Close your eyes and think about your favorite athlete. Think about your favorite athlete completing one of the signature plays or moments of their career. What do you see?
Some of the first things you might gravitate towards are traits of physical accomplishment. Did they change direction with ease, leaving a defender paralyzed? Did they move so fast or so consistent that it looked like they could go on forever?
Athletic feats are mesmerizing and, in one way or another, include traits we wish we could emulate. It might be the traits of power and strength. It might be a trait of discipline. It might be the body composition we associate with athletes.
You might feel like you are unable to be like an athlete due to being "too old" or "too creaky."
Yes, you have an athletic goal but you also want the athletic body that comes with the process! It is no surprise that the ESPN Body Issue captivates millions of viewers each year. The bodies of athletes are mesmerizing for what they can do and how they look.
As a coach, I am worried about helping your body move more freely, minimizing pain, and managing injury risks. From there, I aim to help you achieve a new level of performance measures (ex. strength, hydrogen ion buffering, power, etc.). With these newly developed levels of performance, you can go out and accomplish new feats or better performances in your goal endeavors.
We all want to be the best we can be. However, life has an amazing way of throwing anything your way to make that goal seem impossible. It almost becomes comical the way life finds ways to mess with your performance goals.
With all that in mind, there are still some simple and effective ways to be your best, regardless of what life is throwing your way. The goal of The Lifelong Athlete is to provide you that road-map to play the long game, navigate the ups and downs, and come out on top, feeling proud of what you have accomplished.
It is the new year!I always love this time of year, as a new year is always filled with such promise. It is a clean slate where anything is possible! You can put the past behind you and move forward with excitement and vigor.
What is your training resolution? Maybe you're ready to set a masters world record. Maybe you want to be able to lift more weight. Maybe you want to get back down to your fighting weight. Maybe you're ready to get rid of pain and take back control of your movement.
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