The Healthlift; training the deadlift for resilience and well being.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Benjamin Franklin Although Ben was personally known for his love of investment, for many it takes a problem or five to motivate one to take on the responsibility of self care. For some, regular flossing is only accepted when they find themselves getting repeated cavities […]


Training attention; taming and aiming the mind.

Across the broad spectrum of human endeavor, one major factor that separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the ability to hone and hold their attention in order to attend to a task, develop a skill, and/or achieve a goal. Whether the effort is akin to an arrow or a plow, great attention must be paid to ensure ones direction is accurate and effort effective. Indeed; no great achievement has occurred without focused, diligent attention to a purpose, cause or goal.

The respiratory effects on core stability and low back pain; the power in our breath. 

Both the pressures held to keep our body upright and the gases exchanged to keep our bodies going are intimately interwoven. Air moves in and out of our lungs to fuel and exhaust our cellular machine, and with it the pressures of our thorax and abdomen are effected. Both the driving muscles of respiration and core stabilization have a significant overlap, and with this there exists a complex connection between respiration and our bodies ability to hold itself up and against the challenges of our environment.

Getting Gestalt on Mobility

Mobility is a term that has been thrown around quite a bit in the rehab and performance world as of the last few years, but the concept is nothing new. It has been recognized for centuries that if you can’t go there you really shouldn’t train there. Many different movement/training systems have mapped out what […]