T2 Programming 2020-10-26…steps, reps, and deloads!

You are Tribetacular! You’ve been doing a fantastic job with all the training that we have been crushing. Endurance is increasing across the group, as I’m seeing improvements in aerobic fitness in your 5k runs, and great fatigue resistance in your rep counts with many of the dynamic and functional movements in which we are engaged. You are truly epitomizing…

Athlete-Coach Communication

How an athlete and a coach communicate is paramount to the success of their relationship. And this is true even if you are a self-coached athlete, in that the framing and self-talk you employ can have profound impacts on both your outcomes and your perspectives. I’m going to highlight a couple of key areas and offer the viewpoint of both…

Understanding Muscle Contractions for Better Performance

Today’s article addresses the following questions: Should we just go through the motions with exercise and training or can we be more purposeful in how we contract our muscles in the pursuit of results? In certain sports or movement patterns, do our bodies have a tendency to utilize one type of contraction over another? As I consider that first question…

T2 Programming 10-05-2020

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Be a Better Squatter

We are really talking about squatter’s rights (and responsibilities). The squat is one of our major movement patterns. It’s a functional tool, a position, a test, and an exercise. Squatting is how we get up and down in many circumstances. It is our most anti-gravity motion. Historically, squatting has been our most popular rest and work position (until recent times…

T2 Member Programming 2020-09-28

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More Thoughts on Mobility and Stability

Mobility and stability are two words which are frequently used in the terminology of physical therapy, athletic training, and movement optimization (to name just a few fields obsessed with the terms). And perhaps this is rightfully so.  I believe that mobility and stability are very important concepts when we consider the evaluation or execution of movement in homo sapiens, or…