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Slow-Wave Sleep, Aging, and Growth Hormone

Slow-Wave Sleep, Aging, and Growth Hormone While weight training lured me into the profession, my curiosity spilled over into other pockets in health, performance, anti-aging, and longevity. As technology advances and science evolves, it’s a race to keep up with all of the latest research and ideas. Here’s some interesting reading on slow-wave sleep and… Read more »


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Aerobic Circuit

Aerobic Circuit Right now, my athletes are training between 4-6 days a week. Either Wednesday or Saturday they will perform an aerobic circuit that’s meant to increase general fitness, include varying movements, and promote recovery by enhancing autonomic function through activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.  This is early in GPP so developing aerobic capacity… Read more »

Bodyweight Circuit – No Equipment Necessary

Bodyweight Circuit – No Equipment Necessary

As most people don’t have access to a gym currently, here’s a bodyweight circuit you can perform. No equipment necessary. This is circuit combines a combination of upper / lower body strength and mobility exercises as a means to increase general fitness. This can also be used for an aerobic training session as long as… Read more »

Upcoming Seminar – How To Train (June 2020)

How To Train – Not Your Average Fitness Seminar After years of complaining about the endless amount of fad and gimmick courses, I decided to enter the race. This will NOT be your average seminar! Watch a FULL, live group session where I train athletes of different sports with unique injury considerations. Lecture portion with… Read more »

The Development of the Youth Athlete: Start to Finish

The Development of the Youth Athlete: Start to Finish

The Development of the Youth Athlete: Start to Finish If you are a PARENT or COACH of a YOUTH ATHLETE, this is a MUST READ! The current state of youth athletic development is abysmal – from a lack of fundamental movement skills to early specialization and improper training. Research has shown that this leads to… Read more »

FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover

FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover

FPM: Bridge the Gap – Train 2 Recover Bridge The Gap (GPP): Register Here May 11-12th I will be in NYC at Performix House to teach the FPM: Bridge the Gap course. If you are a trainer/coach/therapist in or around the area, grab a ticket and let’s train! Course Outline: General Physical Preparation (GPP) as… Read more »

General Physical Preparation: The Big Rock of Fitness

General Physical Preparation: The Big Rock of Fitness

General Physical Preparation: The Big Rock of Fitness Though GPP has been around for ages, what you see today is a watered down, haphazard shell of what its supposed to be. In this article for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Sciences, Dr. Craig Liebenson and I give context to GPP, it’s origins, and why… Read more »

Don’t Let Pain Hold Your Brain Captive

Don’t Let Pain Hold Your Brain Captive People tend to gloss over the things they think are “basic” or “common sense,” like sleeping an adequate amount (7-8+ hrs.) or paying attention to their mindset. Ironically, these are arguably the most powerful and controllable factors you can influence. Don’t think it’s important? Tell that to the 180 patients… Read more »

Predictive Coding – How Perception Influences Pain

Predictive Coding – How Perception Influences Pain

This past weekend I assisted Craig Liebenson during his First Principles of Movement GPP seminar in NYC. Before we filmed this short clip, I worked with an attendee who had given up on squatting due to knee pain. I assured her that I could find a squat variation that wouldn’t irritate her knee – she… Read more »

ACL Repair – Is It Always Necessary?

ACL Repair – Is It Always Necessary?

ACL Repair – Is It Always Necessary? Do you HAVE to have surgery after an ACL injury? It looks like we may NOT! As with most everything though – it depends. CONCLUSIONS “In young, active adults with acute ACL tears, a strategy of rehabilitation plus early ACL reconstruction was not superior to a strategy of… Read more »

The Deficit Reverse Lunge – Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

The Deficit Reverse Lunge After we published our first article, Strength Matters, people reached out and asked if we would do more articles on different exercises and how to progress them. So Craig Liebenson and I wrote an article on the Deficit Reverse lunge. It was just published this week. Check it out below. The Deficit Reverse… Read more »

Two New Exercise Variations

Two New Exercise Variations

Looking for some new exercises to try? Here are two unique exercise variations – one for lower body and one upper body. 1.)Reverse Hyper Low Row The reverse-hyper is one of my favorite pieces of equipment and it’s actually quite versatile. In this video I’m using it to perform a low-row variation. Rows should be… Read more »

6 Ways to Challenge the Single Leg Squat to a Box

6 Ways to Challenge the Single Leg Squat to a Box As much as I love the traditional barbell squat movement, it’s not for everyone. Differences in hip structure (long femur, shallow hip socket), spinal issues, or comfort alone, may not make it the best choice for some people. That’s ok – It doesn’t matter what your… Read more »