Boost Your Strength Training with Pilates – Harder to Kill Radio episode #179

There are three things in this world that I like to binge on: Netflix’s Narcos (all seasons, thankyouverymuch) Almond butter Podcasts The third one in particular, is where I get to geek out on a variety of topics, so I was honored when my good friend Steph Gaudreau (formerly of Stupid Easy Paleo), brought me in to speak on her podcast …

The Importance of Back Mobility in Weight Lifters

When it comes to building a strong, resilient back, are you training for: A) strength B) mobility C) stability D) all the above The answer is: D train them all. The prevalent amount of back injuries seen in strength sports like CrossFit, powerlifting, and weightlifting should be enough to get you to start thinking about strength, mobility and stability of …

How to Create More Power, Stability and Control through Breath

Do you ever stop to think about how efficient your breathing is? I’ll place my bets on “probably not”. Yet breath is the subject of many scientific studies and research, including the basis of the The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)’s work. I’m not in any way affiliated with PRI but I remember they exploded into the fitness and strength coaching …

Form Fix: The Hip Twist

Once you start learning Pilates, you realize that that every exercise builds on another. The mat exercises form the basis of movements on the reformer and cadillac; which is further intensified or supported on equipments like the ladder barrel, spine corrector, and arc barrel. It all circles back. I call them “Circle of Life” exercise. Like in the Lion King. …