Brain Performance Training

The methods of client evaluation and training we use at Average To Elite Performance are much different than those you may have encountered or would expect in working with a personal trainer. It's a safe bet that most of you have heard the phrase “Don't skip leg day”...

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The Flip Flop Test

I have developed a reputation for doing some pretty interesting (and effective) things in my client training. Much of this comes from my educational background in the Z-Health system, which is based upon a neurological versus bio-mechanical model. Once you begin...

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Cadaver Dissection

This weekend I had the privilege of attending a cadaver dissection with Thomas Meyers (author of Anatomy Trains) and Todd Garcia, founder of Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment. I'm writing this in my hotel room the night of the class so as to keep everything...

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Are you Average or Elite?

Possibly the single biggest myth circulating in the training world is the idea of going all out, all the time. If you ask the average person what percentage elite athletes train at, the most common answer will be: 100% Why? Slogans, for one. Always give it 100% Never...

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Peripheral Nerve Basics

Even if you aren't at a point where you are routinely addressing nerve based dysfunction, understanding the basics of the peripheral nervous system can be very useful in your development as a trainer, to say nothing of how important it is for a clinician. At a deeper...

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Building Confidence Post-Injury

There is an idea out there of the "bad knee" or the "bad shoulder".   "We have to be careful, I have a bad shoulder. I injured it twenty years ago."   Depending upon which sources you're looking at, the phases of tissue healing only extend out to 18 months....

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Implementation of Recovery Methods

As I've been ramping up the frequency/ intensity of my own training it has been increasingly important to make sure I am on point with my recovery. Both preparation and recovery are valuable elements in your training. These are equally if not more important than the...

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Heart Rate Variability

A few years ago I made a decision that (little did I know) would forever change the way that I structured my training. In the beginning I just looked at HRV as another tool to help guide my training, but over time it became the guiding factor. I do correlate it with...

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How Hard Can You Pull The Trigger?

The title of this post is a question I have never been asked. I have a lot of time in on combat shooting. Pistols, sub-machine guns, shotguns, rifles, hell I was even punched in the face by an anti-tank weapon. That sounds like a Chuck Norris meme. In all that time I...

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Why The Kettlebell Swing?

Is the kettlebell swing the best possible exercise for developing strength and endurance, mobilizing the hips, activating the glutes and achieving a host of other benefits? Probably not. However, the kettlebell swing may be the best possible exercise you can do to...

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