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Working a 24 Hour Fast Into Your Diet

Working a 24 Hour Fast Into Your Diet I’m sure the idea of a 24 hour fast is frightening for most, and before I ever did one, I felt the same. After writing diets for hundreds of people over the course of 10 years, I’ve found the 24 hour fast to be an effective and sustainable… Read more »


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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 »

Strength Matters

A few months ago I attended a Principles of Movement course by Dr. Craig Liebenson here in Buffalo. The course was great and I loved Craig’s overall message and life-long pursuit of learning. After the course, we continued talking about how we could promote smart strength training to boost resiliency and reduce frailty. Through proper strength… Read more »

Low-Back Friendly Ab Circuit

Low-Back Friendly Ab Circuit Looking for a low-back friendly ab circuit that requires no equipment? I sent this to an online training client whose back feels better when they’re moving around and didn’t have access to a gym. This could also be used as a warm-up to a weight training session or as a standalone… Read more »

Band Resisted Bird-Dog

Band Resisted Bird-Dog

Band Resisted Bird-Dog This is a progression of the Bird-Dog exercise. Typically, these will be done with 5-10 sec holds. The water bottle on my back is used so that I focus on stability and there’s no excessive rotation in the pelvis. You can use various things including – yoga blocks, lacrosse balls, even a… Read more »

Hand Supported Split Squat

Hand Supported Split Squat

Hand Supported Split Squat (HSSS) I use this movement sometimes as a primary lower body exercise or as an accessory, plenty of different ways to program it. Holding on allows you to worry less about stability (often the limiting factor), so you can load the movement a little heavier. I’m getting away from squats for… Read more »