September 13, 2017


1. The couch stretch. 

First coined by Kelly Starret, the couch stretch does exactly what its name suggests: undoing years of sitting on the couch. This is a fantastic stretch for mobilizing the hip flexors and quads, improving squat depth, and relieving back pain....

September 7, 2017


Stress is a slippery slope. Too much or too intense and we risk injury and destruction. Too little, and likewise - injury and destruction.

Training is fundamentally about understanding stimulus and adaptation as it pertains to your body: how to use stressors, with ta...

August 31, 2017


Your ability to exceed your training goals is not determined by your passion, but your ability - and willingness - to accept the costs of your goals. 


And everything has costs. Everything. 

Want to be an elite athlete? Better be prepared to trade health for performan...

August 24, 2017

How do you progress your training?

That's called programming, and it's the name we give to the behind-the-scenes work that determines how you move from point A to point B - getting from where you are now to the goals that you'd like to achieve.

Goals are valuable not...

August 17, 2017

Photo: Cody Dawson 

We recently had the opportunity to attend a 5-day conference on reconciliation, decolonization, and wilderness leadership in the heart of Tahltan Territory (remote Northern B.C.). Led by Curtis Rattray of Edziza Trails, we studied Tahltan culture a...

August 3, 2017

... recognize that your mind often craves the easy way out. 

... utilize targeted work for your rotator cuff.

... listen to your body during workouts.

... implement assistance work for your triceps & biceps.

... practice hollow. body. holds. 

... know that n...

July 27, 2017


Consistently showing up to iterative practice > obsessing about the "perfect" program

Attainments are earned > attainments come when I want them

Targeting the weak links > focusing on the favourites  

Optimizing recovery > worrying about over-training

It's...

July 20, 2017

 
Why are we so quick to believe the stories we tell ourselves? 

Understandable, because the process is almost invisible: our minds move quickly and unless we're attuned to seeing the illusions, it's easy for them to slip past. 

Often, they're deeply linked to o...

July 13, 2017


Force production is the foundation of all movement. Strength is the foundation for success in every sport - and it's one of the most important qualities to develop. 

Increased strength is an essential element that will enable you to throw a baseball harder, s...

July 6, 2017


Consistency, progression, mindfulness. 
 

The number one thing you can do, right now, to improve your training program is simply to be consistent with it. 

To show up to practice, train, put in the work, and recover. And do it all over again. For days, weeks, months,...

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