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Thoughts on Warming up to Lift

There are three main objectives we want to achieve when warming up for a weight lifting session. Within these objectives are a couple of modifiers based on the complexity of the lifts. I’ll point out where this is important. The lifting session is comprised of the...

Motion is Lotion—Lotion is Motion

here’s a saying in the body work world that motion is lotion. It’s a simple concept, when we move we push and pull fluid into our tissue which tends to help the tissue move better, lubricate it if you will. If motion is lotion and...

Problems and Solutions

Locks and Keys       Problems and solutions are very much like locks and keys. Every lock has a key that works with that lock and that lock alone. Every problem has a solution that is for that problem only. However, there are keys that will fit in a lock, not unlock...

Pain is the Brain’s way of saying “Move”.

e’ve all experienced that time when we’re cooking something and got our hand too close to the heat. The sensation of “too” hot causes us to withdraw our hand, the speed of the withdrawal is dependent on how many nociceptors were firing. The nervous...

Rolfing and CrossFit

  Adaptive Capacity The human body is a wonderful organism which is able to adapt to structural challenges. In fact, structural challenge is required for the body to be at its maximum potential. If we don’t load and stress bone it will lose strength and mass, this is...

Body Fat and Balance

The other day I was invited to do a workout with one of our classes at Integral CrossFit. I love it when I get this invitation since, like most coaches, I have to train alone most of the time. The problem however is that I don’t always have the time to warm-up before...

How We Get Fat

Looking into the causes of weight gain in the modern western human, is like entering a maze. The internet is the worst place for getting quality, timely information. I'm trying to unravel this mystery for myself, and it is not easy. This is the first of series of...

FasciAgility Whole Body Training

FasciAgility  Whole Body Training   FasciAgility is a program that addresses the body’s major movement systems: Fascia, Neuro, Muscle and Skeletal. The body moves due to a coordination between these systems: Fascia—the organ of form, provides the packaging for these...

Fascial Fitness

Fascial Fitness is based on the work of Robert Schleip Phd. Advanced Rolfer and lead of the Fascial Research Project at the University of Ulm School of Neurophysiology. It is involves exercising in a gentle and specific way to improve the resiliency and "fitness" of...

Fitness

Over the twenty-two years I’ve been a Rolfer®, the seven years of doing CrossFit and the six I’ve spent coaching and owning a CrossFit gym, I’ve asked myself a lot questions about what is the optimum level of functional fitness we should have as humans. I’ve read a...

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