Why We Don’t Do ‘Girl Push Ups’ and What We Do Instead

Main Points: 1. The push up is not only a foundational upper body strength exercise, it is also a dynamic core stability exercise. 2. If you cannot perform full-length push ups, there are better alternatives than the kneeling push up that are safer and have a much higher return. 3. Appropriate exercise selection + consistently [...]


The Benefits Of A Pre-Activity Movement Screen

  Once the athlete or client’s training goals have been established it is important that we as coaches identify potential limitations and risks that may impact our chances of success. Simple logistical constraints such as availability of training time and equipment can be a limitation and need to be considered, however these are of lesser [...]


Gathered here are some of the better reads that I've come across recently, bookmarked in one convenient location to refer to later. I hope readers will also find something interesting and of benefit as well. Enjoy. ''As complexity raises, meaningful statements lose precision and precise statements lose meaning.'' Lofti Zadeh 10 Leaders Share The Habits [...]

The (FMS) kids are alright: Notes from Functional Movement Screen Level 2

This past weekend I had the pleasure of travelling to Melbourne, Victoria to attend the Functional Movement Screen Level 2 course instructed by the jovial Behnad Honarbakhsh of Functional Movement Systems and Fit To Train, and hosted by Andrew Read of Dragon Door Australia. As with all of the Functional Movement Systems material, and being [...]

Look you beyond the trees; a forest lies

The introduction of the joint-by-joint theory several years ago initiated a dramatic paradigm shift in the way that I and certainly many other coaches, trainers and therapists view the human body and its movement and training requirements. Although remarkable in its simple complexity, its application woven into the FMS is nothing shy of magic and [...]