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

Never Put Fitness on Top of Dysfunction

“If a pro team recruits you to make money for them, and you perform very well, but you get injured the first time you get in the field, you’re not a good investment.” ~Gray Cook, PT, co-founder of Functional Movement Systems Are athletes who are strong and fast considered to be fit? Is fitness an … Continue reading

Exercise of the Week: Kettlebell Deadlift

“There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift.” ~Jón Páll Sigmarsson, former strongman and powerlifter The deadlift is a fundamental movement pattern that we all used as toddlers and children. As we sit often in school, we develop poor posture and movement patterns and lose the ability to properly perform this … Continue reading