Getting More From Your Core

Let’s look at a few important notes about what the “core” is, overlooked features, and how to get more from core training. Your core is made up of many muscles.  One could arguably say the entire body.  I’m not going there.  What I will say is that a good scope of what the core comprises[…]

Difference Between Athletic Strength Training and Body Building Workouts

Tell me, how many times have you went to the gym and seen the endless sea of bicep curls, skull crushers, and sit ups all in the name of “getting stronger”?  Now sure, most first time weightlifters are actually getting stronger as almost anything will help, but what about the club rugby player who you see[…]

Should Youth Athletes Strength Train…

With obesity on the rise in many developed nations and child inactivity at levels never before seen in recorded history, it’s imperative that we start getting youth into physical activity early and often.  That being said, there’s also a huge surge of kids getting into organized sports going from practice to practice and competition to[…]

Coaching in Kenya: Baba Dogo United FC in Nairobi

On top of the coaching clinic, I spent two weeks in Nairobi coaching Baba Dogo United FC.  I did the clinic with coaches from 3:30-5pm and then had Baba Dogo from 5-7p.  It feels weird seeing those times because people primarily use the 24 hour clock so I’m used to thinking about being done at[…]

A Recap of My Performance Coaching Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya

It has been just over a month since I’ve been back Stateside from my time in Kenya and Ethiopia.  This semester is beginning to consume me, but a brotha has it all under control *inner self laughs really hard*.  I graduate in nearly 70 days and then everything changes, I think.  Anyways, I’ve had ample[…]

Off to East Africa!!

The semester is over!!  This semester was the first in awhile that didn’t feel like it flew by!  I’ve left to Pittsburgh for a wedding and Santa Rosa to see family all within this semester, so I’ve kinda been getting around.  It was another semester of great classes, helping me learn a lot about myself[…]

One Month at EXOS

So as of publishing this, I am 4 weeks into my internship with EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance).  I have been wanting this internship for 2 years and finally got it!  I’m going to describe briefly how this experience has been as it’s been rather interesting.  From beating on NFL vets in ultimate Frisbee, to sharing[…]

Recapping on My 1st Performance Clinic

So on Sunday I held a speed clinic (Takeoff Speed Clinic) in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA.  I wanted to do something good for the community and also have means to pay my Austin Texas rent.  The program was a hands on speed clinic to teach how to sprint and how to train to sprint. […]

The Athlete’s Guide to Understanding Iron Deficiency

All around the world, athletes are plagued with this issue of iron deficiency.   When I played school athletics, I’ve seen it, especially with girls in high school.  With an athlete abroad I’m working with, deficiency seems to be a problem she’s dealing with, and I’m sure it’s no stranger to you in one capacity or[…]

3 Ways to Improve Acceleration and Why It’s Important

Have you ever seen how Derrick Rose blows past defenders taking the ball in for a score, or Marshawn Lynch blazing through the line past opponents (and laying punishing hits on opponents) to quickly reach the end zone?  One thing these athletes do very well is accelerate to gain speed and momentum quickly.  Well, what[…]