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Get Off the Iceberg: Covering Up Illness or Curing It

Have you ever wondered why so many people are struggling with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, pain syndromes, digestive disorders, etc.?  Have you been sold the idea that this is “normal” and that our health and our bodies are prone to failure?   Have you been taught that humans are designed to genetically express disease and dysfunction that require drugs…

Core 4 Functional Movements for Physical Health Continued.

Welcome back to the Core 4!  When putting together an exercise plan there are thousands of exercises and pieces of equipment to choose from.  The variety tends to be overwhelming for most people especially those who do not have much exposure to functional exercise. I am a big proponent of teaching people how to move well,…

Core 4 Functional Movements for Physical Health

When putting together an exercise plan there are thousands of exercises and pieces of equipment to choose from.  The variety tends to be overwhelming for most people especially those who do not have much exposure to functional exercise. I am a big proponent of teaching people how to move well, move often, and keep it…

The Difference Between Functional Movement and Corrective Exercise

Let’s clear up some confusion between these two buzz words. Functional Movement: Think of functional movement as being the equivalent to nutritious whole foods in your diet.  They represent training a variety of movements and not just individual muscle groups.  Typically, these movements are replicating some sort of real-world type of scenario like a pull,…

The Energy Paradox: How To Improve Your Capacity to Workout

The literal definition of energy is the capacity to do work. Note the two key words in that sentence: Capacity and Work. Work is your ability to be productive. Whether that means to be productive physically or mentally. Capacity is the amount of power to do, experience, or understand something. If you find yourself complaining…

Got Tight Hips? Stop Stretching And Foam Rolling And Do This Instead

Do you sit for more than 4 total hours per day? Do you perform full body exercises (squat, lift, pull, push, run) less than 3 days per week? Do you have chronic back or knee pain? Do you have poor squat mobility (chest forward, up in your toes, knees inwards)? If you answered yes to…

The Three Worst Stretches for Back Pain

This may shock you but these 3 stretches that you are doing for your back pain are doing more harm than good. Yes, even if a clinician gave them to you.  They may feel good at the time when you do them, but over the long run are they are damaging the discs in your…

Ice or Heat? A Definitive Guide. Sort of.

It might surprise you to know that there really isn’t a one-size fits all recommendation when it comes to icing or heating your body.  You might hear one practitioner say ice and never heat, or another say heat and never ice, or some say use neither!  What I can tell you is from my experience…