I recently watched the Crossfit movie “Fittest on Earth – A Decade of Fitness”. This movie/documentary tracks the annual crossfire games as the top crossfire athletes meet up to compete. It was very impressive seeing elite athletes perform very tough and punishing workouts but a lot of perspective is needed for the vast majority of people (the general population) who are not professional crossfire athletes. Many will watch and come to the conclusion that they just need to work to failure everytime they work out. This is the wrong conclusion and a dangerous one when it comes to your health and well being. Continue reading “5 Thoughts on the Crossfit Movie “Fittest on Earth””
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 how to correctly go about strength training. As coaches it is our responsibility to educate everyone we come in contact with on the 4 Pillars of Health and how working to improve each one can lead to living your best life. Here’s to feeling good all the time! (obligatory Seinfeld reference)
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In today’s world we are able to call upon the google machine to help us research any and everything. The answer to almost every question is out there. If well sourced, you can find all the information you crave. Well, almost every question has been answered. There is one that still evades us…..”What is Colin Farrell’s best movie?”. Continue reading “Selfcare: Walk the Talk”
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 piece of advice from Tim Grover.
1. Kevin Carr – “Keeping the Window Open”.
2. Movement As Medicine
3. Earn & Keep a Soccer Scholarship to the USA
4. Adam Bornstein – Sleep & Weight Loss
5. Wise Words from Tim Grover
A few of the main things that caught my eye last week include a letter from Josh Gordon, sleep and how it affects sport performance, “Undefeated”, Marshawn Lynch and the barrage of racial abuse Richard Sherman receives for being an outspoken black athlete. Continue reading “The Week in Review”
Let’s face it. Naps are great! They’re almost as great as this scene from “Dumb & Dumber”…………..
Getting back on track. If you’re wondering how long you should nap and what is an optimal time for you take a look below and see why the length of your nap has a huge bearing on your productivity that day.
Use this graph to see when you should be asleep and what exactly happens when you are asleep at certain times. It also recommends “dimming lights” as the evening progresses to signal to your body that rest time is approaching. This reemphasizes the importance of getting some quality shut eye as it helps you function better in everyday life and in working towards attaining your training goals.