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2 important fitness lessons of 2014

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To be honest, I began this blog post by jumping on the New Year’s Resolutions bandwagon, but just a couple days shy of my deadline, I decided to take a different direction and instead look in the rear view mirror. I learned much over 2014 and interviewed some really amazing people. And if you were to distill my intellectual travels over the past year down to two of my most important fitness lessons of 2014, they […]

Improvising your fitness like Ido Portal and Movnat is tough – here’s how

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The methods behind Movnat and Ido Portal are inspirational. I think that’s honestly the best way to describe these programs to the uninitiated. But this awesomeness comes at a cost because each of the methods promotes mastery of movement via improvisation. And if you’re an inspiring mover then I think that it’s this element of improvisation that may turn out to be the biggest speed bump in your way of becoming a movement expert. So in […]

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Overcome these 4 challenges and you’ll be a primal fitness hero

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I stumbled across a great video recently by Benny Lewis of Fluent in 3 Months. If you haven’t heard of Benny he’s a polyglot – he speaks several languages – and is an expert at language learning. The video that really caught my attention was his talk at a TEDx event where he discusses what he considers to be the biggest challenges behind why people can’t learn a language. As I watched I couldn’t help […]

5 inspirational YouTube videos to get you off the couch

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So the past week has been the perfect storm of lost productivity for me. The primary culprit was the untimely demise of my laptop charging cable. And it turns out that one major drawback of owning a nifty little ultrabook is that charging cables are relatively tough to come by. Long story short – I’m back! The particulary astute of you will notice that today’s post is (gasp!) one day late. And in light of […]

Is movement fitness here to stay?

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Without knowing you personally I’m willing to guess that there are (2) reasons you exercise: 1. To be able to do the things that you want to do 2. To be happy with your body Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, just for fun, let’s distill the two points above to their absolute essence: To lose weight. Build muscle. Feel better. Viola. The rest is just noise. So, with that in mind, let’s try and see if […]

An experiment with street workouts

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If you’re looking to kill some time hop on Pinterest and search for street workout or calisthenic boards. It’ll take about 2 seconds for you to start thinking that maybe you aren’t as strong as you thought. There is an elite handful of guys and girls that can do some really amazing things using only their bodyweight. Using only the ground and a pull-up bar they seem to mold enviable physiques and make it look easy. In […]