5 Pillars for Thriving Fitness

-Education – To Empower Yourself with Kick Ass Knowledge

-Nutrition – Thriving is Mindful Quality Nutrition choices for Vitality

-Strength – The Right amount to do get the Job Done with Stamina and then Some

-Movement Quality – for Efficiency, Injury Prevention and Physical Durability

-Energy System Conditioning – for your Lifestyle, Metabolism and Athletic Endeavors

Education:
It is your physical health responsibility to be informed, take care of yourself, ask the right questions, read from multiple information sources and use best practices to keep healthy.  A victim mindset is poison for a healthy mind.    

Nutrition:
Eat mindfully as much as possible, PERIOD.  But seriously, eat with vitality in mind as an outcome long term.  Their is no one diet plan that is for everyone. However, A Raw or Whole Food Diet, Paleo, The Zone Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Vegetarian Diet all have similar characteristics.  Healthy eating is not about deprivation, following strict nutrition rules or starving yourself to lose weight. It is about getting healthy and staying healthy by making smarter food choices, including watching portion sizes, limiting fat consumption, eating natural, whole foods like fruits, veggies and whole grains and reducing processed food in the diet.

Strength:
“My strength comes from the abdomen. It’s the center of gravity and the source of real power. Strength train, but keep your main focus on your art.” Bruce Lee

Train for the right amount of strength you need with a foundation of stability and always remember:  Methods are many, principles are few, methods often change but principles never do. Do your fucking homework and train the right way.

Movement Quality:
Best practices when it comes to moving well can include a consistent regime of flexibility and mobility exercises.  Consistency will get results and reward you with durability and efficiency .  Having good body control and timing is different for different sports.  The more skilled movement the more practice it will take.  Everyday you should move every joint in your body in healthy ranges of motion.  If I had to make one priority for my fitness, it would be to move well, then move often.

Energy System Conditioning:
Your Lifestyle, your Metabolism and any Athletic Endeavors depend on your energy system quality.  Without getting to sciency, the phosphagen, glycolysis and the aerobic system need to be trained.  In plain terms your: Sprint, Run & Jog and Walk endurance all have different systems of needs. If you want to thrive in total health they all need attention to some degree.  This may look different for grandpa and completely different for little Jonny on the rugby team.  Depending on your goals and lifestyle a thriving heart needs conditioning.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States.

 

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