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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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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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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How To Achieve Sustained Peak Performance

This kind of neck gripping is robbing all of us of power! I've got three muscle groups to talk about today; diaphragm, core, and glutes. A preface; if you read this post and watch the video you will learn how…

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Lengthen and Strengthen Your Hips!

I was an athlete for 15 years before I met my hips for the first time. It was in college and I had started taking pilates and yoga to help polish my running, swimming, and weightlifting. I was always "taught"…

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Own Your Breath, Own Your Movement

Today I am going to teach you ways to own your breath and subsequently own your movement. We all know that breathing is a vital function that keeps us alive. You’ve likely heard of the term, respiration. Respiration refers to…

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