Welcome to The Performance Syndicate! To say I am excited about this would be an understatement. Over the last few years The Performance Syndicate has been a process in the works, evolved, and taken several forms. So, that said, "who is your daddy, and what does he do?" (read in your best Arnold voice)
TPS is a place where you can come to find great training and to learn and share ideas about how we can all get better regarding fitness and performance as a whole. One of those pieces will be regular blogs and thoughts that I have learned over the years in a still ever evolving strength and conditioning industry.
This path has taken me from the university setting working with D1 athletes, kids, working professionals, and some of the most elite soldiers in the world. This experience continues to allow me to look at things from all angles, handle new challenges and try to address the ever arising problems to create the best training possible for that given athlete. I referenced Bill Bowerman's quote in the "About TPS" section, we are all athletes. No matter how we think about ourselves we are in constant motion through out the day and that becomes our sport. Whether that is something you actually compete in, something you do for pleasure or just chasing your kids around. Health and well-being can not be undervalued. Think back to when you were sick last, what you would have given to not feel like that while you were under the weather. So much of the time we under value what we can do until it is too late, even if that is not having horrible body ache from the flu.
Training and fitness is no different. We are all probably guilty of it at some point or another, giving our best Uncle Rico impression talking about "back in '82, I used to be able to throw a pigskin a quarter mile" or talking about how we wish we could do "X.". A little bit of proactiveness goes a LONG ways in keeping us not only feeling great but allowing us to be able to enjoy our lives and stay healthy.
So what's the answer. If you are like so many others, we are bombarded on the regular with the latest fads, diets, workouts, gurus and the list goes on. One day we are told eggs are bad for us because of the cholesterol and the next we are told it's a miracle food. How can we not throw our hands up in the air and say "forget it." It can leave us frustrated and lost and we walk away with more questions than answers to why we wanted to exercise or make healthy life choices in the first place.
My goal and that of The Performance Syndicate is help provide training and information that is actually based in science and experience and not just what is in fashion that week. I want to help take the guess work out of it for you and provide solid training that you can rely on and not have to worry about, so you can train hard, get the results you want and then focus on the other things in life that need and deserve our attention.
So in the famously urged words to mission control from Alan Shepard, the first American in Space, "fix your little problem and light this candle."