The Illusion of Balance


What we do incorrectly however is we call the appearance of being stationary 'balance', then thinking that any perturbation means we’re out of control.  But in fact balance is just the action of bringing yourself back to center.   Those that are really skilled in this feat are able to take on more and keep themselves in control.  They can handle the large movements that pull various directions while not losing their footing, like a gymnast.

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"Foca no base."

At the end of summer in 2014 I was reaching the end of a journey, one that changed me profoundly.  Seven months prior I had left my midwestern life in Milwaukee, WI and traveled to Brazil to finish school and fulfill a dream of mine, training capoeira in the heart of Brazil.  Now, I was headed to the airport to fly home and driving me there was one of the most revered capoeira masters of modern time.  

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Relax your face.

“We want tension and rigidity where it is needed, not where it isn’t.  Otherwise it’s just wasted energy. It is inefficient.  But if we can have tension only where we need it and nowhere else we end up using the exact amount of effort necessary to complete the task.  That’s seamless.  That’s effective.  That, to me, is beautiful.”

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Colin Van Ertstress, training
What Supplements Should You Be Taking?

“…there are a few supplements that I regularly suggest to clients. These are supplements I recommend to *most* people *most* of the time as a strength and conditioning professional, a nutrition coach, and someone who has been in the health and wellness industry for a while now.  There are many more supplements I may recommend for specific cases with people that I work with.  However, this is a general list of supplements I think most of us can benefit from.”

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12 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

“Imagine if I told you that there was a pill you could take, a supplement, that would help you lose weight, build muscle, think faster, have more energy throughout the day, and reduce your risk of all major chronic disease?  How much do you think that pill would cost?  What would you be willing to pay for it?  What if I told you that something like this already existed?  Well, it does.  And it's called SLEEP.   “

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ProCoach Nutrition Program Testimonial: Chris Hendricks

“In the last year I've begun taking my clients through the ProCoach Nutrition and Lifestyle program developed by Precision Nutrition.  They've seen some amazing results so I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of their successes and congratulate them on a job well done. 

In today's post I'm going to let my client, Chris Hendricks, share with you his experience of ProCoach and how this program has positively affected his life.  “

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The Morning Routine - Your Secret Weapon For a More Productive Day

“The reality of morning routines is that we all have them.  We all have a general outline of certain things that we do upon waking and before our day starts.  The varying degrees to which that routine is effective and serves us very much depends on how much we’ve consciously chosen that routine and vetted its worthiness.  So my advice is simply take time to do just that.  Take time to sit and write down what things you’ll do in the morning and when.  Also important, be sure to write down the things you’ll avoid doing in the morning to maintain clarity and focus.  Here are a few aspects of what I believe is an effective morning routine:”

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My Number 1 Tip to Avoid the Holiday Weight Gain!

“The holidays are a wonderful time of year in which we think about others, we spend time with our family and friends, and we close out what invariably seems to be a busier year than the last.  It is also a time of great indulgence.  The holidays, for many of us, are about food... and lots of it.  Not just food, but delicious, savory, sweet, and ultimately very unhealthy food, of which we eat copious amounts…”

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