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 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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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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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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