A couple weeks ago I was fortunate to lend a hand at the StrongFirst Bodyweight Course, taught by Master SFG Karen Smith and hosted by SFG Team Leader Yoana Teran. The setting for this day could not be any better at Fitwall La Jolla!
As I have written before, the bodyweight curriculum is a hidden gem within the StrongFirst system, though hopefully it will continue to grow in popularity.&...Read more
I recently had the privilege to receive Dr. Craig Liebenson’s new text, Functional Training Handbook. Dr. Liebenson was generous to offer me a complimentary copy to review. He has been a mentor of mine for several years, and for him to ask my opinion on his work is a true honor.
To start, this book not about a single individual. Though Dr. Liebenson's name gra...Read more
A few weeks ago, our school had the privilege of hosting Dr. Phil Sizer of Texas Tech University. The main tenor of Dr. Sizer’s talk was focused on pain science. Along with his duties as head of the physical therapy school and biomechanics lab, he is a highly versatile clinician and educator who maintains a patient load in addition to his teaching and research activities. (...Read more
Last weekend I made the trip to Virginia Beach, VA for the (first!) StrongFirst Level I kettelbell instruction RE-certification. Every two years, instructors must recertify, either by completing the Level I requirements at a certification, advancing to Level II, or assisting at the certification (for which demonstration of Level I skills is required). Though my certification was still ...Read more
A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of assisting Senior SFG Jason Marshall at the StrongFirst one day kettlebell user course in Austin, Texas, hosted by Dunte Hector, SFG. This course was one of several throughout the country that StrongFirst conducts with its master, senior, and team leader instructors to introduce new students to safe and effective kettlebell technique and offer experie...Read more
"I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them…Because sooner or later, one will.”
Start at the top and work your way down
Never get attached to any single level
Principles and values without application are useless, just as tools and techniques must be linked with principles and valu...Read more
One of my favorite posts last year was recapping the continuing education opportunities we had in 2012 (see 2012 Seminar Reviews). Last year’s all star lineup was challenging to match, but 2013 was a great year in itself as we both headed off to our respective clinical programs.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - Sport II
Excerpt...."The real essence of DNS Sport i...Read more