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About The Author

Phil is an Emmy-nominated writer who frequently contributes to The Inertia, SUP the Mag and Canoe & Kayak. He is the co-author, with Dr. Kelly Starrett, of the forthcoming books Flight Plan and Waterman 2.0, and is also collaborating on Game Changer with University of Michigan football performance director Dr. Fergus Connolly and Bridging the Gap with Sue Falsone, the first female athletic head trainer in Major League sports. His other books include Whistle Stop, which Larry King said, “I can’t put down,” and Our Supreme Task, which The Times Literary Supplement called “Illuminating.”

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Recent Posts



Injury Prevention 101: Deploying Muscle Activation, Movement Prep, and Mobility to Bulletproof Your Body

By Phil White | Wed, Apr 17


OK, let me start with a quick caveat. There is no way to eliminate completely the possibility of getting hurt. When you’re physically active, there’s always the chance that something will go awry, particularly when you are operating in an open, chaotic, and unstable environment (see: athletes playing in a game or troops on an active duty mission).

So beware of anyone claiming they can rule out the risk of getting banged up...because they’re full of crap.

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Sleep For Young Athletes

By Phil White | Wed, Mar 13

Want Your Young Athletes to Concentrate, Learn, and Stay Healthy? Sort out Their Sleep.

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How to Turn Goals into Daily Habits That Produce Results

By Phil White | Wed, Feb 20

‘Tis the season when gyms are full, clients are motivated, and coaches are pumped to help people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Yet lurking in the background is a truth often left unsaid – that 84% of people abandon such resolutions before achieving them, and the same gyms that are busy in January and February are often half-empty again by April and May.

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