Category Archives for Fundamentals

Until It’s Gone

Yard work seems so innocent. After all, you only pull a few weeds, maybe mow the lawn and rake leaves or grass clippings. I finished about an hour’s worth of raking leaves and stuffing them into

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Short Cut for a Stronger Core?

Any of us who have or have had lower back pain will do a lot of things to prevent it or fix it. These big inflatable balls are supposed to do just that – help you “strengthen your core”

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Exercise Rule #2

I was in the gym standing next to a guy doing a “bicep curl”. Every time he bent his right elbow (dumbbell in hand) his head snapped over to the right, sideways, like he was ducking a bullet. Every

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John Wooden, Bobby Knight and Knee Pain

Bobby Knight and John Wooden are two of the most successful coaches in college basketball history. And their styles couldn’t be any more different. During the game, Wooden would most often sit quietly

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What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Your Bones

Elon Musk is convinced that humans will travel to Mars within seven years. I don’t doubt that he and his company SpaceX will solve the technological issues to get there. But, no one is talking about

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New Guidelines Reveal Answer for Lower Back Pain

Approximate read time: 3 minutes NY Times: https://goo.gl/PR2ilX Saying active with lower back pain is not bad advice. But what does “staying active” mean? Dr. Weinstein suggests, “I know your back

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To Maximize Strength and Minimize Injury Risk, Follow This Rule

Estimated read time: 3 to 4 minutes The Champions tour used to be known as the “Seniors” tour but apparently “seniors” wasn’t the best description. Me either. When does that happen

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Aging and the Edges

I still have “use or lose it” on my mind… I’m 61 years of age now. How did that happen? I received an email from a former student, Darin, who is now CEO of a hospital in Idaho. A hollow gasp

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The Hardest Part of Running

Looking out her front window, she saw something very unusual. It was a man wearing very short shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt. He was moving quickly. Not really walking and not running. “What is he

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It’s Not How You Start. It’s How You Finish.

“You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra I don’t like “average”. The typical, the common, the ordinary. No one has ever accused me of being “average”

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