The 12 Steps - A RESET

I don’t know why, but I felt like looking up the “12 Steps” from Alcoholics Anonymous. Not because I’m an alcoholic but because I have many addictions. Maybe we all do. I’m addicted to habits, thoughts,…


Change Your Programs

When Original Strength first got started, we often explained it as a series of movements that reset the original operating system of the body. The movements seemed to clean the body’s hard drive, restore…


21 Smile Salute

I’ve started a new routine over the last few weeks. I decided I would perform 21 smiles every day when I’m doing my Daily 21s. Normally, I would hold a smile for 21 breaths, or I would include a smile…


Have a Loose Structure

I used to be like Rain Man.  Definitely. Definitely.  I was very regimented, and I was obsessed with…


An Honest and Controversial Question

And now, a guest article by OS Clinician and friend Dr. Kurt Brooks. Buckle UP!!! An Open Question:  What is our fascination with “perfect form” when strength training? I’ve been a physical…


Be Uncomfortable

For the most part, we don’t like to be uncomfortable. Our quest for comfort has led to many wonderful inventions: Air conditioners, adjustable mattresses, fleece pajamas, heated toilet seats, and macaroni…


Stability and Mobility

We basically have two types of muscles that support our skeleton and allow us to do all the wonderful things a human body is designed to do. We have stabilizers and movers. These two types of muscles…


What Can I Do to Stay Young?

What can I do to stay young? This question comes up in one form or another every now and then. It’s an important topic, and I think it’s probably a…


Keep Your Options Open

There are many reasons why it is a great idea to spend time moving on the floor. Spending time on the ground builds familiarity with simply being on the ground, where the ground is not threatening but…


Can You Breathe Your Pain Away?

Recently, my business friend and I conducted an in-service for a lovely group of people on a relaxing business retreat - they were on a retreat at a spa resort to help them relax and learn how to relax.…