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The Problem with ‘Exercise’

A Case of Lambs and Lions. What the hell are you doing? After spending a few years in gym environments, you can spot them from a mile away. The lambs. They walk on to the gym stage with close to knocked knees... Continue Reading →

‘Becoming the Wolverine’ – Shoulder Pre/Rehabilitation (The Ido Portal Method).

"All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves." ~ Kelly Starrett A post like this is pretty easy to compose as the pieces are already there. A quick search for 'Ido Portal shoulder injury' would give... Continue Reading →

Path to the Stalder Press (Pt. 2)

The Weakest Link. In my limited experience of both learning new movements and continuing to increase the quality of others already gained, I have found that of foremost importance is locating the weak link. And with confidence in my straddle... Continue Reading →

Path to the Stalder Press (Pt. 1)

So beautiful, so complex, so difficult to develop without the prior gymnastics background, so many details, so many atoms integrated into one molecule, so much work. - Ido Portal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbmZJ7pzKYw 'The stalder press is a bi-phasic, dynamic movement', blending together a high straddle... Continue Reading →

A Five-Point Objective.

[W]e are completely untrained in how to use [our bodies] to their full potential. In deep neglect of its ability to enlighten us individually and culturally - as it has throughout the history of our species - we overlook the significance... Continue Reading →

Movement: ‘Involuntary/inarticulate’ vs. ‘Voluntary/articulate

Definition [Movement] is a fluid term which involves an interplay between both involuntary/inarticulate and voluntary/articulate movement. The first step of any critical interrogation is definition. This is necessary so that readers can understand what is meant by the term 'movement' when it is used... Continue Reading →

Straddle-Planche Face-Plant

The highest form of practice is improvisation - there are few exceptions. And so here I demonstrate the elegance of movement improvisation in the form of the beautified straddle-planche face-plant; attempted by few, mastered by none... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1leSG6bhnA Okay, okay, of... Continue Reading →

Escaping Dogma: The Inversion.

Dogma. In January, 2013, I had never heard or used 'training' and 'dogma' in the same sentence, and I wouldn't until a few years later. But that doesn't mean I didn't feel it. I sure as hell felt it. But what... Continue Reading →

Moving toward a rubric.

This post was taken from another page of mine - 'waxnwings', a space for creative and critical writing. I would like to set forth a critique of how movement in modern cultures is categorised and labelled, and as a result controlled through... Continue Reading →

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