Priorities

Priorities

You know that old saying: “Good, fast, or cheap.  You can only have two out of three.” I find that, for most people, the same concept applies to work, training, and health. If you have a busy stressful lifestyle and career, AND you beat yourself up in the gym most days each week, then how long will it be before…

Fix Your Breakfast

Fix Your Breakfast

I’ve posted before about nutrient timing suggestions to maximize your health and performance.  But since some folks want to know the why, or are just plain skeptical, I wanted to write up an article that outlines some of the research behind optimal timing of your macronutrients. Perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of nutrient timing is breakfast.  It’s been traditional wisdom…

Blood Sugar, Digestion, and Health

Blood Sugar, Digestion, and Health

Hands down, the most common adjustment I have to make to my client’s eating habits is “eat more.”  Rarely do I see someone who eats quality foods and is overweight due to overeating.  And most of the time, the under-eating is caused by a busy, stressful, and/or high achieving lifestyle. This on-the-go life, coupled with the misguided thoughts of “If…

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Produce

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Produce

We all know by now that we should eat fruits and veggies.  And most of us know we should try to include a variety of them in our diet.  But did you know there are ways to take your produce consumption to the next level? After listening to an eye-opening interview with Chris Kresser, I was excited to share these…

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 3

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 3

You’re still here.  Good.  Now you can see how all of this fits together.  And, as promised, we’ll look at these same trends that exist outside of Crossfit. A Brief History From a 2010 article by Kim Goss, MS, for Bigger Fast Stronger: “Nearly two decades ago, Canadian strength coach Charles Poliquin came up with a concept he called structural…

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 2

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 2

Welcome back. In Part 1 we established the importance of picking a training goal before seeking out the best means to achieve it.  And as a coach, it behooves you to learn more outside your chosen methodology, just in case someone other than you has some useful information to impart.  Lastly, we were just starting to investigate Crossfit and other…

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 1

TMM: Isolation Therapy – Part 1

A coach’s job is not confined to his/her time inside the gym.  Let me rephrase that – A GOOD coach’s job is not confined to his/her time inside the gym.  As coaches, trainers, and educators we wear many hats, and one of those hats needs to be “scientist.”  We should always be looking to expand our knowledge, explore what we…

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 3

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 3

Our next installment of The Muscle Movement is a fun one.  I’ll give you a little breather from the last couple articles filled with all that “science.”  This week’s post deals more with the movement side of things.  It comes from an interview with Katy Bowman of Restorativeexercise.com. She is author of the new book “Move Your DNA,” which delves…

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 2

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 2

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting for the next part to posted. Well, here it is. We’ve discussed how important muscle mass is for daily life and how it supports you during disease. Now let’s examine its benefits for longevity. I would wager that you’re interested to find out how to make your life longer…

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 1

The Muscle Movement ™ – Part 1

“Do you even lift, bro?” It’s a popular meme these days on social media.  And while it may poke fun at the gym rat meatheads, whose lives revolve around banging weights and getting a pump on, there’s some deeper relevance to it that may surprise you. Your life may not revolve around sculpting the perfect tricep horseshoe or pretending to…

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