Tag Archives: natural movement

Evolve Move Play w/ Rafe Kelley

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.

Find more of Rafe’s work at:

And sign up for the Bloomington event to meet Rafe (and me!) personally:

http://www.evolvemoveplay.com/experiencebloomingtonsignuppage/

Until next time.

 

Exuberant Animal w/ Frank Forencich

Frank Forencich is the Exuberant Animal and, in my opinion, the father of the play movement in fitness today.  His work is influential across many fields, and includes the books Exuberant AnimalBeautiful PracticeStresscraft, and his upcoming book on The Long Body and Warrior Activism (two topics we cover at length in this podcast!)

We also touch on:

  • the importance of high/contrast living
  • habitat, exposure, and tribe
  • the real meaning of holistic
  • play, work, and the balance between
  • big paleo and what the current paleo movement is missing

…and so much more!

Connect with Frank

And subscribe to his email  – he gives you an awesome PDF chalk full of play ideas.  Many of these featured in the original Exuberant Animal Playbook that helped inspire me to launch the Ninja Academy here at Force!

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Parkour and Ninja Warrior w/ Travis Noble Graves

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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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Here are some of the links we discussed in the show:

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Overtraining vs Under Recovering

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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…

No punches were held back.  Take a listen and give us feedback on the FreeFit Guy facebook page! (which just had a bit of a makeover).

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Break out of the zoo.

-The Human Animal Team

Body Image w/ Molly Galbraith

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This week we have the amazing Molly Galbraith on the pod!  Molly is a trainer, lecturer, writer, and all around great person.  I was fortunate enough to meet Molly during the Train Like A Girl 2 Seminar (which she hosted and spoke at).  We’ve been keeping up with each other ever since on a topic near and dear to our hearts:  promoting healthy body image and mindset in our clients, friends, and family.  Molly jumped on the pod to discuss just this and other topics as well!

You can find more of Molly’s work here [and you’re going to want to :)]

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