March 30, 2015

 

When I first started the Mobility Monday series, I mentioned that Ido Portal would come up again. Here is his promo video for Movement Camp 2015, a gathering of movement enthusiasts who are disciples of movement, teaching each other how to balance on one hand, imitati...

March 27, 2015

The first Friday of spring should be welcomed in with a week of challenge. 

 

Here they are. 

 

1. Work on your non-dominant hand. Try using your non-dominant hand for all tasks this week. It is good for your brain and awareness of movement. We have become so habituated to...

March 25, 2015

 

 

 

The Pomodoro Technique was invented by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. It features the "pomodor' kitchen timer, which is in the form of a pomodoro - Italian for tomato. The technique involves managing your time in intervals, called pomodori. These are preset an...

March 23, 2015

Gymnast Epke Zonderland is an Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics. His routines are very technical and require a lot of skill and specific gymanstics training. Nevertheless, the strength, mobility and prehab work that he does to keep his body healthy despite his rigoro...

March 20, 2015

As we enter into spring, let's get ready for new growth and to come out of our own personal winters. The challenges for the week are a good primer for the spring season and will recharge your energy systems. 

 

1. Greens+ Challenge. Get an extra serving of greens (lettuc...

March 18, 2015

 

 

This is a repost from my very first blog. The article was about The Trial of Miles. It's been almost five years since I wrote this, however the lesson is just as relevant today as it was in 2010. 

 

Any running aficionado will agree that the best fictional running...

March 16, 2015

Jump 50ft in the air, do some flips and twists and touch down lightly on a small landing area. Aerial Skiing, as discussed in the video, is about adding extra layers of complexity onto existing movements (double to triple backflip). The high level athletes in this vide...

March 13, 2015

This Friday challenge series is light-hearted, but these are challenges that you should include in your daily practice if you aren't already. Do these every day for a good stretch of time and you're bound to be happier. 

 

1. Sweat daily. Your skin is your largest excret...

March 11, 2015

Last week, the discussion on breaking through plateaus led to the idea that progress requires the continuous process of changing paradigms. However, every new paradigm will have a new set of ideas, some of which are abstract and mentally difficult to grasp, while other...

March 9, 2015

The mobility video this Monday is less about being bendy and being able to contort, but rather being connected to the body while it is in flight. True body awareness is knowing your body's interactions through time and space. I've always been intrigued by those who can...

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