Anatomy of a back injury

Jake Blog, Health

I’m writing this post for several reasons.  Most days, my lower back is in so much pain that I feel it when I sneeze. I can’t sleep on my back, and I usually wake up hurting multiple times during the night after rolling onto my back. If I take a step and misjudge the level of the ground I’m stepping …

Training plateau?

Jake Blog, Training Tips

Feeling a plateau? Maybe you need some personalized direction in your training Client A: Who has been here for three months on a 1RM deadlift day: she steps up to the bar, looks a bit perturbed by the ‘heavy’ weight, shrugs and then proceeds to bend down and pick the bar up with easy-to-see speed and ease. Her reaction: “Holy …

Motivation

Jake Blog, Mindset

Science says when it comes to sticking to a workout program, we’ve been doing it all wrong! As coaches, one of our biggest challenges—along with getting clients to change their diet—is getting them to remain consistent with their fitness. Just like many others, we often assumed it mainly came down to two things: Willpower and motivation. But according to science, …

Why do I need a professional coach?

Jake Blog, Training Tips

This time it’s going to be different… … This time, I’m going to workout every day, I’m going to stick to the program. This time it’s going to be different, I know it is. Sound familiar? How many times have you said that to yourself? Stop thinking you can do it on your own: Work with a professional coach, with …

Do Crossover bands really work?

Jake Blog, Training Tips

Shoulder injury? Try regular Crossover Symmetry training There is not a single person that we’ve introduced to crossover symmetry that hasn’t benefited from it, especially those with ongoing nagging shoulder issues and pain. What’s Crossover Symmetry? Crossover Symmetry in a nutshell, is a rotator cuff and scapular strengthening system using resistance bands and specific exercises to rehabilitate and prevent (prehab) …

Fallen arches

Jake Blog, Training Tips

Do your Arches fall like the London bridge when you squat? If so—or you’re not sure—read on…. Inexperienced coaches might blame the major muscles/ primary joints as the culprit for faulty movement patterns. But the problem may be lurking deeper below the surface, like a gator who is hungry for your squat gains. When we speak of arches, we are …

Puppy power!

Jake Blog, Health

Looking to live longer? Adopt a dog! Though it might go without saying that dogs force people to stay fitter than the general population by tricking them into going on daily walks, a new study from Sweden published in Journal Scientific Report suggests dogs’ health benefits to humans extend well beyond a little extra fitness. Read more from the Scientific Reports here: The …