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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video: kettlebell basics – the 6 exercises to master

2019-04-08T16:35:02-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

I'm here with my latest video to give you a basic overview of working out with kettlebells. I’ll go over some do’s and don’ts and demonstrate the 6 best basic kettlebell exercises that every beginner should refine before graduating to [...]

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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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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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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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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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