How Training Works

YOUR SOLUTION TO TRAINING, REHAB, PREVENTING INJURIES, OR JUST IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF YOUR BODY! Train Rugged is a protocol of physical training and bodywork that allows optimal functioning and healing to take place. It is a blend of movement…

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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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New Year

Heading into the New Year means different things to everybody. Some see it as the time to make that change they’ve been wanting to make, and for others it’s another day in the life. I mean after all, you can…

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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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Healthness: The Road Less Traveled

Tunnel Vision I work in a field called spatial medicine, also known as physical medicine. Your physical therapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, and CrossFit or yoga instructor does the same thing. Essentially we work with people to educate them on their bodies…

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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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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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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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Bone Density: Building A Sturdier Frame

21st Century: Aging Us Faster In case you didn’t know, there are several deteriorations that occur in our body as we get older. The two main ones are bone demineralization and muscle or fascial dehydration. Bones become brittle and muscles…

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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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