New Health & Fitness Tipz! This week I talk about avoiding injuries when trying to do things we may not yet be ready for. Sounds obvious I know, but trust me it’s not. We all have things we are good at as well as things we need to work on. Unfortunately, especially in group settings, it’s very popular now to throw body awareness and form out the window in the name of competition or a challenge. This is one sure way to get hurt. We must be smarter than that. As a bonus, near the end I demonstrate some “finesse” progressions/alternatives to burpees.February 17, 2016
New Weekly Tipz! First off, Happy New year. It’s now 2016. I have an idea i’d like you to hear, a suggestion, for being better this year and the next. For many, this advice will sound too simple or too easy. For others, it might even sound like a lot. But my suggestions for moving more in 2016 are simple, important and everyone should hear them. Watch the video. Get motivated. Start today :)January 19, 2016
(video) TRAP-BAR DEADLIFT CARRIES. One of my favorite exercises. One of the most useful and something you rarely see these days. It does just about everything. It’s even better with double bodyweight. Want a short “strength” workout? Work up to a heavy set. Go home. This ain’t about reps. It’s about load. Effort. Structure. Primal movement. What muscles does it work? Just about everything if it’s challenging enough. For more of a fat loss workout (if there is really such a thing?), you might ask? You could use lighter loads and walk further longer, resting less. Understanding that fat loss is more about diet than anything else, is also an important point to add. Of course, many things must be on-point before attempting this for the first time and obviously, the load should be introductory. In other words, be careful and don’t do dumb sh*t 🙂 #blueskystrongbox
New Weekly Tipz! Austin Time Warner News’ “Active Now” news spot showed me some more on-the-air love this week by filming a follow up video (part 2) of the Turkish Getup. Here, I do my best to demonstrate the the 3rd position (the power position) of the Turkish Getup using a shoe as well as a small weight. It’s like a sit-up to a side-plank but much much more. Everyone should try these. They are for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.