Many people have a go at mixed martial arts, the military, boxing… and things like that.
I take the opposite view.
Safety in mma and boxing is proven to be better than the nfl and rugby, and similar to hockey.
True, if a trained fighter beats the hell out of a civilian for looking at him sideways… or a president sends an army to level a population for oil or money… it is despicable, deplorable.
But that’s a human and society problem, not a martial arts or military one. They are about being the best you can be – a path to discipline, confidence, and purpose. Great commodities.
For every thug that uses his skills to assault an innocent, there are thousands that were taken away from violence, gangs and drugs – and put in a positive direction.
The military and sports are also on the cutting edge in terms of learning and performance. These discoveries can then be brought to the wider public – for the betterment of mankind.
One of those areas is nutrition; an important key to mastering oneself.
Enter George Lockhart.
George was the nutrition specialist in the US marine core.
When operatives needed to fuel properly for missions, when they needed to cut weight or gain weight or increase performance… they would knock on George’s door.
It wasn’t long before word was spreading into the sporting arena.
MMA fighter and former marine Brian ‘All American’ Stann came to George Lockhart and asked him if he’d help him cut weight for his next fight.
They worked together, and Brian never found it easier to make weight or perform better. Then Jon Jones came to the party. Many more followed. The latest ones being Holly Holm and Conor McGregor, who describe GL as a genius.
That he is. He’s not just the best in the MMA business, he’s the best in the business.
I’ve never come across anyone who lays it out so well and so exactly.
He talks about three factors: Fueling the body with exactly what it needs when it needs it, staying ahead of hunger… and controlling hormones.
That way you’re not fighting your body.
It doesn’t react with hunger hormones or fat retaining hormones (in reaction to starvation and other problems).
The result is being able to eat good portions, at regular intervals… even when losing weight.
There is no ambiguity. You eat this at this time, in this amount… then this will happen over the next week. Boom.
‘Your day is different today…’ ‘Okay, here’s what you do’… down to the gram and the minute.
‘Your workout will be 45 minutes and will be at this intensity’… ‘Okay, here’s exactly how you fuel it.’
Now there’s a guy that knows his stuff. My kind of guy.
I’ve tried so many diets. Many were good. Some were revolutionary and worked like a charm… to a point.
But there was never a perfect solution. It was never comprehensive or exact enough… probably because they hadn’t things wrapped down tight enough.
There were always some sort of concessions involved, usually to do with diminished purr-formance.
So I tried George’s plan.
He created this software called FitnessVT. You log in your goal, your activity level for that day, your workouts etc.
And each morning you enter your weight before you eat. It spits out exact instructions for the day, as per his algorithms.
It takes all sorts of things into account, even down to balancing sodium/potassium and calcium/magnesium ratios, which play a role in performance, health and even weight loss.
You can swap foods you don’t like or don’t have, for similar ones.
It’s just the thing I wanted for a long time. In four weeks I’ve burned 8 pounds of fat, without losing any muscle… and it was pretty easy. I hadn’t much to lose, so it is even more impressive. I feel great and I know exactly what to do every step of the way, without having to work it out.
I can’t recommend this higher, and believe me I don’t recommend things lightly.
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It’s no good abfabulising and buttsculpting like a fitness model if you’re doing it via drugs or starvation. Eventually, it will all crumble. Even good diets, like intermittent fasting (when it is done correctly), ketogenic diets or carb backloading usually have some difficulties and/or concessions involved.
With this method, everything just gets better… it’s totally sustainable and it works for every person – 100% of the time.
P.S.S. FitnessVT is so good that many elite fighters that work with George also comment that they just have to use the software and don’t even need his personal assistance.
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There are 300 cryogenically frozen people in the world today. They are hoping in the future they can be thawed and brought back to life.
Seems a bit far fetched. But maybe at some point they will have electric Chi machines or something that can be perfectly calibrated to put the life force back in a human being.
