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Little Joys Ch.32

This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it! February 1st, 2020 We have created a culture where working ourselves to death goes hand in hand with laziness on a scale unheard of in the […]

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Little Joys Ch.7

This post is  part of an ongoing challenge to share  a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. Hope you enjoy! Pushing ourselves into difficult situations is never a comfortable feeling, when you add on the pleasure of a physical challenge, it can be downright painful. Having been traveling […]

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The toxicity of gaming culture

Many people will think this post is some man hating rant about how male toxicity is ruining the gaming industry. This simplistic idea is shared by a bunch of people who don’t understand biology nor how our environment affects us. Take a human being, someone who is already introverted and shy, stick them in a room alone, barely interacting with […]

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A holistic view of the body

For in everything that we do the body is useful; and in all uses of the body it is of great importance to be in as high a state of physical fitness as possible. -Socrates A holistic view of fitness would have to include not only the muscles and heart and bones like most training protocols do, but also the brain. We have to […]

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Focus on the basics Padawans

So many people, myself included, over-complicate matters when getting into fitness. People start worrying about whether they are doing the right kind of training, eating the right kinds of food, going to the gym as many days as they should be. But like all things, the only focus you should have when entering into something new is mastering the basics, […]

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Beginnings

The beginning is always the most difficult. We can fantasize about something, plan it out in the most excruciating of detail, compile note upon note with the intention of having the most perfectly executed start, and then never get off the couch. It’s the fear. It drives our procrastination, can make us drown ourselves in an information flow, justify a […]

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Finding our limits

We have become a soft society, seeking out ways to maximize our comfort and minimizing any kind of discomfort. This may seem like a good thing, and it is in some ways, there is nothing inherently wrong with being comfortable and finding more efficient ways to do things, especially when it frees up time to do what you truly wish […]

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Just get it done

All it takes is one decision to change the direction of your day. It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, a week ago, years ago. And it doesn’t matter what happens tomorrow. All that matters is today. This moment, this choice. To do the thing that you know will make you feel successful. And not that fake success of instagram, posting […]

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The joy of being sore

I hurt. Not in the I may have broken something way, but in the I know I did some good work this week kind of way. That first week back to steady training is always the worst, it zaps your energy, makes you sore in places you forgot existed, wreaks havoc on your sleep. And yet it feels great knowing […]

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Exploring yourself through movement

There are a myriad of ways to move. Walking, running, dance, parkour, dozens of sports and many more ways to express ourselves. But as a society we have forgotten the simplest way of moving;  play. Rolling around, shifting and gyrating our bodies on the ground and through the air. Simply allowing ourselves to go through every motion the body is […]

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Your body is more than just click bait

There are many training methods vying for dominance in the world. With the rise of social media platforms such as instagram, it’s become easy for people to use their bodies to push ways of training that MIGHT get you to look good naked, but most definitely do not build a healthy mindset towards movement and fitness. For obvious reasons, aesthetics […]

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Play the long game

Note to self: Always be aware of when to push hard in training. The human body is a miracle, capable of a multitude of actions, a Master at general movement. Restrict it’s movements though, allow laziness and ineptitude to take hold in your life, and all you are doing is creating an accident in waiting. Going all in when you […]

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Life happens

It happens to everyone. You make a plan, it’s perfect. Eat like this, train this many times, sleep at this hour, and then, Life happens. It’s a matter of discipline and focus, and yet no matter how much we strive to do the things we promise to ourselves we all somehow fall off the wagon. Maybe you had a good […]

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Health 101: Move as much as you can

There is this immensely complex debate going on in our society encompassing the right ways to eat, sleep and train. How we should look, is being skinny bad? is being overweight bad? it’s a never ending debate, more emotion than logic at this point. Personally I think we need to get down to the basics and let the other stuff […]