When you usually think of pole dancing, you think of scantily clad women, right? Well what about equally scantily clad men? Take away the sexuality and add in even crazier gymnastics and yogic flexibility and you’ve got Mallakhamb. Originally used as a form of training for wrestlers, since 1958 Mallahkamb is it’s own competitive sport in India.
The third time is the charm, right? Ever since I was young I’ve wanted to take up a martial art. Twice before I’ve started but something else came up at the same time and I would wind up not having the time for martial arts. Back in 1998 I started training in 8 Step Praying […]
Make your body stronger than your ego and GET UP. One of my big pet peeves when I observe people training at gyms is self aggrandizement. Constantly looking at yourself in the mirror (while somehow never managing to correct the horrible form) is one obvious form of preening. But another one, that actually annoys me […]
When you’ve got the opportunity to be in nature, BE IN NATURE! I admit that I have an unfair advantage relative to most of the world, especially other city dwellers. Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach are outdoor gems and most people won’t have access to anything like them. To have a great inner city […]
Our friend Henry over at GymTalk recently interviewed Brandon Richey, a well respected strength coach and kettlebell aficionado. Brandon gave us some awesome tips on strength training and conditioning and he shared some of his experiences of being a top level strength coach. Hi Brandon, thanks for talking to us today. Could you tell our readers a […]
Having “mirror muscles” won’t let you move like Encho Keryazov. I think most people who go to the gym really miss the point of “physical fitness”. It seems to be too much narcissistic posturing. Hence the term “mirror muscles”. They miss the entire idea is to be able to MOVE better. Yes, be stronger, but […]
I’m not much for pop culture or “reality” tv, but once in a while… Wow. Something comes along that is truly exceptional. Like Kenichi Ebina, for example. I don’t currently own a television (hope you’re enjoying that gorgeous 37″ plasma TV, mom!) and even when I did, I never watch “reality” television. My television is […]
An idea I learned in yoga: building your workout to a Culmination Exercise Every Saturday I can, I head over to Tough Love Yoga and take a class, usually from my most favorite of all yoga teachers I’ve ever taken from, Neda Draupadi Honarvar. It’s not just the fact that we listen to awesome metal […]
Float like a butterfly and tumble like a gymnast. I’ve never gone skydiving and it is high on my list of things to do this year. Since my cousin is a skydiving instructor, I’d say I have a better than average possibility of making it happen. He’s also beginning to work in indoor skydiving tunnels.
I’m back to doing personal training again. And man, you people do some really weird things while you’re at the gym. For the last three years, I’ve been working at a private GYROTONIC® and pilates studio. Everyone was either taking a class or a private session. There wasn’t anyone working out on their own. Now […]