Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?

As I lie awake on this early morning during Orca Games competition, soaking in the stillness, I took some time to reflect upon how I present myself as a coach... Here is a snapshot of how the concept of the Progression of Coaching wandered through my mind.   Coaches, Trainers, Therapists, and Movement Practitioners have … Continue reading Do You Do What You Do Well? Or Do You Just Do it?

3 At Home Positions to Reduce Low Back Pain

  I had taken over a month off from any challenging deadlifts, spending a majority of my efforts running, swimming, and swinging the mace. But there's a feeling of empowerment when you have the ability to feel strong; You feel a change in your body language, becoming more relaxed yet laser focused. Taking deep breaths … Continue reading 3 At Home Positions to Reduce Low Back Pain

The Hip Hinge: The Foundation of Function and Strength

Humans are all designed to move in the same patterns; squatting, sitting, stepping, pushing, and many others. However, the most widely used pattern is habitually picking things up off the floor, or putting them down. Anywhere from training a maximal load deadlift, to grabbing groceries from the bottom shelf, we find ourselves in a bent … Continue reading The Hip Hinge: The Foundation of Function and Strength

You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

It's So Easy, A Caveman Could Do It. Has it occurred to you that if you've learned how to ride a bike, it is almost impossible to forget? When you are a kid, it's a right of passage and freedom, especially once those training wheels are popped off. Throw a baseball card in the spokes, … Continue reading You Aren’t Perfect; Learn Something New, Or Re-Learn What You Might Already “Know”

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Recipe

What if there was a better option for your achy body than Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve? Pop just a few of those and bam, that joint soreness if gone...but not really. Those over the counter medications are dangerous for the body, but that is not where I want this article to end up, so back … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Golden Milk Recipe

Warning! New Name for Corn Syrup, Same Dangerous Health Effects

The topic of nutrition can be the most over-complicated, confusing, and potentially expensive aspect in beginning to maintain a healthy lifestyle: Fats are bad; wait just kidding they are really good for you! But not all of them...oh, and not too many either..actually wait, a high-fat diet is what you need to lose body fat … Continue reading Warning! New Name for Corn Syrup, Same Dangerous Health Effects

5 Summer Cocktails That Won’t Sabotage Your Fitness

Summer gatherings, pool parties, celebrations, and BBQ's all have a few things in common... Copious amounts of finger foods Sunburn for at least 50% of the guests Laughs, Memories, Smiles, & A neverending supply of ALCOHOL Sure, there is always the route of staying sober and still having a blast of a time! But let's … Continue reading 5 Summer Cocktails That Won’t Sabotage Your Fitness

Bad News; Alcohol is Making You Fat

ALCOHOL CAN AND WILL MAKE YOU FAT If this happens to catch you mid-sip on a glass of wine or beer, then grab some water while I take you on a journey; not exactly a magical one, but it will be mind boggling for sure. When it comes to consuming alcohol, most people can wedge … Continue reading Bad News; Alcohol is Making You Fat