MARIANO CARDONA NYC

RETRAINING EVERYDAY MOVEMENT PATTERNS (PART 1)

NEUTRAL SPINEAfter reading two of Dr. Stuart McGills books, Back Mechanics and Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, I came to understand that in order for my back to recover I would need to become more aware of what my neutral spine position is. I would then have to become mindful of performing everyday activities while… Continue Reading →

WHAT I HAD TO LEARN DURING MY RECOVERY

KNOWING WHEN YOU MUST CHANGE; When I injured myself back in 2015, it took me a year and a half to finally admit that I could not keep training the way I had been. When I think back I ask myself, “why did it take so long to accept that I had an issue?”. UNFAMILIAR… Continue Reading →

HOW I INJURED MY BACK (PART 2)

THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMELS BACK; A TRAUMATIC EVENT Ju Jitsu is an amazing sport/martial arts and I’ll save all the reasoning for it in another post. What I believe happened to me was, on top of the accumulating stress that I was placing on my back with resistance training (due to faulty mechanics),… Continue Reading →

HOW I INJURED MY BACK (PART 1)

When I think back, I believe there are several factors that caused my back injury. I’ll start with two general reasons; there’s accumulated stress that is acquired over time and then there’s the traumatic event that’s more like the straw that broke the camels back. Ill start with… ACCUMULATED STRESSI was (and still am very… Continue Reading →

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Mariano Cardona. Born and raised in NYC. Ive been passionate about fitness for over 12yrs and involved in training for the last 6. Over the years I’ve gained a lot knowledge and experience in regard to nutrition, rest and recovery, the mechanics of the human body, and perhaps most importantly, overcoming and preventing injuries.

MY CURRENT INTEREST are in enhancing human performance, psychology, understanding motivation and behavior change, focus, food and nutrition, physiology, childhood development, fathering, creativity and learning, improving relationships, attachment theory, mythology and Jungian psychology, on being a man, and of course, exercise and physicality.

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