For many of us breathing sits as an unconscious action, often taken for granted until we have to hold it or have it cut off in an emergency event. For some, breathing is harnessed as a source of athletic power, or a tool to find focus or relaxation. For others still, breathing is a chore, a labor, a source of apprehension.
Compared to all previous times there is a shocking lack of physical demands in what characterizes our daily lives. Intensive, myopic, fine motor, visual and cerebral demands with a lack of prolonged or varying physical challenges make up our modern days.
” We are arguably the ever evolving result of our past experiences, tendencies, habits, efforts and underlying potentials.”
Core strength is a concept that is broadly understood to be important, and yet broadly misunderstood. Do we need to do more sit-ups or crunches? Take up Pilates? Get an ab roller? Thankfully the answer is no, not necessarily. Truly one just needs to understand a few basic concepts, and with this most exercises can […]
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 […]
“Sure you can go zero to sixty, but can you go sixty to zero?” A loved one begins choking during a meal. You react suddenly and precisely to clear their airway. Your heart is pounding, and it takes a while for it to settle down after. You are waking up early, and working long hours […]
In my work I interact with a large variety of people, presenting with a large variety of problems and a large variety of goals. All of them hurt, and most of them have goals that this hurt is interfering with. What will vary is the modes of activity they prefer, and the intentions associated with […]