Author: stretch6

I Love Authenticity

Like really love it. It’s not what people say necessarily or even what they do, but what they really truly feel in their hearts before it has a chance to be converted into word or action. Sounds tough, right? How on earth are you supposed to get to that?   Maybe you’re familiar with the Read More …

FRC Shaped Me

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) shaped my thinking By making me realize I shape myself. Once you get on the cellular cause and effect train you can’t get off of it. Signal, response (idea taken from Kate Galliett) I no longer think anything my body does is “random”. I wonder what repeated inputs or lack thereof Read More …

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Copied/pasted from an email I sent someone that can’t work with me right now but is doing his best. Hey (you that deserves a chance to make yourself better), Here’s what you can do: Practice moving without pain. I’m serious. There are two things that generally create it: a specific range of motion or loading Read More …

Patience.

Everything takes time to develop. I’ve known this for a long time when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu, partially because I’ve been doing it for over a decade. I’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with it and quit. I’ve had my own frustrations. I teach kids 3 days per week at Gracie Academy Philadelphia. Read More …

Why Kinstretch?

Why are we doing this? Why spend an hour or more each week taxing our nervous systems and straining to push hard into new active ranges of motion? What is Kinstretch trying to accomplish?   One person who did an excellent job in class essentially asked me this at Warhorse Barbell last weekend. It’s a Read More …

Real New Year Fitness Strategy

I’m a Kinstretch instructor because I believe in it, so I’m biased to it for good reason. If you haven’t heard the tag line yet, Kinstretch is a movement enhancement system designed to develop maximum body control, flexibility, and usable ranges of motion. It’s real mobility training done in a class setting. It’s hard work Read More …