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2 tips for better movement

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It was in the gym recently that I had one of my more ego-boosting moments. After I performed a pistol variation, a woman said to me, “Holy toledo! That was impressive.” And now that I’ve had some time to reflect on what she said, I think her response to my workout was very symbolic of what many people see as good movement. In other words, the greater public may not know about the subtleties of […]

Where to find Movnat in Colorado

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Fitness is always changing. Sometimes at a glacier pace, and other times, entire trends are extinguished in only a few short years. It should come as no surprise that one of my favorite topics to write about is how the rather avante garde fitness trends are changing and how well received they are. And a trend that is actually becoming quite well tenured now is Movnat. Founded by Frenchman Erwan Le Corre, Movnat is a […]

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In defense of weightlifting

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As much as I write about movement and calisthenics, I do still spend a fair amount of time weightlifting. And to be completely honest, I love it. It may sound like a complete meathead mentality, but I really do like pumping iron! Regarding my emphasis on movement and gymnastics inspired training, I view weightlifting as complementary to helping me achieve my goals, not opposing. And so this week I thought I would take a moment […]

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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 decidedĀ 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 PortalĀ 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 […]