Why Tension Is Needed For Integrity

Tensegrity & the Body Tensegrity is an elision of ‘tension + integrity’. Buckminster Fuller, building on the highly original sculptures of Kenneth Snelson, coined the term, to indicate that the integrity of the structure derived from the balance of tension...

Healthy Joints for Healthy Muscles

What is Joint Physiology? The human body has ~206 bones, ~350 joints, and more than 650 muscles. Simply put, our joints evolved over thousands of years. It took time in order for our hands, fingers, toes, hip, jaws, and everything else to develop the motion that it...

Reflections From A New Dad

I’m a first-time parent with a two month old baby. A heads-up, this post is coming from a biased perspective from somebody who’s in the training industry. However it’s also my attempt at pointing out the logic of why movement is important and plays a...

Functional Training Advice: Part 4

The last and most important thing in deciphering whether or not your training is “functional” is to ask yourself, is it purposeful? Do you have a reason behind your training plan? Does what you do for that one hour each day promote wellness and health in...

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,...

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 trainers are going to...