Be the Stream

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” — H. Jackson Brown, Author   It is funny that this quote came through my email today, because I was just having a conversation with one of our esteemed athletes today about fitness/life/work/energy. The conversation came

Open Space

I took the photo above during a coaches’ training session yesterday. The open floor plan of what we do has always spoken volumes to me. Whereas many training facilities place a considerable amount of focus on the equipment and the amenities, this room is lined with the most basic of tools (balls, bars, boxes, dumbbells, etc),

The Double Edged Sword

If you’re training here, you’re absolutely clear on the mountain of responsibility in front of you to move better and work hard to improve your fitness. This responsibility is right in front of our faces on a daily basis and few miss the memo on this. It isn’t your only responsibility, however. Recovering from your

You Don’t Have a Choice

The juxtaposition of how critical and how corny this stuff can be kills me sometimes. I’ve always maintained that everything that’s corny is also true. It’s my view that you don’t have a choice in the matter when it comes to a pursuit of movement skill and capacity. The trouble is that the folks that need to forego common

Getting Strong Isn’t About Adding Mass

Strength is often defined as the maximal contractile force produced by a muscle group. Surely, this can be one particular definition. Since, however, we are living in the real world, we aren’t concerned with the maximum potential of contractile force a muscle or a muscle group could produce in a lab with electrodes charging energy into muscles, we’ll