The Snowball Effect

Most of us are probably familiar with the snowball effect; the idea that a single snowflake at the top of a mountain can create this giant thing with unstoppable momentum. Over the last 2 months I have made a dedicated effort to improve my training. Not to work harder and longer and create high level goals for myself; in fact it's just the opposite. I start to change the way I thought about my own training. I'm not a collegiate athlete anymore, I'm not training for anything other than to feel great and have confidence in doing any of the recreational activities I enjoy. I'm a husband, a parent, and a business owner and my time is valuable. I don't have an hour and a half to train everyday.

The Right Tool for the Job

I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Abraham Maslow As a kid I grew up helping my dad with odd jobs around the house and at his rental properties. Sometimes they were small repairs, and other times bigger remodels. One thing that stuck with me through this experience was that jobs were much easier when you had the right set of tools. It seemed like each job had it’s own set of special tools whether it be plumbing, electricity, demolition work, or framing. I remember always thinking it was strange that my dad had so many tools. Then, as I gained experience doing the work with him, I realized that it really did make a di

Training With Injuries (Part 2)

Being injured is frustrating and can make it feel like the world doesn’t want you to get stronger. The recovery process is a great time to work on your weaknesses, which will help you stay active and enhance the recovery process. There is inherent risk of injury in all activities. If you perform an activity enough, there is a possibility of creating an injury from said activity. Obviously some activities have a much higher risk than others. Some activities put you at risk for an injury that could be considered catastrophic while the opposite of that spectrum are injuries that are more minor. It is important to weigh the factors involved in the activities that you love. Do you realize tha

Training with an injury. Things to do and things to avoid.

I heard an awesome quote the other day from a chiropractor and strength coach I follow on social media, Travis Jewett; “An injury is an opportunity to train smarter and better.” This got me thinking a lot about how to train through injury and what that should actually look like. If you’re human, injuries are going to happen. If you enjoy being active and challenging yourself in your physical capabilities, they will probably happen a bit more often. The approach I often see when people get injured is that, “I better not do anything because I don’t want to make it worse.” While this is a very common approach, I believe it to be the wrong one. Now I’ll preface this by saying, listen to you

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