Only Those Who Have Fallen Know How to Rise

May 27, 2015 – 8:54 am
When a spasm, tweak or injury returns, restart with an even cleaner foundation upon which to rebuild. RESTARTING is the art-form only the successful understand. Only those who've fallen truly know how to rise. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Only Those Who Have Fallen Know How to Rise";a2a_linkurl="";

3 Ways to Avoid Criticism

May 27, 2015 – 8:53 am
There are only three ways to avoid criticism: do, say and be nothing. My life has not been without controversy. I get heavily criticized by my competitors for continually updating my approach, even when it iconoclastically undermines industry sacred cows because of its conclusions. But I merely study, practice, observe, evaluate, and attempt to make those results repeatable. When (positive or negative) outcomes are consistently repeatable, I share my discoveries. Remaining unattached to those outcomes is a challenge because I am in awe of the elegance of human vitality and truly excited by the possibilities that discoveries bring. It was an honor to share with you my discoveries in the new field of tactical (stress) endocrinology at the ACSO Regional Training Center. ‪#‎TACFIT‬ ‪#‎511Tactical‬ a2a_linkname="3 Ways to Avoid Criticism";a2a_linkurl="";

Here is the root of pain…

May 27, 2015 – 8:52 am
Though the site of discomfort lies in the sacrificed stability of a moving joint, the root of pain is the tightness restricting movement in a neighboring joint. Restore mobility at the source, and relieve pain at the site. ‪#‎CST‬ ‪#‎TACFIT‬ ‪#‎Prehab‬ ‪#‎511Tactical‬ a2a_linkname="Here is the root of pain...";a2a_linkurl="";

Only Bad Technique

May 27, 2015 – 8:51 am
There's no such thing as a bad movement; only poor technique and insufficient mobility. ‪#‎TACFIT‬ ‪#‎511Tactical‬ a2a_linkname="Only Bad Technique";a2a_linkurl="";

All gave some

May 27, 2015 – 8:51 am
My father, and his and his, endured an inheritance of mortal stress through their service to this nation. Today, my family honors the generational sacrifices of all military families; those that have fallen, those who have been lost, those still deployed and those that wait for them. ‪#‎TACFIT‬ ‪#‎511Tactical‬ ‪#‎FoldsOfHonor‬ a2a_linkname="All gave some";a2a_linkurl="";

Short but well designed

May 27, 2015 – 8:50 am
Your workouts may be short, but if they're designed well, they'll get great mileage. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Short but well designed";a2a_linkurl="";

Discipline is Superior to Habit

May 27, 2015 – 8:49 am
Habits are easy once formed, but none are good as your body has already adapted; repeating them brings no greater benefit. The discipline to change a habit causes your body to adapt again. Discipline is therefore superior to habit, though unpopular. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Discipline is Superior to Habit";a2a_linkurl="";

Eagles Use Storms to Fly

May 27, 2015 – 8:49 am
Eagles use the storm to reach unimaginable heights. It sounds like a simple enough strategy but it hallmarks a unique cultural virtue. I've lived with, studied in and explored other cultures; amazingly diverse, they have impacted my outlook on life and changed me for the better. Doing so also caused me to discover a virtue which arose from the character of my own culture: exceptionalism. This isn't an exclusively American potential, especially since it regards the capacity of the individual to rise against adversity and shine because of encountering it, to use hardships as winds to sails. Anyone, anywhere can adopt it, but in America, it is a ubiquitous opportunity. To my awareness, I first recognized it as a choice. Despite everything that happened to me in childhood - learning difficulties, obesity, illness, impoverishment, violent divorce, shame and abuse - I had a CHOICE because of the nation in which I was ...

The Surprise of a Stronger Mind

May 20, 2015 – 5:20 pm
The healthier and better developed the muscular system, the stronger and higher functioning the mind. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="The Surprise of a Stronger Mind";a2a_linkurl="";

How to Tactically Taper for an Event

May 19, 2015 – 9:20 am
Not all agents/operators exercise exclusively for occupational support; some exercise to prepare for a recreational objective. SKI TO SEA is the nation's largest multi-sport relay competition, swelling our city by 110,000 for the weekend. For those competing on a team, our TACFIT must not only compensate and re-prepare for the job, but compensate and prepare for the long duration skill practice. The final week of an athlete's training is typically named a "taper." Unless an athlete has access to national or Olympic caliber coaching, these tapers are a disaster; often totally backwards. Most amateur tapers take the day off prior to competition. This lacks an understanding of physiological recovery/activation. Firstly, you only get the benefit of a day off (rest), three to four days later; so, you must plan your rest day 3-4 days prior to event day. Secondly, taking the day off prior doesn't allow you to be fully activated neuromuscularly the ...