Anchoring | The Mental Side of Performance

Mindset is everything.  Period.  As a former athlete, now CEO, I have come to greatly appreciate the power of the mind.   If the mind isn’t in the game, neither are you. When it comes to performance, both athletic and in business, there is a technique that I’ve been using for years as a way to help…

Walking Speed – A Predictor of Longevity

Walking.   The most foundational and functional movement pattern we do every day.    This subconscious movement pattern is often taken for granted however the implications of poor walking metrics is actually a huge predictor of vitality and longevity.    In fact a 2009 publication by Fritz et al. referred to gait as the 6th vital sign.  Walking Speed, the Sixth Vital Sign  According…

Can you feel your feet?

Can you feel your feet? Often taken for granted, our feet’ sensation is necessary for optimal movement, balance, and performance. Over 20 million adults in the United States live with decreased foot sensation, also known as peripheral neuropathy.    From diabetes to multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disease, this peripheral loss of sensation contributes to over…

(Zero) Gravity and Human Movement | Understanding Man, Movement & Mars

On earth there is an omnipresent force weighing down on our shoulders, allowing us to stand on our two feet and helping bring oxygen and nutrients to every tissue in our body.   I am referring to the only constant in the world – gravity.  Although poorly understood and often taken for granted, gravity is the evolutional…

What’s Missing in Footwear Innovations

Air max, wave technology, carbon fiber plates – every year the billion dollar footwear market continues to grow exponentially due to new innovations and design by industry leaders such as Nike, Adidas and Reebok.  One of the most disruptive innovations for the footwear industry was back in 2008 during the barefoot running boom when shoes…

Gravisensing | Gravity as the Sensory Driver to Movement

One of the most sensory complex movements we do every day is walking, with the sensory stimulus and driver of that movement pattern being gravity. This omnipresent weight on our shoulders not only reminds our nervous system that we are on planet Earth but it also helps establish what is called body awareness.    Body awareness, or our sense…

How Foot Awareness Enhances Weight Transfer & Power in Golf

It is well known that weight transfer during a golf swing is necessary for optimizing power output.   With the foot as the only contact point with the ground, this weight transfer is greatly linked to pressure distribution in the feet and an awareness of that pressure distribution.    The Sensory Side of Foot Function  The human foot…