Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

NBA workout

Check out Chicago Bulls superstar Ben Gordon and his summer conditioning routine: (this is photo "next" for subsequent pictures); also...check out the video @

I remember there was a big thing about Kwame Brown a couple off-seasons ago doing Yoga so maybe the Pilates will pay off for Ben the way yoga did for Kwame.

Great links to check out (I love BOSU Ball training, but this stuff is nuts!) (Don't mess with this girl!) (Strength & Conditioning towards banner #17) (06-07 Celtics take it outdoors for a 5-mile ride!)
(Sample Dynamic Warm-up- good beats in the background)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I'll soon be posting a section on papers/articles I've written for the site. I welcome your feedback.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

A Training & Coaching Allegory

I came across this at a recent seminar and wanted to pass it on. Funny stuff- enjoy...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar...and the beer.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and began to fill it with golf balls (your big rocks, what you fundamentally believe). He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cans of beer under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the importnat things- your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter- like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else- the small stuff.

If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house, and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers."

Back up and running

After conducting several rounds of online interviews, I've hired a new web developer to assist in the maintenance of PC I'm very pleased with how things turned out. I hope you enjoy the site and find it both informative and easy to navigate. Let me know what you think.