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Perspective

Let’s take our thoughts a little different direction today. I want you to take a moment to think about the last time you had an argument with someone special to you. What was the tipping point that caused you to… Continue Reading →

New Diet

No! You do not need a new diet, or any diet, unless you are training for something specific  or if your doctor called your nutrition plan a “diet.” Personally, this word is horrendous and should not be used by anyone…. Continue Reading →

Yes, Look Back

People often say, “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” I’m going to disagree. Yes, it is important to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or… Continue Reading →

Mental Weakness or Cry For Help?

Are you mentally weak, or are you subconsciously asking for help? What about your athletes or your kids? Have you ever experienced that training session that was meant to be challenging, but you know it wasn’t too much to ask? It… Continue Reading →

Live with Purpose

They all tell us to follow our hearts, pursue our passion, live our dreams, live with intention, find our purpose, etc. They all tell us that we need to work hard and take risks. They tell us to craft a… Continue Reading →

NSCA National Conference 7/9/15- Mark Watts: Rotational Power

I’m happy to share my notes from Coach Mark Watt’s presentation at the NSCA National Conference in Orlando, FL on July 9, 2015. Coach Watts is a fifth grade teacher and U8 Girls Soccer Coach in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly, Watts was… Continue Reading →

NSCA Clinic in VA 4/8/17- Wintrich

I’m happy to share my notes from Coach Frank Wintrich’s presentation at the National Strength and Conditioning Association state clinic in VA on April 8, 2017. Realize these are my notes, which may differ from what he actually said or… Continue Reading →

Fun in Food

Eating “clean” or healthy can be pretty and fun! There’s no reason to think that eating healthy is boring. A little creativity can go a long way! Take time to enjoy your food and the preparation process. Think about why… Continue Reading →

Hope for Humanity

I was unsure of what to do with myself a few days ago, so I grabbed a large garbage bag and went for a walk. I picked up trash along the road while I walked. All the chaos in my… Continue Reading →

How to Maximize Concurrent Training

Question: How can concurrent training (endurance + strength) be managed to maximize benefits? Properly designed endurance training (ET) programs are typically low resistance with high repetitions, and aim to increase maximal oxygen uptake, metabolic adaptation, and exercise capacity (1,2). On the… Continue Reading →

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