Posture Device Flops, Fads and Fails

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Looks cool right? What are we looking at here?

Business as usual.

Posture is the newest buzz word. In fitness, in wellness, in child development, in breast augmentation, in pain reduction, in butt lifting. Posture affects it all. With a trend like this, its easy to sell lame ass products that well meaning humans will purchase as a quick fix for their issues.

Is it really so bad though? Well the inspiration behind the concept isn’t. Posture. Yes it is important. But it falls short of the mark when we realize what gave us crappy posture in the first place.

not moving enough

So donning a device that props us up (a job our muscles are supposed to do) is a good idea in a movement restricted lifestyle? Maybe. Maybe not.

I met a young man on the plane home from an Egoscue Seminar in Europe. He was wearing something similar to the man on the right. I recognized it from my experience with a clavicle separation I suffered in a motorcycle accident in 2007. He was healing from the same incident, and looked uncomfortable.

I asked him a straight forward question. “Do you think that thing is helping?” He replied very quickly. “No.”

Yeah its easy to look sexy when you’re sporting a bra on the outside

Yeah its easy to look sexy when you’re sporting a bra on the outside

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“Then take it off”

I confidently told him

Do you know why I said that? Because his muscles and connective tissue were far stronger than some man-made elastic that wasn’t doing squat for this guy. He said so. Its a great theory to try to position the shoulder as well as you can while the break healed, but bony union happens quickly! Its far more efficient to work with the MUSCLES in the WHOLE body and keep their patterns clear and functional while healing and afterward. The muscles will be there for life, not the elastic straps.

Can you picture your child wanting to wear this thing? What happened to the old school parenting tactic of

GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

Your kid’s, grandkid’s even YOUR poor posture is most often a result of not moving properly, or at all! Do you want to prop them up with braces, tape, bands, and straps that they’ll need into adulthood? Is this what the robust human has come to?

Upright Walkers

Lift Recliners

Stair Lifts

Or do we hold the solution within our own design? We are created perfectly. But all of these devices are a poor attempt at reinventing the human from a flawed perspective that we lack ability. News flash:

We Are Capable and Robust

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Even this cut, muscled, model makes posture bras attractive, right? Whatever they have to do to convince you that you need to buy this to be upright. After all, posture is important, and your muscles obviously can’t do the job they were designed for in the first place.

I’m too tough on these devices, I know. Its just so easy to make fun of when you see the advertisements. So I don’t hold back for a good laugh. I’m sure tools like these and your posture tracker apps, can be useful. Just don’t forget where you came from. CAPABLE HUMAN BEINGS who withstood more intense hardships than bending over an iPhone all day.

Lets get some good contrast here to drive the final point home, shall we?

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Ready to trade in your posture device for the free on that lies within?

Use My Own Posture

Posture + Functional: Buzz Words that NO ONE USES CORRECTLY

You know them right? The world is full of them and the fitness industry is no different. Here are a few you’ve probably heard at the gym. Ready?

Core

Posture

Functional

Don’t tell me you’ve NEVER been to a class and not heard at least one of these words tossed around like a cheap. . . Bottle of wine ;) “Tighten your core” Thats what instructors started cueing in the 90s and still do. I remember when that term was new. Yes I’m that old. But what is it? Where is it? What does it do? And why are we holding it so tight? For each of these questions you’ll get a slew of answers from different trainers that we consider to be experts. And that only means one thing, THEY DON’T KNOW! Mainly because it is a buzz word with no basis in reality. (More on that later.).

The terms ‘Functional’ and ‘Posture’ take a close second to ‘Core’, and I’ll be dissecting them all in this blog. First I want to explain why it is so important to remain informed and discriminate when you hear buzz words like this. Because the people who use them, more often than not have no idea what they really mean. Wouldn’t you want your instructor, trainer and doctor (yes even doctors use terms with uncertainty) to know what they’re telling you? I hope as you read on, you’ll gain more clarity on the terms.

Core

Some say its your abdominals, others say its your back and your abdominals, I say. . . Stop using that term! Why? Because it has become so confusing, overused and dangerously MISUSED! Perfect examples:

  1. You’re in a cardio kickboxing class throwing some punches towards the mirror, JAB, CROSS, HOOK, UPPERCUT, FRONTKICK. . . Instructor says “Keep Your Core Tight!” What do you do?

