• Should I Get an MRI?

    At about a rate of once per year, I am subject to a bout of central low back pain that forces me into excessive stiffness, pain, and an old man posture. Usually, it's by doing something stupid where in retrospect I probably shouldn't have been doing what I was doing. Heavy deadlifts for time? Yeah, Continue Reading
  • Gesundheit!

    If you didn't know Gesundheit is German for "God, bless you," you know, before people became overly PC (I don't mean personal computer), shortening it to just, "bless you." Regardless, we're talking about seasonal allergies this week -- get it?! We were BLESSED with a mild winter this year compliments of El Nino that was followed up by a Continue Reading
  • Which Came First?

    Who knows the answer to that age-old adage and frankly, who cares? What I do know is that I love eggs -- scrambled, over easy, over medium, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, poached, whatever. As a kid, I would throw down hard-boiled egg whites with a dab of butter and pinch of salt like it was my job. Continue Reading
  • Thank You For Being a Friend

    It's been a busy a few weeks as I am going through a location change (concise details to come) while continuing to treat and train remarkable patients and clients. Is this my excuse for missing last week and getting this week's issue in at the last minute? Well, yes. I'm going to keep my gab Continue Reading
  • Stick & Stone May…

    We're in the nitty gritty of the NCAA tournament with more than half the field eliminated, brackets busted, and the State fans (most) have gotten over the initial reaction of going down in the first round to a state school in the middle of Tennessee -- well, maybe not. About this time three years ago, Continue Reading
  • Have Your Cake & Eat it Too!

    Happy Friday and belated St. Patrick's day! I hope everyone that borderline excessively celebrated SPD had a not-so-dreadful morning. It's my son, Charlie's first birthday today (that's him in his daycare project to the right) and like any birthday, he's going to get a cake. Now because we are a health conscious family with a Continue Reading
  • The Ski’s Knees

    I'm out on a bachelor party ski trip this weekend in Northern Michigan (yes, there is snow on the slopes), and as a movement/biomechanics nerd, I thought about what effective-skiing demands from the body and what injuries would result with insufficiency. Of course, there are freak accidents like fracturing your arm from catching a nasty Continue Reading
  • Eat This Not That

    I hope all of you CrossFit enthusiasts are enjoying The Open and found last Friday's finding valuable. If you're participating in Open workouts, make sure to check out my Mo-Stability WOD video for 16.2 movement prep. This week we'll hop back on the food and nutrition train, which always seems to be of interest to most people. I'm thinking Continue Reading
  • It’s That Time of Year

    For the Crossfitters out there, today is a big day -- The Open! You've been working hard all year, went Paleo (except for the weekends), and you're ready to absolutely crush your friends and family. Don't do Crossfit? Don't 'mark read' this email just yet. these are great tips for anyone motivated to continually improve Continue Reading
  • Butcher Box

    As I was sifting through all the crap email, spam, and the African king that will pay me six figures to help him wire some money, I came across one I actually got excited about -- an update from Chris Kresser. Who is this Kresser guy? Only my go-to dude for quality, evidence-based health and nutrition Continue Reading