It seems a bit space age or like something from Star Trek.
Then again, if you told people 150 years ago that you could have a face to face conversation with someone on the other side of the world, it would have seemed equally daft.
Humanity marches on.
If they wake up I’d imagine they will also need some serious rehab and a solid exercise plan… to become healthy and able again.
I wonder if in the future they will still be using dumbass weight machines (and many dumbbell and barbell exercises) that build imbalanced physiques and cause inflexibility, poor mobility and injuries.
It may even be worse in the future. The machines could also be setup to send an electric impulse to the muscle to make it contract on its own and lift the weight held on the machine.
It wouldn’t surprise me. I mean, they’ve even started such prototypes already with those ab stimulator belts.
They are missing the whole point of human development and performance (including the best look). It is to do with brain development as much as anything else; things like… coordination, balance, stability, calmness under tension, muscle control, spatial awareness etc. It is about functional movements that we evolved doing, for good reason – they are what served us best as a species.
These natural exercises also happen to create the best physiques; lean, muscular, balanced, agile, strong and quick.
I’ll tell you one thing, now and in the future, the best athletes will still know the right way to do things. They will do half of it, most of it or all of it. Otherwise they won’t be the best.
The Next Level Sports Program is a blueprint for human development and performance.
Everyone doing this is guaranteed to put gold around their neck in sport, business or any pursuit they follow.
It’s that fundamental and getting to the core of what works for us as humans.
It will be the same when those people are thawed, fall out of their melted ice cubes… and crack into a thousand pieces… ‘Whoops, sorry bout that.’
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Who’s the better player between Ronaldo and Messi? The eternal football question of the last decade. I don’t have an answer. I’m not even going to try to provide one… because it’s really a pointless argument.
I think we should just enjoy two great players.
However, I will talk about what I think their strengths and weaknesses are, at least in terms of training or athleticism.
What can we learn from them? A lot obviously. We can learn from the greats, in any area.
I’ve talked before about how Ronaldo trains. He is relentless and he does a lot of bodyweight exercises. I believe this is the one of the main reasons he is such an athletic specimen.
He does 1500 sit ups per day. Have you seen his core? Everyone has, because he can’t wait to whip it out. He looks like a cobra… his midsection is that solid.
He does other bodyweight moves at high reps per day as well. His ability to sprint, jump, his two footedness, kicking power and heading ability is no doubt largely to do with this regime. He can also twist on a dime and turn powerfully while the other players are still trying to get rooted to turn.
That’s the ridiculous core he has. He improved his athleticism drastically from when he was a very slight kid.
If we are looking at where C. Ronaldo could maybe improve, we are probably talking about things Messi has: fluidity, poise, rhythm, balance and vision.
Messi lacks the same sort of power, ambidexterity, aerial power, sprinting off the ball and strength, as CR.
I’m not saying they are poor on these things, just that the other one is a genius in that regard.
When I look at how CR trains, from my knowledge, if he stopped his add-ons of weight machine exercises and bicep curls and instead did more multi-dimensional animal movements and tai chi type exercises, he’d also make his spine, shoulders, hips and pelvis as incredible as his core and large muscle groups.
He’s also gain more poise and rhythm. His calmness would also lead to Messi like vision.
Could you imagine how good he’d be then? You’d probably be talking about the best ever. On the other hand if Messi worked on his body to the amount Ronaldo does, with a few of the above subtractions and additions, you’d also be looking at the supernatural.
You could make an argument for any one of these players as the greatest and a few more. It’s a pointless debate… all legends.
Is there anyone in sport doing the complete training I am talking about here? Yes, there is: Conor McGregor.
He has the poise, calmness, balance, ambidexterity, spinal strength, core stability, fluidity and effortless power… all in the one package.
He’s studied all this too. He’s continually evolved his method. As his coach John Kavanagh says, ‘win or learn.’ He actually prefers the term ‘learn or learn,’ but that doesn’t sound as good.
