When you discover you can do something new and wonder what else you are capable of 🏻.
🤸🏼♂️A couple of months ago, i thought 'i wonder if i could learn to do a handstand push up?' - no kip, no banana back - a strict handstand push up.
🙃There was probably only 1% of me that thought it was possible but that was enough for me to practice and see what happened.
🏻Then yesterday this happened. Kind of just looks like i'm straightening my arms and it's still long way off a full handstand push up but i'm now about 25% sure it's possible.
Lesson: You don't always have to be 100% sure of an outcome before you start a journey or set a goal. Sometimes 1% is all it takes . #thrivethroughyoga#strongandbendy#yogateacherlife
Flexibility and strength are for dealing with your bodyweight and gravity - they're necessary to allow (flexibility) and support (strength) your movement, not to create movement. Your muscles are not the leading force here, gravity is. Big muscles mean nothing. Actually overly developed muscles (what is overly developed is relative and contextual) become a hinderance. Anybody can build muscle, but what kind of muscle do you have. What kind of strength do you have. Is it useful for movement? For living? Is it elastic. Is it flexible. Is it agile. Does it allow you to move easily and well or does it impede your movement. I let my body decide how much muscle it needs to support my movement and my health. My muscles work for me, not the other way around. I won't waste my time pursuing some empty, artificial image of fitness, and I think it's wise to avoid such empty pursuits. #skillzmovement#movebetter#movement#mobility#strength#skill#prepare#protect#practice#play#health#balance#longevity#naturalmovement#movementlifestyle
CHALLENGE COMPLETE 🏻 Like Comment what you think Follow @zacharyhoward1 So this is the result of the crazy Add On requests that I made yesterday! Thank you everyone for your input into making these combos! They aren't the cleanest but they stretched my creativity. Another day of good training!
It's the little things in life... Like being able to jump to a railing without fear of boxing yourself and needing reconstructive surgery.... It's not something I talk about often because of the awkwardness of the injury but that happened to me and it left me with a well deserved fear of rail pres that I am slowly overcoming. Parkour is as much a mental sport as it is physical.
Calisthenics is one part of movement. But it is not everything. Coming from a very dogmatic powerlifting/bodybuilding state I am currently working on becoming a better mover. Muscle building wise it often is Calisthenics, sometimes powerlifting, sometimes Olympic Weightlifting, sometimes bodybuilding. But MOVING is varying much heavier, switching through multiple different martial arts on one day and climbing on the other day, next day you see me dancing and then swimming then animal movements, then balance work ... you see what this is about... GENERALISTS, NOT SPECIALISTS. Aesthetics are short-termed and I am not working on that primarily right now because I am always drawn to longterm solutions and realized that aesthetics is not in this category. 🦎