A new study just came out showing that walking may not be so great for you…if you are doing it in a polluted area. This study was from the Lancet, titled “Respiratory and cardiovascular responses to walking down a traffic-polluted road compared with walking in a traffic-free area in participants aged 60 years and older […]
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Box breathing is a specific form of cadenced breath. It is called box breathing because each leg of the breath, inhale, hold, exhale, hold, is the same length. Thus, if you drew it out in the number of seconds for each one turning 90 degrees for each transition, it would look like a box. Box […]
It doesn’t have to take long. Over the years, I’ve gone back and forth with emphasizing breath as part of my routine. You know…there’s just lots of different things to do in life. I’m always working to adapt and shift what I’m doing. Lately, I added breath work back in, and in a very sustainable […]
Did you know that vital lung capacity is looked at as one of the indicators of age? As you go up in age, lung capacity tends to go down. But like most things regarding aging…there is a LOT you can do about it. The other day I met up with a 79 year old man […]
As you likely know if you’ve been paying attention, my main training goal right now is snatching the 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell 100 times in ten minutes. When I initially conceived of this goal, I thought I’d be able to make short work of it. I proved to be mistaken. Very mistaken. This has […]
The human race is at the top of the food chain. We are arguably the most gifted creatures on the planet with regards to intelligence and the ability to make complex decisions. We have the most intricate and evolved nervous systems on the planet, which allows us to think, move and respond in ways that […]
This week’s podcast features Jon Haas and a discussion on breathing methods and how different exercises can be used to achieve different aims and goals inside and outside the gym.