Coach Kavanagh is way ahead of the curve. That’s why Ireland (6.5 million people) came back with more amateur MMA medals from Vegas this year than any other nation in the world!
The Next Level Sports Program was being built concurrently to these wonderful athletes doing the same practises. Near the end of my research I could see who’s training was on another level, and why.
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Dan Gable was a one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He was a true champion in every sense of the word.
He only lost one match in his entire collegiate career – his final one. After that he won Olympic gold in 1972. He then coached Iowa University to 15 NCAA team wrestling titles between 1976 and 1997!
His story is inspirational:
Something awful happened to Dan as a teenager. One semester he was away with his parents on a weeks vacation.
His 19 year old sister was back home… and someone broke into their house, raped and killed her. It turned out to be a classmate of Dans’.
Obviously, this was HORRENDOUS for that family… for someone they loved so dearly to be taken away in such a vicious and brutal manner.
Talk about the worst thing that can happen. They couldn’t deal with it at all for months and months. In the end, Dan decided to move into her empty room so the family could start to grieve and remember her as she would have wanted.
He also used the tragedy to create positive things in her memory.
He thought about her everyday. He used that emotion to drive himself to achieve things for her and to uplift his shattered family. Powerful.
In his college wrestling days they used to train from 4 to 6 everyday and then do the most hardcore conditioning workouts from 6 to 6.30. It was a killer. The other lads would hit the shower after that and then go home.
He’d go to the locker room, get his jump rope and go back into the gym. He’d jump rope until he passed out.
He was RELENTLESS.
What’s the lesson here: Desire, emotion and being willing to do WHAT EVER it takes.
These are the greatest lessons we can ever be taught.
Now, am I saying it is a good idea to train until you pass out? No, I’m not saying that.
He probably didn’t have to do that. Perhaps he could have gone above and beyond in a different way that didn’t endanger himself. I think he would even say that himself.
However, the main lesson here is how much desire the man had and that he was willing to do ANYTHING within his moral compass to bring his aim into reality. He was tunnel visioned and full of powerful emotions.
I want you to think of any time you’ve achieved a goal. I’m betting you had that mindset, ‘I am focused and will do what ever it takes.’
That’s the mindset of a champion.
I know anytime I’ve achieved things it was with that attitude.
If you think about diet. Are you willing to give up refined sugar and starchy carbs if you have to?
Are you willing to do 15 minutes of mental exercises every morning?
Regarding physical exercise, are you willing to workout 4 times a week and stretch everyday? Will you do it on days when you’re tired, when its cold?
If you’re a sportsperson, are you also going to improve, refine and keep your skills sharp by practising them everyday, as much as you can?
Will you keep getting back up after poor training sessions or a very bad result?
No matter what the goal, things like this HAVE to happen… religiously… hail, rain or shine.
Hey, this is what it takes. The winners will do what ever it is that they have to do. You have to have that mentality.
I accepted that I had to do loads of independent research and testing for years before this to be able to write articles and books of sufficient quality. Now I have to accept the level of activity, networking and free material I have to produce to get the message out there and make some moola.
Tis the nature of the beast.
What do you want to achieve in the next few months? All the tea in China tells me you will achieve it if you ramp up the desire and are willing to DO what EVER it takes.
Dan Gable was such a great that they named a DAY after him in his state of Iowa.
If a person is not inspired by that guy then I’d have to question if they have a pulse.
I’ve broken down the lessons Dan and other greats gave their students in the Next Level Sports Program. It took me a long, long time to figure out what the key factors were and how to do them.
I’ve incurred a huge loss of income to do this. I had the desire to follow my path though and I was willing to do what ever it took. I believe in finding what can make a huge difference. This is in my core, so I had to do it… no matter what difficulties I encountered.
Now the rewards are finally coming, in helping others and making more and more sales. I’m going to earn all those losses back and multiply them by ten. Please join us, lives are changing from this powerful material.
