Dyslexia Talk in Bellingham, Washington

October 24, 2014 – 9:53 am
Learning "disabilities" involve the neurological trade-offs of being placed in an environment opposite of your neurological advantages. Come here my open-to-the-public, family-friendly, child-advocating discussion on learning abilities TONIGHT at Bellingham High School! - Parents and non-dyslexic siblings get an experience of learning delay when facing language difficulties, to develop awareness of the internal event in their dyslexic children and siblings. - Educators and administrators gain insights on this phenomena from the "inside" so they can understand the internal dialogue and pressure a dyslexic experiences. - Dyslexics gain pride in the neurological advantages that these trade-offs cost, as well as personal strategies for mitigating those trade-offs by USING OUR STRENGTHS! - Everyone becomes inspired as a community think-tank of neurodiversity! Nothing could make me happier than being able to speak with our brilliant dyslexics and their amazing families, as well as our advocate educators and ...

Don’t Stretch Tightness - Shave Tension

October 24, 2014 – 9:51 am
Lower back seized though uninjured? Prior injury, though healed, can echo reactive patterns across connective tissue (for even dormant decades) so when it feels strained again, your fascia intelligently tightens to create a protective splint around the area. We often confuse this with something our body has done "wrong," and as a result try to stretch the tightness... Resulting in greater reactivity, and hence, more pain. Move to but not through the tightness is the key characteristic of resorting intuitive flow (www.intu-flow.com). Two days ago, I had to perform a 5 hour exercise demonstration for a photography shoot, after a high intensity workout in the AM. My lower back seized that evening, so I returned to my release strategy from Intu-Flow. My lower back improved to about 90% full release today over yesterday's 85%. Two more days and I'll be back to full function. Due to ...

Clubbell Yoga hits SHAPE Magazine (November 2014 issue)

October 24, 2014 – 9:50 am
Are you ready for a strong, functional, agile Shape? It's here. Summer Huntington, once a student, has become the teacher. Clubbell Yoga has EXPLODED worldwide, now featured in the November issue of SHAPE Magazine. She continues to be one of the most driven yet grounded, hard working yet balanced professionals I have had the honor of working with. a2a_linkname="Clubbell Yoga hits SHAPE Magazine (November 2014 issue)";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2379";

You’re as Old as Your Handshake!

October 23, 2014 – 10:24 am
You're as Young As Your Handshake! How firmly do you shake hands?  Regardless of the many countries I've visited, a firm handshake is considered a sign of self-confidence. Your handshake may be more of an anthropologically significant communication of your health, as research clearly shows your grip is also an indicator of your longevity. Many studies demonstrate an undeniable correlation between grip strength and lower risk of mortality (1). One study, in particular, shows that your grip can be an indicator of your actual biological age (2). Poor grip strength, contrarily, can be indicative of disabilities in later life, along with cognitive decline (3). Presumably, this grip-to-grave phenomenon relates to the amount of real estate dedicated in your brain to your hands. Neuroscientists use a model called the "Cortical Homunculus" to describe the amount of brain space your hands take up. It is a visual representation of the concept of "the body within ...

The Dangers of Static Stretching

October 21, 2014 – 4:27 pm
  The Dangers of Static Stretching Soviet scientist and physician Alexander Bogomoletz wisely said: "Man is as old as his connective tissues: " If you rely on tissue elasticity for flexibility, you'll lose it. You must master the regulation of selective tension in order to gain dynamic strength. Tendons do not need to be maximally stretched to be torn. Tears result from a special combination of sudden stretch and muscular contraction. Everyone has slipped on ice at some point in his or her life. When you slip on ice your body is thrown off-balance. It reflexively attempts to restabilize the breach of stance integrity. The tissue that you stretch when you slip, say the hamstring or the groin, will contract to the original position. Voilà … Tear! It’s caused by a stretch from one side and a simultaneous contraction on the other. This involuntary event is called the “stretch reflex”: a muscle that ...

Access An Untapped 50% Of Your Muscles!

