Many moons ago when I did gymnastics I was pretty good at handstands. That hasn’t been the case for a very long time. My overhead pressing ability is simply pathetic compared to my overhead pulling ability. So I’ve been trying to work on it. Continue reading “Balancing Out Rock Climbing With Handstand Work”
I talked in a recent post about having to do something I hate doing. That thing would be scheduling my time. I’m much more of a fly by the seat of your pants kinda guy.
As soon as I put something on a schedule, I feel like I have to do it and then I don’t want to do it. For any of you who follow Gretchen Rubin’s work, my tendency is a rebel.
This makes it very painful to create a schedule for myself. I just feel like smashing my head against a wall as soon as I make one. I’m working on a solution that lets me at least loosely schedule my time without making me feel like I’ve just thrown myself in a cage.
Scheduling Not So Much
So far I haven’t had much success. I think step number one is going to be eliminating anything that doesn’t absolutely have to be done. And not getting lost in the million tasks that daily living generates. Part of the reason I do that is I just have too much stuff.
HA HA HA maybe I need to schedule a couple hours one day to just throw a bunch of crap away! Really though the major thing I need to make sure I get in is meal prep and time for movement every day.
Meal prep is probably just going to have to be all done one day on the weekend. My movement time though has mostly been climbing for a couple years. Unfortunately, I’ve reached a level of climbing that requires me to supplement to avoid muscle imbalances.
My movement time is just going to have to become part of my morning routine instead of whenever I can squeeze it in. I know some of you are laughing at me right now and thinking, “of course you should do that!” But I hate scheduling anything so I have to force myself into a routine and usually really resent it. I often have to force myself even to go climbing, even though I always have a good time once I get there. Even so it’s usually a fight with myself.
This weekend is extra so hopefully, I can get my crap together and get rolling on my long avoided schedule!
I’ve been really busy the past few weeks. My side project Throat Punch Thursday takes up a fair amount of time and I’ve been doing a few other video side projects. It’s funny, you’d think I were trying to start a videography business as much as I shoot and edit! Continue reading “You’d Think I Know This, But Eating Is Important”
Today I’m bringing you a dead simple exercise to help retrain your. glutes. Many of you may have seen this one before, but it tends to be considered a girl exercise.
Don’t let that chase you away! It’s really a great exercise for rehabing our chronically tight hips. This little guy works the hips through a range of motion we don’t often use otherwise.
Doing it regularly can help relieve lower back pain and improve hip mobility. It’ll also strengthen your glutes so that you can better help support your spine without garbage ergonomic chairs!
People spend hours and hours in the gym training their muscles. I suppose I may be splitting hairs here, but they’re not really training muscles, they’re training nerves. Nerves are the forgotten component of most training days. Continue reading “You Don’t Train Muscles, What You Actually Train Are Nerves”
I’ve decided to take my own advice. I created my own 30-Day Challenge for August! I’ve talked about before how much I rock climb. It’s pretty much been my only type of workout for a couple years now. Buuuuuuut it’s caused some muscle imbalance issues. Continue reading “August 2017 30 Day Challenge”
You wouldn’t think that cell phone use would be part of a blog that focuses on movement would you!? But the truth is staring down at your cell phone for hours a day can cause major neck issues over time. Continue reading “The Best Way To Look At Your Cell Phone”