9 Muscle-Building Secrets from the Strength Sensei

Dean PohlmanBlogs, From Dean, Diet & Nutrition, Lifestyle & Wellness

9 Muscle-Building Secrets from the Strength Sensei
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?

Counter Strike for Inactivity

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This workout strengthens your hips, spine, shoulders, and core. The main focus of this workout is strengthening your hips with big, long hip openers, and sustained backbends to help counter inactivity, such as a weekend off, a day of sitting, or just lower-back stiffness in general. Instead of focusing on stretching and relief, though, this workout focuses on strengthening the inactive muscles. This workout strengthens your hips, spine, shoulders, and core. The main focus of this workout is strengthening your hips with big, long hip openers, and sustained backbends to help counter inactivity, such as a weekend off, a day of sitting, or just lower-back stiffness in general. Instead of focusing on stretching and relief, though, this workout focuses on strengthening the inactive muscles.

Hip Flexibility & Mobility for Bulletproof Knees

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Hip Flexibility & Mobility for Bulletproof Knees
This is a workout focused on improving flexibility and mobility in the hips, specifically on improving mobility for heather, stronger, more injury-resistant knees. Don’t let the title fool you – this workout is challenging! I’ll push you to work deeper and push past your comfort levels, all the while remaining in control of your body. Use this often, and I recommend combining this with the Bulletproof Your Knees Workout Program for maximum effect.

No, it doesn’t matter if you make your bed or not – Off The Mat

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No, it doesn't matter if you make your bed or not
Have you seen the commencement speech from Admiral McRaven in which he talks about the importance of making your bed? Like many things, people take this too literally. The point of the speech isn’t to say that making your bed is the basis of a successful day; rather, what makes this action a potential success booster is the MINDSET that it promotes. It’s about starting the day off by setting and completing a task. I’ll give you another example…

Men’s Yoga for Shoulders

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Build Muscle, Mobility, & Strengthen your Rotator Cuff. The newest workout from Man Flow Yoga is live! Check it out now. This is a 53-minute full-body workout focused on strengthening and improving mobility in your shoulders. Strengthen your shoulders, work deeper into the postures, and improve your posture. This is a fun intermediate workout, faster moving with less instruction, and more advanced movements to challenge you to grow. Learn some new movements for your shoulder, strengthen your rotator cuff and improve shoulder mobility – but we’ll also strengthen your hips, core, and back. This workout has it all – enjoy!

The Easiest Way to Counter Sitting

Dean PohlmanBlogs, From Dean, Lifestyle & Wellness

The Easiest Way to Counter Sitting
You probably know that sitting is bad for you, but it’s tough to avoid sitting – after all, it’s almost impossible NOT to sit. Think about it – work meetings, driving, the office, waiting rooms – not to mention that people look at you like you’re a crazy person if you stand up in some of those situations. Therefore I think it’s reasonable to accept that you’re going to be sitting for a significant amount of your life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it!