What does “clean eating” mean? What is a “clean eating diet”? These are questions I’m often asked by people trying to gain muscle and or lose weight. To me, clean eating means eating as many unprocessed and natural foods as possible. This means eating a lot of vegetables, high-quality meats, wild-caught fish, and healthy oils. As the Mayo Clinic describes … Read More
Can You Lose Weight with Yoga? Yoga can be very helpful for treating obesity and losing weight, but only if it’s used with healthy eating, stress management, and better sleep. The last thing I want for you is to read this blog, do the poses, and then expect you’ll magically lose 25 pounds in one month. Weight loss is a … Read More
In January of 2020, I’ve been doing a Challenge on building better habits, and one of the challenge participants suggested that I included some personal stories about my own habit formation. So here goes… Here’s the 1 action I took that led to quitting junk food… for good The one big action I took to get rid of the habit. … Read More
A Comprehensive Account of My 3-Month Bulking Experience & The Results It’s been just over 1 month since my “3-month bulk” officially ended, but I feel like I’ve been able to fully digest the bulking process, and I’m ready to share what I hope to be an informative and useful account of my bulking experience with you. This blog post … Read More
I’m writing this to give you the 3 most important pieces of advice I tend to give to people starting Man Flow Yoga. You might even be surprised by what they are! The biggest issue isn’t exercise-related – it’s that people do not understand how important certain aspects of their life have on their overall health and wellness.
I know what you might be thinking. “Dean (that’s me) – you’re a yoga guy. Just give people the yoga workouts they need. Why would they need anything else?” It comes down to this – all aspects of your fitness are interrelated. Just like your body being interrelated – with seemingly unrelated body parts having huge effects on the performance of another body part – your mental approach to fitness is just as important as the workouts you do.
A few weeks ago I attended the Bulletproof Conference in Pasadena, to learn about the most cutting-edge habits, practices, and technology to help improve your fitness, increase your performance, and keep you healthy in an incredibly unhealthy world. The most relevant talk I attended in terms of what I do with Man Flow Yoga was by far the open discussion Q&A session by Charles Poliquin, aka The Strength Sensei, one of the world’s most recognized strength training coaches. Poliquin has trained professional and olympic athletes, and has often been far ahead of the curve when it comes to designing effective training routines. Training principles that are just now in 2016 becoming mainstream knowledge have been part of Poliquin’s training programs since the 1970s. Ready to learn something that will change the way you approach your workouts?