Reaching Out to the Sun


How do I train?

Ultimately, the goal is to find yourself moving pain-free and injury-free for decades to come as you build your body! I believe an integrated body is the heart of sustainability in our fitness regimen, sports, and daily movements.

This is a foundational approach to training the human body.

Comprehensively addressing posture and your walking/running gait cycle as we eliminate the structural compensations that often lead to pain and injury while building strength.


After the core compensations have been addressed we will transition to more complex movements that serve to adapt the body holistically. Several muscles working together can produce more force than one muscle in isolation at max force.

Poor posture and mechanics lends itself to chronic conditions, symptoms, syndromes and disease. Let's not forget slower performance, a proclivity towards injury and the pain and discomfort that stems from pinched nerves and inflammation. This WILL cause avoidance of particular movements. You will begin to avoid activities and miss out on enjoying adult life as a result.


Benefits include pain relief by balancing your joints, the pulmonary system by freeing up the rib cage improving your once low and poor gas exchange. Freeing up circulatory system impingement's can also improve your low blood circulation. Although the body will regulate its internal environment to compensate for such things with fatigue, higher blood pressure, adaptions to the blood serum and shallow faster/slower breath or inflammation (you know, symptoms of dis-ease). 


Your mechanics can be causing inflammation from friction and premature wear and tear on the joints. Coupled with the stress response from these adaptions and stress from personal environments can all lead to a laundry list of other chronic conditions.

All from a simple thing like posture, mechanics, breath, diet and more.


Beach Run

First off, What is functional training?




I would define functional training as a mode of training specific adaptions that you use in context to your everyday life and in most sports like bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, walking, running, throwing and for movements done in self-preservation. These motions do not have to be done with excessive loads to be an exercise. Training the body as a whole unit involving integrated kinetic chains under moderate load  is not only fun but, also trains the neuromuscular system uniting the mind and body.


Secondly, What would be non-functional training?

I would say non-functional training would be a mode of training a particular motion out of context of full movement for the sake of pushing general adaption to an extreme. I question why do I need to press 500lbs or squat 1200lbs or curl a bar with 350lbs. Sure my muscle and bones can adapt but, at what cost? Are the joints and ligaments designed to withstand that repetitive long duration load without damage? No, they are susceptible to cumulative micro traumas that turn into that seemingly "from out of nowhere" injury. Understand, that an isolated muscle pushed to an extreme will adapt in isolation causing an imbalance in the kinetic chain sequence. Training the opposing muscle in isolation does not balance the kinetic chains, it just causes more imbalance with ill sequenced muscle activation's during real life movements.  However, I understand there may be a need to compartmentalize the kinetic chain to strengthen a muscle, joint or a portion of a chain before it is integrated for full training.
There is strength to be had without damaging your joints under overwhelming vertical compression and friction.

Lets get MOVING.

It’s easier than you think to change your life. Just contact me and let’s get going on the road to a fitter future.



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