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Homebody

How do you think about movement when you’re back at home and in full relaxation mode? That might not seem like a reasonable question to someone swirled up in a duvet or sprawled out on a couch. So, I want to be clear: I’m not saying that you should disrupt your vibes in these moments, so much as be open to adding to your recovery. Here, you relax more effectively by giving your body a… Continue reading Homebody

A Yellow Flag for Intermittent Fasting

I don’t know about you but I like hearing stuff that I already agree with. Movies and books written for my worldview? Yes please! A hot take that confirms every bias I already have!? Delicious! And yet… This past week, I came across a piece of research that had the audacity to disagree with my biases. To disconfirm them! It stated that time-restricted eating (TRE) increases the risk of cardiovascular death. But wait. Isn’t fasting supposed to good for… Continue reading A Yellow Flag for Intermittent Fasting

Is this a Go-Through, Go-Around, or Go-Over Problem?

Yesterday, a friend asked about how we deal with injuries and other tough challenges at Bang. We have systems for dealing with constraints—but that doesn’t just mean physical ones. After all, pain and injury can be emotional too. It sucks to feel stuck. So, we have to work with the whole person—not just their body. To do this, we sometimes imagine constraints as a wall. Once we can see the wall clearly, we can choose… Continue reading Is this a Go-Through, Go-Around, or Go-Over Problem?

The truly hard stuff

Humans have no real defense for a great story. So, when we begin to explore exercise in any serious way, we have to tread carefully. The allure of fitness marketing is strong. It can be tricky to untangle it from the realities of a sustainable exercise practice. Hard is a compelling story. It’s appealing. It sells. Yet it often falls apart under pressure. That can’t be right. The real hard stuff is more like iron… Continue reading The truly hard stuff

Leave something in the tank

If you want to enjoy continuous progress in your exercise practice, there’s a high-level skill that you need to master. It’s not as granular as technique. It’s not as gritty as… grit. It’s bigger and more universal. It’s also easier—by definition. It’s about leaving something in the tank. That means both energy and motivation. The discipline here is to walk out a winner…. To finish the workout with a bit of energy to spare… To… Continue reading Leave something in the tank