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Playing Touch Butt With That Dork in the Park

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.

This is your time.  Click here to order The Next Level Sports Program today.

Yours,

Brian Timlin

Is ‘everything in moderation’ good advice?

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.

Here’s why:

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.