  2. You’re in a free weights sculpting class setting up for plank. . . Teacher says “Tighten Your Core”. What do you do?

  3. You’re in a kettlebell class doing some crunches with a 15lb weight. . . Trainer calls out “Engage Your Core”. What do you do?

I hope you realize that your idea and their idea of ‘tight core’ is engaging your abs or sucking your navel to your spine. So does that mean core is your abs? Not hardly.

Did you know there is one sheet of fascia linking your heel directly to your eyebrow? Its called the superficial dorsal line; A term coined by Tom Meyers, a fascial expert.

Did you know there is one sheet of fascia linking your heel directly to your eyebrow? Its called the superficial dorsal line; A term coined by Tom Meyers, a fascial expert.

Training Your Compensation=Stronger Compensations. Crunches aren’t the answer to a stronger ‘core’.

Training Your Compensation=Stronger Compensations. Crunches aren’t the answer to a stronger ‘core’.

Abdominals in general are on the front and sides of the body. They create the movement of flexion among other duties. So doing a ton of crunches would strengthen them, but to what end? Flexion, flexion, flexion. Does that mean doing back extension exercises would counteract all that flexion work? Not necessarily.

You see there is certain amount of musculoskeletal compensation we bring to our workout. It can not be avoided completely, but when we do not address that, we just continue strengthening the misalignments. Then the muscles fall further into compensation and dysfunction (not working the way they were designed to). That is when they signal us via PAIN.

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So getting your body into proper alignment is key. A compensating body is NOT going to benefit from planks or crunches or back work if its done in a compensatory fashion. Strengthening your ‘core’ doesn’t fix posture, and your POSTURE is the reason your back, shoulder and neck might hurt. Make sense?

POSTURE

Speaking of posture, what do YOU think that term means? What is wrong? What is Right? Does it mean keep your shoulders back? Does it mean keep your head in line? Does it mean hold a neutral spine? Even these descriptions are confusing, aren’t they?

(By the way the cyclist pictured here trying to demonstrate the ‘right’, posture has their heart in the right place, but is missing the mark. Notice how smoothly she spins when using the bike as it was designed. Notice the chain reaction through her hip, back, shoulder and head as she fights to display ‘better posture’. It looks unnatural, unsustainable, and uncomfortable BECAUSE IT IS!)

Lets settle this right here. Posture is how your body demonstrates the relationship between your joints. Thats it. Now speaking in terms of good and bad, right and wrong will throw a lot more into the mix. But in my opinion, I’d rather think in terms of good, better, BEST.

Thank goodness for poor posture

Thank goodness for poor posture

Lets face it, our body will adapt and compensate, and we should be GLAD that it can.

Thank Goodness

for Poor Posture

You don’t agree?! Your body can adapt. Your car can not. Your body can improvise. Your car can not. Your body can still run from a tiger if your foot was lopped off. Your car wouldn’t get far on 3 wheels. Comprende? Adaptation to a different posture is necessary to keep you going. You’re not doing it on purpose, your body’s wisdom is beyond our simple-minded concepts. It knows what to do. Even if you don’t know why its doing it. Trust it.

The problem occurs when it can’t do what it was designed to do anymore. When it forgets how to access its muscles for creating efficient motion. When it compensates so long that it becomes dysfunctional (more on that later). The posture displays misalignments, and certain movements may no longer be possible to execute. Do any of us have perfect posture? No. Can we? Who cares?! If we are living lives without pain, without limitation, it shouldn’t matter. Its when the signal of pain kicks in, that we seek answers, and most of the time the answer can lie in a misaligned posture, which is easily addressable. Set up a Consultation to find out how.

I might be involved in a circular argument here that can never be answered definitively due to the english language. HOWEVER If you're going to tout yourself as a kinesiologist, wear a 'master trainer' shirt, and toss a term like Functional Workout/Fitness my way . . .

