Category Archives: General

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FROZEN SHOULDER: What It Is and How To Tackle It

Let’s start with this. Our shoulders are designed to be the most versatile and mobile joints. We use them to perform a plethora of things from functional tasks such as feeding ourselves to high-level activities such as throwing a ball 100 mph or handstand walking our way into the Guinness Book of World Records. When …Read More

My 10-Minute Morning Mobility Routine

I am asked two questions a lot.  Like, a lot.   Do you have a simple and quick 10 minute morning mobility routine? What does your morning look like?  The answer to both is actually the same. But before I dive into the goods, let me quickly explain my thinking and how my morning “practice” has evolved. …Read More

In On The Conversation: Ian McKeown

Welcome to a new series we’re calling “In on the Conversation.” Does that title need explaining? You need a little more? Okay. Here you go: The Ready State is tip of the mobility spear, and as such we find ourselves working with and alongside some remarkable coaches and their athletes. The exchange of information is …Read More

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4 Nutrition Tips To Upgrade Your Athletic Performance

Serious training requires serious preparation. Nail these four strategies to take your performance to the next level. The other day, I overheard some of our athletes debriefing each other after an intense conditioning workout. The theme of the conversation was earning their next meal by going hard in the gym. This mindset is flawed. Unfortunately, …Read More

How To Get READY: 3 Ways to Achieve Your Ready State

Now that we’re on the same page on what our Ready State is, it’s time to get to work. In order to perform when you need to and live in a predominantly pain-free resting state, we need to do our homework and be open to learning…every. damn. day. We can’t just hope to magically arrive …Read More

The Ready State: What is optimal physical health?

What if I told you that winning championships, games or the last workout does not necessarily mean we are at our optimal physical health. Before you write me off for blasphemy, hear me out… We typically look at elite athletes and other humans who push the boundaries of the human form as icons of physical …Read More

Why You Should Move and Exercise With Your Feet Straight-(er)

Let’s just say it outright: having full access to your body’s potential is harder than it sounds. This is especially true as modern people. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just not practical to squat barefoot on the subway or in the boardroom. In the well-defined tug-of-war that is nurture vs. nature, we can change the …Read More

Ground Game: Why Sitting More On the Ground Can Transform Your Life

Human beings have been around for a long time. I am fond of saying that we look remarkably similar to the way we did even just ten-thousand years ago. Our femurs are probably a little longer now, and we’re all a little fatter. But, we would easily recognize ourselves in our proto-modern family members. So what? …Read More