Here is the latest Functional MMA Training workout I had with Jeremy Stephens. Although his movements still need some work, I am beginning to see his body adapt to the biomechanical adjustments we are making.
Acrobats and gymnasts are, by far, some of the most impressive athletes I have ever witnessed. Their grace, stability, technique and explosiveness are unparalleled. Not that I didn't already have an appreciation for what they
In terms of movement patterns, there may not be any other activity more functional to the human body than running. From the moment a monkey was forced to walk on 2 feet, running has been
One of the elements of movement I am yet to see in any functional training regimen, since I have been a personal trainer, is the proper use of the transverse plane. In all honesty, I
"It's not the practice, it's the practitioner" I haven't always been the biggest fan of Chiropractic care, but the quote just mentioned is one I always keep in mind before making a definitive judgement on
Here is a video of be taking Julie through a Personal Training session at my gym in San Diego, CA. We have had to combat a few imbalances inhibiting our functional training regimen, but have
An asymmetrical weight shift is as common and problematic as any other imbalance I have encountered as a Personal Trainer. It is often responsible for knee, lower back, hip pain and foot problems, as it
Here's a video of a personal training session I had at my gym in San Diego with Theo Simon. Theo happens to be one of the most advanced students I have had in my career
Kettlebells have fast become one the preferred exercise tools for my personal training. Although I wasn't the biggest fan of them on first impression, they slowly inched their way into my personal training arsenal. As
There's nothing that really challenges the proprioception sytem quite like the martial arts. The power, grace, agility, balance and coordination needed to do them has many benefits that apply to everyday living. Martial arts, like
With all the useless products that come in and out of the fitness industry, its truly rare to see me get excited over anything new that comes out. Thoughts of "shake weights" or "ab lounges"
Here's a video of me getting a new client oriented into my method in San Diego, CA. In this video I implement my "secrets" of how to correct lower back pain. I will be putting
In terms of developing a strong center of gravity, the Bosu Ball might be the best tool to progress to for any functional training regimen. There are very few tools that force you to get
Running is one of the most natural movement patterns a human can do, yet it is one of the most injury prone forms of physical exercise. The mechanical rewards of becoming a great runner transition