Keeping it classic - The Sports Mechanic
28 Sep

Keeping it Classic

Everett Sloan 12 Comments

Time for another of my great analogies. You are driving your car down the road, it’s a car that you have had for many years. It’s an older model, doesn’t have all the fancy new technology, not even power locks. It has a lot of old simple technology and some well worn parts. But, it […]

Man biking
27 Sep

Starting a Fitness Routine

Lauren Brooks 12 Comments

  BEGINNING IS THE HARDEST PART Beginning is often the hardest part of doing anything.  Taking the first step toward a new fitness program or a new health regime has its challenges, but being able to live a more healthy life within a community of people doing the same, creates accountability and encouragement that you […]

Man playing golf 3
27 Sep

Crazy Obsession

Howard Bonaccorsi 11 Comments

My advice to those of you who don’t play golf for a living is simple: stop pursuing distance. “Any given person can basically only hit the ball so far,” The scorecard doesn’t have a box for how far you hit your tee shot.   To improve faster you need to perfect your fundamentals and work […]

Woman running 2
26 Sep

Reclaiming Usefulness

Danette Rivera 12 Comments

Georges Hébert (considered the father of Parkour and the “Natural Method” – the philosophy behind the currentMovNat) was a young officer in the French Navy and stationed in Martinique when the local volcano catastrophically blew in 1902. Hébert coordinated the escape and rescue of almost seven hundred people. Thirty thousand people, however, died. The US President […]

7 Habits for Highly Effective Fat Loss - The Sports Mechanic
20 Sep

7 Habits for Highly Effective Fat Loss

Clare Rooney 11 Comments

We are bombarded daily in this information age with new diets, new exercise routines and new ways to tackle excess body fat. But as the saying goes: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 What creates the biggest bang […]

THE LABOR (AND DELIVERY) OF A CROSSFIT MOM - The Sports Mechanic
20 Sep

The Labor (and Delivery) of a Crossfit Mom

Colin Cartee 11 Comments

Your pregnancy has reached full term. It’s summer and very hot and humid out. You are ready to meet your baby, face to face, and you will try anything. Acupuncture, hot peppers, Nigerian tea made from the mother’s milk gods, a bumpy car ride, etc. You truly are desperate and give zero cares about how […]

MYTHS, LIES, AND CHOLESTEROL - The Sports Mechanic
20 Sep

Myths, Lies, and Cholesterol

Chris Kidawski 12 Comments

Disclaimer: If you’re under the age of 10 and are reading this for some reason, I suggest you either stop now or skip the introductory paragraph. For all others, you should continue reading. While studying to become a metabolic typing advisor, I was speaking with one of the instructors and the topic of cholesterol arose. […]

20 Sep

Dear Mr. Recruiting Guru and Club Coach Guy: You Should Not Claim A Kid Who . . .

Chris Fore 12 Comments

This article is probably long overdue! Have you noticed that, over the course of the last two years, a whole rash of “trainers,” “recruiters,” and “gurus” have popped up all over the Nation. You know the guy!  He calls himself “Mr. Recruit” or “I Get Recruits” or “Recruiting Hero.”  Something like that.  Recruit or recruiting is […]

Things I Believe - The Sports Mechanic
16 Sep

Things I Believe

Bob Walsh 0 Comments

The mental side of the game is overlooked and under-coached. What is going on in their heads is important. You should have some players on your team who aren’t good enough. You don’t have to coach good shot/bad shot. The best teams figure it out for themselves. Defense and toughness travel. Defining roles is restricting. […]

You'll Get as Far as Your Chosen Surroundings - The Sports Mechanic
16 Sep

You’ll Get as Far as Your Chosen Surroundings

Johnny Foster 13 Comments

The title sounds like a description that could apply to any walk of life, from a cricket team to a successful business. The last few years of coaching and learning has been a subtle revelation for me as a High Performance coach. At first hand I’ve witnessed the power and influence an athlete’s surroundings play […]