Refs, Umpires, and Judges, Oh My! Performance Training is Not Just for Athletes

If you could discern from the somewhat cryptic title, this month’s theme will be athletic performance training for referees, umpires, and judges of sporting events. These brave men and women, dashing and dodging players, balls, and sticks, also require performance training that is equal to that of the players that watch. For example, did you know that a study of English Premier League soccer (football, really for everyone else in the world besides Americans) refs ran an average of 9.5 km (that’s 5.9 miles) in one game?! Not to mention the facts that refs are typically 10-15 years older than the players and they’re running that distance while looking sideways. And let’s not forget the hazards of being a ref: And […]

Post-Holiday Physique Quick Fixes

I apologize. I have no intention of giving you a “quick fix.” Why? Because they don’t exist.  Yup, the media and fitness “experts” have lied to you. There is no such thing as “10 Minutes to Abz” or ,”Cleanse Food of the month” or any other such nonsense as that. Want to know the secret? 1. Consistency- eating well 90% of the time (you can have treats. But remember they’re once-in-a-while occasions. That’s why they’re “treats.”) and exercising regularly (not just in January). 2. Consistency 3. Consistency Notice a trend here? This month we’re going to be dispelling some of the proliferous myths of the fitness world as well as offer solutions to maintaing a healthy lifestyle, and your sanity, that actually […]

Strength as a Foundation

On March 15, 2013 I became a regular person – well my perception of regular anyway – and I love it! Why did I have to relinquish my super-hero status? I’ll leave it at this: I saw my dreams not just faltering, but failing. So, to get back on track, I stopped working two full-time jobs… which I had been doing for years for “fun” versus necessity. I took a break from my love-affair with iron. I also sit more than I have in about 15 years… that’s a mega regular person activity! Well, if we fast forward to today, my big dreams in life are properly realigned and effectively back within reach. But, I want to talk about what […]