Why Strength Training is Essential for Running

Faster running performance…. Improved running economy…. Reduced risk of injury…. It almost sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Strength training is essential for running! It seems that most runners have added some strength work into their routines, or at least for a short period of time, but a lot of runners are Read more about Why Strength Training is Essential for Running[…]

Long Jump

A Case in Point to Improve Long Jump at Sectionals

Let’s face it, hosting a track and field sectional is tough work. From weather to facilities to workers, there are a lot of moving parts to make it a success. But, more importantly than making it successful is giving the kids the best chance to advance to state. This blog is not to hate on Read more about A Case in Point to Improve Long Jump at Sectionals[…]

Feed the Cats

Feed the Cats for Jumpers

Coach Tony Holler coined the term “Feed the Cats” 20 years ago and 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to start coaching alongside Coach Holler as his jumps coach. In those 5 years, my coaching style has been revolutionized. I came to a lot of realizations and my own realizations revitalized my coaching and Read more about Feed the Cats for Jumpers[…]

health

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

There has never been a better day than today to improve your health. Healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States with no end in sight. A staggering 88% of American’s are metabolically unhealthy (study) and 50% of Americans are overweight (study). These numbers are not trending in a good direction. American’s are getting Read more about 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health[…]

Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite

“Half Dome was perfectly inaccessible, being probably the only one of all the prominent points about Yosemite which has never been and will never be trodden by human foot.” – Josiah Whitney, describing Half Dome in 1868 If only Josiah Whitney had been able to experience what I got to experience, hiking Half Dome in Read more about Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite[…]

sleep

Sleep While You Are Alive

“Sleep is the greatest legal performance-enhancing drug that most people are probably neglecting.” “Humans beings are the only species that deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent reason.” -Matthew Walker The more we learn about sleep, the more we realize that it is one of the most vital things we do as humans. I recently Read more about Sleep While You Are Alive[…]

Zion12

Adventuring at Zion National Park

After 3.5 years of working without taking more than 1 day off at a time, I decided it was time for a vacation. And, what would a vacation be without an adventure? I eagerly scoped out places of interest when I stumbled upon Zion National Park. Let’s just say it was love at first sight! Read more about Adventuring at Zion National Park[…]