Welcome to the ATLAS

ATLAS [ at-luh s ] noun.
1. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject.
2. Anatomy: the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head.
3. Classical Mythology: a Titan, son of Iapetus and brother of Prometheus and Epimetheus, condemned to support the sky on his shoulders.

Mythology is great … if you’re studying comparative religion. Not so great, however, when considering your own health and wellbeing. There are too many myths out there surrounding our health. We are bombarded by information. Articles, blog posts, headlines all go viral regularly. So how do we determine what is myth versus what is true? How do we sift through all the muck to find the really good stuff? What should we believe and what do we take with a grain of salt?

I’m not interested in spreading misinformation. So you’ll find no fad diets or workout recommendations here. What you will find, however, are articles that discuss current research in the fields of psychology, physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology and how it all applies to movement, complete with references.

These are long form, densely packed articles that I produce occasionally. This allows you to bookmark the article and consume it in bites, taking your time through each and reviewing the references to come to your own conclusions about the topics presented.

The goal is not to convince you of any one way to move. The goal is to arm you with a body of knowledge that will help you make better decisions in accepting or rejecting any fitness- or movement-based content you regularly consume. In the wise words of James Madison, “knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

Be master of your own movement. Empower yourself with the knowledge freely provided here.