Commitment to Excellence, Hockey Style

Are you a college, junior or AAA club hockey player? What’s your “commitment” to your sport look like? If it looks like this, you’ve got a shot at the “next level.” Chris, Zach & Pat are with me this spring and summer, putting in the work where it really makes a difference. I bet you… Continue reading Commitment to Excellence, Hockey Style

Lies About Your Limits

This is Andrew. He’s been training with me for nearly 2 years. He’s 15. He’s also living proof that fitness & strength training can change a young man’s life. You see, Andrew has some challenges. Some remain (and will continue.) Some are a work in progress. Some have already been crushed. This video is evidence… Continue reading Lies About Your Limits

Think…

I think. A lot. All the time, in fact. There are times I’d like to shut my brain down for a while, but that’s not why God put me here. I’m here to think, ask questions, think some more. And to speak my mind on what matters to me. So are you. But you’re not… Continue reading Think…

Because Jamaican Blue Mountain…

Since I started my ketogenic eating plan back on January 8 of this year (28 lbs ago!), I’ve been avoiding afternoon coffee in favor of lots of water & the occasional cup of green tea. BUT…when my favorite Starbucks has Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee available on the Clover Brewer, it’s a “must-have!” Sometimes, “compromise” results… Continue reading Because Jamaican Blue Mountain…

Work, Play, Play, Work

“As educator and minister Lawrence Pearsall Jacks wrote: A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever… Continue reading Work, Play, Play, Work

Skill-based Conditioning for Athletes

Last day of training for Jose Lopez before heading out to Arizona for Spring Training with the Cincinnati Reds organization. This is the first year he’s made the 40-man roster, and I couldn’t be more excited for – or confident in – him! After a solid lower-body dominant session, a little grind for conditioning. But,… Continue reading Skill-based Conditioning for Athletes

Lessons on Shoulder Stability & Strength

This hand has a quick lesson to teach about shoulder strength and stability. Gray Cook and others have researched and written about the relationship between gripping, grip strength and activation of important neuro-muscular activation pathways to and through the gleno-humeral complex. A few weeks ago, I injured my left ring finger tossing a KB around.… Continue reading Lessons on Shoulder Stability & Strength