Join me at the IYCA Summit

Got a call from Jim Kielbaso of the IYCA. Jim asked me to present a “hands-on” seminar at the 2017 IYCA Summit in Michigan April 27-29. My topic? “Metabolic Conditioning for Athletes – A Fresh Look.” Yes, your athletes need metabolic conditioning, too. It’s just one more advantage my athletes have over the “average bear.”… Continue reading Join me at the IYCA Summit

Want Better Sports Skills?

It’s logic…and science! If your movement skills improve, your sports skills will follow. After all, what are all sports skills based on, built on and dependent on? MOVEMENT SKILLS! Better multi-directional movement skills will make athletes better…every time! So, before you spend $80-$100 on another hitting or pitching lesson, or $500 on another soccer, lacrosse… Continue reading Want Better Sports Skills?

Early Sport-Specialization Leads to Higher Injury Risk

Not long ago, the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) undertook a study to determine the impact of early-sport specialization on injury rates among high school athletes. While there are a few minor flaws in the study, which I’ll address momentarily, the study sheds a fairly strong negative light on early sport-specialization as it… Continue reading Early Sport-Specialization Leads to Higher Injury Risk

Movement Skill Reinforcement and Fitness Results

Skill reinforcement. That’s the name of the game for real, sustainable training. Whether your goal is general fitness, weight/fat loss or high-level athletic performance like Jose (a starting pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization,) reinforcing movement and athletic skills makes all the difference, and delivers results. Every. Single. Time. Too often we blindly pursue the… Continue reading Movement Skill Reinforcement and Fitness Results

“Us” vs. “Them”…

To the amazement of many who know me, I have stayed out of the political fray throughout the entire 2016 Presidential election cycle, with the exception of writing this post here: Thoughts on Being Right and Speaking Life I’m currently working on a post-election follow-up piece, but wanted to share this with you. This was… Continue reading “Us” vs. “Them”…

5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

In our hustle and bustle society, family health is often pushed out of the picture. This is in spite of the massive rise of organized youth sports, “health clubs” springing up like weeds and a never-ending flow of information about food and nutrition. Visits to the fitness center and scheduled sports practices have largely replaced… Continue reading 5 1/2 Ways to Make Your Family Healthier

5 1/2 Phrases All Fitness Professionals Need to Learn AND Use…

As Fitness Professionals, many of us relentlessly pursue education and learning in order to deliver better service to those we work with. Few things can improve your quality of service more than a deeper knowledge of key training issues. Better knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pattern development and movement pattern deviation can make you better… Continue reading 5 1/2 Phrases All Fitness Professionals Need to Learn AND Use…