Sunday, October 28, 2018

Benefits of Inversions - The Up Side of Being Upside Down


I've started to include some form of inversion in my daily routine,
usually in the morning before I meditate. This could be a downward dog
yoga pose, my inversion "bench", gravity boots, gymnastics rings
inversion, or wall handstand.


I try to hold the position for at least a minute or so (around 25 deep
breaths), but if you choose to try this progress slowly and see how you
feel as there may be significant pressure in your head at first.


Some of the benefits of being upside down include:

  • improved circulation 
  • blood flow / oxygen to brain (brain health, mental focus) 
  • improved lymph and immune function 
  • a shift in perspective leading to improved problem solving ability 
  • better mood, relaxation, reduced stress 
  • stimulates chakras 


Check out my short video below for more information:


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year - Resolve to Do NOTHING this Year?


Just a quick message to wish you an amazing year moving forward. I know
for many people this past year was a challenging year and often we look to the New
Year to take massive toward positive change in our lives... which
typically comes in the form of exercising more, eating better, working
harder, trying harder, and chasing some other form of external
"success".

This year I encourage you to also take some time "out" for your inner
"work". Time for stillness, reflection, relaxation, and meditation.
Quiet time. It might sound cliche or unproductive, but some of your most
profound realizations come when you still your mind and look inward.



Here is the Dynamic Warm Up I mention in the above video:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSs8ZPHIsc0


And here is my video discussing Mindfulness Meditation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRfS7hqjcKs


I hope you enjoyed the video. Happy New Year!




Minimalist Workout of the Week - Squats/ DB Row/ Incline Press

After competing and training for Men's Physique for the past couple of
years I'm ready for a change... a reduction in overall training volume.
Minimalist training is a higher frequency, lower volume training method
that involves full body workouts on non-consecutive days, consisting of 3
compound exercises: a Lower Body movement and an Upper Body Push and
Pull movement performed as a strength circuit. Typically 3 to 4 rounds
of 6 to 12 reps (lower reps on heavy/intensity days, higher reps on
volume/hypertrophy days). 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Man In a Box DIY Illusion Costume - How to Make it (Halloween)



Last year I decided to make my own Halloween costume, just for something fun to do with my daughter, and to hopefully win the "Best Costume" prize at our neighbor's Halloween Party! (PS- I did win!)...


It was a toss-up between the PiggyBack illusion costume or this Man In a Box "carry" costume... I decided this one was easier to create on my own. In this video I show you everything I used to build it and take you through the full process, as well as the finished product. Looking forward to having some fun with this on the weekend!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation - How to Meditate



I now consider meditation to be the foundation of healthy, balanced living. This video will briefly explain the benefits of mindfulness meditation and will demonstrate how to meditate as well as how you might incorporate meditation and mindfulness into your daily routine, including formal, informal, and intensive meditation practices.


You can download several free guided meditation audio / mp3 resources at the following links:


http://www.soundstrue.com/store/gifts/freefree


http://mindfulness-solution.com/DownloadMeditations.html


I hope you enjoyed the video. If you have any questions or comments post them below. If you liked the video, give it a LIKE, & subscribe to stay updated on upcoming content.