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Tommy Kirchhoff

California
I was a high school and collegiate athlete. I ran long distance, trained triathlons, and was a bodybuilder for ten years. I studied physical education, kinesiology and nutrition at university and became a "fitness trainer" at a Powerhouse Gym in Detroit. I gave up all other forms of... Full Bio
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Missing From Your Exercise: Stance Training by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'll tell you a little story. Once there was a boy in China who wanted to learn martial arts. At the age of 10, he saw the martial arts of a great master, and as ... Read on »
The Brain in Your Stomach by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did anyone ever tell you that you have guts ? Did you ever get a gut feeling ? Or have a gut reaction ? Did some ever tell you to "spill your guts"? Or that they ... Read on »
PSAs & Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's February 13, 2014. And like so many facets of human history, the CURE we created and thought was perfect turns out to be the DISEASE. A humongous new st ... Read on »
Helmet Theory by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living People wear helmets for alpine skiing because a helmet will save your head. But a theory exists that the helmet actually encourages you to take unnecessary ris ... Read on »
Transmission of Knowledge by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Imagine that you aspire to be a TENNIS STAR (and let’s say you have unlimited resources). Where would you go for your training ? Would who be the be ... Read on »
Ten Reasons Why Our Health System Sucks by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living George W. Bush confidently told us that we have “the best health care system in the world.” Rudolph Giuliani echoed that moronic  statement by claiming we prov ... Read on »
Which Foot Do You Favor ? by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Stand, and relax. Which foot do you favor ? Have you ever noticed this before ? Whether you're 20, or 30, or 40, or even god-forbid older than that, you've been ... Read on »
Athletics on Wikipedia by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I looked up "athletics" on Google and found nothing but heartburn. The link to Wikipedia took me right to a disambiguation page. Nice. The page called "Athletics (sport) ... Read on »
The Truth About Exercise on PBS by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Watch this, then come back and see me. Watch The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley on PBS. See more from Michael Mosley. Read on »
The Loss of One Joint by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Let's say you're co-worker opens a grappling gym, and you make the decision to start going there on a regular basis. You're Grappling. A couple months i ... Read on »
Perk & Grunt by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Try a Google search for "grunting." The first item that appears is grunting in tennis (Wikipedia). The Wikipedia article says that Monica Seles and Jimmy Connors are o ... Read on »
The Kinesiology of Two Alpine Ski Racing Turns by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The purpose of this study is to categorize the movement patterns, skills and requisite elements of alpine ski racing; to dichotomize the two most effective techniq ... Read on »
Key Qualities For Athletic Achievement by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The three major concerns in athletic performance training are physical conditioning, adherence to form, and psychological bolstering. In this thesis, we will only d ... Read on »
Straddling David Gorski's Line In The Sand by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living David Gorski's blog, " Science-based Medicine ," is a true asset to field offunctional medicine. Gorski is funny,making hi ... Read on »
Gait Is Correctible by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As a human, you want to stand up. You would rather stand straight than hunched-over, or with any partial squat. You desire to walk around using your legs. You tr ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Probiotics by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For a long time, I've been wanting to talk to my readers about probiotics. The trouble is, this subject is very troubling to me. I'll start by saying I do know s ... Read on »
The Power of a Sneeze by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You breathe in and out all day long. You never think about your breathing (unless someone taught you how). But occasionally, you sneeze. And when you do, you are ... Read on »
Building Better Athletes - A Practical Guide by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When the subject of athletic training is broached, the very first concept that needs to be addressed is physical health and immunity. To be an athlete-- to even ... Read on »
My Perspective on Jogging by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is the story of Gary Kirchhoff. Gary was the son of a well-to-do business man, and so he grew up in a life with many privileges. But when it came to athleti ... Read on »
Medicinal Breathing, Therapeutic Exercise by Tommy Kirchhoff Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Medicinal Breathing, Therapeutic Exercise Read on »