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19:54 October 8th, 2016
200 yards from the Atlantic Ocean,
The last few days my 5-1/2 month old Nephew Seamas has been up to visit us. He’s an adorable little man.
Kids at that age are superlearners. It’s amazing to watch. Almost daily there is some progression. He’s always up to something to develop himself, in every waking moment. And the sleeping and feeding is just to rejuvenate – so he can power forward again.
He’s not crawling yet, but he’s able to do mini press-ups and he does the yoga greeting the sun move of raising his head up as high as he can with his hips on the ground. He gets up on his hands and feet and he starts rocking back and forth. Then he makes an effort to crawl forward.
Any day now he’ll master it. He can go a bit forward down on his elbows, but it’s more of a squirm. All these moves are making him stronger and more coordinated. It’s setting the stage for his next milestone.
He’s also biting and tasting everything. He’s interacting with people and having fun. He gets more advanced on these things all the time.
They say we learn more in our first five years on the planet than in the rest of our lives.
Babies are amazing.
Well, we’ve talked before about going towards OUR GOALS. Let’s look at what the most efficient learners do… the little guys above.
They are as happy as larry and have a picture in mind for what they want to do. They’ve no encumberments of irrational fears, tension or doubt. They just have desire to achieve the next step for them. They also really ENJOY the whole process.
I was on the ground playing with Seamas earlier as he was ‘working out’. He was up on all fours and making his latest attempts at moving forward. He had a big smile on his face the whole time – a happy lad, doing his thing.
Nothing is surer he’ll achieve his goal too.
He’s delighted where he’s at. He feels confident. He might grunt a bit when he flops down because his arms aren’t yet strong enough to take him forward. However, the smile isn’t far behind. He’s also clearly determined. He has a clear image of what he wants and strong desire to do it.
It’s all fun, joy and loving the challenge.
It’s not a problem to solve either. Too many of us adults are ‘problem solvers.’ It’s the wrong way to look at things – much better to treat ‘problems’ as things to transcend. If problems come up, don’t look for the solution, look for what you actually WANT. And move towards THAT.
Otherwise, more problems come along, because we are just in ‘putting out fires’ mode. In fact, with this approach, most of the problems we ‘fix’ tend to come back too.
Problems are taken care of automatically if our focus is on what we want. It’s the flow instead of stress route.
Getting back to the title of this piece, ‘The Circle of Happiness’, goals are also supposed to enhance our lives. Too many of us turn goals into stress events of large proportions. That’s not how we were when we started life.
Let’s get into our flow.
This is the NATURAL way to be; feeling happy, calm and grateful. If you start to do this and continue it, your self-image will grow and so will your confidence. MORE and better versions of success will come your way.
Happiness is how we view ourselves and engaging our passions. It is not something that comes from outside things or reaching a goal we ‘HAVE’ to achieve.
Sure, we want to create desires and goals. That’s a great thing. It is enlivening to go after things. It’s part of who we are as humans. It’s fun and progressive. Who doesn’t like doing that?
However, we just want to do it in the most powerful way, not one that creates an unhealthy life.
That’s what the ‘Creating The Mentality of Success’ and ‘Your Breath is your Power’ chapters in The Next Level Sports Program are about.
The result is the Circle of Happiness.
There’s a concept of surrendering the outcome. This ensures you are in flow before, during and after an event or conclusion. That doesn’t mean you aren’t determined and burning with desire to achieve the goal. It just means you are happy no matter what. It means you don’t have fears or unhelpful beliefs creating interference and bad stress.
Letting go of the outcome also gives you a better chance of achieving the goal.
Feeling great… AND more successful. Way to be, right?
And after all, isn’t the main goal we all have in life… HAPPINESS? Think about it.
The mini-humans have it right and they learn more in the first five years than we do the rest of the time… OR they USUALLY learn and achieve more in the first five years than the rest of us.
