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More to Movement than Meets the EYES

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Paul, a subscriber send me this video the other day. It’s worth the watch. It’s about how your eyes and how they change up your posture and movement. Summed up in the statement, “Eye exercises are a quick and efficient way to instantly align our posture and decrease our pain.” …

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My Favorite “Shoes”

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Going barefoot is great for your health. Over-engineered shoes can’t compete with the natural architecture of the foot. Secondly, you can get the benefits of earthing or grounding when touching the bare earth. (In case you missed it, that’s covered in my Grounding Report here.) But we do use shoes …

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Is Flow Worth It?

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Here’s a fun and interesting question from Zoubair: “My questions concern the flow state (funnily enough, you mentioned it in one of your recent newsletters). I get that human beings, when in this state, can see a dramatic increase in performance, but if it’s only an acute result, gone as …

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Keto Diet and Testosterone

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“Do you think keto is healthy diet and good for testosterone if done properly through someone who is having the knowledge and who is calculating his macros making sure the carbs is less than 30 grams.”Nassar A keto diet can be extremely helpful for a number of reasons. In fact, …

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Deteriorating Discs?!?

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Our third question in a series about 60-year-olds training but having more trouble than they used to, Chuck asks: “Here’s a question I have and maybe some of your other readers can relate to: so, I keep running into lower back pain when I attempt exercises like dead lifts. The …

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Air Pollution = Bad Gut Health?

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A new study published in Environment International shows that air quality impacts your gut microbiome. “This study examined relationships between air pollutants and the gut microbiome in young adults residing in Southern California. Our results demonstrate significant associations between exposure to air pollutants and the composition of the gut microbiome”  …

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Stretching is Anti-Cancerous?

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While writing the product description page for 7 Minute Flexibility I went over to PubMed to see how much (how little actually) research there was on the benefits of flexibility.  Unfortunately, stretching being a free thing that anyone can do, there’s not money to be made from researching and promoting …

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Breathing Methods During Exercises

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Terry asks: “I’m looking for a way to improve on my breathing during exercise, particularly moderate to high intensity exercise. Breath holding is very natural for me during more intense exercise, yet ideally more controlled breathing is ideal, although I am not convinced that is feasible for moderate to high …

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Breathing into Body Parts

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Daniel asks: “When someone says “breath into your <non-lung bodypart>” through intent or visualization, what is actually happening physiologically?” Good question. It is mostly a visualization exercise. And by that I’m not just meaning visual only, but with a focus on feeling. I don’t know if this has been studied, …

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MODULAR Training

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No two people reading this email, despite the thousands that get these emails, do the same workouts. There are big variations and small variations. But think about that for a moment. No two people are doing the exact same thing. So how am I supposed to teach you what YOU …

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Gyms and Masks

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Daniel asks: “Some gyms require masks over both nose and mouth while working out. What are the implications of this and how can we mitigate any problems from it?” Well, on masks in general I gave my opinions in a podcast a few weeks back. You can listen to that here, …

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To Hold Your Breath or Not Hold Your Breath

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Daniel asks: “Taoist breathing exercises are very big on NOT holding the breath and having an even in-out. Yogic breathing exercises include plenty of breath holds. Some say it helps saturate your body with oxygen. Thoughts?” I’m all for holding the breath. It’s a natural thing we humans can do, …

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Breath – Key to Super Powers?

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Did you know that my start in real fitness began with breathing exercises? Sure, I played football in high school and did some weightlifting around that. But I was not strong, nor athletic despite doing so. That speaks to how you can just spin your wheels if you’re missing the …

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More Science Behind Breathing

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Yesterday, we picked some fun at the skeptical lunatic charlatans at Wikipedia for denying the science of breathwork because it doesn’t fit into their model of the world. Today, I want to get into the science that DOES exist about the many benefits of breathing exercises. There is quite a …

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Breathwork is Pseudo-Science

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…at least if you believe Wikipedia. Here’s the start of their entry on Breathwork:  “Breathwork is a New Age term for various breathing practices in which the conscious control of breathing is said to influence a person’s mental, emotional or physical state, with a claimed therapeutic effect. Breathwork has no …