Movement Boosts Your Mood "Getting regular exercise is important for good physical and mental health. Exercise can help stimulate parts of your brain that aren’t as responsive when you’re feeling depressed. It also promotes the release of feel-good brain chemicals. It may also help distract you from your worries and improve your confidence.Endorphins are only … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: How Dopamine Drives You Towards Reward and Makes You Move
As our society continues a steady decline in movement, [i] muscle [ii] and mobility [iii] we can expect to see the rise of our modern-day epidemics: obesity, [iv] weakness, [v] mental illness [vi] and physical pain. [vii] MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE. Unfortunately, it’s clear that we’ve been skipping our daily dosages, [viii] along with those nutritious … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: MOBILITY- Are You Moving Your Joints in Meaningful Ways for Life and Longevity?
The first MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE article stated: "You probably don’t know how to breathe and move well. It isn’t your fault.We escaped the food chain.We aren’t hunter-gatherers anymore." We don't have to hunt beasts, forage for food and migrate on long treacherous trips anymore. This great escape led to our modern era filled with creativity, … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: Breathing to Help Posture, Restore Balance and Relieve Pain
The (S.A.D) Standard American Diet combined with inactive sedentary living is causing an increase in lifestyle-related disease. This sickness is at an all-time high and continues to climb at an alarming rate. [i] The projected metabolic future is bleak. [ii] We truly are in unprecedented times. Unless we do something to radically change there will … Continue reading MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE: S.A.D. (+) Sedentarism is Sickness
"Your body has two priorities: to breathe and to move. To perform at our best, we need to do both properly. In a world of constant stress, our bodies find a way to meet those priorities by creating harmful compensation patterns." ~Coach J.L. Holdsworth World renowned strength coach and successful gym owner J.L. Holdsworth is … Continue reading REFLEXIVE PERFORMANCE RESET: A Breathing and Daily Self-Care System to Move, Live and Feel Better
Reaching your true potential and getting the most out of your investment of time and energy in the gym starts with: learning and perfecting the rep, imploring progressive overload, understanding specificity and aligning your actions with your specific goals. Once you’ve laid that solid foundation and understand the key principles we discussed in part one … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING (Part 2)
Neo: “I know Kung Fu.” Morpheus: “Show me.” Imagine you walk into the gym for the first time and get plugged into a crazy machine that uploads everything there is to know about exercise science and training; you apply it and transform your body, health and life! Picture perfect form paired with intense effort and … Continue reading THE PUZZLE PIECES OF PROPER EXERCISE PROGRAMMING
ARE YOU SIMPLY COUNTING REPS OR ARE YOU MAKING EACH REP COUNT? What is a rep? A repetition. This key component is so special, and so integral to strength training that it’s easy to overlook and completely take for granted. Why? Because it’s so “simple” it’s easy to gloss over. This cornerstone rep can be … Continue reading PERFECTING THE REP: The Crucial Building Block to Great Exercise
As the antiquated saying goes, “training is an art and a science.” Unfortunately when you walk into a modern day gym today you’re more likely to meet Picasso than you are to see picture perfect form, proper technique, and intelligent exercise programming. The art of training answers the why and is highly individual to each … Continue reading FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR GYM TIME AND RESULTS
Have you decided you want to Defy Gravity, lose fat, build your body and get the awesome health and anti-aging benefits exercise provides? If so I'd like to introduce you to the six foundational movement patterns. These movement patterns optimally engage the major muscle groups, strengthen you for daily activities and build a well-rounded body. … Continue reading EFFECTIVE EXERCISE BEGINS WITH THESE 6 MOVEMENT PATTERNS: How Well Do You Know Them?