Category: Training and Rehabilitation

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…

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…

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…

Training Terminology

Creating a common language between athlete and coach is essential for greatest understanding and optimal results. Featured below is a list of terms in glossary fashion that I use with all my athletes. This isn’t the most comprehensive list and I often include other nomenclature in my conversations, but it provides a good representation of communication around training for peak…

All About T2

What is T2? T2 is the Training Tribe. It’s The Lifetime Athlete’s online training platform. T2 is a members-only team that trains for peak performance and complete athleticism. The Tribe is a network of connected, motivated individuals who are dedicated to being strong, fast, agile, and durable — Hard to Kill — on the playing field and in the game…

The Capacity Rating System (CRS)

Want a simple way to evaluate how you stack up in the 5 capacities of human performance (strength, speed, power, agility, and endurance)? Use the Capacity Rating System (CRS) to start getting more results from your training today. The CRS can help you to identify your assets and liabilities across the performance spectrum. This knowledge will enable you to hone…

The Essential Home Training Center

Creating an economical, efficient, and effective home gym is of paramount importance for the Lifetime Athlete. Commercial gyms are great, but being able to hit your workout and do exactly what you need — getting it done as quickly as possible and with the utmost convenience — is perhaps the greatest benefit of a home gym.  In current times, regarding…

Timing Your Training for Optimal Results

Summer is flying along! Depending on where you live the weather may be changing. Here in Montana we’re still enjoying bright sunny days but the nights have been getting cooler, dropping into the high 30’s/low 40’s around our region last evening. It’s mid-August and I hope you have been enjoying time with family and friends, staying safe and healthy, training…

Are you an Athletic Athlete?

The name says it all. Are you a complete, athletic athlete? Do you possess the athletic skillset you need for both peak performance and lifelong health? You can determine the answer to those questions by using the Athletic Assessment. When we talk about assessing fitness, conditioning or athletic ability, we are generally considering the 5 major capacities of human performance:…