Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Prefer a podcast version of this message? Here you go: Warrior, Monk, Wizard on Four Pillar Fitness Podcast This is a personal transparency alert… I’ve been lying to the world for at least a week, maybe a little more. Wearing that “all good” mask and letting everyone around me think I had my crap together… Continue reading Warrior, Monk, Wizard

Can the Brain Heal?

6 weeks ago, Nate started working with me. 6 weeks ago, Nate had great difficulty just hinging at the hips to pick up a kettlebell. Today, he nailed 3 sets of squats to a box with really strong, solid form. Without the Bioness stimulation unit that usually assists his left leg – he didn’t have… Continue reading Can the Brain Heal?

Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes

This is Nate. Nate is a Superhero. Yeah, I know, no cape & no cool suit. But he has a superpower. Several, actually, along with an amazing origin story. You see, Nate suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the age of 2. He was diagnosed with a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury. So his first… Continue reading Limits, Challenges & Real-Life Superheroes

Your Biases and the Truth

Bias is a problem in nearly every research study. Some studies suffer from bias of intent, a hidden intent to prove a specific outcome or result. These are counterproductive, and set research in the associated field back, rather than moving it ahead. There are numerous other forms of bias that can harm research. Design bias… Continue reading Your Biases and the Truth

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

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…

Intention and Action

Great story, and a great example of how to build bridges and help solve problems rather than lying about others to further divide people. (right, Michael Bennett? Body cam footage works both ways…and before you jump that shark, yes, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it all…20 different video clips, so save your outrage for someone… Continue reading Intention and Action