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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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OS Play – August 23rd in Bloomington, IN

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OS Play is coming to Bloomington, IN on August 23rd!

This is our second OS Play Course EVER!   This 4 hour course will be all about playing (obviously)! We will teach you games and concepts that you can implement into your own training or into programming for your clients, students, patients, or athletes.

We’re going to rediscover the superhero in each of us through play – you’ll learn why play is important, how play can fill in the gaps in your current fitness program (or even replace it), how to start your own ninja academy, and experience tons of games old and new to get you started.

For more details, feel free to contact me using the link in the top bar up above, or check out the event page:  http://originalstrength.net/event/os-play/

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 I Stopped Working Out Entirely – And What It Could Do For You!

I have another guest blog up at the Force Bloomington website.  It’s all about “Reframing Your Workouts” so that they have meaning specific for you.  This one was really fun to write and I think you’ll enjoy the inherent  in it.  Here’s an excerpt:

“Let me give you an example.  My personal WHY is to be able to play and provide for my family for as long as humanly possible.  My pursuit of fitness only matters in how much it empowers me to do these things that I care about and love.

So, for me, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to beat myself up to the point where I”m too sore to move, dance, or play.  It also doesn’t make sense for me to do things I don’t like doing, because I know plenty of things I DO enjoy, enough for me to spend a lifetime practicing and exploring.”

Continue reading here:  http://forcebloomington.com/reframing-your-workouts/