There are some very rare super learners and ultra successful people among us that by luck or design have this concept ingrained as adults too.
Be one of those people.
Be it. Do it. Live it.
Ps. When I say ‘successful’, success is determined in different ways by different people. Mother Theresa was just as successful as Steve Jobs. She was happy and living her truth and passion.
There’s a tribe in the Amazon and they are circling around a campfire… wearing animal heads… and making loud rhythmic noises. They are prancing like animals and doing something that looks like Tai Chi – a meditation in movement. It is all so connected to the natural cycle of life.
Modern living has moved away from this.
There are great things in our world. However, a lot of the conventional technologies and lifestyles have moved faster than how WE are designed. We’ve gotten away from our natural flow.
You can be sure as hell those tribes are a lot healthier and physically fit than most people. They also have a lot less stress.
The world health organisation (WHO) estimates that stress is the cause of most illness in society… and it’s growing.
This is because we’ve lost our natural evolutionary way.
Yes, child mortality is much better our developed nations. We also have more resources and knowledge in dealing with emergencies.
But boy oh boy are we bad at managing chronic health issues. It’s out of control.
A lot of getting back that control will be in keeping what is resourceful in modern life and stripping back the rest of it. It is also about regaining many of our natural instincts, practises and rhythms.
This includes diet, workouts, less passive behaviours (like watching the boob-tube)… and cleaning our cup (as they say in the East) or taking some time each day to refresh our mind.
HOW we do these things can lead to very different results too, as many of THOSE practises have also gone away from our natural evolution.
When Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz there was some very entertaining trash talk back and forth. One of the things Nate said was, ‘You’re playing touch butt with that dork in the park with the pony tail’… or something to that effect.
He was referring to videos of Conor training with Ido Portal in the park in skimpy MMA gym shorts. They were being creative with slow Tai Chi and animal type movements in a simulated sort of dual. Ido Portal calls that drill ‘movement riddles.’
It looks so different that some people ‘pooh pooh’ at it and other such methods.
There are many that go so far to say that Conor is still a fake, that he is all promotion and no substance… even when he has two UFC world titles in two separate divisions. He also won them in spectacular fashion.
His method is so far ahead that it looks effortless. Even most experts can’t figure out how calm, poised, skilled and brilliant he is in the octagon. They can’t understand how he seemingly touches high level fighters and they crumble. They continue to back against him.
Then some none the wiser fans even go so far as to talk about ‘dives.’
It’s precision, timing and internal power. When you have such control of your own body… it’s much easier to translate that into effortless power. For the same reasons he can also use unorthodox approaches, angles and strikes depending on the situation.
The reason he’s so far ahead of his peers is how he thinks about life, sport and how he trains.
He’s very much in his natural flow in all areas; mentally, physically and emotionally.
What I will say to you is this… I’ve studied training and sport for years. Near the end of my research for my last book, a couple of years ago, I knew I’d gotten some very large chunks of the puzzle.
I came across Ido Portal and realised he was doing a lot of what I was finding (he does a lot more than touch-butt). Then I came across McGregor and realised he was doing pretty much ALL of it.
I had a hunch he was going right to the top and fast… or had a great chance based on his training. When I saw more of his fights I was even more convinced.
The way he trains applies to anyone, even if you just want health… but it will give you a LOT more than that.
I’ve finished many of the experiments I was continuing even this year (to confirm concepts and methods) and have started applying it with amazing results in my own life. I only did bits and bobs of it in the last year at various times for my golf… and when I did… I won 6 high level medals or trophies, including an All Ireland medal, and a provincial event player of the year that contained many of the top players of my district or province.
I’ve started the full program now for the coming season (early next year).
When I was trying things out to test certain matters… and went away from what works… my form TANKED. I even injured myself for a few months.
There are always ups and downs when you are truly learning and going towards goals.
Make mistakes, but LEARN. That’s how you really move forward.
