Spinal Rolls – Dr. Tommy John’s Daily Spinal Hygiene

Great for countering effects of desk sitting and daily phone usage/screen time. From an upright position, flexing/bending each level of the spine forward one-by-one to deepest range of motion, then extending/straightening up each level one-by-one until upright again. Read More

Standing Straight Leg Raise Hold – Slow Iso Holds

Develops basic strength foundation, foot/lower leg/hip strength-endurance, and tests one-legged balance. Simplest barefoot movement to be performed anywhere without any equipment. Read More

Calf Jumps – Barefoot Training & Movement Prep

Barefoot movement performed daily to prepare the system and feet for greater volume. Warms up nervous system and helps circulate to blood back to the heart from lower leg while building strength-endurance. Read More

Skill/Athletic Performance Pyramid

“Moral of the story? Get stronger and skill improves regardless. Don’t train skill without having a base upon which to grow, as strength is the limiting factor in every movement. When your foundation improves, everything above it becomes more solid, and you can dedicate as much time to perfecting your skill as you’d like, in a safe manner.  And if you’re going to sign your kid up for private lessons, make sure he/she can balance on one leg, squat, bend, rotate, and push/pull all while breathing through their nose, or else you’re better off throwing your money into a volcano.” Read More

Daily Spinal Movement Routine (aka Dr. Tommy John’s Spinal Hygiene)

“When you move your leg, your leg moves; when you move your arm, your arm moves; when you move your spine, you move.” A surefire way to warm up the diesel every AM before you take on your day. Read More