Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gray Cook Radio

Gray Cook PT, MS, OCS, CSCS; one of my many mentors; has launched his new Podcast GrayCook Radio!
Are you listening? If not, I would recommend it. Straightforward Profoundness.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TankGym Testing and Training Methodology

The science behind our testing and training methods at the TankGym. Here is a brief summary (straight from the innovators themselves). for more information visit Functional Movement on Facebook  
or Functional Movement Systems on line.

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS®) was created in 1997 and since that time it has undergone tremendous scrutiny. This has and always will be a positive in order for us to continue to refine and improve the Functional Movement Screen System.  In my opinion, the professionals and colleagues Gray and I (Lee Burton) work with and look to for feedback are the FMS’ biggest critics.  The FMS continues to grow and gain in popularity within the exercise profession, and with this growth brings on more and more criticism concerning its effectiveness.  The biggest critique we have gotten over the years is the lack of research to support use of the FMS. This is has been a fair criticism, however, more and more research is becoming available relating to its effectiveness.  Dr. Rob Butler just completed a brief literature review, which you can review at the end of this post.
It seems at this point we have accomplished three things with the FMS.
  1. It is a reliable tool that can be quickly and easily administered in almost any setting.
  2. It can be used to identify individuals who are at risk for injury within certain population groups.
  3. We can improve the FMS score with interventions.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne recently passed.

He contributed enormously to our modern day description of health and fitness.
I would encourage you to visit his site and explore his contribution

Fantastic HardStyle Swing instruction!

Dr. Mark Cheng Shares his expertise instruction on the Hardstyle kettlebell swing. Check it out you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Your Fitness Business Plan

Well, we are a few weeks into the New Year and everyone that has set enormous health goals is starting to struggle with the realities of the unpredictability of life. A business plan is a great way to think about how you can set your sights on attaining your fitness goals. By spending time developing your Fitness Plan, we are setting a strong foundation for future success.
Define the ultimate goal, Identify the necessary components, and Describe how you intend to achieve the ultimate goal by setting smaller attainable in reasonable time frames. Then......

The most important step: Re-visit the plan often to assess your progress towards the ultimate desired result. Repeat often.

Consistency over time is the ultimate predictor of future outcome.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Training Goals for the New Year 2011

Consistency over time is the key to meeting your health and fitness goals for 2011.
1- Define your goal
2- Establish realistic time constraints to achieve your goal
3- Break your goal into manageable parts
4- Define your plan to achieve each part of your goal
5-Start Today! Do not wait to "after the big Holiday party", " after the weekend tailgate", Do not have "one last    
    bowl of ice-cream", etc etc etc
6- Review your goal and plan frequently
7- Enlist a friend or loved one to hold you accountable; Tell them your goal, give them the plan and ask them to
    help keep you on track.

Have a great New Year and get started.