Gut Health

Gut Health. The research is in: A healthy gut = a healthy life. Your #microbiome has been deemed your “second brain” for its influence on mood and general wellbeing. When “bad” bacteria run rampant, and “good” bacteria are in short supply, we feel decreased immunity and can develop chronic disease. Science has uncovered dozens of […]

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Passion

Passion My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. #kerouac. Late in the year, it’s difficult to maintain our convictions. Holiday travel, eating, and time with family have a way of disrupting our routine. So how are we to maintain our consciousness lifestyle and wellbeing […]

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Shoulder Health

Shoulder Health From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow #aeschylus. Strength training will produce robustness: capable of ridding the body of #osteoporosis, #sarcopenia, and #dynapenia. But in order to maintain the #primemovers (bigger muscle groups), we must maintain the health of our #stabilizermuscles. Just as the small seed requires quality soil and water, the health of our shoulders involves constant […]

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Joy – Mountain Biking

Joy – Mountain Biking I didn’t know that joy could be so simple. With wind whipping across my face, I felt at ease. I felt like a kid. I felt like nothing else mattered. This weekend I had to share this experience with a loved one: I told her, “it was like nothing else mattered. […]

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Low Testosterone

Guys, Listen Up: Over the past 6 months I’ve been testing all of my male clients’ #hormones. Even in fit men, I have seen low #testosterone, time and time again. I want to give you some reasons that your T may be suffering: 1. Increased Aromatization to Estrogens (due to increased adipose tissue, stress, etc) 2. #Zinc Deficiency (maybe […]

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Testosterone

As a functional health practitioner, I’ve seen a huge decline in men’s testosterone over my career. This could be due to environmental factors, high stress, toxic chemical exposure, sedentary lifestyles, or piss-poor nutrition. Ultimately, the health of our hormones dictates our motivation, physical and mental performance, and graceful aging.

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Hanging Leg Raise

The Hanging Leg Raise (HLR) is one of the most difficult abdominal exercises. It requires tremendous lower abdominal strength mixed with hamstring flexibility and grip strength. Most people that I see attempt the HLR cheat the movement by only firing their #hipflexors while pulling their torso up with their #lats.

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Hip Mobility Sequence

Hip Mobility Sequence. When I started #climbing 1.5 years ago, I knew that improving my #hipmobility would be a worthy investment. As part of my warmup, I perform this sequence for 1-2 rounds as a safeguard for my hip and knee health.As a note, this sequence incorporates #ballisticstretching, #dynamicstretching, and #staticstretching. I’ve always had poor internal rotation of my hips from years […]

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Minutiae

It’s too easy to get caught up in the minutiae of making a living. If you’re lucky enough to have an occupation that you’re truly passionate about, that helps the common good, and serves a greater purpose, then you’re one of the select few. For many of us, work is about making money, and in […]

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Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady. The more I learn about human physiology, the more inclined I am to tell my clients that slow and steady wins the race. In American Culture, we are committed to high productivity to our chagrin. Although our work ethic reflects in our incredible achievements, the body can only take so much. I […]

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