Category: Training and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation at HOME

#stayhome is a prudent message during the coronavirus pandemic. But what if you need rehabilitation from an injury or surgery? What does #rehabathome look like? First of all, please don’t misconstrue any of the following bits of information as overt medical advice. They are just general suggestions. Obviously, if you have any issues which have not been properly diagnosed, please…

Breathing Mechanics

How we breathe can have a profound impact upon our autonomic nervous system state as well as the degree of movement variability we have in our system. Autonomic nervous system states are the parasympathetic (rest and digest) and sympathetic (fight or flight) conditions.  Slow, deep breathing with an emphasis on nasal inhalations can augment the parasympathetic side of the equation.…

The Gift of Love…The Gift of LIFE!

This Friday is Valentine’s Day! Why not give someone you care about a true gift of love?  How about a gift of LIFE! I’d like to suggest that you give an important someone, or several special folks, or even yourself…a gift that not only shows you care, but that helps to make life better, more fun, more fulfilling, and more…

When Injuries Happen…

Exercise is essential for maximum health and optimal function through the lifespan. Unfortunately, and despite our best intentions, we are occasionally sidelined from our exercise endeavors by an injury. This usually doesn’t mean the end of our fitness or athletic careers, but having an understanding of what’s going on — and what we should do about — an injury, can…

Is Your Home Gym Ready to Go?

Whether you believe in New Year’s resolutions or not…the statistics don’t lie: More Americans embark on a fitness or training program, or renew their vigor and dedication towards an existing one — on January 2nd — than at any other time of the year. And if you are a regular gym-goer, working out multiple times per week at a commercial…

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The 5-3-1 Lifetime Athlete System

Becoming — and remaining — a lifetime athlete…is as easy as 5-3-1. Employ the 5 foundational components of lifelong health. Then add in the 3 essential elements of peak performance. And you become the 1 optimally-functioning beast for which your genes are programmed: A LIFETIME ATHLETE. Many of you will say “Where can I sign up?” or “How can I…

Welcome to The Lifetime Athlete!

The journey that each of us takes over a lifetime is indeed remarkable. I’m excited to announce that The Lifetime Body is now the Lifetime Athlete! This change of one word in my business name represents a subtle shift in the company’s focus and it has been driven by readers, listeners, and clients like you. Over the last several years,…

Take the Kipchoge Challenge!

Greetings awesome Lifetime Body folks! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the sub-2 hour marathon is no longer a barrier in human performance. On Saturday, October 12th, in Vienna, Austria — Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran the marathon in 1:59:40! In a special event, designed to showcase the extension of the limits of human performance, Kipchoge…

IronMan Finish

Peak Performance Coaching and Training…the Path to Success!

Crushing an athletic goal is a great accomplishment and there are many potential roads to victory. And having a coach is a proven way to ensure your success.  Coaching is all about the relationship. It’s not just training, nutrition, sleep, recovery, race tactics, and equipment. It’s relating to another person with respect, supporting his/her aspirations and realities, and ultimately artistically…

The Evolution of Technology in Physical Therapy

Technology is evolving in all parts of our daily existence. In most cases, this progress represents a positive in terms of the efficiency and effectiveness with which we go about our lives.  The delivery of physical therapy services is rapidly expanding to include telePT, or what is known as telehealth physical therapy. In most states we now have the ability…