Aerobic Capacity: Training’s Silver Bullet

Train Your Heart Aerobic training is often classified into the 'cardio' category of training. We automatically think of running, step classes, swimming, basically any activity that is longer than 15 minutes of continuous movement and work. These are all examples…

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Training Made Simple: Diving in Part 2

MAKING YOUR HEAD SPIN So the last post seemed anything but simple. I talked about your heart rate, arteries, and all the moving systems that are involved on a daily basis. My hope is that by the end of this post…

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Rib Flare Part 2: Zone of Apposition

Apposition defined:  the positioning of things or the condition of being side by side or close together. The zone of apposition refers to the relationship of the diaphragm to the pelvic floor. So essentially, the ribcage to the pelvis (though there…

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Spinal Bracing: Avoiding Rib Flare

Understanding how to isometrically brace the spine serves us a lot of good. If the core muscles aroud the spine can understand how to 'brace' then we can progress more confidently into the next stages of training- that is, integrating the extremities of…

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Functional Training Advice: Part 3

The next "functional" must is to train yourself in an integrated manner. Meaning, get out of the sagittal plane, and work some frontal or horizontal plane exercises, move in every direction available to you. Mix isometrics in with motor-control movements,…

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Your Core: Why You Need to Understand your TVA

YOUR INNER SPRING SYSTEM Today I want to take a moment and explain to your about your transverse abdominis, aka your TVA. Your TVA is a barrel-shaped layer of your abdominals, and it helps keep the ribcage and pelvis connected.…

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Re-balancing Muscles, Fascia, and Joints

Bring Back Biomechanics Pain is not meant to be part of training! Sadly it's becoming the norm for most people in a gym to have chronic pains or ongoing injuries, and although a lot of it is the mentality of…

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Turning On The Posterior & Anterior Chains

Having a posterior chain that receives the message to 'turn-on' is going to help us in the world of movement for many reasons. Apart from being a major contributor to uprightness and posture, it is also a contributor to lifting load off…

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My Top 10 Tips To Train Smarter

Self motivation and discipline are two prerequisites to succeed in any sort of training plan. I don't care what you're working towards; a handstand, a 5k, a heavy squat, a marathon, a dance recital, an exam, a lab project, grad…

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