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“Her Leg Was Shaking Like A Leaf In A Rainstorm…” (A Case Study in Asymmetry)

Do you ever feel like you’re running with one leg only? Or balancing better on one foot? Is one hamstring always tighter than the other? All of the above are common physical problems, and while these little side-to-side asymmetries might catch your attention once in a...

You Don’t Know How to Breathe (And What to do About It) II

Assessment A normal, well-functioning body should have full access to all the joint positions and muscular actions required for normal respiration, and should be able to move in and out of each without compensation.  That’s why the first step in any program is to...

You Don’t Know How to Breath (And What to do About It)

Every 3.3 seconds your body performs a little miracle: Breathing. That’s how long it takes, on average, to complete one breath cycle. Each time you inhale, more oxygen molecules pour into your lungs than grains of sand exist on all the beaches in all the world. With...

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement (Part Two)

Frontal Plane Muscles and Mechanics Most people think about frontal plane training in terms of their arms and legs moving relative to the rest of their body—think of the seated inner/outer thigh machines you see at the gym.  But these contrivances don’t represent how...

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement (Part One) By Adam VogelThe vast majority of people in the gym want a strong, lean, athletic body that isn’t constantly breaking down or feeling tight and sore. Yet, most training programs are terribly mismatched for these...

Potent and Primed: Your Immune System

The human immune system is a topic that seemed foreign and not particularly pressing just several months ago. But the current coronavirus pandemic has brought the topic of immunity to the forefront of everyday conversation. We’re going to demystify this topic so you...

The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are an endlessly debated topic in nutritional science. On one side, there are low-carb proponents who claim carbohydrates are the root cause for a variety of modern health problems—from obesity to diabetes to heart...

Four Ways to Train Your Hamstrings at Home

FOUR WAYS TO TRAIN YOUR HAMSTRINGS AT HOME   Squats, Lunges, stairclimbing, running, and bicycling are great options to build and maintain strength in your lower body when you don’t have access to equipment. The only drawback is that all these activities are...

The Macronutrients: Protein

THE MACRONUTRIENTS: PROTEIN For decades, protein has been the macronutrient of choice for fitness pros, bodybuilders, and gym rats. Many of us have consumed, or at least heard about, protein shakes, whey isolate, BCAAs, and other supplements. And as of late, much of...

Fiber: Feeding the Ecosystem for Thriving Health

FIBER: FEEDING THE ECOSYSTEM FOR THRIVING HEALTH We hear regularly that fiber is good for us. We know we’re supposed to eat fruits and vegetables, and at our yearly physicals, we’re encouraged to eat more of it by our doctor. Fiber is one of those words that feels...
The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement (Part Two)

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement (Part Two)

Frontal Plane Muscles and Mechanics Most people think about frontal plane training in terms of their arms and legs moving relative to the rest of their body—think of the seated inner/outer thigh machines you see at the gym.  But these contrivances don’t represent how...

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement

The Key to Athletic, Pain Free Movement (Part One) By Adam VogelThe vast majority of people in the gym want a strong, lean, athletic body that isn’t constantly breaking down or feeling tight and sore. Yet, most training programs are terribly mismatched for these...

Potent and Primed: Your Immune System

Potent and Primed: Your Immune System

The human immune system is a topic that seemed foreign and not particularly pressing just several months ago. But the current coronavirus pandemic has brought the topic of immunity to the forefront of everyday conversation. We’re going to demystify this topic so you...

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