Redirecting Stress into Performance

Running further, faster : a personal record

Did you ever had challenging situations where you felt being personally attacked but couldn’t respond back?

Or maybe that everyone was conspiring against you?

I’ve had several. Sometimes you can defuse or go past the attack. In others times, I could not do anything because the attack came from a boss or a client. The situation becomes a crisis for me when there are other people around. There’s feeling of shame, anger, and then thoughts of violence or revenge come to mind.

Continue reading “Redirecting Stress into Performance”

Shiatsu massager for athletes and muscle relief

instashiatsu-plus-04

A massage can help relief muscle pain and tension. For those who exercise, a massage can also improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness and help remove waste products such as lactic acid. It also feels good and lets you relax, after a long work day!

Made by healthcare company TruMedic, the InstaShiatsu+ massager promises to be your always-own personal massager at home, without the hassle or expense of paying a professional.

Does it fulfill its promise?

Continue reading “Shiatsu massager for athletes and muscle relief”

GPS and heart rate watches Guide

traverse

In the picture above, you can see a group of friends hiking with GPS watches on their wrists. A GPS watch costs from $250 up to $600, and goes beyond popular activity trackers.

A GPS watch is expensive, heavy and interrupts us from the core experience. Instead of appreciating nature with a full mind-body connection, a GPS watch encourages us to obsess on artificial numbers.

In a world full of gadgets, do we still need yet another stressful electronic device?

Yet, I am using a Garmin Fenix 3. I will try to explain how I got to use this GPS sport watch and what you can do with GPS sport watches. I have included also a guide of the best GPS sport watches below, which I will update regularly.

Continue reading “GPS and heart rate watches Guide”

The Importance of a Training Plan

training-plan

You want to improve your fitness to get an extended life, better well-being, and reduce risk of chronic diseases.

Plus it will impress the ladies.

All you gotta do is exercise hard, as far as you can go, and you’ll get results.

Right?

Continue reading “The Importance of a Training Plan”

Why Studying Traditional Martial Arts makes sense in 21st century

It can build strong physical and mental health as well as a good social network. And it’s just the start!

kung-fu-training-southampton-1.jpg
Kung fu group training

I have trained many years in traditional kung fu (white crane), filipino, thai, brazilian (BJJ, capoeira) and japanese martial arts. I heard: “Traditional martial arts don’t work”. “MMA is better than traditional martial arts”. Many find quick arguments on why traditional martial arts training doesn’t make any sense.

The most sensible argument is that we have transitioned from constant warfare to societies of relative peace. The most lethal situation is perhaps a knife or gun mugging – but those are exceptional. The vast majority of us simply do not fear caught in a battle when getting out.

The argument is true. Since traditional martial arts train warriors, traditional martial training is in a way aimless. But so does long-distance running, MMA, football or soccer. No-one runs or plays football to train skills that are required for daily lives.

So why train at all in traditional martial arts?

Continue reading “Why Studying Traditional Martial Arts makes sense in 21st century”

Intense training at home with Moov Now

moov_now_wearable-100596683-orig

Moov Now is a small and colourful fitness wearable.  This is the 9-months review, after I used it extensively for running, cycling, as well as its bodyweight workouts.

I don’t have any relationship with the company Moov and have other fitness and health devices. I consider this as an objective and fair review.

In short, it’s a fun and practical fitness wearable that will get your heart pumping, be it at home or when travelling.

Continue reading “Intense training at home with Moov Now”

Why I Run

Running is one of our defining characteristics. Plus it’s fun and healthy for you!

kenya-marathon-running-2012-012

The human skeleton amazes anthropologists.

We are not the fastest runners. Many other quadrupeds leave us behind when running short distances.

Yet, we are remarkably skilled in endurance running. Apart from accounts of endurant horses and camels, bred selectively for endurance, very few other species are able to run farther.

Continue reading “Why I Run”