video: 8 reasons you shouldn’t skip your warm up

2019-06-06T21:00:46-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Injury Prevention, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you jumping into your training without a proper warm up, or, even worse, no warm up at all? If so you are taking a huge gamble with your body’s health and safety! I wanted to share my top 8 [...]

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video: half kneeling psoas stretch 1.0 with pillar press

2019-05-23T09:27:52-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, SARM, Search & Rescue Mobility, Search & Rescue Mobility, Stretching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hi athletes! Now that you’re up to speed on the 6 ways to focus your efforts when you stretch (if you missed it, I encourage you to take the time to go back and read), I wanted to share this [...]

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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 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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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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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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the right training frequency for you: part 2

2019-01-16T13:09:10-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Recovery, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

There are nine factors to consider to best estimate the number of days per week you should train. In my last article, I shared the complete list with you and expanded on the first five. So you're more than halfway [...]

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the right training frequency for you: part 1

2019-01-09T04:46:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The start of the new year means you have a new opportunity for you to improve your health and fitness. All of the possibilities for living a higher quality of life and performing your best are inspiring. And it’s why [...]

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3 rules to determine your training frequency

2019-01-09T04:55:21-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Training Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To improve any fitness quality (for example building muscle, strength, or speed), you need to have the right training frequency. Because the number of days you work out, per week or per month, has a major influence on your results. [...]

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