Thursday, September 24, 2009

Body of Water

Muscle is 70% water. Treat your body like a fertile plant and water it down. Hydrate throughout the day with water.

Water has a multitude of benefits including muscle development, repair, and recovery.

Muscle is considered an active tissue and water is found in the highest concentrations in active tissue.  Studies have shown repeatedly that protein synthesis is at a greater rate if you are well hydrated..this means stronger, more defined, and healthier skeletal muscle.

Hydrate. Rinse. Repeat.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mid Striker

Strike the ground on your midfoot. This allows you to be more efficient and helps you find your stride length.
Strike like blue dude

The "bent knee" theory has been around a long time and gives truth to a runner finding his sweet spot. By mid striking, your knee and leg are now positioned for stronger and more efficient, faster runs. 

Be machine like. Strike well.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Soft Landing

Explode hips and land quiet
Jump on a elevated wood box or a set of steps. Start out with your feet in a shoulder width base. Explode to the box or step by using your arms to get some elevation. Over exaggerate and throw your arms upward.

Silent approach
The key to the whole exercise is to land softly as if you were a cat. "Stick it" with a soft landing of the feet and work on getting your feet to be quiet.

This will increase your strength, balance, coordination, and power.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Quiet Feet

Sprinters, runners, dancers, ballplayers, court-sporters, and the like..strive for quiet feet in your daily exercise and in your specific sports. Having quiet feet equates to speed and proper form. The less time your foot is on the ground when moving the more agile you will become.

Incorporate cross training to your DAILY exercise routine. If you are a runner, then play tennis. If you are a sprinter, then go dance. If you are a football player, jump rope, and if your are a basketball player then enroll in a zumba class. Mix it up for the over 600 muscles you have in your body and how they move in different directions.

Get out and get quiet.