Frequently Asked Questions
- Why sports performance?
Because I believe that we’re all athletes. Exercise should never be self torture or drudgery. Think of it as a journey and OPPORTUNITY to move better, to build mental and physical health and strength, and to legitimately achieve an upgraded human status.
- Are we doing personal training or physical rehabilitation?
Well, who’s to say? I believe that targeted training is therapeutic on many levels, and good rehabilitation provides quality training.
- What should you be doing to achieve your goals?
I believe that in this age of information overload and frantic schedules, CONTEXT is king. Equally important considerations include how you can simplify your training, what you should not be doing, and what you need not bother with.
- What do you think of the ``X`` workouts for ``Y`` activity?
I believe that because all athletes are not the same, and all activities are not the same, a detailed assessment and individualized training program is essential from the standpoint of reaching peak performance and staying healthy.
- How often should I be training?
Most people who ask this question operate under the mistaken belief that more and harder exercise is always better. And far too many of them train like NFL linebackers, bodybuilders, or fitness competitors. Endurance athletes seem to love their swimming, running, and biking. But they are the ones who stand to benefit most from a detailed, one- or two- day per week mobility and strengthening program.
Every physical activity carries inherent risk of injury. Pushing yourself to new levels of performance certainly carries some risk. So does too much time sitting in front of a TV or computer. Your goal should not be to remove all risk from physical activity, but to be aware of and discuss the degree of risk and reward that is acceptable to you. Don’t get me wrong – we always use prudence and seek to proactively address problems before they arise. But everything seems to go better when we define our own terms.