Category Archives: Movement

How Constraints Lead to Better Movement

Over the past few months I have started to add more exploration to my training. I still have a program which I work off and I practice Ashtanga Yoga a few times a week but I’m finding more space for exploration. What I find really interesting is exploring movements under constraints. An example of this…

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You’re Not Moving Enough

I like reading books about history. It gives some insights into how things were in the past. In “Progression”, Sebastian Marshall makes an interesting point about music in the past. If you think about how magical it must of been to people before radio, TV and Internet. When you had to find a talented musician in…

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A Beginners Guide To Mindful Movement

Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention recently and for good reason, It works. The issue with mindfulness becoming more mainstream is when what mindfulness actually means can get lost in all the marketing and hype. Mindful movement has been practiced in martial arts and yoga for 100s of years but for the regular gym…

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7 Sitting Variations To Improve Mobility

It used to hurt to sit on the ground. In 2013 I travelled to India and spent a month in Mysore doing a Hatha teacher training course. From day one we spent most of the 8 hours each day sitting on the ground. I looked at my peers as they seamlessly sat and took notes…

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Program Design Basics

Today’s article is written for a new trainer or someone who wants to gain a greater understanding about what a good program should contain. One of my friends has just started in the industry so after outlining the basics with her it gave me some ideas about what parts of programming cause confusion. The main expertise in…

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How To Train Around Injuries

Injuries suck, plain and simple. If you train you’ve experienced them and I get injured very infrequently now but it still happens from time to time. So what do you do? Rest until it’s fixed? Tough it out and train through it? The key is learning how to train around them when they do pop…

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Four Week Bodyweight Program with Progressions

Lets say you’ve just started a new three-day per week gym routine. Things are going good until you get to week three. A lot is going on at work and you have felt sick the past few days. The thought of driving to the gym, doing a 60 minute workout, driving home, preparing dinner and…

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6 Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

I went to Fitness first last week for a look around. The first thing that struck me was what exercises people were doing. Even though they had a decent selection of barbells, kettle bells and dumbbells almost everyone was using cardio equipment. Why people are still doing this I don’t understand? If you are a…

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Sitting Is Killing You

In the last 150 years we have gone from spending 90% of our time in a standing position to 60% of our time sitting. Chances are, you’re reading this sitting at a disk or on a couch. Just observe your posture now. Are you sitting with a straight back and shoulders relaxed away from your…

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Free Online Coaching

I’m looking for 5 volunteers to undergo a 12-week online coaching program. I will write your workouts, provide nutrition advice and be available by e-mail as needed to guide you through. The workouts I create will be a mixture of strength training and yoga and designed to help you gain muscle and improve mobility. The nutrition…

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