When you breathe in, or inhale, your diaphragm contracts (tightens) and moves downward. This increases the space in your chest cavity, into which your lungs expand. To equalize the pressure, air enters the lungs. When the diaphragm relaxes and moves back up when you exhale, the elasticity of the lungs and chest wall pushes air … Continue reading Core Engagement and Breathing: The Performance Tools You May Not Be Using Correctly
"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, the last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -Viktor Frankl We’ve all had those days before. You walk in to the gym and just aren’t feeling like yourself. Maybe it was a … Continue reading Take What’s There
Vitamin D has had my attention for just over 6 years. With the birth of my first daughter, I supplemented her with it that first cold and dreary winter - taking the recommended daily dose (RDA) when spending less time outside seemed to make sense for me. At the time, my basis for supplementation was … Continue reading Vitamin-D: Is It Affecting Your Performance, Immunity & Well-being?
Being sick will either bring out the grit in us or it will finally give us the excuse to act out a scene from Saving Private Ryan to gain sympathy from a spouse or loved one. And I hope your reading this article for a reason to get back to training and not work on your Oscar performance. That being said, there is some criteria you should be checking off before you lace up those cross-trainers. Let your symptoms (and me) be your guide!