What I’ve Learned Installment #3 – The Second Half of 2018

Each day, week, month and year that goes by without growing in some manner to me is not time well spent. But going beyond that, if we don’t reflect on those lessons, we won’t be able to apply them. In today’s world with the access to information that we have knowledge is no longer power. … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Installment #3 – The Second Half of 2018

A Letter to Young Athletes

Dear young athlete, When opening up a fortune cookie today, I read the little piece of paper that said, “A mentor is someone whose hindsight can become your foresight.” In so many ways, more experience, more opportunities to succeed, fail, and learn provides insights that only come with time. Reflecting on my athletic career to … Continue reading A Letter to Young Athletes

Essentials of Abdominal Training For Sport Part 3: Antilateral Flexion

So, we’ve learned how to resist excessive lumbar extension, and rotation. What’s left? We’ve worked in the sagittal plane and the transverse plane, so that leaves resisting lateral flexion about the frontal plane. Lateral flexion is essentially bending at the side. With this, the main muscles we’re targeting are the obliques, which are located on … Continue reading Essentials of Abdominal Training For Sport Part 3: Antilateral Flexion

Essentials of Abdominal Training For Sport Part 2: Antirotation

In the last article we began to discuss the important role our abdominal muscles play during physical activity, and how this should guide our abdominal training. To summarize, the abdominal muscles are stabilizers, not movers. Their job is to resist movement, rather than create movement. However, the abs do much more than resist excessive lumbar … Continue reading Essentials of Abdominal Training For Sport Part 2: Antirotation

What I’ve Learned Installment #2 – The First Half of 2018

There aren’t many things better than coming to a realization that blows your mind, or completely shifts your paradigm. Or coming to understand something that at once seemed so abstract and strange. For me, what’s even cooler is watching that switch go off in the mind of an athlete or a student, and then seeing … Continue reading What I’ve Learned Installment #2 – The First Half of 2018