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October 2010

Austere Training Conditions

Occasionally someone will complain that it's too hot, too cold, too humid, etc.  I have to admit that I find any and all of those points valid if I had to sit behind a desk for 08 hours a day because that would just make the whole work-thing even more intolerable than it already is.  But when it comes down to when I train I don't want a mirror and chrome dumbbell environment to workout in!  I want something austere that keeps me focused on the workout and makes me appreciate what I have and what I can do.  Take a look at the picture below of an actual USMC training facility in Afghanistan.  Kind of makes you appreciate our box a little more doesn't it? :)


Gray Cook on TPItv

Gray Cook has worked with a large number of professional teams and individual athletes.  In the following video, part of a series put out by myTPI (the Titleist Performance Institute), Gray talks about Kettlebells and functional strength.  BTW - even if you don't play golf it's worth listening to!


The Functional Movement Screen

Without going into to much detail about what the Functional Movement Screen is I'd just like to say that it is a series of seven screens that will allow me to evaluate your movement patterns, identify any assymmetries in your structure, and help you avoid injury.  It's a tremendously powerful tool that is being used to evaluate everyone from professional athletes and soldiers to kids playing soccer.  All current clients will be screened and the results of the screen will be shared as well as corrective strategies to help increase or maintain their score.

Following is a brief video of Gray Cook and Lee Burton discussing the FMS and primitive movement patterns.