MOVNAT & Other Stuff I’m Into

This past weekend I got certified to be a MOVNAT trainer.  What is MOVNAT you ask?  It is a system to help people reclaim movement patterns that have been natural for humans since the beginning of time (breathing, walking, running, balancing, crawling, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, and self-defense skills such as striking and grappling).  Why would I need a trainer to “move naturally”?  The MOVNAT system is based on efficiency.  Just because something is natural does not necessarily make it efficient.  As a trainer I can help you work on theses inefficiencies and reclaim years of bad habits.  MOVNAT is different from many “fitness” systems because of the practicality that can be immediately applied to the real world.  I was drawn to MOVNAT and natural movement because it’s fun.  Something evolutionary happens when you can reclaim control over your body and move in nature.

Documentary:  Watched Tony Robbins documentary on Netflix:  I Am Not Your Guru.  It’s hard not to be inspired from one of the most popular self-helpers of all-time.  Everyone will have a different takeaway but as far as docs go this is a pretty good one.

Politics:  This is a long form interview with Gary Johnson the former Governor of New Mexico.  Gary Johnson is running for President and one could argue rather easily that he is the most sensible candidate:  Gary Johnson on JRE.  If you don’t feel like watching listen to the Joe Rogan podcast episode 801.  Gary Johnson is scheduled to be back on the podcast very soon.

Instagram Follow:  Jon Call also known as JujiMufu.  This dude calls himself the anabolic acrobat.  He’s invented this system he calls acrobolix, which basically means the dude is super mobile and really strong.

Quote:  “Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”  –The forever quotable John Wooden.

5 Things Worth Sharing

  1.  Ryan Holiday wrote a note to his father pleading not to vote for Trump.  “The baffling reality is that when it comes to Trump, it’s difficult to critique him on much besides his personality and (lack of) character — because that is all there is.”  Dear Dad, Please Don’t Vote for Donald Trump
  2. Malcolm Gladwell has a new podcast and it’s pretty great.  If you appreciate a different way of looking at the world you will enjoy this podcast.  Revisionist History
  3. Whether it annoys you or you’re addicted…Gary Vaynerchuk’s (social media expert) take on Pokemon Go.
  4. Finished Phil Knights memoir Shoe Dog.  I did not expect this book to be so eloquent.
  5. Quote from C.S. Lewis:  “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, its thinking of yourself less.”





-I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about telomeres.  To better understand what a telomere is and why we should care about them I would suggest listening to The Rich Roll Podcast Episode 209 with Dr. Rhonda Patrick.  We are just beginning to see the implications telomeres have on aging, cancer and how lifestyle choices like diet, exercise, stress management and social support positively effect lengthening.   Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that effects how our cells age.  Telomeres are the caps at the end of each strand of DNA that protect our chromosomes, like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces.  Without the coating, shoelaces become frayed until they can no longer do their job, just as without telomeres, DNA strands become damaged and our cells can’t do their job.  

-A study on PubMed about coffee and lengthening (what we want) telomeres:  Coffee Consumption Positively Linked to Telomere Length.  Of course this could be a case of confirmation bias.

-This is a great place to watch John Oliver’s take on Scientific Studies.