Postural Respiration & Ron Bombs

"Empower Two Diaphragms" This was the simple but highly effective message from Ron Hruska at the Postural Restoration course at Finish Line Physical Therapy in New York City on the weekend of May sixth and seventh. This was my first PRI course of the year as I begin the journey to take in all the... Continue Reading →

The 4 Pillars of Health: Live Your Best Life

When I'm asked, "Whats the best thing to do for ________ ". The last word of that question usually falls into one of four categories. These four categories are what I like to call the "Pillars of Health". People come to the Training Room in order to improve themselves and that doesn't stop at learning... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Coaches Series – Part 2 – Joe Young

In this weeks installment of the coaches series we talk to Physical Therapist & Strength Coach Joe Young of "Young Performance". I met Joe while at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning and we have developed our bromance ever since then. Joe is super intelligent, a great coach and also one of the nicest guys you'll... 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

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 →

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