Thank You Grandad

  Today would have been Johnny Carroll's ninty-fifth birthday. He passed away on Tuesday July 17th, 2018 at he age of 94. On Sunday July 15th I took the last flight out of Boston to fly to Ireland and see him for what I hoped wasn't the last time. On my return to Boston on... Continue Reading →

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Here is the updated version of "Primed & Ready. An all in one conditioning guide for the collegiate field sport athlete. Initially designed for soccer players this can be adapted to any sport similar to soccer that needs a solid aerobic system, repeat sprint ability and explosiveness. Click on this link below to download.

Are you Stressed Out?

A Tribe Called Quest put it best in their song "Stressed Out" with the lyrics, "I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out". We all know that feeling. Traffic is crazy or someone does something to set you off and before you know it your heart is racing, your breathing becomes short and... Continue Reading →

Press Reset, Improve your Overhead Position

Over the last two to three months I have been working on improving my overhead position. Shoulder mobility and the ability to press overhead or feel comfortable while doing so is closely connected to the thoracic spine and ribcage position. Poor movement in the thoracic spine will only mean poor movement at the shoulder position.... Continue Reading →

1 Key Eating Rule Not Just for the Holidays

One of the four books I have on rotation right now is "Eat, Move, Sleep" by Tom Rath. Without getting too deep into the overall story, which I'll visit later down the road in another post, Rath brings up a simple and effective rule to keep in mind over the holiday period. Its all about... Continue Reading →

Part 3 – The TGU

In the final installment of "Design a Better Warm Up" we will take  a look at the Turkish Get Up.  This may be one of the most unique and complex movements in your skill set and if you have not made it a regular part of your movement/work outs, go about making strides to do... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

  This week I cam across a great flow chart on the Toe Touch, exercises for desk jockeys, adding Rotation into a program to deal with SI Joint Pain and a knowledge bomb from Kyle Holland. 1. The Toe Touch .@MartijnVeldkamp @gavrgray @tonygentilcore1 Check this Flowchart on the toe touch & article —... Continue Reading →

What’s your Favorite Retro Football Jersey?

What are some of the best retro football jerseys you remember? I recently came across an old jersey I wore playing U-16 football in Ireland (pictured below). That got me thinking back to some of my favorite football jerseys that were around back in the eighties, nineties and early 2000's. My personal favorites include Liverpool's... Continue Reading →

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