Today we’re going to continue our talk about how to best train your midsection. In our last installment, Core Function: Breathing and Deadbugs we discussed the inner and outer core musculature, and how using a full exhalation can integrate your ‘deep’ core muscles helping you train more effectively and efficiently than traditional crunches or sit-ups.
One of the most common questions in health & fitness is,“How do I get a six pack?” If there’s one thing that’s more common than the question, it’s the number of answers: Everybody has their own specific belief on the exact perfect way to achieve their desired look.
originally published August 31, 2014
This morning I went for a bike ride. I rode up St. Nicholas in Harlem through the Heights to hit the Highbridge Park mountain bike course. There are dirt jumps, a pump track, and trails for anyone to ride.
Try this delicious change from steamed veggies. Excellent as a side dish, this healthy recipe is great warm or cold! When we made this, we used green beans mixed with yellow beans from the farmer’s market – delish! (This recipe appeared in a recent issue of Bon Appetit.)
Recently, the Franchise Mark Fisher, shared a couple quick observations on why walking is motha’ fucking awesome. You can find that short but awesome article here if you haven’t already read it… In this article, Mark alludes to the wonderful benefits of walking as it relates to health. I could not agree more with him. In fact, He and I …
Part 2 of a now 4-part series (Due to the breadth of this topic, this has been made into a 4 part series instead of 3)
In the first article of this series, we discussed some of the philosophical realities of why optimal breathing might be a “magic” potion when dealing with stressors. Today, I’m going to dig way deeper into the specifics of this philosophy by exploring the nervous system/brain-stress connection. First though, I’d like to make a comment or two on the idea of “optimality,” a qualification towards human anatomical commonalities and differences.
Part 1 of a 3-part series
Your stress and anxiety levels have an important message for you. They do. But when you stop listening to them or forget how, they must scream a little louder to get your attention. And they will.
Almost everyone wants to “tone up a bit.” Or else, they want to lose “___ pounds.” If you’re in the fitness industry, odds are, you deal with fat loss.