Physical Health

In my fifteen years of being a part of the exercise and health community the subject of acquiring and improving one's health is something that most people all agree on. People want to be healthy. For some healthy is a…

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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 1

The buzz is out everybody, functional training is in. But what is functional training? Everybody seems to have a gimmick, in a moment I'm going to share my gimmick, but seriously, wtf is functional training? A lot of times, programs and…

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Kinesthetic Literacy Part 2: New Language

"Parlez-vous Français?" Learning a New Language Body mechanics (ie; flex, extend, bend) are a language, just like any other industry. As a trainer it becomes my job to teach you, the mover, how to understand this language through the application of biomechanics. Biomechanics…

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Basics 101: Quadped with Resistance

Think "create core tension when you breathe out" and as you breathe in, "relax into the floor, fill the back of your shirt with your spine". But DO NOT let go of the tension you created, be sure to maintain tension…

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Your Biomechanics

Biomechanics: Changing Your Being Your biomechanics play a crucial role in your physical shape, functioning, and development. Biomechanics is defined as the study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms. Simply put, no two bodies…

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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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