Controlling Your Breath for Performance and Health

“It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about.” – Author Tim Winton There is no doubt that you have heard of employing some type of breath control to improve your performance, your state of health, or to reduce stress. Moreover, it probably isn’t a stretch to […]

Research Breakdown: Why Does Exercise Make us Healthier?

Why does exercise make us healthier? One of the most important linkages may be due to improving our mitochondrial functioning. Healthier mitochondria may be the route to living better, healthier lives, while also being better in our sport or work. This article is the first in a series breaking down current research and how you […]

I Am a 12-Percenter — Are You?

At age 58, I have a 12.4% risk of dying before I turn 68. But I have one tool that can lower my mortality rate and manage all the risk factors that come with each additional decade of life.

Are You Training Through or Toward an Injury?

I love riding motorcycles, and I know how important it is to walk around the bike before I press the starter. I can’t "out-ride” an "injury" in my bike’s structure, and if I try, the repercussions can be grave.

Bitter Pills and Being Sedentary

Even if you enjoy throwing iron around on a regular basis, or spend your days advising others on health and wellbeing, the reality of modern living means even the best of us can feel the effects of inactivity. It might be time to hold a mirror up to ourselves and see whether we are really […]

Strength Training and the Benefits of Perfusion

Many years ago, the president of USA Powerlifting asked me, "Did you ever notice that those who train with heavy weights have better looking skin and look more alive than those who just do cardio only?"

The Cost of Adaptation

The path to health seems simple: train hard, increase your health, and live happily ever after. But the cost of adaptation makes you vulnerable to other stressors.