When Ryan asked me about maybe writing something new for the RVX blog, I wasn’t really sure what to do. We chatted about a number of different topics (which might just show up here at a later date) and he suggested something that’s actually near and dear to me. I did my undergraduate degree in what would now be considered kinesiology. During my studies, I covered everything from outdoor education, athletic therapy and dance, to biomechanics, history and exercise physiology.
The Challenge: I work with dedicated athletes from almost every sport, firefighters that compete in rigorous fitness challenges, and everyday people from ages 8 to 79 who push themselves to maintain their physical fitness. No matter what they do outside of the gym my golden rule before I work with any athlete is that they have a goal. It is vitally important to training otherwise that extra mile to be stronger, faster, and just better isn’t there. Now you’d think because I pl
Blue sky so clear, the sun shining so brightly and blinding as it reflects off the white snow. The crunch of crisp snow under my feet while soaking up vitamin D through the one inch of exposed skin on my face. This is running in sub-zero temperatures and a great way to spend a Sunday morning. OK, truth fully, this isn’t how I spend most Sunday mornings anymore but there was a time. I remember one such time returning from a long run; carrying what felt like an extra 20 pou
Check your ego at the door if you want results. I often tell my athletes that ego and pride are separate. The ego runs your mouth “How much do you bench?” while your pride pumps the heart. The heart being often represented in verbal communication and in symbol as a heart. Passion is what keeps the athlete alive and progressing towards success. The big reason young athletes get confused is because they often compare themselves to idols or peers, who may be physically more matu