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We have all been there. Parenting is really, and I mean really hard. It can take so much out of you. The constant noise in your house, the messes that get left everywhere, the missed sleep, the feeling as if you are never going to get everything (or anything) done. It is in these moments when we can either let ourselves explode and be overwhelmed by parenting or we can find a way to take a breath and take control of the way we parent....
I recently wrote an article about where to start when putting together a workout plan (i.e. how to program your training). In that article, I mentioned that I believe the most important movement is the squat for a variety of reasons, and that people should start there.
So let’s say you’ve mastered the squat and you have some time to start focusing on another movement — what’s the SECOND most important movement?
I've never done this, but I bet if I were to go back in time into the wilderness and find a human (aka a naked mountain person) living like a human is designed to live and asked that human what he or she does for exercise everyday, that he or she would give me a quizzical look then continue picking bugs out of his or her body hair.
I haven't run more than 2 miles in just under a year. So why would I run 13.1 miles with absolutely ZERO conventional training?
Good question. Because I'm a complete idiot? That's debatable but not the reason I will present.
It was an experiment. I wanted to see what would happen and how I would feel running that distance after only doing heavy resistance training, moving slow a lot (walking), and very short, intense interval training sessions - aka moving in ways that resemble natural human movement patterns.
The three main components of moving like a human (in my opinion) are:
The first two are pretty self-explanatory, but that last one is pretty ambiguous. What is "being mobile" anyway?
Good question, and one which can be answered in several ways. And if you don't have a ton of time to dedicate to mobility, I'll try to get the main points across here.
Here's one other thing to think about -- imagine a pipe in the ground. If it is clear of debris and in a straight line, things can flow through it fast and with little effort.
Now take that pipe and put a bunch of kinks in it and maybe jam a rock against the outside in a few places. Now all of the sudden it's much harder for things to flow through that pipe. And not only that, but the more bends in the pipe, the more things ram up against the sides of the pipe which damages the pipe.