One of my favourite authors (and definitely my favourite biomechanist), Katy Bowman, has a new book coming out and it is going to be great! If you are a professional mover, an experienced exerciser, or a new-to-movement newbie, you will discover the big and little ways our body parts move in this new book.
The book is called Rethink Your Position: Reshape Your Exercise, Yoga, and Everyday Movement, One Part at a Time and using her usual clarity and humour that we have come to love, Katy provides simple, engaging instructions that make you rethink your position by simply reshaping what you are already doing. Pre-order it now!
Continue reading “Your position, your balance and not reaching goals.”
Balance is something we don’t think much about after we learn it (as a child) or start to lose it (as a senior), but balance is crucial to healthy living. Personally, as part of my getting “too fit to fracture” protocol, I am focusing on maintaining my balance more and more. This is why and how.
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A quick reminder that on March 18 Monica Reinagel will be doing another one of her excellent 30-Day Nutrition Upgrades. I know I have told you about it before but It is that good! It makes so much sense and brings so much clarity (and sanity) to the confusing/annoying/over-complicated world of nutrition.
If you want to join me (yes, I will be there) and Monica for this 30-Day program, or you want to find out more, just go to BrockArmstrong.com/upgrade.
Continue reading “5 Move Workout, Defusing Thoughts, and Heavy Breathing”
There are five excellent movements you can do almost anywhere and at any time to help keep you strong and fit—no gym memberships or stretchy pants required. Those five excellent key body movements which I would love to see all of us modern-convenience-loving, chair-dwelling, workaday grumblers incorporating into our lives are: Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats, Planks, Rotations (don’t worry, I will explain).
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About a month from now, Monica Reinagel is going to be doing another one of her 30-Day Nutrition Upgrades. This is the program that initially convinced me that I wanted to partner with Monica in whatever way I could. It’s that good! It makes so much sense and brings so much clarity (and sanity) to the confusing/annoying/over-complicated world of nutrition.
If you want to join me (yes, I will be there) for this 30-Day program, or you want to find out more, just go to BrockArmstrong.com/upgrade.
Continue reading “Making time for movement, exercise balls, and wall sits”
An exercise ball can be used for more than just a funky desk chair. Here’s why I think you might want to have one in your fitness life.
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Just because you lead a full and busy life doesn’t mean you have to let your physical fitness go out the window. In this episode, I am going to inspire you with many ways that we can build more movement and exercise into any busy day – and yes I do mean without hitting the gym/studio/track.
Continue reading “Making More Time for More Movement”
I just got back from visiting my family in the frozen white north and I have a pile of laundry and a backlog of emails to answer so I will keep this brief.
Speaking of emails, I was answering an exercise question earlier today that reminded me of this NPR article about back pain, in particular, this quote from biomechanist Katy Bowman:
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“It’s not as simple as, everyone with back pain, do these four [abdominal] moves, It’s just like dietary nutrition. Just as you need a spectrum of dietary nutrients, you need a spectrum of movements that make the body strong from head to toe.”
There are many (and I do mean many) excuses our brains come up with to not move more but in this episode, I will tackle the most common excuses we all give to avoid exercise – and give my best rebuttal to each. Try using these on your less active friends or, yes, even on yourself when your inner lazy bones tries to fool you into hitting the couch instead of hitting the bricks.
Continue reading “Common Excuses Not To Move More – Busted!”
I got a wonderful email from a wonderful listener the other day. This is what Wonderful Listener had to say:
“I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated your last three podcasts. Each with their own particular spin, reinforced the valuable messages of avoiding all-or-nothing thinking, focusing on what you can do rather than what you can’t, and the power of a little planning, and habits. I’ve heard you speak about these in the past, but I find the reinforcement really valuable. I thought of you recently when I was doing “ladder squats” on the slide when I took some of the grandchildren to the playground.😉”
Continue reading “All-or-nothing, vacations, worthiness and a chair workout”