Three Alternatives to Desk-Sitting at Work (Repost)

[Below article is reshared from The Baseline of Health Foundation – Three Alternatives to Desk-Sitting at Work] You’ve probably seen the statistics: Sitting causes 173,000 new cases of cancer in the US each year. Women who sit more than six hours a day increase their risk of early death by 37 percent compared to those who sit fewer… Read More Three Alternatives to Desk-Sitting at Work (Repost)

Ready, Set, Hold… Isometrics for Building Strength, Recovery, and Achieving Peak Performance

In 2013, I started on the road back to physical health from an L5-S1 disc herniation with an L5 spondylolisthesis and pars fracture (which lead to a lot of additional unintended – but good – changes). My regimen consisted of regular Chiropractic visits combined with a training program of mostly low-weight, very high-repetition movements and… Read More Ready, Set, Hold… Isometrics for Building Strength, Recovery, and Achieving Peak Performance

Increasing Spinal Muscle Function (through Chiropractic Adjustments)

Slosburg’s article “How Spinal Manipulation Activates Segmental Stabilization of the Spine” has a section that explains the neurology of an HVLA (high-velocity, low-amplitude) adjustment in the lumbar spine and how it affects the ligaments and musculature of that region.  Slosburg writes: Scientific Basis for Understanding the Influence of the Manipulative Thrust The findings of the… Read More Increasing Spinal Muscle Function (through Chiropractic Adjustments)

Post-Game/Practice Baseball Training

Had a few old baseball teammates/guys I coached ask about post-game/practice training that I would recommend.  In the two years that I played in Europe/Australia after college, I never stretched, did cardio, abs, foam rolled, etc.  Rather, the plan was always to: perform simple movements with minimal/no equipment and with game-like intent add as much strength-endurance as… Read More Post-Game/Practice Baseball Training

Most Common Areas of Muscular Dysfunction (Leading to Injury)

If we’re honoring the principles/beliefs that: everything in the body is connected all injuries are caused by the body’s inability to absorb force an injury can “end” in a different area than it “starts” …then it’s fair to say that a training/movement program that build a huge foundation of strength in/around the following three areas should… Read More Most Common Areas of Muscular Dysfunction (Leading to Injury)

Overlying Principle of Strength Rehab/Training Programs

Principle: ALL injuries are caused by the body’s inability to absorb force You can stop reading now if you get it. In case you want it broken down further, here we go… Musculature is the primary force absorbing structure in the body, and failure to absorb force properly could occur if: muscle is not strong enough… Read More Overlying Principle of Strength Rehab/Training Programs

Training Foundation: Advanced

Advanced programs are, as the name suggests, for the advanced.  At this point, after following an Intermediate program for 6+ months at a bare minimum and building a huge foundation of strength endurance, starting strength, etc., one’s base could be sufficient for more advanced protocols.  True development and progressions to reaching “advanced” levels take anywhere… Read More Training Foundation: Advanced