challenge to play a 20-second game of tag with one other athlete … for a million dollars. Your opponent is your same size, build, and gender. You have 30-square-yards in a local playground with a [...]

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how to find a “can do” attitude when you’re injured

2018-09-19T08:03:08-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Search & Rescue Mobility|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I’ll always be in pain”? If so, know that you’re not alone. That same negative thought crosses most people’s mind at least once after they’re injured. I know this to be true, from both [...]

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