Welcome Mark's Daily Apple Readers!

This blog is basically about using a brain centered approach to improve physical performance and reduce pain. It is frequently assumed that weakness, lack of coordination, pain, and poor flexibility can only be addressed by changing the structure of the body. However, the brain and central nervous system have far more control over these qualities than most people would imagine. I think that for most people, most of their potential for positive change resides in the brain, not their body.

Here is a list of some of the best posts on this blog, arranged by topic.


Seven Things You Should Know About Pain Science

Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain, Part One

Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain, Part Two

Back Pain Myths

Developing Coordination

The Importance of Play for Motor Learning

Basics of Coordination, Part One

Basics of Coordination Part Two: Efficiency

How Slow Movement Builds Coordination

The Body Maps

Making the Hard Easy and the Easy Elegant

The Skill of Relaxation


The SAID Principle

Should You Stretch a Sore Muscle?

Free Lessons

Improving Rotation

Squat Fundamentals Volume One

Please feel free to post questions in the comments!