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    • thorgalle
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      1 year ago

      Many interesting snippets here, but repeating Kasper's warning: this is a literal video transcript of an interview that seems rather intuitively conducted. It's full of repetition, conversational interjections and there's not much structure. Probably a good video interview, not great reading. Summarizing what I took away:

      • To prevent injury, you should make sure your joints are prepared/trained enough to do the exercises you want to do. Start really small with "prerequisites".
      • Training should be done with your movement goals in mind: don't do exercises that don't serve a purpose for what you want to achieve.
      • Be like a wild kid, move around, use your body, as much as possible. Anecdote: elderly in Japan can squat better than youth, because they had a lifetime of squatting toilets instead of western ones.

      So people think that age kind of sucks away flexibility. It’s like no, you not doing flexible stuff sucks away flexibility.

      But unfortunately nowadays, hey, we’re too busy. Got to wake up and just check our cell phones, make sure we get the latest Facebook update instead of taking care of our bodies, because that’s more important.

      Meta experiment: I tried watching a part of the video at 1.5x and reading the transcript simultaneously, but reading is still faster!

      • Pegeen
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Great summation!

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      I was a personal trainer for 15 years working from my own home. I was certified in functional strength training. I used the body as the weight. I also was very much into slow, mindful movement. What I felt was that the individuals who came to me were almost “disembodied” from themselves - disconnected from their bodies. They did not even really know how to breathe properly. It was a very interesting process to bring them back to the basics, back to “feeling” what it means to be whole and healthy, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually. My way of teaching was more a “process” of reintegration, of relearning how to move, how to pay attention, how to appreciate and love their bodies. I had to learn that myself after being a competitive athlete and beating myself up for years. So I know both sides of the coin. And real health begins with self love and self respect. Then you will really, genuinely care about yourself. And it becomes sacred. “If you don’t move, things stop moving.”

      • Kasper1 year ago

        That's interesting to hear, thank you for sharing! The disconnect that you speak (write) of is something that I also see. However I do believe that society is positively transitioning in that regard and I want to be part of the proces (I'm a PE student now). What is the disconnect between? I think it is (and Andreo Spina says this) between what (1)most people are doing regularly in their lives and (2) what we are naturally selected to be doing (which is constantly moving). And in fact the solution, the connection, is very clear: just start moving! Like I said I love the radicality in those thoughts, the point really is to change your life for the better, e.g.:

        How do we prevent medial elbow injuries? Ryan: Quit baseball. Andreo: Don’t be a pitcher.

        For me personally this has meant: stop rollerblading in the skatepark (high risk), stop competitive gymnastics (all kinds of possible injuries), start calisthenics (bodyweight training) and start running/swimming/climbing :) Stop the unnatural movements, especially with artifacts, and start moving naturally. This idea of natural movement ties into Ido Portal's movement philosophy, which is something I'm looking into now and I also scouted an article about him here on Readup, if you would like to check it out.

        • Pegeen
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          1 year ago

          Awesome that you are a PE student and so interested in different forms of training. I am not familiar with Ido Portal’s movement philosophy but will gladly do the research. I’m always interested even though I’m retired now. Early, when I was in the field, Dance Aerobics came on a scene and then an entire certification industry that was greatly needed. Later on I took the very first certification for mat Pilates in Philadelphia and that changed my entire focus on fitness. It was a relatively new concept here in the states and slowly caught fire. It brought back yoga as a viable form of exercise that not only benefitted the body, but the mind and spirit as well. It’s a constantly changing field and discernment is needed, for sure. I love the line, “The body is not to be fixed, it’s to be discovered.” Thanks for posting and sharing as well.

    • Kasper1 year ago

      I love how radical these thoughts are. "athletes are some of the least physically healthy people on the planet because they’re doing things that are not natural for humans to do." This is in fact an interview that you can listen to, the transcription is there but it's not great to read.