December 30, 2014

Michael Phelps: The most decorated swimmer of all time and possibly one of the most talented Olympians to have competed. 

 

Warm-up for the last 14 years: 800/600/400/200 - swim, kick, pull, drill, followed by some 25m. Pretty sure this is no different from any young clu...

December 27, 2014

As each year winds down, I've always enjoyed the sports and news breakdowns or Year in Reviews. Hindsight paints a very clear picture of the linkages between events and the paths we have taken. 

 

Facebook has used its resources to compile a Year in Review based on trend...

December 25, 2014

Small shoulder injuries can escalate to become chronic nagging issues which will ultimately affect our quality of life. Sitting, texting, driving, and the many hours spent in front of the computer will put your shoulders in a poor position and lead to issues related to...

December 22, 2014

Roger Federer: A technician, an artist, a living legend. Here he discusses his extracurricular preparation for tennis. Getting the body primed, the mind follows. Five sets is a grind and his movement and precision on every shot matters. 

 

December 19, 2014

An efficient runner's stride will is around 90 steps per minute (per side).

 

A swimmer will effectively cover 50m freestyle in 30-40 strokes. 

 

An 8 man rowing team will hit 38-40 strokes per minute in complete, agonizing unison. 

 

Cyclists will go hours on end at 90 revo...

December 17, 2014

"The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People" by Stephen Covey is an important book in my recommended reads section, as it layed the groundwork for developing the principles that guide my life and helps direct time and effort whenever I'm being pulled in many directions....

December 15, 2014

Diego Maradona - one of the greatest to ever play soccer. A charismatic man whose god assisted goal will go down in infamy, he knew how to stay loose. Movement prep doesn't have to be technical or structured. 

 

December 12, 2014

Buddhists talk about transcendence, athletes try to explain being in the zone, musicians and scientists claim that there is this thing that is called flow. Eastern philosophers will call it nothingness, while Christians say it is the Holy Spirit. All these practitioner...

December 10, 2014

 

Superman drew his power from the yellow sun. On Kryton, he was just another Kryptonian, with no relative advantage over any other Kryptonian. But Earth's yellow sun, this was truly powerful, an energy source that worked through him. And this is inherently true; the ye...

December 8, 2014

Today's episode will feature some simple running drills with Meb Kefliezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Meb pays attention to the details and works incredibly hard. Keeping it simple and focusing on recovery, he is able to show up as a perenial competitor. 

 

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