Step Away From the Kettlebell!

Should your athlete or client swing a Kettlebell? The answer, as it often is in fitness, is “it depends.” Kettlebells are everywhere in the fitness world. Every McFitness health club, every training center, every studio and then some. And everyone who’s watched 60 seconds of Youtube videos thinks they know how to swing them. But… Continue reading Step Away From the Kettlebell!

Essential Law 2: Consistency Wins

Are you consistent? That, not intensity, is the key to success in training. Check out my thoughts on this Essential Law.

Strength, Mobility & Hurdle Shuffles

Coaches – can you see the tell-tale sign of hip mobility and core strength issues in this Hurdle Shuffle? A lack of hip mobility, weak spinal stabilization and weak hip flexors combine here. Do you see the “big clue?” Hint – when we adjusted the hurdle height down to about 5-6″, we saw the same… Continue reading Strength, Mobility & Hurdle Shuffles

Joints and Dysfunction

Joint mobility is a curious thing. Not enough mobility in a specific joint creates a kinetic “chain reaction” which increases the mobilization requirement of another joint, usually directly above or below the immobile joint. Take hip mobility, for example. When the hips get stiff and immobile, whether from injury, overuse or a massive dose of… Continue reading Joints and Dysfunction

These LOOK Innocent, but…

So I got my butt handed to me today by these seemingly simple and innocent looking tools (missing is my Trigger Point Therapy ball – it was too mean to me to include haha) I’ve been dealing with a nagging left hamstring strain for several weeks now. It would improve, then backtrack, and got pretty… Continue reading These LOOK Innocent, but…