Nature… of… the… beast.
I’ve learned my lessons, will come back stronger and improve to new levels again in the new season. Will you?
If you apply this knowledge, you too will also experience superb results.
You will be literally connecting back to how you are wired and you can apply this to health, energy, success and zooming up your results in just about any area of life… especially sports.
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I was watching a show on the boob tube yesterday called ‘Magicians secrets revealed.’ It was amazing to see behind the curtain of these seemingly impossible tricks.
But there was a way to do it.
Getting the energy, physique and fat loss results we want can sometimes seem that way too. It seems like magic that some people can do it and others can’t.
Well, I’ve spent many years learning about that magic trick.
And I’m about to pull back the curtain for you now.
Regarding exercise, nothing burns blubber and builds lean muscle like bodyweight exercises. There’s those magic moves again.
It goes back to all the extra physical and neurological development we’ve talked about with moving your own body through space.
The Eastern bloc sports scientists proved decades ago that this form of training produced many superior results – one of which was much increased fat burning.
When your body has to develop all the extra smaller muscles, the tendons, ligaments… better and new wiring for coordination, balance and ambidexterity… your cardiovascular system… strength, flexibility and mobility… all at the same time… your metabolism goes through the ROOF!
That’s why we see a greater hormone (including anti-aging hormones) and fat burning response from bodyweight training. Especially at higher repetitions and with the more multi-dimensional moves that fully engage the spine.
Here’s another little secret for you: There’s one particular spinal exercise that not only activates many important glands, but it really enlivens and balances the thyroid. And the health and vitality of your thyroid is KEY to fat loss.
A coach I greatly admire, Matt Furey, also showed me how to add deep breathing to this exercise and calls it the most effective form of Chi Gung. It develops a POWERFUL calmness, energy, an in the flow state of mind, extra stamina and hormonal health.
Did you know that most of the fat we burn off leaves through our breath?
Yep, sure does. Oxygen is the furnace.
A lot of people have lost 20lbs or more with Pam Grout’s ‘deep breathing for higher metabolism’ alone. What are you going to do with deep breathing combined with the best oxygen increasing, hormone jacking and fat burning exercises on the planet?
We go through this routine in detail in The Next Level Sports Program. It’s called NEXT LEVEL for good reason… it’s WAY ahead of the curve.
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I have a friend who smokes a pipe. He’s one of my older friends.
I play golf with him. On one occasion we were playing in the dunes of Belmullet, Co Mayo… and I was up on the tee with our other two playing partners, when I spotted Owen lying down in the fetal position under a big mound.
He’s no spring chicken at 70, so I thought he was having a stroke or something.
I jumped off the tee and sprinted over to him. As I got closer I realised he was just sheltering from the wind, to light his pipe.
I cursed at him.
He looked up laughing, the leg of the snuff furnace clasped between his lips… and he made that popeye ‘pbop pbop’ move out of the side of his mouth – puffing bursts of smoke into the air.
I have to say I love the smell of it.
Well you might think a man who smokes a pipe is vested with great wisdom… but you couldn’t be further from the truth.
Haha, just joking Owen. In fairness, he does have a lot of depth and magnanimity to his Mayo soul.
In fact, I’d even go so far as to call him one of my mentors… or someone I’d seek advise from.
Just don’t tell him I said that.
Next thing he’d be at the pulpit whacking his pipe off the bible. He’s a lot more dedicated to his faith than a more wayward soul like myself. You have to respect a man of the code, even if I don’t agree with a lot of it.
Amen to that brutha…
We were playing golf again last week. After the round ‘The Pipe’ cracked open an oyster and popped out a pearl for us to ponder and polish.
It went something like this…
‘They say we should never buy meat in Aldi, but I bought some fillet steaks there during the week and my wife and I both agreed it was the nicest meat we’ve had in years.’
For those of you that don’t know Aldi, they are a European company that found a way to source and distribute products of equal, and in some cases better, quality – at a much lower price.
