Realizing you can handle life in the face adversity in only a thought away, and allows you to maximize a challenge. The growing interest in resilience among mental health care providers globally has created a need for a simple way to consider the complex interactions that predict adaptive coping when there is exposure to high levels…

Take a moment and think about what movements you do in your sport. Do you need to jump to grab that rebound? How about running across the field to score that winning goal? Perhaps swimming long distance in a 5k open water event. Each sport is unique because it requires certain intensity levels from the…

I’ve written extensively on shoulder pain in swimmers. In fact, if you haven’t read any of my articles, start with these: Swimmers Shoulder ISOSC Swimmer’s Shoulder – USA Swimming Swimmer’s Shoulder Return to Swimming Program Protect Your Shoulders With This Rotator Cuff Activation If you want a comprehensive guide and resource on swimming shoulder pain,…

Do you have a sense of passion, purpose and meaning when you come into the gym?  That is a question that seems obvious, but do we do it? Before you even start training, do you have goals, a plan, and know how you are going to execute it?  If not, you need to figure that…

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” -Winston Churchill How do we choose success? A tight correlation has been recently discovered between a person’s perception of their health and their actual health status. This study found that those…

How to lose weight and body fat are the most common questions I’m asked.  Sometimes, it can be a real challenge for people because let’s face it, you are going to make some or a lot of lifestyle changes.  The challenges that I see with people is they try to make too many lifestyle changes…

Have you ever felt unmotivated or had zero energy to workout?  I have had these moments, we all have.  Being involved in the fitness world, I love every aspect of fitness.  For the past 5 years, I was working out 5 days a week and had my ups and downs with the results.  I am guilty…

As coaches, we are trying to improve all the phases of our athlete’s sport. There are so many ideas out there on how to increase your abilities, but which one’s should we use? Throughout my years of playing the sport, I have seen just about every strategy of training that “could” improve your game. There…

If you did not know, my favorite lifts are Olympic lifts. It is an awesome feeling when you can grab a heavy weight and accomplish a perfect lift. A perfect lift feels effortless, but it can be frustrating when you have a failed. The snatch in my opinion is one of the hardest lifts to…

Feel the warm weather? Hear the birds chirping? You know what that means, baseball is around the corner! . We have all our equipment ready to go and are excited to get to a new season. Now that I have been done playing the game of baseball, this is the time of year when I…