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Kettlebells w/ Nick Lynch & Lori Crock

Kettlebells w/ Nick Lynch & Lori Crock

Recently Jake, TJ and I had the chance to sit down and chat with Lori Crock and Nick Lynch, two all-star coaches and Russian Kettlebell Certification Team Instructors.  Lori is back for the second time on the podcast (her first visit being one of my favorites).  Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering:

  • Play and human development
  • The atrophy of movement patterns
  • The benefits of training with a Kettlebell

…and more!

If you like what you hear, please check our Lori and Nick’s websites below.  I’m also providing links to the certification they will be teaching this fall, as well as the articles on Play and the Wedge brought up during the conversation.

Enjoy!

Why We Don’t Exercise

Episode 52: Why We Don't Exercise

At The Human Animal, we believe in the power of self-discovery through discussion.  Our goal with this podcast is to start a conversation, but not finish it.  The process of exploring what it means to be a human animal is uniquely your own, and yet you will find many shared experiences with those in your tribe.  Often, we discover something about ourselves through the people closest to us.  So enjoy – connect – reflect – and most of all, embrace the journey.


 

This week, Jake and Matt sit down to discuss the concept of the “85%” of people not currently engaged in an exercise/movement practice.  Is it so crazy to think that what the fitness industry has to offer doesn’t appeal to 85% of us?  We don’t think so.  So where does that leave us?  What are the entry points to movement and fitness that are being left out?

We’ll cover:

  • Why the 85% of us who don’t “exercise” might not be crazy at all
  • Is fitness “fun” anymore?  Was it ever?
  • How to work at the edge of your ability (in more ways than one)
  • Play as an entry point to fitness and movement

…and so much more!

We really enjoyed this discussion and hope that you will too.


 

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Six Pillars of Holistic Fitness

episode 35 six pillars of holistic fitness

This week we pull back the veil and uncover exactly how we think about coaching someone to long-term success.  We use this framework to inform our decision-making, whether it be in a one-on-one sit down, an initial intake, a meeting with a client who feels “stuck” or wants to continue their progress to the next level, or even yourself!

This is our best episode yet (in my opinion).  Whether you are a coach or just someone looking to cultivate a healthy lifestyle, this will give you the template for how to start and never stop.

6 Pillars of Inside/Out Fitness

How to Build a Flow

At the FreeFit Guy Academy, one of our weekly focuses is on “building a flow”.  A flow is simply a sequence of movements that we meld together into a unified whole.  The goal is to be fluid and work on transitions between movements.  It can serve as great warm up or mobility cultivator, or even as a more advanced and powerful strength, conditioning, and coordination tool.

We will start by teaching several elements, or simple movements that can be practiced on their own. We then connect these elements, building them into molecules. This will eventually turn into a flow as connections become easier to make and improvise.

The beauty in building a flow is there is no right or wrong – just creative expression and an endless list of possibilities.

I’ll often tell my clients that their movement is beautiful and unique – because it is. Just imagine this – your body, down to a cellular level, has been shaped by your experience. YOURS. No one else has had the same number, type, and variety of movements. You are unique in the entire universe in this manner, as is your ability to move. No one else squats like you do, nor do they flow in the same way. Cherish this.

140 Character Philosopher

I recently hit 1,000 total tweets on my Twitter account, freefitguy. It spurred me to go back and look at how my thoughts have evolved over the past 3 years.  Some things my thoughts have shifted on, while others still struck a chord with me.  I hope that something in here will strike a similar chord with you and serve as some small inspiration for your day.

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Train at the edge of your ability regularly, but at the edge of your capacity rarely. #freefitguyacademy

One of the best program minimum systems out there – @Mark_Sisson‘s 3 rules: move frequently at a slow pace, lift heavy things, & sprint

Spending time in the proper progressions and teaching perception will yield stunning results in the long and short-term.

OVERcoaching is often the result of UNDERpreparing your athlete/client.

Change the movement environment, change the movement behavior.

Top 2 ways we can help prevent ACL injury in female athletes via ortho surgeon – Teach landing mechanics and help them get a “fanny” #TLAG2

You must change your perception to change your reality. While the first is difficult, the second is impossible without it.

New poster I want in my gym: “Fatigue is not the goal. Getting better is the goal.” #lessismore

Performance does not guarantee health. #TrainLikeAGirl2

@JoelJamieson knocked it out of the park with his presentation. “Stress is stress whether perceived or real.” #stressmanagement #TLAG2 Continue reading