When to Take a Break From Training

  Once in a while, when training hard, you need to give the body time to rest up. How do you know when to give it a rest? The answer is a bit art as well as science.   In general, most strength programs do best ramping up to 6 weeks before backing off a […]

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Stretching

  Stretching is a controversial practice. There are those in the industry who recommend against it, and those who believe it’s a large part of a program. To me, the smart money is on keeping a stretching routine. However, it should be stretches that have a reason for doing them. We now know that most […]

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Swing Changes and The Need for a Pitch Count

Golf season is upon us. We are all anxious to tweak our swing and practice at the range. I want to touch on a theme I’ve been seeing and steer you clear of any future aches or pains.   When you change your body (more mobility, strength, or stability) and you tweak your swing to […]

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Relaxation Periodization-How to Plan Your New Year

In training, there is a concept called periodization. The idea is that you plan out workouts, with thought going into different categories. The categories are generally  weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly. You can do it for lifting, conditioning, or even nutrition. The big yearly goal gets broken down into blocks of months, quarters, and weeks. […]

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