On a big shop you can expect to save between €30 to €50. It’s amazing really.
Why would you shop anywhere else?
What they do looks simple, but years of trial and error, research and testing went into perfecting their system.
Et al with what we do here with The Next Level Sports Program.
It looks simple, and it is, but there are thousand and thousands of hours gone into the end result.
Having the knowledge of WHY certain methods work so much better is also invaluable.
Sometimes we are duped into confusing simplicity and price with QUALITY.
The Next Level Sports Program is an elite program… that applies to everyone’s life, not just sportspeople.
PhD’s are telling us this is how people will be taught in college degree courses in the future.
I strongly suggest you order today before we come to our senses and mark it up to Mayfair prices – as that is what it is truly worth.
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As a boy in Georgia, NFL great Hershel Walker was called ‘weak, slow and uncoordinated’ by coaches and other kids.
He couldn’t keep up and he used to get beat on.
But then he discovered a secret:
If he exercised like the animals on their farm he got super strong, agile, flexible, mobile and quick – all at the same time!
Soon he was passing out all the other kids.
He kept on training this way. He built up these movements to huge reps per day. He did push ups, pull ups, bridges, sit ups and variations of these year after year.
Herchel became truly extraordinary. He ended up with a 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo, he was an Olympic bobsledder, he danced with the Fort Worth ballet and he was a track and field champion in college… on top of being arguably the greatest college footballer of all time and a future hall of fame inductee in the NFL!
One curious thing also happened when he was playing in the NFL:
Nearly all sportspeople train with weights, and his team was no different. So one day Hershel was in the team weights room doing his own thing and one of the players/coaches asked him to do some of the weights exercises… the bench press, shoulder press, squats and so on.
To their amazement Herschel out lifted them all!
He didn’t even DO weights.
That’s how strong bodyweight exercises at high reps made him.
He was known for his running power and speed. The combination made him deadly… and he swore by his exercise regime.
I can also attest to the power of using your own bodyweight. I tried all kinds of exercises, but nothing came close to moving my own body.
A lot of people think golf requires very little athleticism. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You can get away with extra timber and not so great cardio to an extent (there’s more than one buffet molester on tour). However, you have to be limber, strong and have a diamond set of shoulder, spinal, pelvic and hip muscles to play good golf.
Natural bodyweight movements stretch and really strengthen these areas! It also activates and powers the core and glutes like no other. These factors are athleticism 101… and taken up to elite level with only 4 to 6 comprehensive ancient exercises.
The result is swinging a golf club is much easier than before. Not to mention the ball bombs off the face with ease.
One of the sayings among those who really know golf is… ‘the athlete usually wins.’ Well, nothing makes you more athletic than mastering your own bodyweight.
Obviously practise, mentality and technical proficiency are huge too, but if you body isn’t strong and mobile enough these important body movements are diminished or don’t happen at all.
You can be great mentally and putt well, but it’s hard to compete with guys that bomb it straight and pure iron shots at the flag. All things being equal its the main difference you see between the top players at the club and the other guys.
It’s the same with EVERY sport. Let’s get real here: Players with power, speed, agility, coordination and balance on another level are basically unplayable!
Actually, one of the things about having a great mentality is putting your mind to improving or even mastering the elements of your craft.
So yea, sport is still 90% mental… but not in the way most people say it is!
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A scientist has some vegetation in the lab. He takes a sliver of one of the greens, makes a slide and looks at it through his microscope. He sees a collection of cells.
When you break it down, that is what we are too, along with our genetic blueprint for our cells. Assuming you have a normal genetic blueprint, your health will then come down to that which effects cellular health.
So is ‘everything in moderation’ good advice in relation to this?
Yes and no.
It’s a good idea, but it’s also a vague one.
There was a study done stating the one thing that long lived people usually have in common is that they do things in moderation.
