Health Optimization:  Survive or Thrive?

Health Optimization: Survive or Thrive?

With the spread of COVID-19, many among us have shifted from “living my best life” to survival mode.  Contrary to popular belief, surviving and thriving are not mutually exclusive. In fact, optimizing your health increases your chance of surviving an infection from...
Dry Needling for Recovery

Dry Needling for Recovery

Recovery is a buzzword in the health, fitness, and sports worlds.  Optimizing nutrition, sleep, gentle movement, and mental stress management techniques are important and effective.  But many of us still struggle to get our nervous system in a true recovery state! ...
Safety Guide to Running After Dark

Safety Guide to Running After Dark

This morning, I laced up my shoes in the glow of the porch light, flipped on my flashlights and hit the pavement for a quick 3 mile run before work.  If you are a runner in the northern latitudes, you spend a good portion of your year running in the dark. Are you...
Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

There are many products and programs out there to improve your vertical jump.  Some have merit, others do not.  Isolated calf strengthening exercises aren’t likely to produce a drastic increase in your vertical.  The biggest thing that will help you get above...
Hydration Station

Hydration Station

With summer right around the corner and temperatures on the rise, proper hydration should be at the forefront of every athlete, coach, and parent’s mind. The human body is 70% water and proper hydration is vital to every physiological function.  Dehydration, the...
Fueling for Endurance Races

Fueling for Endurance Races

Training and eating for endurance races is quite different from most sports. It takes a lot of additional planning and can be a time-consuming process. You can’t just wake up and decide to run 15 miles on an empty stomach, or do your long run in the middle of the day...