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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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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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The Double Snatch Ladder Challenge

Here it is… The Double Snatch Ladder Challenge This workout was brutal. You will start at one repetition and end at five repetitions. Each set will consist of a double front raise to chest level, to head level, then a proper double snatch. Each set will be ended with a double press respective to each […]

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Training From All Angles

Instagram Video Training from all Angles As my knowledge of training deepens, I’m tasked with providing my clients streamlined programming, strategic form improvements, and lasting results. An advantage that my in-person clients have is realtime feedback. Form corrections can be made on the fly to adjust positioning and troubleshoot difficult movements. My online clients must […]

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You Would Finally See Me

If I could only show you my mind, you would finally see me. Our physical appearance is the manifestation of how we live our lives. Our exercise, our nutrition, our mindset, lives through the shine of our skin, the glow of our eye, and the muscle on our body. But what is a beautiful body […]

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