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unthinking respect for authority is the enemy of truth

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

  Stop reading weight loss advice. Albert Einstein wrote, "Unthinking respect for an authority is the enemy of truth... Any one who reads too much and uses his own brain too little, falls into lazy habits of thinking" Your experience (your authority over your own life) > the commercial bias of "scientific" ...

Real strength overcomes the things you believed you couldn’t do

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

  We are not born successful. It's not a trait we inherit, or can reason our way to understanding. We must have the courage, determination and tenacity to overcome the obstacles we perceive in our path... For real strength does not come from repeating what we know we can do, but ...

Sonnon Flow of the Week, September 1st week, 2014

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Don't merely "move more" - move better. More movement does not mean greater health nor greater fitness. Improving mobility ("moving better") is the key to longevity and quality of life and performance. Sonnon Flow of the Week, September 1st week, 2014 1. Flat Foot Squat (malasana) 2. Downward Facing Dog (adho mukha svanasana) 3. ...

Are you training specific to your needs?

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Beware of a half-truth; you may be given the wrong half. The common belief is that any type of exercise is better than no exercise. The principle of specificity is commonly referred to as the SAID principle, which stands for "Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands." The SAID principle states that we ...

True strength: the humility to repeatedly start over

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

True strength shows not merely the ability to persist, but the humility to willingly, repeatedly start over. Repeat of yesterday's WOD @ high intensity (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. 9 strict, hollow-body ...

Paleo = the new vegan.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Paleo has become the new vegan - "halo" terminology too readily abused for self righteous indignation and impulse rationalization. Like Wittgenstein cautioned, "we must battle against the witchcraft of our intelligence by our use of language. "Eat healthily for you as an individual in your current period of life. Call it ...

NOT EVERYTHING in moderation, but NOTHING in excess!

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

  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 ...

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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 ...

The Task Ahead is not ever Greater than the Strength Within

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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 ...

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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 ...