the number one mistake you make when you stretch

2019-04-16T10:03:25-07:00By |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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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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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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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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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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