It’s Monday morning and you’ve probably not had enough coffee yet, so instead of a big in depth post (I’ve one of them in the pipeline, so don’t you worry…) here’s a collection of thoughts.
Motion Is Lotion
Movement is a hot topic at the moment. Think Ido Portal, MovNat, Primal Move, Dewey Neilsen, Gold medal Bodies even the Agatsu guys are adding it to their certs.
And rightly so.
Martial Artists, Dancers and gymnasts have always known that the ability to move well is a precursor to all other fitness qualities.
Luminaries such as Georges Herbert (Methode Naturalle), Joseph Pilates (erm….Pilates), Moshe Feldenkrais (c’mon…) and more recently Gary Ward (Anatomy in Motion) all understand this.
The old time strongmen understood this.
Modern fitness has forgotten this.
It’s a shame as the fitness standard these days is a person who can barely move, but has great abs. Sorry guys, but this is deluded, especially if you aim to perform well in sports or be a strong & vital pensioner.
For myself, the warm up and conditioning segments of my training have always been the opportune time to work on movement quality. But as old injuries have started to come back I find it more important to have dedicated movement practice times, even if it’s just a few minutes here and there over the day.
That 1 hour in the gym can’t undo the other 23 hours of the day. So take regular movement breaks, move frequently, even if it’s something subtle.
I’ll be following this up with more detailed how to’s in the near future.
The Worlds Sexiest Rash Guard is HERE!
When I released the Fighting Back eBook aimed at injury proofing the BJJ player, it was very well received. I got several requests that the cover art created by the excellent Simon Murphy was used on a Rash guard.
So I contacted Simon and he took up the challenge.
And as usual, he blew it out the water!
So here they are.
Included in the purchase of the Rashie is a PDF copy of the Fighting Back eBook. Once you’ve ordered, you’ll get a download link for the book.
So click on the image below to order one and you can look (almost) as sexy as Seb and myself (Seb’s the short one, I’m full size, eh Mark?)
Flexibity and Acro Balance Workshop
I have the pleasure of once again hosting Lisette Krol for a short workshop on Sept 13th from 1100 – 1300
If you haven’t met Lisette yet, she and her partner have won the world pole dance doubles championship multiple times, appeared on Britain Got Talent, owns and runs Tribe Dance and Fitness in Dublin and more.
Lets just say that being flexible and strong is what she does. And she’s one of the best in the world at it.
If you as a BJJ player / Rugby Player / Kettlebell Sports Athlete or whatever you’re doing can’t see how her knowledge will benefit you, here’s a video of her in action and see if that convinces you:
Last time she was at WG-Fit we sold out and had to have a waiting list.
I expect the same this time round, so please get in touch asap and book your place, I can only guarantee places to people who pay the €25 fee in full.
Thats all for today