Hi I'm Misbah, the founder of AirborneMind, and I'm a weakness manager for people who train like athletes.
That's right, you don't HAVE to be a competition warrior to adopt some of the mindsets that make athletes so resilient.
If you've ever thought about things like:
- I don't want to be sidelined by injury for months at a time.
- My hips are so tight, I'd pay anything to for them to feel good when I squat.
- My overhead stability is non-existent and it's been this way ever since I can remember.
You are in the right place. After coaching tons of athletes from all walks of life for over 5 years, I've started noticing the trends.
I'm a huge fan of asking questions and learning from the best. When athletes come to me, I start digging.
- If you're weak overhead, why?
- If you keep tweaking your lower back, why?
- If you still haven't gotten your first set of pull ups, why?
The podcast, the blog, the programming -- my attitude has never been "Hey you should listen to me because of this!"
It's more like "Here's what I didn't know... and here's what I learned."
My strategies have worked for me and the athletes I work with -- and I want to help you too.
If there's one thing you should know about me it's that I pay uncompromising attention to detail. I used this to climb back out of a hole that I never thought I'd get out of. I was forced to sit out of the action for 9 months because of a herniated disk. And I never thought it could happen to me.
I've also tested things on myself like mobilizing for one hour every single night for 3 months -- only to find that I didn't truly have a mobility issue.
When you focus on the right weaknesses and drown out everything else, it's amazing how quickly you can make progress again.
By doing this, I've helped people with some of the following:
“I do a lot of biking. During longer rides, I usually experience low back pain. In the past couple weeks, I have seen a noticeable decrease in back pain during my rides lately. I saw a very noticeable difference in doing both ring and especially bar muscle-ups last week. I have not done muscle-ups for well over a month. Usually when I take that long off, I struggle to get 1-2 ring muscle ups and struggle to even get 1 bar muscle-up.
Last week I was able to string together several ring muscle-ups (3-4) and also do a number of bar muscle-ups with ease. I was very surprised and pretty psyched. I have also noticed much more stability in my shoulders during HSPU and Hand Stand Holds. I have seen a pretty significant decrease in elbow soreness, especially when doing the barbell curls. The first couple weeks, it was very painful in my left arm, this week there was little to no pain.” – Kevin P.
“I’m not sure what words describe it best, but I used to feel kind of all over the place when I Snatched. Maybe it would work that day maybe it wouldn’t. My parts didn’t feel like they were connected. I feel so much more secure now. My Overhead Squat feels very secure. I used to feel kind of shaky. I think things are moving as one. Core feels good. Feeling my glutes and I think I’m gaining strength from it. My elbow tendonitis is even getting a little better. Biggest thing is very secure in the overhead position!
Had to let you know, I know it’s not a lot, but 3 strict handstand pushups today. 7 1/2 months since surgery. They said I’d never do them again ? Thanks!” – Donna S.
“So after six and half weeks I have certainly noticed an increase in my strength and stability, particularly in my glutes, hamstrings, and hips. Around three weeks in, I really could notice my glutes firing going up steps – seems like something so simple to notice, but not for me. I have always known I was quad dominant from softball and field hockey always on my toes. Crossfit has pointed out my weaknesses which seems like everything when you isolate them, and thats what I love about it.
Your program has helped me increase my single leg and hip strength mostly. My core feels more stable but still needs a lot of work. My glutes feel like for once they are actually firing and I feel it ? I notice more strength and stability in my hips, glutes and more power through the heels in squats. I have less hip soreness and pain and less tightness in my hip flexors!!! I have seen a lot of improvement in my single leg strength, hip strength, my core has gotten tighter and I have seen more definition in my thighs!!!” – Nicole U.
That is what I live for.
I get a huge kick out of helping people with the little things. More often than not, it leads to tons of success in other areas too.
It's not always about direct transfer. It's about making sure your system as a whole is firing on optimal levels.
Are you ready to start improving the little things? Are you ready to get the MOST out of every single training session?
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- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- NESTA Sport Yoga Instructor
- Professional Member of International Society of Sports Nutrition
- Kinesiology: Exercise Science Major
- Over 1,500 hrs of coaching experience