Get Stronger in New Ways with Yoga

Dean PohlmanBlogs, From Dean, Lifestyle & Wellness

Get Stronger in New Ways with Yoga
Featuring Chris Isom, Former Professional Basketball Player. Get stronger in new ways, learn about your body, and get rid of nagging weaknesses that hold you back with yoga. In this video I speak with Chris Isom, former professional basketball player and creator of IsomFitness, to talk about how Chris uses yoga to get stronger and stay in amazing physical shape. In this video, we talk about:
  • The poses Chris did to stay in peak shape as a professional athlete
  • My ridiculous analogy of a sand castle and muscle recovery
  • What he learned about his performance as an athlete thanks to yoga
  • And more!

How Yoga Can Help You Complete an Ironman

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How Yoga Can Help You Complete an Ironman
In this video, I sit down with my friend and Ironman competitor, Edgar Ramos, to discuss how yoga has helped improve his performance as an Ironman.

Edgar doesn’t do this full-time. Like most of us, he spends his day working at a desk in an office environment, but he doesn’t let that hold him back from competing and doing his best. Listen to this episode to learn:
  • How grueling is an Ironman competition
  • Where does yoga have the biggest impact on his training
  • What are the best poses for Ironman athletes
  • The importance of active recovery (even when you’re so sore you can’t sleep!) And more!

Why you should keep a workout diary – Off The Mat

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Why you should keep a workout diary
This post discusses the important of keeping a workout record, so you can track your progress, plan your workouts, hold yourself accountable, and watch yourself grow.

In June I spent about a week speaking with Members of the Members’ Area. The goal was to improve the Members’ Area, but also to figure out how they were using it within their own workout programs. It was really cool to see that there were so many similarities amongst the community. Despite geographics, age, and other differences, it was relatively easy to group people into specific groups or identities. More than the others, there was one particular group of people that had a higher level of discipline. This group of people had a set schedule for their workouts. They took the time and made the extra effort to ensure that they would be able to stick to their workouts, even with professional and familial obligations.

Move More

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Move More
You need to move at least an hour per day. This is non-negotiable. Your excuses don’t matter. At all. Your body gives you exactly what you give it. If you don’t move, guess what? Your body is eventually going to hurt. Mobility will decrease. You won’t be able to enjoy the physical activities you’re currently doing. You’ll lose muscle, lose strength, good posture, and might end up with significant back issues. You just need to MOVE. In whatever you’re wearing. With whatever you have available.