It Takes A Village

teamwork

I feel like this is installment three of a trilogy.  It wasn’t my original intention but that’s the direction my brain went.  Two weeks ago, or part 1 as I now see it, was “4 Reasons It’s All About You”.  Part 2, last week, “The Value of A Coach”.  This week is all about the team. There … Continue reading

The Value of a Coach

Coach hug

Last week I discussed “4 Reasons It’s All About You”.  And, it still is.  Nothing has changed.  However, understandably not everyone can determine the right path to their goals on their own.  Enter the coach. Recently I read the book “Aspire” and it is a chapter dedicated to the word coach. According to the book, and I … Continue reading

Keep On Keepin’ On

Bike Riding

Recently an article entitled “How Exercise Keeps Us Young” was written on the NY Times blog.  It was based on a study that showed older cyclists who met certain performance standards had levels of balance, reflexes, metabolic health and memory ability much higher than their sedentary counterparts, and more closely resembled those who are younger. Now … Continue reading

Quick Swing Fix

Good Swing

The hip hinge is a fundamental human movement.  It is also the basis of the kettlebell swing.  For a more in depth explanation of what this means see HERE.  But for a simple visual, look at this picture.  Minimal knee bend, a mostly vertical shin as indicated by the red line, and a solid loading of … Continue reading

Some Random Thoughts

Empower

Empower: – make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. This is clearly not a new word but I when heard it the other day, although I don’t remember where, and it really struck me.  This is a word I want to use more frequently.  As a coach … Continue reading

Make It Look Pretty

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“Make it look pretty” or, “Make it look easy” are phrases that you’ll hear our coaches say often.  Generally there are two reasons for that: 1. It encourages good form and 2. it’s part of maintaining an 80% effort range.  A couple of months ago we started a monthly PR (personal record) board at Ambition. … Continue reading