Functional

This word is tossed around a LOT in the past 10 years. Especially at the gym. Trainers tout themselves as ‘functional’ trainers offering ‘functional workouts’. WTF does that mean? Well I actually asked a ‘Master Trainer’ (it said so on his shirt) at a newly opened gym, 24 Hour Fitness in Massapequa. This is what I was told (see video)

So just because he didn’t know what Functional Fitness meant, doesn’t mean you can’t know. FUNCTION is something’s ability to perform an action as per its design. In regards to the body, its things are muscles, bones, organs, fascia etc.

Can she reach for a jar of jelly functionally?

Can she reach for a jar of jelly functionally?

So apply that to fitness. To some confused trainers, it means completing actions you do everyday. So getting out of a chair, reaching for a jar of jelly etc. would be daily movement. Training you to be better at that movement is considered functional training. . . To them. So if you don’t get up and down off the floor every day, do we skip that exercise? If you don’t do back bending daily, should we avoid that movement?

How can we make daily movement better by doing it the same way? Answer: We can’t.

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To me, functional training restores the function that your muscles were designed with. That means reducing compensation, then getting the right muscles to perform their required actions. If you’ve worked with me, you know how we accomplish this and its outcome. If a stooped over human can NOT extend their spine, their function is reduced. They now have to compensate through multiple movements to create an action that a more aligned (functional) person can. In fact some actions may be impossible for certain postures. And why? Because compensation, misalignment, and eventual musculoskeletal dysfunction will render certain muscles, muscle groups and movement patterns inaccessible.

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This isn’t necessarily permanent, and can often be remedied quickly. But if compensating factors are not addressed, all you are doing when you train, is strengthen your compensations, which will lead to injury and pain down the line.

I hope that gives you some more clarity on these overused and misused terms. So now when you hear those buzz words dropped, you can insert a correction and educate rather than go along with the stale trend.

I’m glad you took the time for a little critical thinking. Being led by your nose sucks, and makes you less of a human being. To get the changes we want in life, we often have to bust out of self-imposed molds. It can be uncomfortable at first but the results are REWARDING! Are you in the drivers seat? Ready to pilot your own life?

Fix My Own Posture

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Foot Circles Point Flexes

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Our parents shoved them into boxes sooner than we could even walk or talk. We continue that trend by enclosing them into work boots, high heels, away from the sun, away from the grass and mud, deprived of stimulus and well deserved TLC. I’m talking about your feet. They take us everywhere, and for the majority of humans, we give them little attention . . . . Unless they’re screaming with the symptom of pain.

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But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m not demonizing shoes at all, so don’t expect an exclusion diet of footwear to help your health. Instead I’m recognizing that shoes are not going anywhere anytime soon. Nothing we can do about that. What we CAN do something about is the feet we BRING to our shoes and our walking, and working out, climbing, jumping, sitting etc.

If you’ve never heard of it before, lets get up close and personal with:

For this move you’ll be lying on your back as pictured. Leave one leg straight on the floor and hug the other knee towards your chest. Some of you can’t do that (yet) so if you need to, grab a belt and take it behind the knee, holding one end of the strap in each hand.

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Before you start the movement, lets check your alignment. Your straight leg should have 4 load bearing joints in a straight line. Ankle, Knee, Hip and Shoulder. The knee and foot should be pointing straight up as best you can, that means stay active in your hip, gravity will want to draw a relaxed leg outward. Resist that with a little effort and keep the leg straight with toes up.

The leg you’re hugging in has to be aligned too. The shin is parallel to the floor, that means don’t let your heel come close to your butt. Also you want to keep the same straight line between your ankle knee and hip. Your hip will tend to rotate outward the deeper you pull it. This angles the knee out. Don’t let that happen. Again, resist that outward deviation with a little effort. Use your muscles and hold it in line.

Keep your head and shoulders on the floor relaxed. If you can’t, then go get the belt I mentioned above. Your biceps will do some work, but this shouldn’t be like an abdominal crunch.

Now the movement.

Let your toes become the initiators. Give them some stimulus and let them lead the whole ankle and foot in a complete outward circle 40 times. NO MOVING YOUR KNEE! If you notice your knee ‘bouncing’, keep it still. Its movement is a clue to what is compensating in your body, and getting this move dialed in will change those muscles. After you finish 40 one way, go for the inward rotation.

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Feeling tired? Burning? Thats ok. Welcome to muscles that don’t work. I’m kidding of course, but seriously they’re not used to actually working in concert! Thats why it feels so challenging. All of the tissue is working, fascia, muscles, nerves you name it, YOU FEEL IT!

One more move before you switch legs. Point and Flex. Its in the title. Through the ankle, point your toes as far away from your body as you can, (plantarflexion) then pull them as close to your shin as you can (dorsiflexion). Do that 40 times.

Great Stand Alone Move

Reduces Thoracic and Pelvic Rotation

Addresses Pelvic Disparities

Teaches the Hips and Shoulders to Align

Encourages Hip Flexor Engagement

Re-Educates Muscles

Encourages Pelvic Separation

Repositions Head

Addresses Hip Knee Ankle Foot Pain

Pain is not something to be feared, it is something to be understood. For most of us we already understand that we don't move enough, or with necessary quality.  This is one way to add that stimulus to your daily routine.  You brush your teeth, wipe your ass, get dressed (sometimes). . . To live well, we must also MOVE WELL.

Click here to move well

Kiki Bosch: A Candid Interview with an Ice Water Freediver

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Freediver, Teacher, Speaker, Leader, Inspirer, Uplifter.

Kiki Bosch is all of these things and more. By deliberately disturbing her comfort, she experienced her own healing. Kiki encourages us all to not only embrace adversity on purpose, but to also balance ourselves with compassion.

Join us as we talk about harmonizing these aspects in life, diving, relationships, shamanism and more.

0:00 Intro

2:10 Disturb the Comfort Comfort the Disturbed

3:45 Learn to comfort yourself

4:15 Tribalism

5:10 Emotional Intelligence

5:30 Abraham Hicks Leader

6:15 Moderation, PC, Taboo Opinions Suppression

9:45 #Adversity Are we Weak?

11:27 Where is the growth?

12:50 Kiki’s Obligation and Blackout

17:20 “This is so beautiful”

18:00 “Mentally I was Gone!”

19:30 “I could feel the whole structure of my system”

21:55 Changing the Past

22:50 Valuing Negative Experiences

25:30 Pattern Attractor/Pattern ENDER

26:00 From age 11

28:25 “I didn’t learn my lesson”

30:25 Performance and Belief

32:33 Some days you Doubt Yourself

34:20 Play out the Negative Scenario

34:45 Jack Jeffries World Champion Skydiver

37:15 Preparation vs Dwelling

38:47 Wim Hof Method and Freediving

40:00 Thoughts Drain Energy

41:09 Thought LITERALLY IS energy

41:45 Hyperventilation VERY DANGEROUS for Freedivers

43:15 WHM Controversy Freediving

47:25 Kiki in USA 2020

47:50 WHM Instructor Samuel Whiting

49:30 Obligation to Heal Students

52:00 Its always up to them

52:50 Holding Happiness isn’t the problem

54:55 Everything in life Teaches you a Lesson

55:15 Nothing is Permanent

56:30 Balance vs Harmony

57:24 Compassion vs Guilt

1:01:46 The Shaving

1:02:25 Tribal Medicine Transformation

1:03:12 Kiki is Clean Before the Toad

1:03:20 Bufo Experience

1:04:15 Take Me

1:06:00 What are you trying to Prove

1:07:45 Internalizing the Paradigm Shift

1:10:50 Where to find Kiki

https://www.disturbthecomfort.com/

https://www.kikibosch.com/

https://www.instagram.com/_kiki.bosch_/

1:13:30 USA Tour Dates

Music by TeknoAxe's Mellow Aether

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Lloyd Bayley: Interview with an AMA ASRA Pro Racer, Trials Rider

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To the untrained eye a Pro rider like Lloyd Bayley is just another adrenaline junkie on a tight looking bike. Driven by speed, touched by luck, and talented enough to keep going.  But behind all the gear is rider with a wealth of street smarts.  Armed with practical life philosophies, Lloyd’s successes and failures have awarded him a unique perspective on riding, and life.

Listen in while we discuss track racing, street riding, the early days, the ego game, speed, crashes, skills you need for success, and mindsets that will hold you back.  

0:00 Intro

2:00 JBE 

3:15 Scariest Bike Ever 

4:20 Street Racing vs Track Racing 

5:55 Earning a Name 

6:30 Worst Crash 

8:15 Wasted Talent Spent Money 

8:45 Days are NUMBERED 

10:00 Afraid to Admit Fault 

10:35 Tip on Brakes and Turns 

12:30 Extreme Conditions Help Extreme Conditions 

12:45 Forward Thinking Planning 

17:05 Vanderbilt Worst Crash 

18:05 Factory Racers vs Privateer 

19:45 Sacrifice 

21:05 Chasing the High Yard Sale 

23:15 Liquidation 

24:13 Race and Racing

24:15 Race Specific 

25:10 Rickey Gadson, Dickerson 

26:15 Beginnings of a Racer (inner city story) 

28:05 Piano vs Motorcycles 

29:30 Hanging off Go Carts 

31:35 Miguel DuHomell Test Rider 

35:45 State of Emergency Snow Donuts 

36:55 JBE Rollcage Go Carts 

37:45 Who am I Racing? 

38:15 First Time Daytona 

42:45 Free Jumps? 

43:45 NY to FL 

46:05 NY = Hustle 

51:15The Cold Sucks 

53:15 Weather Racing 

55:05 The Brick Yard 

58:00 First and ONLY Man of Color at World Cup 

58:50 Plant Based Diet 

1:00:10 Attacking Beliefs

1:00:50 You Have a Right to Kill Yourself

1:02:10 Cheeseburger Motivator

1:03:20 Babies and Popcorn

1:04:48 Meth, Hookers, and Jesus

1:07:04 Misery Loves Company

1:08:05 Victims Chum the Water

1:10:00 Good Things Bad Habits

1:11:30 Abusive Relationship Patterns

1:12:15 Prove It-Change It

1:16:00 Colored Tires

1:17:15 Trusting Your Heart is BULLSHIT

1:18:17 Grocery Store Scenario

1:19:50 No Road Rage in Florida-We Carry

1:23:00 Women Spit On Men

1:25:05 I’m Not Getting Involved

1:27:50 Florida has WEIRD ass Northerners

1:29:30 If You Knew Better, You’d Do Better

1:31:00 Who Are Your Friends

Lloyd Bayley’s Instagram 

Music by Teknoaxe

Like A Ton Of Bricks

#ProAMA #lloydbayley #asra 

Dmitry Tamoikin: The Truth Interview

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(time stamps may be off---I'll adjust soon)

0:00 Introduction

5:00 Respect of all Creatures Stewards of Earth

6:55 Pursuit of Truth Michael Tsarion

7:28 Dmitry Says “Got to make them uncomfortable”

8:17 George Carlin on Germs

9:40 Dmitry the African Beach Child

10:40 Meat grinder fast and fun into waves

12:00 Spoiled kids or poor kids cycling fate

13:00 D-Day

14:20 Wimpy Parents=Wimpy Kids

16:00 Dmitry' Doesn't Like Cold Water

17:10 Keep Your Ideas To Yourself, Unless. . .

18:14 Napoleon Hill

19:40 Dmitry has Think and Grow Rich

22:04 Buoy Interview

22:17 Portraits and Principles

23:45 Dignity of Labor

24:32 Dmitry’s Book Club

24:52 Tamoikin Art Fund has books

25:20 Who Speaks in Your Head

26:50 Dmitry Sits in Lotus

27:52 Matrix Life

30:35 Nihilists

31:00 Dmitry Tamoikin Psychologist MD

32:58 Are Constantinople Angels Female or Male?

33:33 Gnosticism

36:22 Fat Ugly Virtual Reality

37:00 Hedgehogs

37:37 Science of Fasting

38:07 Dmitry’s Fasting Problem

41:20 Human Car Analogies/Tangent

41:52 Zen of Archery Tangent

42:50 Hilltop Lodge in PA/Tangent

43:30 Humans Are Antennae

45:10 Dmitry’s Invention Butt Cooler

45:45 Multiple Independent Discoveries

46:18 Revisiting: What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger

47:40 Race Car Athletes

48:29 Women want to have babies

49:30 Philosophy and Identity

53:30 Dmitry’s Businesses

http://www.tamoikin.com/

http://www.axcombat.com/

http://www.earthspheredevelopment.com/

54:55 Family Business Art Fund

56:50 Is Dmitry a Daddy’s Boy?

