Upstream Downstream

Avoiding Tunnel Vision When Addressing Pain When addressing injury, we all too often focus on the localized point of pain as the cause. Kelly Starrett describes that type of pain as an often lagging indicator; meaning it doesn’t show up until things have been out of whack for some time. The upstream/downstream concept dictates that…read more

Lights Out

Exposure to light before bed and its effect on melatonin   We have been talking a lot about sleep and your challenges have been focused around improving sleep hygiene. Why are we so insistent when it comes to sleep? A study done by the Endocrine Society discusses at length the effect light exposure, both before…read more

Understanding Shoulder Impingement

Pain free shoulders in 3 steps   The Fix Step 1 – Mobilize the pecs. Smashing and stretching the chest and anterior shoulder is the beginning. This will allow the shoulder to rotate back and down into a healthy position. Step 2 – Mobilize the lats. Smashing and stretching the lats will help mobilize the…read more

Spring Cleaning

Whether or not you are in the Northern Hemisphere, we are going to be discussing “cleaning” and “clearing” this month. Both will be directed at identifying and clearing out energy patterns that are not working in your life. Some will be physical and some metaphysical. Both are important to your sense of clarity and peace.…read more

The One Joint Rule: Protect your spine and avoid the munchies

Kelly Starrett’s one joint rule is a simple way to organize functional movement and guard against injury. This rule dictates that you should look at your spine as a single column, with no local flexion or extension within it. You should only see flexion or extension at the hip or shoulders. We can certainly flex…read more

Muscle Burns Fat : How We Train In Unveil Your Wellness

5 Ways to Stay Strong and Get Lean When trying to lose body fat, some people tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater, swapping out their heavy sets for higher-rep workouts. This is a mistake! Strength in the big lifts, squat, deadlift, and press requires high neural efficiency and recruits a ton of…read more

Mobility and Hydration: Avoiding Crispy Fascia

5 tips for adequate hydration:   • Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water (if you weigh 160 lbs, drink 80 oz of water each day). • Carry a BPA-free bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking. • Eat raw fruits and vegetables—they are dense in water. You can get water from food,…read more

Article: Reassessment – A Case Study

We had a client once who had decided to go back to school. She had a good job, but she longed to do something else. She decided to return to school while still working her full-time job so she could at some point change careers. She was killing herself trying to take as many classes…read more