Rotation

Rotation Humans move in 3 dimensions. Movement is the product of our muscle, skeletal, and neural tissue interacting with one another to create fluidity in motion. In the gym setting, we #strengthtrain to promote cohesion among these tissues. Exercises like the #deadlift, #squat, #press, and #pull create complex movement patters that challenge our bodies to get stronger. Although these exercises are […]

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Foundation

Foundation. Our lives are full of options – so much so that we get paralyzed in our analysis of how to successfully circumnavigate our health building. Although variety is the “spice of life,” a foundation built on consistency is our rock. When we lay a regulated framework for our daily habits, our health can blossom. […]

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Heavy Indian Club Swinging

Athletes improvise. Having stepped away from #trackandfield during college, I remained fervent in my training. My goal has always been to grow in my strength and power, but I never wanted these attributes to become mindless pursuits. . Athletes training for sport have a neuroplastic advantage: they move, they improvise, they integrate. . I think […]

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The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice How do we separate what matters from mere distraction? #PavelTsatsouline says, “We in the West are continually dazzled by the latest innovation, seduced by shortcuts, lured by sleek and glossy exercise machines and razzle-dazzle nutritional supplements… Human nature given an opportunity prefers choice to monotony, variety over sameness, but perhaps our affluence […]

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Hammer and Nails

As the old saying goes: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you approach every problem as if it were a nail.” I hold this statement with great meaning in regard to our #health. We approach #healthbuilding through #exercise, #nutrition, #lifestyle, #sleep, and #stressreduction. But in the hurry of the present moment, we […]

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Balance

Balance I’ve always found the word “balance” to be nebulous. Finding equilibrium in #diet, #exercise, #work, and #play, is less of a give and take, and more a sustained effort to know thyself. In combatting #adrenalfatigue, my plan of action has been simple: use both subjective and objective measurements to know what type of #movement my body needs for that day. With #nutrition, […]

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The Workout Ends When Your Body is Recovered

The Workout Ends When Your Body is Recovered Simple right? Easy to practice? Yes. Done Correctly? No. Historically I have been guilty of pushing myself too hard without allowing adequate recovery. In my early 20’s, senior trainers would often tell me that I would have to reexamine my body’s needs and current desire to “go […]

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Combatting Elbow Tendonitis: Tissue Release

Combatting Elbow Tendonitis: Tissue Release Buying an #ArmAid was one my most worthy investments… This tool facilitates tissue release of the elbow flexors and extensors. I use the ArmAid to apply pressure to knotted trigger points in my forearms and triceps. I’ve found that a lack of external rotation in my left shoulder has been […]

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The Path to Healing Elbow Tendonitis

What can I say about Scott Olsen… When my 3.5 year battle with elbow tendonitis flared up from daily rock climbing, I reached out to social media for advice. My good friend Scott Olsen immediately offered his expertise. Scott is a magician when it comes to body work, postural restoration, and sports therapy. I couldn’t […]

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Benefits of Indian Club Training

Benefits of Indian Club Training: 1. Increase in joint mobility 2. Shoulder girdle stability 3. Development of coordination 4. Posterior chain strengthening 5. Improved elbow and wrist flexibility 6. Enhanced range of motion 7. Enhanced movement patterning 8. Enhanced neural coordination Best of all: they’re fun.

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