cruising through wine country
thinking about doing fun stuff, is not the same as doing fun stuff. the mind will trick you every time!
we smashed the dogs early and headed to sonoma // napa to get some exposure. pretty intense seeing all the burn areas (you can see the hills behind us here), but people were out, spending money, drinking vino, and enjoying this very amazing place. other than a couple of roads, my prostate got smashed, as it seems most of the roads out here are not part of infrastructure rebuild. no tire changes needed.
“one of the best lessons you can learn in life is how to remain calm” ~ bruce lee
it will take far more than sitting in lotus position, or laying down in bed. that tissue also needs to be treated. ironically we’re all breathing during leetle stretches and mobility sessions already... @kevinkirschdpt showing some examples of breath related mobility work with the @yogatuneup ball at the art of breath.
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photo cred: @samanthacys33
adults playing like children is very different than adults behaving like children. although @trustcircleturtle tends to behave like a child more often than i’d like.
the interesting thing i’ve been able to see not only about myself but other humans is that point in which we actually stopped playing like children, a day we start to slowly die... and just as important, if you pay close enough attention, you can actually see where trauma has affected the child and how even as an adult we were never able to grow from that place. it’s only math, and that math is behavior, repeated over and over. fix that shit, now! and then start playing again.
working conditioning & recovery strategies for @elliotsloan lead up to #xgames
turns out professional skateboarders like to tune up their game as much as traditional sports athletes. breathing, vision, and conditioning archetypes while still allowing for skill acquisition for new tricks. meaning = applying old school ideas w/ new twists.
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volume of air max
“is it really a vo2 max test when we are just measuring the maximum volume of air?” @preparetoperform
so we are clear, we all absorb o2 a little differently based on a number of factors. a very important one is diffusion, how much o2 and co2 are crossing that blood and membrane (lungs/alveoli) is very similar. but if my co2 tolerance is not optimal, i’m actually blowing off more co2 than actually necessary. this in turn is not allowing for the most critical part of my use of oxygen to happen, the bohr effect. i need a good amount of acid (carbonic acid / co2) in my blood in order to get oxygen to perfuse with my tissue and body optimally. take this back thousands of years to the practice of yoga. moving through positions (mechanics) with controlled breathing (usually nose) to oxygenate the tissue better (physiology), which in turn creates a calmer more clear individual (state). although i may have a 68 vo2 max, i still need to be able to optimally process that o2, and if i am inadequately developed to handle an ideal amount of co2 in the lungs, that 68 doesn’t truly equate.
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the cold is a stressor, heat is a stressor. yet are thought of as recovery tools for what they do after the stress. new research showing stress may impact fear and/or anxiety in similar ways. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180509105002.htm
from our boy @oxley.charles!
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when we can no longer keep up with the compensation (whatever it is - mechanical, physiological, psychological), the path is forced to change. be that change. 9/9
an expert or professional is so good, because they are compensating better than me or maybe you can, and have held it together long enough to be great at that thing. 8/9
compensation will be at the heart of all expertise. in order to spend enough time with something sacrifice has to be made. 7/9