Core Training: Not Just Your Abs


The hardest punch comes from the most relaxed body and mind. ~SPE Performance In “Abdominal Function: How It Works”, we understand about the anatomical and biomechanical aspects of the core muscles. To further our understanding of the core, it is also a reflex-driven mechanism. We do not consciously activate our core or push our abdominals … Continue reading

Do Gyms Really Need Machines?


First, you must understand that the brain recognizes movement patterns and not simply muscle groups.  Yet, many professionals are still stuck in isolation training or muscle group training. ~Gray Cook, PT, co-founder of Functional Movement Systems. In a typical, modern American gym, you may see rows of treadmills, elliptical trainers, and other machines that is … Continue reading

4 Common Exercise Program Mistakes: The Solution


“Seek to understand the root. It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all of its blossoming.” ~Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living (2000) In Four Common Exercise Programming Mistakes: What You Need to … Continue reading

Four Common Exercise Programming Mistakes: What You Need to Know


“Jeet Kune Do rejects all restrictions imposed by form and formality and emphasizes the clever use of the mind and body to defend and attack.” ~Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s Commentaries on the Martial Way (1997). Tradition martial arts training tends to restrict students’ movements and train of thought by having them perform … Continue reading

Abdominal Function 2: Total-Body Ab Workouts Without the Crunch


“People should focus on what they eat and do between New Year’s Day and Christmas instead of between Christmas and the New Year’s Day.” As the New Year approaches, you might be concerned about your expanding waistline because of the delicious food that your family and friends have prepared with long hours of sitting, sipping … Continue reading

Abdominal Function 1: How it works


When you walk into almost any gym or outdoor exercise class, you would see many people do countless reps of sit-ups,  crunches and similar exercises. They may believe that doing isolated ab exercises will give them flatter, stronger abs or improve their golf swing or running. However, think about this. When in real-life do you … Continue reading