My Top Reccommended Books for Getting Back Into Flute or Piccolo Playing

Recently I received an email from a college friend of mine.  Her path has taken her away from music for a bit and while she is having marvelous adventures, she doesn’t want to see a decline in her playing level, even with having fewer playing opportunities.  She sent me this message below: “So, you know that I’m playing with a couple community groups around the area, Continue Reading →

How to Squat – From Diesel Strength

Diesel Strength and Conditioning | Athletic Strength Training. This is a comprehensive (read: long and highly detailed) post on HOW to squat. It’s amazing that something so incredibly simple, something we did as 2-year olds without a second thought has become so incredibly difficult for us.  Unless your daily job has you squatting (like lots of people who are not in a cubicle-based-computer-obsessed societies do), we Continue Reading →

Do What You Suck At

One of my mottos for awhile now has been “You are only as strong as your weakest link”.  This picture exemplifies the idea perfectly.  When I was in Army Basic Training, that was one of the things they told us almost constantly.  We had to do everything as a team, and if one person was wrong, you were all wrong.  If one person wanted to keep Continue Reading →

Exercise: It’s Not A Cure-All

I am passionate about fitness, about exercise and most of all about strength training. I believe in the power of strength training, the benefits it provides and the help it can offer to people. I have seen with my own eyes the empowerment it can give people, how it can change minds, change attitudes, outlooks and even lives. That beings said, even with all its benefits Continue Reading →

Identfying Shoulder Pain Part 2 – What to Do About It

Additional Disclaimer Before I continue this post, I would once again like to state that I am not a licensed medical professional and this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical injury, disease, cause, condition or ailment.  If you suffer from any type of pain you should seek the cousel of a qualified medical professional.  A partial list of these professionals is Continue Reading →