MTOD #11: 5 Lessons To Transform Your Movement Practice

MTOD 11

Lesson #1: You are the average of the five people you hang around. You will move (or not move) like your five closest movement/training partners. Choose them well. Want to be a better mover? Examine your social circle. Seek out the five best movers and athletes within a 5-20 mile radius of where you live, and regularly learn with/from them. I suggest they be of at least … [Read more...]

MTOD #10: Hand Care for Movers (Climbers, Gymnasts, Crossfitters, and Apes)

MTOD 10

This month, Ido Portal is doing a hanging challenge (original blog post, facebook group). That means thousands of people all around the world will be hanging and brachiating for 7 minutes every day this month. Our shoulders are designed for climbing, hanging, and brachiation. We need it for shoulder health. But down the kinetic chain, our hands can give us trouble when we're … [Read more...]

MTOD #9: Develop Lateral Skills

MTOD 9

I was chatting with Lewie West yesterday for the Move Smart Podcast (an episode I'll be releasing in 2-3 weeks...can't wait!), and it was an honor to have a glimpse into the mind of such a creative, intelligent, and well rounded mover. There was a couple things we talked about that really stuck out to me, and I want to share one with you today: Lateral skill development … [Read more...]

MTOD #8: Move With Context

MTOD 8

Anyone can move – that is easy, but to move with skill in the right context at the right time for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not easy. - Adaptation from Aristotle’s quote on anger Moving is easy...but there is an opportunity cost to everything in movement and in life. What else could you be doing? Are you moving (and living) in a way that is … [Read more...]

MTOD #7: The Greatest Physical Quality of All

MTOD 7

What is the greatest physical quality of all? It’s not strength and it’s not flexibility. Nor is it any of the other eight attributes that are often deemed important: Agility, Power, Speed, Stamina, Accuracy, Balance, Endurance, and Coordination. Nope. It’s adaptation. The great business teacher Leon Megginson once said: Change is the basic law of nature. But the changes … [Read more...]