What is Intuitive and Reflexive Exercise?

Intuitive exercise. Reflexive exercise. As Strength & Fitness Coaches, we’ve all heard these terms before. Intuitive exercise allows the body to “load into dysfunction” in order to permit the neuro-muscular system a chance to discover functional pathways, or strategies, to complete the task, with correction of the postural or movement pattern dysfunction becoming part of… Continue reading What is Intuitive and Reflexive Exercise?

Stress, Brain Size and Personality: A Study

Do you, or did you, breeze through tests in school? Or were you stressed about every quiz? Does risk-taking make you excited or make you hide in the corner? Are you fearful of the future or striding boldly into it? As it turns out, the difference may lie in the size of your brain. Well,… Continue reading Stress, Brain Size and Personality: A Study

Core Training for Anti-Rotation, Part 1

  I train a lot of athletes. I also get to see a lot of other people train athletes. One aspect of training that is clearly over-marketed and not well understood is core training. I think the most critical aspect of core training is anti-rotation training. If an athlete, or anyone for that matter, can’t… Continue reading Core Training for Anti-Rotation, Part 1

Get More Sleep or Die Fat and Weak!

NOTE: If you prefer an audio version of this, the podcast is here: Get More Sleep or Die Fat and Weak on Four Pillar Fitness Do you get enough sleep to support your health, fitness and/or performance goals? Most Americans don’t. Over half of Americans report getting less than 7 hours of sleep at least… Continue reading Get More Sleep or Die Fat and Weak!

Get Rid of Your Migraine: A Step-by-Step Guide

A migraine is much more than your typical headache. It can cause extreme pain, nausea and vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. The throbbing pain can quickly ruin your day and interfere with your life. But you don’t have to sit back and wait for a migraine to end. As long as you know… Continue reading Get Rid of Your Migraine: A Step-by-Step Guide

Sleep Loss and Weight Gain

Managing your weight can be a challenge. Life gets in the way. Food choices get in the way. Working out, well, it doesn’t always work out, does it? Maybe you’ve found a way to eat right and exercise that fits your lifestyle and actually works for you. Maybe you’re well on your way to your… Continue reading Sleep Loss and Weight Gain

Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social

Want to lose friends and alienate people? Apparently, sleeping poorly is the first step on the road to loneliness, social anxiety and more stress. In a study comparing well-rested folks against those who are sleep-deprived, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that without adequate sleep, areas of the brain that deal with… Continue reading Lose Sleep, Get Lonely, Be Anti-Social