Every week, my newsletter subscribers get links to some of the goodies that I’ve come across on the internets.
Here were the goodies that my peeps got their learn on from this past August.
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Biggest Lesson of the Month
Life ought to focus on creating value, for the people you work with, for others, for the world, for yourself. When you create value, rewards will come.
Quote of the Month
“Common 99% thinking won’t get you uncommon 100% results” ~ MJ Demarco
MJ Demarco is becoming one of my favorite authors, and he inspired the biggest lesson above.
Hike of the Month
I didn’t get much hiking in this past month, namely because I was prepping for my talks in the land of China. However, while in China, my hotel was right next to this really cool park that I walked through frequently. Amazing amalgamation of architecture, flora, and people.
The Trick to a Perfect Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat
My son, Trevor Rappa, gave us a great cue on nailing the rear foot elevated split squat. Perfect for those people who sag into the back leg.
Weight Position During the Squat
Want to more effectively load the legs when you are squatting? Here is one of the most impactful changes I’ve made when coaching squats.
Daddy-O Pops Bill Hartman just killing it with the content, fam. This time around, he discusses how he approaches individuals who get knee pain during split stance activities; a common problem I’ve struggled with in the past. Thank you for helping a son out, pops.
Want to get into mediation but don’t want to spend the buck on Headspace or Calm? Then Insight Timer is your answer. There are several different styles of meditation available in this completely free app.
I will admit, you have to sift through a lot of crap to find the particular meditations that work for you, but once you find one’s that work, you are golden.
My favorites so far are “The Warrior” by Michelle DuVal and Franko Heke 5 Min Guided Meditation
Eric Barker’s “Barking Up the Wrong Tree” blog is hands down one of my favorite blogs on the internet. He spends a great deal of time researching multitudes of topics, getting quotes from others, and writing about damn interesting material. This time, he discusses meditation, multiple “yous,” and so much more.
I’ve been binge listening to Robb Wolf’s podcast as of late (a great thing about vacations), and I found this one to be particularly fascinating. Here Dr. Alleman discusses how he is saving healthcare by using a subscription-based system for his patients. It’s quite fascinating how this system is saving his clients, including small businesses, money. I’d definitely check this one out.
I’m a big time ruminator on things. Something I’ve been trying to work on. Here, my boi Seth Oberst discusses how movement can help reduce the urge to ruminate, and how it’s a much better alternative than being on your phone.
Man this hit home for me on many levels. My man Dean Somerset wrote an awesome post on what it feels like to experience imposter syndrome, and how all of us have to start from the bottom. It’s about the process, and continuing to grow the process.
This book has really hit me hard and made me think about the way I am approaching finances, making money, and many other things. This book will challenge all your preconceived notions about what to do with your money.
Eric Barker is one of my favorite bloggers and I am enjoying his book quite a bit. Do you want to find out if nice guys finish last? Or maybe you want to learn from prison inmates how important trust is. He has so many great nuggets in this book that I’m certain you won’t be disappointed.
This is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Want to hear every music genre that has ever existed, then get a Spotify playlist having music within that genre? Because That is exactly what this site does. Un…be…lievable.
[WARNING, EXPLICIT CONTENT] Good…Lord…Listen to this. Royce is by far one of my favorite rappers. Like, in my top 10, pushing to get into my top 5. Here is a dope mixtape he put together where he just expresses his lyricism; many on some of your favorite beats.
Some of my favorite include “C Dolores,” “Still Waiting,” “Gov Ball,” and “Chopping Block”
Side note: got to meet Royce at a concert with like 10 people. He really is 5’9″. And he’s a cool cat.
[WARNING, EXPLICIT CONTENT] Some call him the modern day 2pac, Gangsta Gibbs himself takes street rap to a whole new level. This joint gets him talking about his time he was in jail overseas. It’s a great mix of some serious stuff with his typical gangsta fare. Freddie is currently one of my favorite modern rappers, so please give him a listen. Crushed Glass and Homesick are my favorite two.
Which goodies did you find useful? Comment below and let me know what you think.
These issues are also known as stability or motor control dysfunction (SMCD). Most conventional therapies would treat these complaints by strengthening the stabilizers, but this is problematic. When something works reflexively, how can we train something volitionally and expect changes? To train these muscles we must focus on proprioceptive and timing-based training.
Prime mover or global muscle compensation behavior or asymmetry.
Poor static stability, alignment, postural control, asymmetry, and structural integrity.
Poor dynamic stability, alignment, postural control, asymmetry, and structural integrity.
Mobility and stability can influence one another. If I were to lose mobility at one segment, motor control can be distorted at nearby segments. Conversely, if I lack motor control, abnormal mobility may occur to compensate. However, the progression remains the same—restore mobility, then improve stability.
Though the following testing protocols did not make the SFMA, they should still be tested per Gray: