NOT EVERYTHING in moderation, but NOTHING in excess!

August 30, 2014 – 5:39 am
  Some people attempt to seduce you with their own twisted rationalizations for eating garbage (like a Twinkie stuffed with a Twix candy bar, wrapped in bacon, coated in batter and dropped in a deep fryer and then sprinkled with sugary confection: http://tinyurl.com/pr2rwh8). Confirmation bias will find reasons to mutate a wise insight into a kitsch rationalization... The worst? "Everything in Moderation." That was not the actual quote. It was one of the two moral imperatives at the Oracle of Delphi in Ancient Greece, a temple to Apollo, which bore the inscription Meden Agan (μηδὲν ἄγαν) which means: "Nothing in excess." Saying that you can have ANYTHING if it's in moderation is ENTIRELY different than being advised that nothing you have should be in excess. This logic perverts ego depletion into a lack of impulsivity control. It makes it easier to rationalize making poor choices because you have been advised if you do it moderately, then It's ...

Small mind is for the outcome; Big Mind is for the process.

August 29, 2014 – 11:09 am
When an archer is shooting for fun, he has all of his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle as a reward, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he is already blind. Or he sees multiple targets. He is out of his mind. His skill didn't change but the rewards divided him. He cares about winning or losing, so he divides his attention from shooting. The need to win or the worry of loss drains his power and precision. Shunryu Suzuki advised that, "Nothing outside yourself can cause you any trouble. You yourself make the waves in your mind. If you leave your mind as it is, it will become calm. This mind is called the Big Mind." I now step back from trying to control my current circumstances so my Big Mind can aim and shoot, as I make this major transition in my career. ...

The Task Ahead is not ever Greater than the Strength Within

August 29, 2014 – 11:07 am
The task ahead is not ever greater than the strength within. Moderate intensity double WOD with a overhead push/pull emphasis, and lower body effort to actively recover. 5 rounds of 30 seconds continuous work / 30 seconds of recovery, in circuit format: 1. 8 strict, hollow-body pull-up 2. 6 right / 6 left kettlebell clean and press 32kg. 3. 24/24 jump lunge 4. 25 rocca press 5. 8/8 Clubbell shoulder park squat 45lbs (Elapsed time: 25 minutes) During 30 sec recovery: spontaneous knife defenses Ending with: 20 minute Progressive Yoga to compensate. Thoughts: The longer, and harder the exhale is performed on the pull-ups, the faster the pull. Core activation is bound to depth and strength of exhale. Therefore, better exhale = improved power = greater adaptation. #TACFIT #CST #CircularStrengthTraining #Clubbell #Clubbells #Sonnon #RMAX #LifeisGood a2a_linkname="The Task Ahead is not ever Greater than the Strength Within";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2246";

Flow with me in NYC (November 15-16)!

August 29, 2014 – 11:04 am
New York City's 1st Ever FLOW Certification November 15-16, 9:30-4:30PM The Om Factory Come to this first ever event in the Northeast, and learn: NEW Teaching Cues, Techniques and Strategies NEW Flows for your classes, clients and personal practice NEW Modifications, Regressions and Variations I feel very honored to be able to bring 20 years of studying and teaching Flow around the world, now to the Big Apple! Perfect opportunity for fitness pros, yoga teachers and exercise enthusiasts, accessible for beginners, yet challenging for experts. Time to KNOW FLOW! Registration page to enroll: http://rmaxi.com/flowfit/fms/?page_id=69# Events page for info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761374340586046 a2a_linkname="Flow with me in NYC (November 15-16)!";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2245";

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss: Know the difference?!

August 29, 2014 – 11:03 am
Weight loss through crash dieting and improper exercise results in unacceptable muscle loss, marginal fat loss and visible water storage; decreases fitness, strength, energy and vitality and produces painful movement, accelerated aging and suppresses your immune system. Fat loss through simple meals and proper exercise results in significant stored body fat loss, acceptable muscle gain, and visible water release; and produces enhanced fitness, general strength, peak vital energy, pain free movement, delayed and reversed aging, and bolstered function of your immune system. a2a_linkname="Weight Loss vs Fat Loss: Know the difference?!";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2244";

No Saint without a Past - No Sinner without a Future

August 28, 2014 – 11:09 am
Scroll ahead to 1:35. A man grabs an innocent woman and pushes her in the way as a shield against someone whom he believes is a violent, escaped prisoner. Done as a prank, one might laugh, but considering the socio-psychological experiment it is, it is deplorable. Cowardice, especially when forcing harm upon innocent bystanders in order to protect oneself from harm, is a horrible sight to see. But cowardice is a trained trait. It is a set of choices repeated until it becomes the default behavioral response. One can equally train its opposite: courage. We can build either courage or cowardice in our ever-present, daily micro-failures: do we quit, do we resign, do we diminish our effort and focus, or do we restart, do we recover, do we redouble our efforts again and again? How we choose all of the time determines how we choose some of the time. We have a chance ...

Sonnon Strength Flow - 4th week of August, 2014

August 28, 2014 – 9:28 am
Sonnon Strength Flow August fourth week 2014 1. Reverse Grip Push-up 2. Sit-Thru Flatfoot Squat 3. Reverse Guard Twisting Press 4. Winding Dragon Squat 5. Barbell Grip Big Wheel Press 6. Standing Reverse Order 7. Rear Lunge 8. Reverse Grip Switch 9. Reverse Clubbell Push-up 10. Switch Sides ** Each repetition of both sides takes approximately 30 seconds. ** Perform 40 repetitions per side continuously for 20 minutes. ** Maintain slow, smooth continuous motion. ** Use lighter weight for maintaining flow, but not too light that you are not challenged to constantly hold technique in your awareness. ** Perform as a light/low conditioning session 12-24hrs after a heavy/high intensity session to restore flow. We are Legion, Scott Sonnon www.ClubbellAthletics.com a2a_linkname="Sonnon Strength Flow - 4th week of August, 2014";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2242";

Finally about to break 200 after my neck break last year

August 28, 2014 – 9:22 am
Closing in on 200 finally. It only took me 10 months after that slip rebreaking my neck last October during jiujtisu. Add a some gradual, consistent, well-fed TACFIT "secret sauce" and voila... stronger than ever at 45 years young. a2a_linkname="Finally about to break 200 after my neck break last year";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2241";

Individualized Yoga: Eastern Stillness vs Western Flow

August 28, 2014 – 8:54 am
"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are DOING! This is the ultimate," writes 4th century Chinese philosopher, Zhuangzi. And yet, a "professional yoga teacher" posted last night on my timeline that I "teach yoga incorrectly by not holding in pose, by moving too much between positions. One must use the asana to stop the mind from all of its ambition... to yoke it down and not let it run crazily from one thing to the next." What we impose on others reflects our internal state of perception. This young man struggles to stop his mind from his ambitions to become a "professional" in yoga. Quite a quagmire into which his intentions have been sucked. We have all been in this catch-22. Our minds feverishly work, and our futile attempts to silence our mind is like trying to hold the tail of a ...

New York City’s 1st FLOW Coach Certification

August 27, 2014 – 1:51 pm
New York City's 1st Ever FLOW Certification November 14-15, 9:30-4:30PM The Om Factory Come to this first ever event in the Northeast, and learn: NEW Teaching Cues, Techniques and Strategies NEW Flows for your classes, clients and personal practice NEW Modifications, Regressions and Variations I feel very honored to be able to bring 20 years of studying and teaching Flow around the world, now to the Big Apple! Perfect opportunity for fitness pros, yoga teachers and exercise enthusiasts, accessible for beginners, yet challenging for experts. Time to KNOW FLOW!     Registration page to enroll: http://rmaxi.com/flowfit/fms/?page_id=69# Events page for info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761374340586046 — at Om Factory NYC. a2a_linkname="New York City's 1st FLOW Coach Certification";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2239";