A follow through is supposed to change everything. It's almost magic. Doesn't matter if it's a golf swing, a basketball shot or a tennis serve. But what is a "follow through" exactly?Read More
We all know the advice to "silence the inner critic". You know the voice (or voices) that whisper (or scream) that you're a talentless fraud or you're just lucky and don't deserve success, that sooner or later you'll be found out and it'll all come crashing down.
Yeah, definitely pay no attention to that. But what if your inner voice isn't your critic at all but your intuition?Read More
It's easy to forget but so very important. Whatever we have is a gift. Sometimes we work hard and get nowhere, other times good fortune falls in our lap.
The Stoics are well known for this attitude of gratitude and the freedom from judging what happens to us. “Convince yourself that everything is the gift of the gods,” was how Marcus Aurelius put it, “that things are good and always will be.”Read More
It’s a simple phrase but in can be incredibly powerful if you use it the right away. Especially if you use it instead of I can’t when it comes to a habit you are trying to change.
Seriously, it just feels so much better.Read More
[Dr. Attia's] point is fairly straight forward. We hear all the time that obesity is the enemy. That it's the cause of so many other problems; heart disease, high blood pressure, bad blood numbers (A1C, triglycerides, cholesterol) and the big-bad Type 2 diabetes. If you're fat you're in danger.Read More
We often let ourselves think that the only thing that matters is the score. The load lifted or the time we finished the workout. After all isn't that why we're there? To do our best and set PR's and, you know, win?
I don't think so.
Do those things matter? Of course they do but I don't think they matter most or even close to the top of the list.
If you've been with us any time at all, been to a Pose running clinic or an endurance seminar you've done some running drills. The first thing you probably did was practice bouncing on the balls of the feet. That feels a little odd if you've always run with a heel strike, that is, reaching out, landing on the heel and pulling yourself along. But there are lots of examples and lessons of how a forefoot landing is the way to go.Read More
You go to the doctor with a pain in your foot. He says, "Great! Here's a scrip for 800mg of Motrin. Make your copay at the desk. Next!" and off you go. A week later you're not better. In fact it hurts even worse...Read More
It's cliche and it's embarrassing. Nobody says that anymore. What's that even mean?
And of course you can crush your workout. This is where it matters to us. What does crushing it mean, exactly?Read More
In this era of specialists - from doctors to plumbers to accountants - we tend to let others do things for us that, back in the day, we did for ourselves. It wasn't that long ago that many people had farms or gardens and grew at least a portion of the food they ate. Used to be the neighbors got together to put a your barn. If something broke or needed maintenance around the house you did it yourself.Read More
When I hear moderation in all things from most people I hear "There are no rules, I'm going to eat anything I want and not worry about it. Moderation!" How's that working for you?
I'm betting not all that well. On some level you've got to commit. Not to a specific diet plan or eating schedule - they don't work - but to yourself. Are you committed to yourself? Are you doing the little things everyday that let you live your best life? Do you know what those things are? Or how to learn them?Read More