I get asked all the time what the best way to lift or what style of exercise people should not do is. For those who do not know, this is a big conversation in the exercise and health community. The real answer isn’t “CrossFit bad and my way good.” The real answer is highly dependent on your goals...

After an earlier social media post, I realized I was using terms I have yet to define that will help with your muscle function knowledge. Muscles have 2 functions that are equally important but very different. Muscles have tone and strength. Strength is how hard a muscle can contract at any given...

One of the things that I work on most with my athletes is sport-specific training. All athletes should work out differently. If you look at how athletes are taught to work out, it all looks the same. Even at higher levels, athletes from different sports and sexes still work out the same regardles...

Many voices are out there now telling you that you should cut negative and draining people out of your life. The idea is that your life can be improved, but getting rid of the bad people pulling you down or holding you back is gaining headway. I am a big fan of this idea, as you cannot truly get ...

I have not posted about chiropractic, and as someone that loves it as much as I do, I should. There are a lot of issues that only an adjustment can fix. My personal story with chiropractic started when I hurt my back in high school and could no longer walk. I saw everyone with a license to treat ...

Class and poise are very overlooked these days. We have set our goals differently, and I think, in a lot of ways, we have lost something great. Last weekend I got to watch a friend compete in a bodybuilding show. In my opinion, she should have won her category. However, she did not win, nor did s...

You might find this hard to believe, but many people I work with want to lose weight. This is kind of a hot button for me, so let's break this down a bit. It would be best if you never wanted to lose weight. Weight is never an issue. The scale is not your enemy. Fat is your enemy, fat is what we ...

Muscles have two functions that are equally important but very different. Muscles have tone and strength. Strength is how hard a muscle can contract at any given time, typically under conscious control. This means you can lift 30 lbs. with a bicep curl if you want to try. You decide ok, lift the ...

When it comes to making decisions in life, it’s often hard to know which way to go. We can spend hours agonizing over a choice, only to second-guess ourselves later. But what if there was a way to make your decisions easier? What if there was a simple technique that could help you figure out whic...

Time moves at warp speed. The last week was a blur and I know, with everything I have going on, I will look up next week and it will be Christmas. The best advice I ever got came from a colleague in Tennessee. Of course, I had heard it before, but for some reason, he made it real for me. We were ...

In an online interview the other day, I was asked about my favorite quote. I used this quote in my book, “Pillars of Wellness.” It was said by Nietzsche “No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.” I like this quote because it is true and raw. The co...

I am sure many of you wonder why I make such a big deal about psychology and talk about mental state so much. The reason is because of my study of neurology and biochemistry. Psychological stress does not just stay in your head. It goes all over the body and often ends up in the gut, where it wil...