Episode 005: The Top 5 Take Aways from the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit featuring Chris Mullins

In episode five of "The Pillars of Health" strength coaches Jon Carroll and Chris Mullins discuss their top five take aways from a recent continuing education trip to the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit in Indianapolis. Some of the topics discussed in this episode include why accessory exercises are beneficial and which ones you should be... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”

  While I was away on vacation in St. Maarten I re-read one of the most encompassing books on stress there is out there. Reading about stress on vacation........there's a joke in there somewhere. Robert Sapolsky's "Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers" is a must read and having done so originally around three years ago I... 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 →

Design a Better Warm Up – Part 2

In part two I have teamed up with my colleagues Derek Christeler and Tyler Cote at the Training Room to go over some more warm up options. Part one laid out some simple approaches we incorporate at the Training Room. Part two will continue on that same note and add to the repertoire. With so... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

Breathing has made huge waves in strength and conditioning in a relatively short space of time. Trying to trace it back to the pioneers of breathing correctly, I came across an unlikely hero. One Robbie Fowler. Those things on his nose actually¬†had a function. Do they work to make breathing more efficient through the nostrils?... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

I am not ashamed to admit that I am addicted to "Friday Night Lights". Its a show you are unsure whether you should admit to watching unless someone else brings it up. I was adventurous enough to ask a client of mine this past week whether she watched the show. Thankfully she did. It's just... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

This week "Tweets in Review" highlights tweets (aka knowledge bombs) from Kevin Carr on "keeping the window open", Movement as Medicine on why to "tone down" instead of "cool down", a book from yours truly on soccer scholarships & Colaiste Ide in Dublin, Adam Bornstein on the importance of sleep and weight loss and another... Continue Reading →

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