The concept being that if you do everything in moderation then that is the best way to live. It’s good advice in that way, but it’s also useless to most people.
It sounds to me, while this was a valid conclusion in many regards, that the study was lacking in depth and awareness of many critical factors (and so completely left them out).
While its true that our health, well being and longevity is best served by not overdoing or underdoing work, exercise, play, partying etc… don’t we already know this? I mean wouldn’t you expect that the longest lived people will nearly always not have done extreme things in their life.
But most people don’t do extreme things and yet illness, cancer and heart attacks are very common and have increased markedly over the last century.
What’s the real difference?
If you take an individual who feels fine, but unwittingly has health issues that will accumulate over time and end up in an illness at some point (and it could be in 20-30 years), telling him to do ‘everything in moderation’ is probably not going to help him.
He/She is probably already doing things reasonably and in moderation. If you take an average 40 year old person; they work 40 hours a week, don’t drink alcohol too often, have hobbies they enjoy and eat reasonably well.
I don’t want to be grim, but that person, on average, will experience a lot of health issues at some point.
This is the norm from an ‘everything in moderation’ point of view. So it’s a largely meaningless statement.
What’s meaningful is physiological stress and epigenetics (physiological stressors flipping bad genes on and good genes off).
A person’s current and future health will be determined by that. It will also influence longevity and heavily influence quality of life in later years. We can also be totally unaware that our body is very stressed.
So what influences physiological stress?
– Traumatic memories, negative beliefs/interpretations (these are usually subconscious, so again we can be totally unaware of them). WHO estimates that 85% of all illness is caused by stress. Psychologists conclude that most stress is caused by unhelpful interpretations and/or actions in relation to those. Consequently, this factor is probably the biggest influence on health and well being.
– Chronic lack of certain nutrients (macro or micro), which is far more common than realised, even in developed countries
– Eating too much (adequate nutrients but a balanced calorie intake is required)
– Excess adipose tissue or body fat
– Bacteria, virus, fungus (you can have a large pathogen load that is causing havoc that can be hard to detect for nearly all physicians, they can even be inside cells)
– Environmental toxins which can accumulate in tissues
– Too much or too little work
– Too much or too little physical exercise
– Bad habits and addictions
– And so on.
There are ways to successfully address all of these factors, but the point is that this is the make or break with health, well being, longevity and quality of life in later years. These are the concrete issues. I would say in most cases ‘everything in moderation’ will ignore these things, and so won’t do the job.
The longest lived and healthiest people in the world are the Okinawans. They live on a secluded island off Japan.
They meditate and exercise daily, eat fish, chicken, seaweed, vegetables and rice from lands that they naturally replenish with nutrients. They don’t overeat. They also disregard treating symptoms with toxic pharmaceuticals and instead use natural medicines to help facilitate the body to heal itself without side effects.
Five times as many Okinawans live to be 100 years old as their compatriots elsewhere in Japan – and Japan has the highest life expectancy of any country. Okinawans also usually die of old age and not from any disease (they have drastically different rates of illness and prolonged illness to the west). Therefore, they usually have a high quality of life right up to when they die.
They also have many fighters in their 90’s, who are still able to whoop guys half their age! In other words, they also retain strength, speed and flexibility a lot more than their counterparts in other nations.
Could it be that they have a great weather system, are wealthy, have unique genes or are secluded from infectious diseases?
The weather is no different to lots of places.
Okinawa is poor – Japan’s poorest region in fact. It has had its fair share of hardship – it has been invaded many times over the centuries and suffered heavy losses in the second world war. Studies suggest that when they emigrate, Okinawans quickly lose their health advantages – which means it’s not about genetics.
Unfortunately, their lifestyle is also starting to change as other influences come into their culture.
However, if we go back to factors that cause physiological stress and successfully address those things we can mimic their results and even better them!
I go into these factors and how to address them in a lot more depth in my report, The Health and Energy Code, click here for more information.