As our society continues a steady decline in movement, [i] muscle [ii] and mobility [iii] we can expect to see the rise of our modern-day epidemics: obesity, [iv] weakness, [v] mental illness [vi] and physical pain. [vii] MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE. Unfortunately, it’s clear that we’ve been skipping our daily dosages, [viii] along with those nutritious … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: MOBILITY- Are You Moving Your Joints in Meaningful Ways for Life and Longevity?
The (S.A.D) Standard American Diet combined with inactive sedentary living is causing an increase in lifestyle-related disease. This sickness is at an all-time high and continues to climb at an alarming rate. [i] The projected metabolic future is bleak. [ii] We truly are in unprecedented times. Unless we do something to radically change there will … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: S.A.D. (+) Sedentarism is Sickness
2012 was a really hard year for me. Though I had been lifting weights since 2006 I let the daily discipline of physicality get away from me because my spirit was crushed. I let myself go. My outward appearance reflected some of the inner turmoil I was dealing with. Paralyzed inside, it was hard to … Continue reading Finding Meaning For Your Health And Fitness Journey
The phone call came crashing in a dark desert night. I’ll always remember the feeling. My Mom got the news that my Dad was having a heart surgery. Separated by state lines and divorce, all I could do was hope my Dad would be okay. I can’t remember if I talked to him or my … Continue reading A Father’s Heart: A Journey From Loss To Health
Reaching your true potential and getting the most out of your investment of time and energy in the gym starts with: learning and perfecting the rep, imploring progressive overload, understanding specificity and aligning your actions with your specific goals. Once you’ve laid that solid foundation and understand the key principles we discussed in part one … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING (Part 2)
Neo: “I know Kung Fu.” Morpheus: “Show me.” Imagine you walk into the gym for the first time and get plugged into a crazy machine that uploads everything there is to know about exercise science and training; you apply it and transform your body, health and life! Picture perfect form paired with intense effort and … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING
ARE YOU SIMPLY COUNTING REPS OR ARE YOU MAKING EACH REP COUNT? What is a rep? A repetition. This key component is so special, and so integral to strength training that it’s easy to overlook and completely take for granted. Why? Because it’s so “simple” it’s easy to gloss over. This cornerstone rep can be … Continue reading PERFECTING THE REP: The Crucial Building Block to Great Exercise