Balancing on my balls

September 4, 2015 – 1:05 pm
I don't publish current photos of my training any longer because people misunderstand a snapshot in time as a stunt to be repeated. And then suddenly every young trainer is suddenly an expert on the "trick." Every drill has a purpose. I don't need to show a photo to prove I'm still "the man" because I consider myself a coach not a performer. My proof comes in the fulfillment of my students. But I am always deepening my practice. "Hand balancing on your balls" won't make an exciting DVD title but it has become an exploration in my personal practice. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Balancing on my balls";a2a_linkurl="";

Intuition: Your Early-Detection Radar for Injury-Prevention

September 4, 2015 – 1:04 pm
Intuition is the early-detection injury-prevention radar for your nervous system. If your technique is low and your discomfort is high and your effort is high, decrease your effort until you increase your technique. If your technique is high and your discomfort is low, then increase your effort. If your technique is high, and your discomfort is high no matter how low your effort, stop exercising and check with a doctor. #TACFIT #511Tactical  a2a_linkname="Intuition: Your Early-Detection Radar for Injury-Prevention";a2a_linkurl="";

Going Into and Out Of - Matters.

September 2, 2015 – 9:50 am
Rarely do we consider the impact of our arrival and departure; we often only think about our current presence. What we do going into and out of something is as important as what we do within it. Fitness has become so quantity-focused that we don't consider if we are ready to enter or exit a movement. We push into areas without restoring their mobility, so we leech it from areas requiring their stability. We try to stop before releasing the tension of an exercise and so become shaped by the distortion of posture. When we see that how we go in and out of a workout affects us as much as when we go through it, we discover everything we do is a state of perpetual movement; everywhere we are - an opportunity for a quality experience of our physical life. #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Going ...

Only Our Strong Ego Can Overcome Our Big Ego

September 2, 2015 – 9:49 am
A dear friend asked about my ink, as I have two large tattoos. One on each side of my upper body. (This image is not my tattoo.) The right side is the water dragon: my ego - my most powerful servant or my most terrible master; it can help me find a way around, under, over or through any challenge, or it can slip through my fingers and strangle my thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I wear the dragon to remind me that I am not my ego but my ego is important. Like my teacher said to me, you need a strong ego to defeat a big ego. My left side is a phoenix, my rebirth from what others thought I was, and what I believed, into who I am, and what I can become if I remain strong against the tide. My spirit remain immutable. If someone destroys me, I will ...

Form Doesn’t Follow Function; It Follows Focus.

September 2, 2015 – 9:48 am
Things outside of my control: other people's technique, protocol, tempo, quantity and attitude. Things within my control: my schedule, timing, technique, energy and attitude. Form doesn't follow function. Form follows focus. #TACFIT #511Tactical  a2a_linkname="Form Doesn't Follow Function; It Follows Focus.";a2a_linkurl="";

Recognizing Quality

September 2, 2015 – 9:47 am
I am frequently an apparently cold person for my job as a coach is to remove as much unnecessary information from my body language and my mental attention that I can become a useful mirror to my students. But inevitably an individual or group appears who will lift such pride within my heart that my emotions over run my conservative attempts to remain clear. As I butchered in Spanish language to the participants of the 2015 Costa Rica. TACFIT Certification at the Kawa Movement Center, "usted es un magnífico equipo." They are truly a magnificent team. Rodrigo Soto Feoli, the RMAX Latin American Regional Director, has done so much extraordinary work to give the diverse individuals this opportunity to become a team. He is the blood running through the veins of this region. Standing next to him is the other person investing time, effort and expertise, Sol Echeverria, whose professional leadership has ...

Simplest Ingredients = Best Recipes

September 2, 2015 – 9:46 am
Great recipes use the simplest ingredients in the most elegant ways. Exercise is often promoted in different styles: collections of tools and techniques lacking integration, progression and organization. The power of a system lies not in complicated equipment and inaccessible skills, but in the ease of access to the next step for each individual practitioner, in a systematic, sustainable progression to success. The elegance is in the formula of TACFIT so even the humble medicine ball becomes an award winning recipe for physique, fitness and performance. For a limited time promotional launch sale this weekend only, please visit a2a_linkname="Simplest Ingredients = Best Recipes";a2a_linkurl="";

Empower Your Technique

September 2, 2015 – 9:46 am
Revolutionize the way you approach training. Instead of simply moving the weight for a certain number of reps, the scientific approach called "Proximal-Distal Sequencing" will advance your training into an explosive and efficient workout. Renovating existing medicine ball training research and equipment through TACFIT, the PDS System createS an injury-free approach to the modality, but moreover, the most effective method to train with medicine balls and achieve sustainable results. It includes 3 levels of progression, daily journals and a wealth of instructional and follow along videos ensure you receive seemingly-customized coaching guidance each step of the way. Please visit a2a_linkname="Empower Your Technique";a2a_linkurl="";

Two Major Mistakes with Medicine Balls

September 2, 2015 – 9:45 am
Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Medicine Ball Training? Two major mistakes occur with medicine ball training because, as opposed sport events like barbell and kettlebell lifting, where technique is critical to peak performance, athletes didn't compete in a sport of medball lifting, so it didn't receive the same investment of coaching and research. Medicine balls provide benefits ranging from rehabilitation to explosive power training, so preparing coaches with the technical understanding of the biomechanics, and how they change from one phase of training to the next, involves significant dedication. The levels of a movement pattern must be broken into its components in the right way, and progressed in the right sequence. Otherwise, you reinforce dysfunction and create inevitable injury Mistake #1: Loading the Body rather than Loading the Movement. Medicine balls are still thought of as a weight, and are used in an attempt to overload the body, like a weighted vest, ...

Right Tool + Right Form = Right Results

September 2, 2015 – 9:43 am
The right technique with the right tool can bring you the right results. #Clubbell #TACFIT #511Tactical a2a_linkname="Right Tool + Right Form = Right Results";a2a_linkurl="";