Tag: athletic performance

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…

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…

T2 Programming 2021-07-19…Running the 200m!

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Athletic Foot Function

Ep189 – Athletic Foot Function with Joel Smith

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Coach Joel Smith is back on the podcast! This time we’re talking about athletic foot function. Joel brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of sports performance. He’s the host of the Just Fly Sports Performance podcast, and he is working on a new book which will be titled Best Foot Forward. I really enjoyed visiting with Joel in…

The AnimalFIT Jump Test

How you jump can provide a solid indication of the type of athlete you are. When you view a movement task as a problem-solving exercise, your body will automatically self-select the jumping pattern that best fits your body type. It’s all in my new book, AnimalFIT!

Ep131 – The Role of the Foot in Athletic Speed Development

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The foot is the foundation of not only our bodies, but for all our land-based performance. The role of the foot in athletic speed development is one of both a claw and a paw. We strike the ground with a rigid claw like a hammer. Then the foot undergoes a specific amount of pronation, becoming a paw, to adapt to…

Pronation, Foot Function, and Athletic Longevity

I think that title pretty much says it all. At least with respect to this week’s topic. May is Human Locomotion Month at The Lifetime Athlete and this week we are studying the motion of the foot and how it can be leveraged for peak performance and long term health. This week’s MasterClass took a deep dive into all things…

Athletic Foot Function

Ep126 – Pronation and Athletes

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Pronation is a natural and necessary component of foot function. It describes the composite triplanar motion of the foot as the calcaneus everts, the talus dorsiflexes, and the forefoot abducts. It is how our foot accommodates and conforms to the ground. The reverse of this motion is known as supination. If all that sounds complicated, you’ll definitely want to listen…

Usain Bolt and Eliud Kipchoge…Lessons from the Greats!

Usain Bolt and Eliud Kipchoge are the fastest runners in history. They are among the greatest athletes of all time, with Bolt recently retiring from well over a decade of domination in the sprints and Kipchoge continuing to reign supreme in the marathon. These athletes provide outstanding examples of the alignment of training and competing to a body type for…