Fitness Science

Sports and Outdoor Sports in particular have the ability to involve multiple senses.  We prepare and practice by doing the actions we desire in competition, repeatedly, and the closer we perfect our form the more likely we produce desired results “unconsciously.”  Sports like skiing, golf and sailing...

"Spending time with my son this past week on a math project brings back 30+ year old flashbacks of doing the same with my Dad, "the PacMan of physics," we called him. The "Physics" remains unchanged. "Speed" vs. "Velocity" Many people use the terms interchangeably but their...

Well, here's MY $.02 from a laymen's point of view of neurological science. There is a more predictable result when one consciously pauses in a moment of stress or performance. Pausing to collect one's thoughts or practicing (visualizing) a "response" is high level technique that...

Did you know that waves are circles?  Particles of energy rotating?  You might find this interesting and helpful when thinking about "cycles" of how things work, and perhaps work to your favor.  You certainly should keep this in mind when considering how energy is harnessed,...

The movement of a pitchers motion has many moving parts. The skill revered or most noted is often arm strength and speed. Perhaps less flashy to consider is the body motion (e.g. hip position) from start to landing which accounts for about 50% of the...

The picture to the left is from US Women's College Nationals. The inspiration for the blog was to point out that the Woman standing is 1) done to help the boat heel or roll side to side 2) standing moves weight of the crew away...

There are six “degrees of freedom" or motion.  Sailing provides them all.  (1)  Forward  (2) roll or heel of the boat reacting to imbalanced trim. (3)  The pitch, (4) heave and (5) yaw in the sea state.  And last let us not forget (6) Lateral or side slipping...

Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion (or stillness) unless an external force is applied to it. aka "The Law of Inertia, Newton's 1st Law"  Peak Performance is all about getting into the flow and perhaps a nudge or...

I recently posted this picture (above) with an analogous parable of how waves and gravity are representative of the motion of the tiniest particle (the Atom) to the universal gravitation pull of the planets but more down to earth how we find ourselves along for...