Thanks to Amanda Kingsmith M.B.Om: Mastering the Business of Yoga for a fun podcast interview on my journey up to now, chopping it up about business, fitness and more: “This week on the podcast I am joined by Charlie Reid. Charlie is a personal trainer in San Francisco who offers a custom-tailored approach to fitness. On this episode, Charlie shares how he got into personal training and how he built up a successful private personal training business. Charlie talks about the importance of being great at what you do, caring about your clients, and how being passionate are the keys to running a successful business in the personal training industry. We also talk about the overlaps between the personal training and yoga industry, and what yoga teachers can learn from Charlie's business, and the personal training industry.” Listen here: http://ow.ly/RrM250uhBQY
Did you know there is such a thing as 'Muscle Wisdom' ? Isometrics makes your muscles wiser, because science: The decline in discharge rate during fatiguing isometric contractions has been regarded as an adjustment designed to match the change in the mechanical state of the muscle. Because the relaxation rate of the twitch decreases and its duration increases during a fatiguing contraction, the same force can be achieved with a lower rate of activation. Therefore, the reduction in discharge rate may represent an adjustment that makes the activation signal more economical. The reduction in the discharge rate of motor units to match the change in the mechanical state of the muscle fibers is known as MUSCLE WISDOM. The potential adjustments that might contribute to the slowing of discharge rate during a prolonged contraction include changes in spinal reflexes, motor neuron properties, and descending drive. -Roger Enoka (Neuromechanics of Human Movement, p.337-338)
I’m excited to be teaching again with @julesyoga in Golden, British Columbia @goldenyogastudio July 12-14th, 2019. One of the most rewarding parts of teaching with Jules is that we get an opportunity to share content that has been very valuable for our own clients and students, but also that we are both constantly adapting and adding richness and dimension to the content. These courses aren’t just about techniques or protocols, they are about continuing a conversation that elevates everyone’s understanding on the topic of Resistance Stretching and the pursuit of improving one’s mobility. Lastly, the utility of these techniques crosses multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, Personal Trainers, Yoga teachers, Pilates instructors, Massage therapists, and Rehab/medical professionals.