How to Get Out of your Head with Strength Training

Very commonly I will be helping someone work their way through some basic movement, and a common problem comes up… They do not know if they are "doing it right". And while they do not always say it in that manner, what I do tend to hear is… "Should I keep my knees from falling … Continue reading How to Get Out of your Head with Strength Training

Why your expectations can make or break your success…

Whenever I work with someone, I always search to understand them. Not just their situation as it relates to what brought them through my door, but truly them as a person and most especially what is important to them. What they value, what they care about, what defines "good" for them. This helps me understand … Continue reading Why your expectations can make or break your success…

Why Stretching Will Not Help those Stiff, Aching Hips…

Stiff hips are a pretty limiting thing, and when you are in possession of one or two of them you know very well how small the sandbox of your daily possibility can become. Now there are always situations that are the exceptions to the rule, but by and large the situation of a hip that … Continue reading Why Stretching Will Not Help those Stiff, Aching Hips…

How Your Jaw and Eyes Have a Big Impact on Your Comfort and Flexibility

One of the more common things that any person will tell me they want more of in their life is comfort and flexibility. Ease and freedom… The ability to pursue what they want to, when and how they want to, with the least amount of resistance. Now, while we are not always going to have … Continue reading How Your Jaw and Eyes Have a Big Impact on Your Comfort and Flexibility

Why a memory foam mattress is terrible…

It has been said that our loved ones often know us better than we often know ourselves. Yes, we are all very much isolated in our own heads, bodies and most especially our perceptions…but the significant others in our lives have a vantage point of us that we will never have privy to. And we … Continue reading Why a memory foam mattress is terrible…

Why Flip Flops Tend to Mess Us Up

Over a decade ago my wife and I hiked a portion of the Maine Huts and Trails. It was early March I believe, and there was plenty of snow on the ground. so since neither of us had, or really knew how to cross country ski, we opted to snowshoe it. Yes, I know that … Continue reading Why Flip Flops Tend to Mess Us Up

What to do about those stubbornly stiff shoulders…

Shoulders get tight and achy for a lot of folks. This is for a lot of reasons, including that fact that our shoulders are a place that many of us hold stress. Since our modern world doesn't ask us to reach very far away from our body, the problem can go largely unnoticed until it … Continue reading What to do about those stubbornly stiff shoulders…

How to touch your toes…Legally

Whenever I meet someone for the first time we will often go through a little movement screen where I get to know how the person generally moves around. Truly it is just me watching them do the basics; a series of six or so simple movements that are the bare minimum for a good life. … Continue reading How to touch your toes…Legally

You are built to compensate…in some very predictable ways

A little over a decade ago a book came out that not only had a catchy title, but it also made some compelling arguments that questioned a lot of common assumptions around both shoe wear, and the limits of the human body as it relates to endurance. It was called "Born to Run", and while … Continue reading You are built to compensate…in some very predictable ways