58:25 Business comes BEFORE Women

1:00:00 Dmitry’s First Car

1:07:00 Freedom to do Crazy Stuff

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/06/nyregion/06climber.html

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/world-trade-center-base-jumpers-cleared-burglary-article-1.2267043

1:07:45 Crazy White People Extreme Feats

1:10:50 African Life

1:12:05 Dmitry’s Video

1:17:00 Dmitry is half dying

1:18:30 5 Minute Neon String

1:22:22 Inciting Brawls

1:26:12 Why Dmitry is Wired

1:28:25 The Ultimate Self Defense

1:32:00 Pyrotechnics

1:38:00 Video Games Dmitry Plays

1:41:00 Kratos and Dmitry’s Stoicism

1:43:50 Norse.Life Interview

1:47: 00 Dr. Morgue

1:50:04 Dmitry Played Warcraft

1:51:51 Realmz

1:53:00 Warrior Poets or Wimpy Elf Nerds

1:54:45 Woods By Myself

1:56:00 Dmitry Discovers Muscles

1:59:55 A Will There Is A Way

2:02:20 Self Improvement

2:01:30 Axe Combat Project

2:10:20 Humble old me

2:11:32 Tiredness must be Destroyed

2:50:00 Being Smart and Strong One isn’t enough

Dmitry's Links

http://www.tamoikin.com/

http://www.axcombat.com/

https://www.facebook.com/dmitrytamoikin

https://instagram.com/axcombataxes/

https://www.instagram.com/dmitrytamoikin/

Kim's Links

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https://www.instagram.com/shiftalign/

Music by TeknoAxe's

#tamoikin #interview #second

Bella Lit Interview: Motorcycles, Racing, Fabricating, and Art

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When someone finds freedom in their first bike experience, it is hard to picture life without two wheels ever again. From track racing to fabrication and art, Bella Lit lives her life to the fullest by riding and creating mechanical works of art. Like all passionate humans, there is more to her than just one hobby. Her pursuits into history, and culture, while keeping her racing and engraving skills sharp has placed her in a unique position. Bella inspires others to get the most from life’s lessons, leave the fear of being authentic behind, and keep after your dreams.

Join us in this discussion as we cover motorcycle builds, riding and racing techniques, Norse history and art, staying true to yourself, and how to keep the shiny side up on your bike.

1:15 Introducing Bella Lit

4:30 Bella’s Early Life

6:15 Advice to Teens

7:13 Don’t Fuck Yourself Up

7:55 Bridging Cultural Gaps 

9:30 Norse.Life

12:15 Einar Selvik Remembering Your Roots

13:20 Customizing Bikes

15:55 Petrolettes Wrench Off

17:45 How Bella Operates

22:56 Bella’s Personality

26:24 Italy vs United States

25:12 Bar Fights vs Martial Arts

30:12 Track Skill Progression

33:12 Italian Resistance to Female Riders

35:30 Its NOT a male/female thing

36:30  Bella on Feminism

39:30 Dirtbikes?

40:52 Erzberg the MMA of Motorcycles

41:45 MC Gymkhana

43:00 Embracing Adversity vs Looking for Trouble

43:40 Schooling

46:07 Getting Into Trouble

47:30 Beards: Israelis vs Vikings vs Hipsters

50:08 Why the Norse influence?

52:40 Engineering Priority over Art

55:20 Engineering is NOT Fabrication

55:55 Electric Universe

57:50 JBE Motorsports Custom Exhaust, Turbo and Fuel systems

1:01:15 The Bella Lit plug Instagram

1:02:50 Authenticity in Social Media

1:05:55 Counterproductive Feelings

1:07:28 Riding to Meditate

1:09:50 Taking Action

1:13:57 Physical and Mental Requirements for Track Riding

1:15:10 Galdr Seidjr

1:16:30 Revival of the Primal: Not Your Typical Tree Hugger

1:18:00 Gungnir: Devoted to Odin

1:20:00 Manifesting Delving Creative Process

1:21:00 Odin/Odhinn

1:22:35 Marvel’s Fat Thor

1:27:00 Bella’s Message

Bella’s Instagram

Bella’s Website

Music by Tekno Axe’s Peace In The Circuitry

#motorcycle #racing #fabricating

Norse.Life Interview with Alex

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At first glance, it may seem just a dark, scary, website that romanticizes viking culture with pretty cool graphics.   It is not that at all! Norse.life is a Sweden and UK based platform that upholds a virtuous ethical lifestyle and with practical programs.  It covers fitness, survival, outdoor sports, teamwork, and deep philosophies, and integrates that into an online based community, Norse.life is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, and it has been a LONG time coming.

