MTOD #6: Fix the Leaks in Your Training


Most people have more leaks in their training than my first car after I doused the engine in gasoline and burned it to the ground (See picture). Just kidding, that’s just a random picture of a car off the internet. But the point holds true. That car might be what your training program looks like. Which is fine. My training has looked like that too. My point is: fix … [Read more...]

MTOD #5: Take An Exploration Walk


Walks are underrated. Many people don’t understand the healing power of movement. In Vilcabamba, home of the some of the oldest and healthiest people on earth, there’s a saying: “each of us has two doctors - Dr. Left Leg and Dr. Right Leg.” I don’t think that’s too far off. Recently, I’ve become more aware of the fact that it’s almost impossible for me to stay focused and … [Read more...]

MTOD #4: Train Like A Scientist. Move Like An Artist.


This MTOD is more about perspective, but in the following days, we'll dig into the nitty gritty of just HOW to train like a scientist and move like an artist. I coined this phrase yesterday as I was taking a stroll. Although to be honest, it felt like it was given to me by a muse, more than something I created. But it really sums up my perspective on the issue. Anyway, … [Read more...]

MTOD #3: When to Exploit (and Negate) the Stretch Shortening Cycle for Maximum Strength and Movement Efficiency


If you don’t understand the stretch shortening cycle, you don’t understand movement. On one hand, you won’t know how to maximize movement efficiency. On the other hand, you won’t know how to maximize strength gains. So what is the stretch shortening cycle (SSC)? When a muscle lengthens, it will store elastic energy in the tissue – muscle, tendons, fascia, and even bones. … [Read more...]

MTOD #2: Hang or Brachiate Daily to Avoid Shoulder Impingement


"Science is about defining truths about nature through experiment or experience.” - Richard Feynman, nuclear physicist What you're about to learn is perhaps the most important information you've discovered to prevent and avoid shoulder impingement. This morning, for the first time in probably 10 years, my shoulder didn’t pop when I lifted it up toward the ceiling and … [Read more...]