The Risk Analysis Curve

The percentage of Americans who regularly engage in vigorous exercise for more than six months (meaning people who exercise regularly for an extended period of time) is shockingly low. Depending upon which source you're reading it's about 3%. I'm including weight...

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Testing Neurological Reflexes

There are many, many hard-wired neurological reflexes. One such reflex is called vestibulo-ocular reflex cancellation. This is important when it comes to your ability to cleanly follow a target with your eyes and head moving together. You wouldn't think this would be...

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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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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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