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

Modified Isometrics for Building Strength/Improving Recovery

“isometric training leads to the highest activation level of all modes of exercise (over concentric or eccentric), with ‘activation’ referring to the total motor unit involvement of muscle (95.2% vs. 88-89% for the other phases).” Read More

What We Can Learn from “The TB12 Method”

“Today, I look back and think, Thank God I did it differently. Thank God I had the courage to step outside the conventional wisdom. Thank God I followed what my heart, mind, and body were always telling me—that the things we were working on would allow me to do things that I always wanted to accomplish in my sport.” 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