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…
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…
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…
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.
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….
Posturing Up: How to Overcome the Climber’s Hunch
Rounded shoulders can have a significant impact on your climbing ability and put you at risk for serious injury.
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…
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…
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…
Benefits of Indian Club Training
Benefits of Indian Club Training: 1. Increase in joint mobility2. Shoulder girdle stability3. Development of coordination4. Posterior chain strengthening5. Improved elbow and wrist flexibility6. Enhanced range of motion7. Enhanced movement patterning8. Enhanced neural coordination Best of all: they’re fun.