Believe It or Not, This Stretch Will Drastically Improve Your Pop Up

  Whenever I am teaching beginners proper pop-up technique on dry land, I always emphasize the importance of the deep squat. Testing a person’s ability to hold or do a deep squat tells me a lot about their current condition. If they unable to execute it perfectly the next step is always stretching with the Downward Frog posture. […]


I Watched a Man Drown; The Only Thing I Could Do After Was Go Home and Make Dinner

  Sunsets are an event on Costa Rica’s Pacific side. People gather, play guitars, bring drinks — it’s the social event of the day. Such was supposed to be the case on a recent Sunday evening, when my wife, our two young boys, and our dog, laid down our blanket. We had beach toys for the […]


Why Surfers Need to Let Themselves Fall in Love With Yoga

  Yes, we all have heard a million times how great yoga is for you. Those who practice it regularly swear by it. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take on the mindfulness or spiritual sides of a yoga practice to feel its benefits though. You can be anyone doing anything yet you can still practice […]


Is Your “Over-Training” Actually Under Recovering? Here are 3 Ways to Aid Recovery | The Inertia

If you read enough fitness magazines, listen to enough wellness podcasts and read enough health blogs, you’re likely to encounter the concept of over-training. The basic idea is that you’re doing too much, too quickly, so that you end up giving your body a greater stimulus than it can adapt to or recover from. If this […]