My TEDx Talk on Resiliency

I was recently invited to give a TEDx talk on resiliency and it is now available online. It was an incredible experience put on by a talented group at Gustavus Adolphus College and I’m honored to have been a part of it! I hope you enjoy and please help spread...

Why You Gotta Be the James Brown of Your Workout

Over the last few weeks, several people have asked me why their workouts aren’t working for them. They tell me they eat well, exercise regularly, but nothing seems to be happening or changing. When I ask them how hard they’re exercising, they’ve all given me similar...

Play It Out with PowerHouse Hit the Deck

When we’re exposed to a stressful event the fight-or-flight response is immediately activated. In response, stress hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline come pouring out. They stimulate the release of glucose, fats and proteins into the blood...

What is “Play It Out”?

The key to restoring balance and building resiliency after the stress response has been stimulated is to fight or flee—or more realistically in today’s environment, to “Play It Out” with a short burst of vigorous physical activity. Play It Out uses up the...

Short Burst Interval Training

Short burst interval training can be defined as repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise with intermittent recovery periods. This pattern is suspiciously similar to the stress response: short periods of increased heart rate, breathing, and muscle use, followed by...