Category: Awareness and Lifestyle

Early Fall Update 2022

Autumn is an amazing season. It’s my favorite. But I recognize it’s also important to know that every season has its attributes…and we should appreciate them all. But fall, to me, feels even more special. I love the way the light takes on that golden hue, and how the nights are crisp. Ancestrally, fall represented the peak of our hunting…

(R)Evolutionary Training Principles!

I thought the title sounded interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure there is anything I’ve got to say about training that is actually revolutionary…but maybe. Today’s commentary is going to focus on the word evolution as it pertains to training. Evolution in the field of biomechanics. Evolution in my own thinking and programming. Evolution in all of our athletic bodies. Possibly…

It (Summer) Is Almost Over!

Summer is almost over. Weather-wise, that sorta depends on where you live. But thinking “calendar-ly” we generally see a pattern shift when August flows into September. Labor Day, in addition to its traditional observance, also generally marks a change in mindset and focus for most people. They transition from summer to fall activities and schedules. All that stated, we’ve still…

Your Mileage May Vary!

Your mileage may vary. So will mine. That’s an interesting statement with which we are all familiar. Those automobile ads making such proclamations are so common, but it’s also helpful to think about the mileage we get out of our bodies. I’m going to talk about mileage and the human body in two specific ways today. In a very general…

Aging Gracefully…Aging Athletically!

Lately I’ve been in a rabbit hole studying longevity versus quality of life, and comparing performance to basic functional abilities. I’ve been examining the available literature on these topics as well as trying to be an observant human in the midst of every person in my circle existing as a case study. The research is quite interesting to say the…

Travel and Training Revisited

I was recently doing a bit of traveling. As is often the case, I found myself pondering and reflecting on the human experience, at least my version of it. I don’t travel as much as I used to. I know that’s true for many of us, and for a variety of reasons. A number of friends, colleagues, and family members…

How to Become a MOVEMENTSMITH!

A movementsmith is someone who owns position and has mastery of motion in every direction. He or she is the epitome of graceful, artistic, and poetic movement which is economical, efficient, and effective. One of my missions is to be a movementsmith and to help everyone else do the same. When you are a movementsmith, 3 things are going to…

Don’t Let Your Muscles Become Marbled Like a Steak!

Yesterday was WhipperSnapper Wednesday. That was the theme of the daily email (The T2 eBlast!) that goes out to our Training Tribe members. The message was Get. Younger. Today. That was no joke and the tips and motivation the members received related to the training we are doing this month. The month of March may not have come in like…

Discussing Physical Activity

Discussing physical activity is something that I, and we, do all the time. There are myriad ways in which we can spin this topic. Today, I’m going to touch on just a few. First, I’ll review the definitions which I use at TLA. Then I will examine the way in which we frame our physical endeavors. And finally, I’ll mention…

No Days Off!

No days off. This is a popular phrase and it has multiple interpretations, depending upon with whom you speak. I’m going to describe The Lifetime Athlete version of this term. Honestly, my perspective on “no days off” comes as much from what I’ve learned from others as it stems from my personal experience. In discussing my philosophy of “no days…