In their own words, “We do not preserve the ashes of tradition, we are the keepers of the flame.” 

I hope you enjoy this interview as we cover workouts, gaming, tribalism, human suffering, . . . what you think is holding you back and what we are truly capable of.

1:30 What is Norse.Life

4:05 How to navigate Norse

7:20 Mindset of Norse Code

8:30 Helping Those Around You

9:38 OCR is Obstacle Course Race

12:00 Workouts ,equipment, gym and mindset

14:30 Chasing adversity

15:20 Limitations vs Capability

17:08 Hávamál

18:00 Hive mentality vs Tribalism

19:00 No One Can Do It For You

20:55 Embracing Personal Darkness

21:30 Suffering is Personal

22:20 Alex Revisits His Past

26:40 Dan’s Story

30:00 Motivation During Adversity

30:45 Jocko Willink Good

33:15 Self Centered vs Tribalism

34:45 The Attraction of the Gaming Lifestyle

36:45 Is Gaming a Bad Habit?

41:00 Culture of Camping Article

44:00 What it means to be Norse

48:45 Are Survival Techniques Outdated?

51:00 Identity, Ancestry, Defining Moments

53:15 Stand By Me

55:00 Share your Sigr/Victory Facebook Group

56:30 Norse is MORE than just online

57:45 Group Raids?

1:04:10 How To Sign Up

1:08:20 Alex’s Advice

1:09:15 Pack Mentality vs Hive Mind

1:10:55 Contact Information

https://norse.life/

https://www.facebook.com/wearenorse

https://www.instagram.com/norse.life/

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Jaclyn Kiernan RDN Interview

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Meet Jaclyn Kieran, a registered clinical dietitian and nutritionist.  In this discussion we sort through the confusing and often misused terms in the health and wellness field.  We will cover buzzwords, diet fads, clinical studies, skewed statistics, and how to navigate it all clearly and confidently.  Paleo Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Keto,  Supplements, listening to yourself and making sense of it all.  Join us as we dive straight into these juicy discussions, and come out satisfied.


0:00 Jaclyn Kiernan MS RDN

1:34 Wonky Thyroid

3:11 Awesome Hashimotos!

4:20 Thyroid #1 Prescribed Med in America

4:50 Is Your Body REALLY attacking itself?

6:35 Autoimmune Theory makes NO SENSE

7:00 Dr. Randall Tent’s Autoimmune or Viruses?

7:50 Umbrella Terms of Medical Field

8:50 White Coat Syndrome

10:00 Admission to Not Knowing

11:30 Syndrome=Don’t Know

11:55 Antioxidants

12:55 Oxidative Stress

14:20 Buzz Supplements for Sale

16:05 Nutrition as Foundation 

16:20 Foods That Fight Cancer

17:05 Diabetes being Overweight

18:05 Fashionable Fasting

19:00 Good Results. . . For Men

21:25 Statistics and Studies: Who Funds Them?

22:30 Its ok to Ask

23:30 Jaclyn is Open to your Inquiries

24:20 Doctors Are STILL laughing at Results?

25:40 New Doctors Don’t Want to be Wrong

27:25 Science of Fasting

27:50 Results No One Will Fund

28:35 Keto Buzzword and Origins

35:40 Why Keto feels good. . . At First

36:40 Is it dirty Keto or Paleo?

37:10 Professional Help vs Umbrella Diet

37:48 Fat Should NOT be the body’s main Fuel

38:15 Dirty or Clean Keto WTF?

39:00 Correcting Doctors on Nutrition

40:14 Having the Foundation 

41:42 Practicing What They Preach

43:10 Supplements VS Food

43:50 Whats in Supplements?

