This week’s episode features one of my all-time favorite guests, Rafe Kelley of Evolve Move Play. I’ve been following Rafe’s work for years, and many of his concepts have worked their way into my own practice and teaching methodology. The “80/20” play rule, starting from a fully realized natural movement practice and working backwards to assess where isolation can be beneficial (and not the other way around), and nourishment vs stimulation – these are all concepts that have held tried and true for me and my students.
In our conversation, we weave in and out of a variety of topics – from major Evolve Move Play concepts in Part 1 of our talk to the state of Natural Movement in fitness in Part 2. We cover a lot of ground, and I think you will really enjoy Rafe’s unique perspectives.
This week on The Human Animal Podcast, special guest Kellen Milad is back for round two. Kellen is a movement coach and MovNat Team Instructor based out of Milwaukee, WI. For this episode, we dive further into his unique approach to movement culture, training, philosophy, and more. In particular we touch on:
How to let go of programming for limitless growth
The importance of time to reflect
What a first training session looks like
How to build out your movement menu
…and so much more!
Kellen’s message really resonates with me – and I think it will for you too.
Today I am very happy to bring you a conversation with my friend and fellow coach Josh Halbert. Josh (AKA “Get Chimpy”) brings a unique perspective to the table, blending philosophy with his own physical practice to create a holistic style of training for himself and his clients, who range from NFL Players to figure skaters and beyond.
I really enjoyed chatting with Josh about:
the importance of managing the nervous system
how environment affects all training inputs
float tanks and other ways to manage your autonomic response
how philosophy blends with coaching
handstands as an entry point to the movement culture
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This week we have another special guest on the pod, Travis Noble Graves! Travis and I met back at one of the original MovNat certifications in Boston in 2012. He designs all the conditioning programs for American Parkour, runs classes at their location in D.C., and teaches a Parkour certification instructors across the country. If that weren’t enough, he’s also been a Finalist on American Ninja Warrior! In this episode, we cover:
What is Parkour?
Is it dangerous and who can practice Parkour?
Overlaps between Parkour and MovNat
The importance of mindset (this was my biggest takeaway)
Community and History in Parkour
Conditioning in Parkour
and of course, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR!
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This week Jake comes to the table with a question he’s been wrestling with: how much training is too much training? Specifically, he’s asking about young swimmers who spend 12 hours a week in the pool and are looking for more training to do outside of the pool. What advice is best? This sparks a discussion that covers:
What is overtraining?
The Stress-Recovery Cycle and Minimum Effective Dose
How to tell if you are working out too little or too much
Symptoms of overtraining
And basically how we can fix youth sports in America…
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