two stability fundamentals to improve your overhead press strength

2019-06-11T15:10:22-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Athletic Power & Explosiveness, Search & Rescue Mobility, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There's a quote I love to recite to my students when teaching fundamentals of strength for an overhead press. The quote is this: "you can't fire a cannon out of a canoe", by Charles Poloquin. It's not hard to imagine [...]

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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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how low you should squat? 5 checkpoints you need to know

2019-05-30T09:07:56-07:00By |Categories: Athlete For Life, Fitness Tips, Strength Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How low should you squat? Just because you can get low in a squat, doesn’t mean that you should. The squat is considered to be one of the best exercises to build total body strength and build muscle. I’ve always [...]

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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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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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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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