But Seriously, Should Exercise Be Sport?

Continuing with the topic, it’s time to explore the emotionally heated difference between exercise and sport, this grey area where motor patterns acquire a name or the other, but rarely both. What makes an exercise just an exercise, and what turns it into a sport? Aren’t’ most sports, after all, the execution of predefined motor skills (or exercises) to match environmental constraints?

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Should Exercise Be Sport – Really?

Frankly, I have no idea what this means, not at least in true specificity. Granted, arguments can be made on subjective perspectives, but they only beget emotional hollow exchanges and don’t address the question. Interestingly, whenever I inquire about the substance of the topic from those who condemn tarnishing the sanctity of exercise by turning it into sport, I never get a solid reply. I get plenty of “my client does…” or “this guru says…”or “when I…” but ultimately, the overemotional downpour does nothing to mitigate the chasm between the concepts of exercise and sport, let alone provide a useful perspective.

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3×3 Kettlebell Programs

The 3×3 kettlebell programs are focused routines maximizing weight use. The repetitions are low, but because the weights are heavier, the benefits of the programs are very specific. In a 3×3 program, you do three sets of three repetitions, with the intensity changing each set. This program is ideal for strength goals as it allows the opportunity to use the heavier loads. The 3×3 program can also be a precursor to the 5×5 program. There are many benefits to using 3×3 kettlebell programs. They include the following.

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Treadmill Workout: From dreadmill to funmill

…Off my soap box, I would like to focus on what I consider one of the most underrated pieces of exercise equipment, the much misunderstood treadmill. Most tend to poo-poo the treadmill workout because they say it’s boring and unproductive.

WRONG!

You make it boring and unproductive! There’s a unique learning opportunity that we are going to address to discover how awesome a treadmill workout can be.

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Health Advice – What Makes Us Sick?

…You get sick, you go to the doctor and get an antibiotic/antiviral/antifungal to get better. Much of our food, like milk, juices, canned food and even nuts like almonds are pasteurized in order to eliminate the bacteria to avoid sickness. Many people use anti-bacterial soaps and hand sanitizers in order to prevent the spread of infection. These actions are all about killing the germ, and are in support of Germ Theory…

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Why 2011 ROCKED!

One of my traditions since I started writing was to put a recap of the events of the previous year so we can reminiscence the good moments and learn from the hard ones. It is something all my readers appreciated and could relate to. I took a hiatus for a couple of years as I was involved in other ventures but I’m returning to it as many have been asking me for it.

Please join me as I go over the events of 2011 and recall all the moments that made it the awesome year it was.

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Denial and Fear Disguised as Self-Esteem

I’m exposing the nauseating, butchered version of the “Mermaid or a Whale” post for the banal drivel it truly is. It is not that I like pouring salt on the wound, but it is disconcerting to see how something so flawed could be so blindly cheered. Hey, we once thought lynching witches was correct!

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Leg Length Inequalities, Kids, and Injuries

Sometimes the solution is so stupefying simple, it turns us into skeptics. How can it keep escaping our eyes? We are so focused on finding intricacies where none exist that the obvious goes right over our heads. Are we afraid to yield to simplicity and look uneducated or dumb? Or is it that the overly segmented view we have of our world blocks us from grasping the simplicity of the whole?

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Injuries that Should NOT Be

Trying to explain how I help folks eliminate pain in one generalized umbrella is impossible. The situation gets more complex as I combine many modalities which in my experience, work well together. We are used to generalizing and singling out, but there are circumstances in which doing so undermines the subject and dilutes its essence.

At the request of my clients, I have put together a free report with the most important details. I have taken an excerpt from the document “How I Eliminated 35 Years of Back Pain in 3 Weeks” to illustrate a crucial point.

This sample is a based on a real case and focuses on the assessment portion to help you understand why sometimes, we overlook the obvious. This man was suffering from injuries that should not be. We are about to find out why.

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27 Stern but Awesome Fitness Tips

Summarizing aspects of exercise science, biomechanics, nutrition, and mindset can get rather touchy since there are sooo many valid good points. There are hundreds of lists floating around, all equally valid. You will find many variations of them, but you will also find some common ground.

Many will love this list, many will not, but what’s certain is that there many unavoidable truths in there, and facing truths makes many very uncomfortable.

Regardless, here you go!

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