Friday, April 27, 2007

Hip Dominant Movements

Not all hip dominant movements are created equal.

The hip joint angle at which torque is maximal during a deadlift variation is not the same as when performing a back extension (AKA hyperextension), reverse hyper, or low cable pull-through. Therefore, each will have its purpose in developing a training program.

Especially in the case of improving high-level performance in athletes, proper exercise selection is essential to address weak points in performance.

Assuming you can identify the weakpoints in the first place. :)


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thanks Jack

My father-in-law, Jack, died a couple weeks ago.

I only got to know him for about 8 years, but it turns out that he's had quite a life.

Get this…

He served in Air Force and worked on planes as a mechanic
He then learned to fly planes AFTER his honorable discharge
He then owned his own plane
He learned to fly a helicopter
His daughter (my wife) was the only girl on the block…or town for that matter…who had a helicopter in her back yard
He was a ham radio operator for most of his life and made contact with people all over the world before the popularity of the internet
He built his own house (among many others) with his own hands…TWICE
He regularly bought, rebuilt, and reconditioned cars for a little "spending money"
He performed missionary work in Panama for his church on two different occasions
He then went back to Panama paying his own way just because he wanted to help them out
He raised an amazing daughter for whom I am thankful for every day

I don't offer this information to promote sympathy. I just want you to think about all the things you've dreamed of doing or plan to do "when you get around to it".

Don't wait. Do it.

Read more, talk more, laugh more, and help more people.

Enjoy the journey.

Thanks Jack. You were great.


P.S. If you read this and feel strongly about offering your condolences, please don't. I would prefer that you went to and purchase the e-book to help someone else.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Thanks to outstanding medical care and technology and a fighter's attitude, my good friend Alwyn Cosgrove has defeated cancer (twice!!).

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At over 800 pages, it will be an essential component to anyone's fitness and training library.

ALL the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Alwyn is footing the entire bill for production costs)

You can see the list of authors and get your copy at

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