October 21, 2014 – 9:09 am
  Most people hear moderate intensity exercise is critical, but only walk, spin or jog several days per week. This actually only involves low intensity exercise using slow twitch muscle fibers. But there are three types of muscle fibers: slow twitch, fast twitch and super fast twitch; the two fast twitch fiber types make up 50% of your muscle and they don't get used during low intensity. Your body conserves the fast and super fast twitch unless you add velocity. Conventional strength training and cardio only access slow twitch, because your body prefers to use these first, trying to not recruit your fast twitch muscles and work anaerobically (without oxygen). If you're not seeing dramatic results from your exercise using strength training and cardio, it's probably because half of what your capable of isn't accessed by low intensity exercise. You don't need to tap your fast and super fast twitch muscle often; moderate ...

How to Carry Your Strength Through its FULL Range!

October 21, 2014 – 9:09 am
 Forward pressure develops the front chains of muscles. An exercise carries over strength 15 degrees beyond its action, so today's workout covers all of the angles of front press: overhead pullover, incline, straight and decline. Including squatting down, squatted, squatting up, and hip extended, covers all angles of connecting upper and lower halves of the body through core contraction by exhale. Today's WOD @ moderate intensity; 4 rounds of 30 seconds of continuous work / 30 seconds of active recovery: RND1: 56 Jump Lunges RND2: 28 Ring Roll-Outs RND3: 16 Squatted Flag Presses (45lbs Clubbell) RND4: 20 Kettlebell Swings (32kgs) RND5: 19 Medball Slams (14lbs) RND6: 12 Bridge Presses (2x32kgs Kettlebells) RND7: 20 Pike Presses (Elapsed time: 28 minutes) Finished with 20 minutes of Progressive Yoga ‪#‎TACFIT‬ ‪#‎CST‬ ‪#‎ClubbellAthletics‬ ‪#‎Clubbells‬‪#‎ScottSonnon‬ ‪#‎RMAX‬ ‪#‎511Tactical‬ Very Respectfully, Scott Sonnon Chief Operations Officer www.RMAXInternational.com www.TACFIT.tv a2a_linkname="How to Carry Your Strength Through its FULL Range!";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2376";

10 Strategies to Recover from Excessive Stress

October 20, 2014 – 8:30 am
    What are the 10 Strategies for using exercise as a way to prepare for and recover from excessive stress? Before we can understand these strategies, we must begin with a shift in our perspective of how we function and why we exercise and eat. The obsolete idea of your meals and movement as a method for increasing work output derived from the Industrial Age in a mechanistic view of the world where cog A turns wheel B, and adding fuel and fire moves you; neglecting to consider what is burned, what fumes are emitted, and how the toxicity of those gases affect you. The concept of your body as a computer where you must activate programs in your movement through routines in order to increase operational efficiency came from the recent Digital Age, but is only a little better than the prior... You are more than a collection of subroutines. As we ...

Boost your Human Growth Hormone by 771% in LESS THAN 30 minutes

October 19, 2014 – 8:57 am
Explosive complexes like the Gable-Grip Suplex can boost your human growth hormone by 771% in less than 30 minutes. After age 30, you begin "somatopause" where HGH levels plateau and then drop dramatically; unless you integrate TACFIT type training intensity. The longer you maintain HGH release, the longer you keep your robust health and strength over your lifetime and career. One of my favorite old school wrestling drills came from my years on the USA National Team: the Gable-Grip Suplex: The low squat opens the hips and the forward spinal flexion activates the "hollow body" (and into resisting the backward flexion of the throw). The deadlift transitions into a snatch motion with hip extension, heel lift and scap elevation for the explosion of the throw. Even with only a 100lbs dummy, the system effect of this whole bodily lift activates HGH (your "fitness hormone") release. Before you begin the Gable-Grip Suplex, make sure ...

TACFIT Quad Press: The 4 Wheel Pushup

October 18, 2014 – 10:00 am
The TACFIT Quad Press is to the Push Press as the Pushup is to the Military Press. The goal of the Quad Press differs from that of the pushup, in that the load in the Quad Press is recruit the lower body and to store potential (elastic) power and then release it into the next repetition. Like both the push press and the military press are two different tools in the toolbox, both useful, so too, are the quad press and the pushup up. TACFIT Quad Press Coaching Cues: Hands / forearms rotate inward at 45 degrees, to form a diamond with the hands. Elbows are back from the shoulder plane at a 45 degree angle; with the lats engaged / activated. The back is parallel to the ground to ensure both the upper and lower body act equally speed / power. Knees are rotated at hips outward at a 45 degree angle. Heels are rotated ...