44:30 Label Reading

46:20 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 

46:00 Organic Negotiation 

49:30 Go Big or Go Home Turmeric Latte

40:45 Essential Thoughts on Oils

42:40 Sinus Infection and Aerial Championships

54:10 Drastic Surgery or Nothing 

54:50 You’re FIRED doctor!

55:50 Label Reading-Switch and Ditch

59:30 Why Smell is so Helpful with Healing

1:00:20 Pure Natural Therapeutic Grade-Yeah Right

1:01:03 YL Transparency

1:01:30 Savvy Minerals 

1:02:00 Discovery Sessions — Unboxing Yourself

1:03:35 What Sessions are Like

1:04:10 The Yoda Quote 

1:05:06 Get Ready for Loss

1:05:40 Giving Yourself Away—Who Am I?

1:06:15 What Essential Oils to use

1:06:50 Psychosomatic IS emotional and physical

1:07:30 Aroma Freedom Technique

1:08:40 Women’s Empty Pitchers

1:10:00 Self Care Takes 1 Minute

1:11:05 Women Instinctually Adapt Dmitry Tamoikin Interview

1:12:00 Dr. Trisha Smith Interview 

1:13:09 Who Do You Become?

1:13:50 Abraham Hicks 

1:14:30 History of Imperfect Gandhi

1:15:03 Respecting Your Boundaries

1:16:20 Workshops Facebook Newsletter Sessions

1:17:20 Holistic Speaking Events

Yoga Retreat 

1:18 20 Makeup Day At Jaclyn’s Place 

1:20:03 3 Word Cabinet Challenge

1:21:50 Jaclyn’s 3 Tips to All

Dr. Trisha Smith: Interview with a Wim Hof Method Instructor

Welcome to Shiftalign. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Trisha Smith. She is one of the very first Americans to be certified in the Wim Hof Method, and an all around AWESOME human being. In our discussion we cover Breathing, Handling Fear, Extreme temperatures, the Female Perspective, How to be Present, and more! You’ll learn what drives Trish and how to genuinely follow your own drive. Listen in as she Expands Your Human!

1:00 Who Is Dr. Trish?

3:25 An Ice Bath Changed My Life

3:50 Fear is Amazing!

5:40 Mission 

5:55 Patient Independence

6:18 What is Health

6:50 What is an Optimal Human?

7:43 Health is up to YOU

8:20 What is WHM 

8:40 Simple Human Things

9:19 The Most Important Muscle 

9:33 Best Starting Point for Beginners

9:46 Cold or hot

10:50 Mindset Commitment

11:20 Carol Dwek Mindset: The New Psychology of Success 

13:40 Seems Extreme Its Not Its Human

14:05 Doesn’t have to be complicated

14:30 Minimal Effective Dose

15:30 Don’t Like Cold?

15:55 Walk the Walk

16:35 Never Force

16:55 Abraham Hicks Inspiring Others

17:30 Cold Water Exposure Women

19:47 Feel The Seasons

20:01 Be Kind to Yourself

21:42 Force vs Discipline

22:30 Where the Magic Is

22:45 Small Incremental Increases

26:44 Advanced Techniques while Staying Basic

27:40 Interval Extremes

28:40 Its About Depth

31:00 Internal Focus

32:00 Expand Your Human

32:48 WakeUp Routines

33:03 6 Primal Principles

40:19 Being Present

43:30 When Your Significant Other Has a Different Schedule

45:46 Addiction, Disease, Meds and WHM

47:45 Opioids Canabanoids and Releasing Them

49:50 Dr. Trish’s Schooling

50:48 Functional Range Conditioning

Emotional Intelligence Training

52:30 Dr. Randall Tent Auto-Immune? or Viruses 

53:57 Human Immune System Rabbit Hole

54:45 Research is Slow and Limited 

56:10 No more questions? No where to go.

57:10 Trish’s Facebook Page

57:55 Free Webinar Coming Up 

58:20 T-shirts 

59:10 Corporate Training

1:01:30 Fear is a Good Thing

1:03:05 Reframing Fear to Overcome

1:05:50 Love Fear

1:07:22 What Trish Loves

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