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Two Saturdays ago I found myself arriving home around midnight, after more than a couple celebratory IPAs and an ill-advised whiskey nightcap.  Sleep was in major need but not gonna happen, as I was still buzzing from my friend Keanu Asing’s requalification on the Championship Tour.  So I decided to throw on one of my favorite movies of all time, Platoon.  One of the great scenes in the movie is when Tom Berenger’s vicious Sgt. Barnes walks in on a group of soldiers plotting to kill him.  The scene ends

Surfing is not the first thing you think of when considering sports-related injuries. However, it has its fair-share of complications. Surfing poses risks of concussion, head injury, and even spinal fractures. Although these injuries are scary, they are much less common and not necessarily preventable with preparation (other than looking out for nearby kooks). Many musculoskeletal injuries, on the other hand, are preventable. This blog outlines some simple preemptive steps you can take to protect yourself from sprains, strains, and worse. Mobility! Mobility! Mobility! The BEST thing you can do for your

Sweet Green Detox Smoothie ½ frozen banana ¼ cucumber 1 cup spinach 4 pieces of pineapple-cubed 1 cup spinach 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger 8 ounces coconut water Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender and enjoy! Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie  ½ banana ½ cup strawberries ½ cup fresh pineapple 8 ounces almond milk 3 ice cubes Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!   Peachy Green Coconut Smoothie 2 fresh or ½ cup frozen peaches 1 cup spinach 8 ounces coconut milk 3 ice cubes Instructions: Place all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!     Almond Butter Protein Smoothie ½ frozen banana 2 tablespoons almond butter 1 tablespoon hemp or flax seeds 1 scoop

It might feel like summer lasts forever in San Diego, but according to Google the actual last day of summer is September 22nd… and that’s coming up quick! When summer first started did you have all sorts of plans in mind of how you were going to take advantage of the beautiful weather and care-free vibes? But then, suddenly, it’s two months in and maybe you’ve hit the beach twice and grilled a hot dog once? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. You can still make the most of

Whether you are a competitive cyclist, weekend mountain bike warrior, freestyle BMX rider or casual beach cruiser rider, it is very important to put POWER into those pedals! From a biomechanical standpoint, most of this power will be generated from HIP EXTENSION, and the main engines for hip extension are the GLUTES. When addressing Glute development for any kind of cyclist, it is important to focus on both: A. POWER - ability to produce force quickly B. STRENGTH - amount of force that can be produced Another reality is that many people who prioritize some

Summer is finally here and it’s time to hit the beach, lay by pool, and BBQ with family and friends! When on the go (especially if you have little ones) it can be quite a challenge to fit in a healthy snack. Try out my 3 favorite recipes that I like to pack and eat with almond crackers and/or my favorite vegetables. I am HUGE fan of dips while on the go! You can make these ahead of time and store in your fridge up to 5 days. I eat

Captain America, Rugby Fabio, Tom Selleck….the nicknames go on and on.  But that typically comes when you are the face of USA Rugby for over a decade, arguably the most decorated Eagle ever, and your play on the field is as ferocious as your Lion’s mane.  Todd Clever is also a great dad and one of the most fun blokes to hang with, and I am proud to call him my friend. Initiation of the Bro Deal About 10 years ago I was a personal trainer aspiring to break into the world

Happy almost-Summer! Memorial Day is around the corner and this glorious 3-day weekend marks the beginning of summer on our calendar at NAKOA. That means more outdoor gatherings with friends and family and an abundance of delicious food and drink. We all love a good barbecue: good vibes, good friends, and of course, good eats. But we’ve all been there: you’ve been working hard to eat healthy and stay fit but the tables laden with tasty treats are hard to resist. Stay on track with your fitness & nutrition by committing to

Who doesn't love a day of celebration with friends and family?! Memorial Day is just around the corner and with it, a great opportunity for a beach day, BBQ, and lots of quality time with friends and family. In our busy world, it's easy to get caught up in the day to day. While it's great to be present and live in the moment, it's times like these that it's important for us to also remember and honor the past. We have been awarded this holiday because of our brave fellow

As a strength and conditioning coach, I have had the opportunity to work with some extremely gifted athletes. One of the most impressive athletes that I have had the pleasure of working with is Ryan Sheckler. In the sport of skateboarding, Ryan has proven himself not only to be one of the best in the world but one of the best of all time. Ryan won gold medals in the 2003, 2008 and 2010 X games. He won silver medals in 2006 and 2012 and took the bronze in

Skateboarding can be an extremely entertaining sport to watch- these wiry humans spinning through the air, grinding on rails and flipping their boards in seemingly impossible ways. Even the SOUND of skating seems to be quite pleasing to the ears.  (check out our boy Tom Schaar winning the recent Vans Park Series Event at the 2017 Australian Open) What few fans of skating realize, however, is the BRUTAL TOLL it takes on their bodies.  From concussions, broken bones, soft tissue injuries and skin lacerations, these stereotyped “skate rats” are much

How many times have you fought for a parking spot to hike Torrey Pines or conquered Mt. Woodsen Trail for the perfect Instagram photo on top of Potato Chip Rock? Probably more than once and it’s the perfect time of year to explore the other incredible hikes San Diego has to offer! It’s time to give some credit to some of San Diego County’s lesser-known hikes so next weekend try exploring one of these hidden gems. Cedar Creek Falls (Devil’s Punchbowl) Distance: 6mi Okay, maybe you have heard of this one BUT there’s