You’ve got your own back

Prevention is better than cure –Desiderius Erasmus To think that someone else can constantly pick up your pieces and put you back together again is pure insanity. Think about all the times that you acquire an ache or a pain. Think about all the Saturdays that you wish you could go get a massage at …

Performance over fitness

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. –Frank Lloyd Wright Just like your taste for clothes and certain foods evolves with time, so does your appetite for lifting. You start with goals of perfect form, that weight you think is heavy, …

Warriors, Come Out To Play (Yoga Flow)

  First, lets through out some info and a tentative schedule for the event: Schedule of Event: 8 a.m Female warm-up and weigh in for morning session 8:30 a.m First Snatch 9:15 a.m Clean and Jerk Warm-up 9:30 a.m First Clean and Jerk 10:15 a.m Male warm-up and weigh in for morning session 10:45 a.m …

To gear, or not to gear

There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path, DO NOT allow yourself to become one of them –Ralph Marston Before I start talking about what today’s topic, I want to make sure that everyone knows we are down to the last week of sign-ups for the PHP Super Total Lift-off. Make sure to take a …

Yoga Flow: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H.Jackson Brown Jr. As a coach this is my favorite line to hear, “I don’t have time”. I get it, …

Why do we do what we do?

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. ― Theodore Roosevelt So yesterday I posted a video …

Mid-Week Mobility: Shoulders

  Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. Mark Twain A couple of my athletes and myself were talking about this the other day. You get to a point when training becomes most of what …

Those hips don’t lie: Hip accessory exercises

Do or Do Not, There is no Try Yoda Now, I am not usually a fan of saying “There is no try”, but when it comes to certain things; I believe this to be true. When I ask some of my swimmers “Did you do the mobility exercises at home”, “I tried”…… When I ask …

Mid-Week Mobility: Hip Flexors

Weakness in the Hip Flexors usually results from a problem that plagues most of the working world: sitting all day. When you are squatting, this can show up in a couple of different ways depending on the person: Hip pain Forward trunk lean General Tightness in the Anterior Hip area down to the Quadriceps area …