Intuitive exercise. Reflexive exercise. As Strength & Fitness Coaches, we’ve all heard these terms before. Intuitive exercise allows the body to “load into dysfunction” in order to permit the neuro-muscular system a chance to discover functional pathways, or strategies, to complete the task, with correction of the postural or movement pattern dysfunction becoming part of… Continue reading What is Intuitive and Reflexive Exercise?
On this Friday Happy Hour episode of the Four Pillar Fitness podcast, I’m joined by my good friend and co-conspirator in seeing the weirdness in the world, Eric Chessen. Eric is the founder and Kommisar of Autism Fitness. He’s passionate about bringing sound fitness principles and frequent fitness opportunity to the Autism Spectrum community. He’s… Continue reading Friday Happy Hour With Eric Chessen!
So grateful, blessed and honored to have been a part of the best Elite Fitness & Performance Summit yet! Thank you to Nick, Ryan and the team at FR Nation for having me as a presenter. It was great to see so many people I love, honor & respect. This really was like a big… Continue reading Thank You EFPS 2018!
A 1 minute rundown of the schedule of upcoming Friday Happy Hour guests on the Four Pillar Fitness podcast. Check the podcast right here: Four Pillar Fitness
This is Andrew. He’s been training with me for nearly 2 years. He’s 15. He’s also living proof that fitness & strength training can change a young man’s life. You see, Andrew has some challenges. Some remain (and will continue.) Some are a work in progress. Some have already been crushed. This video is evidence… Continue reading Lies About Your Limits
Ryan trains to become an “alternate” on Santa’s reindeer team. Because it’s important to have a training goal! Enough said…
An “upgrade” to what we’re calling the “Strongman Spatial Challenge.” An 8 yard square, 3 foam rollers and 3 cones as obstacles. The rules: 1. Hit an obstacle, do 10 Rope Slams. 2. Flip the tire outside the square, do 10 Rope Slams. 3. On the last flip, the tire has to be back on… Continue reading Strongman Spatial Tire Flip Challenge
It’s remarkable what I learn from my athletes. With my ASD (Autism Spectrum) athletes, there is so much to learn about movement ability and deficiencies, specific programming needs and variables and the unique communication styles each one thrives on. In other words, they have the same overall programming and training needs as neurotypical athletes. Only… Continue reading Sensory Issues for ASD and Neurotypical Athletes
Pattern recognition and mastery, rhythm, movement confidence and reaction. Important “passive” skills for athletes. Critical for ASD athletes. Building on a previous discussion on rhythm and movement confidence, today a little about pattern recognition and mastery. To master movement, athletes must pass through at least these three “phases” or levels, in my opinion. 1.… Continue reading Agility Ladder Patterns
Rhythm and movement confidence. These are important “passive” athletic skills for any athlete. For athletes with ASD challenges, they’re critical. Each skill serves as a building block for other and more complex movement and athletic skills. Rhythm is an expression of time and works hand-in-hand with pattern recognition to improve the capability for, and even… Continue reading Rhythm, Movement Confidence and Skills