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Joey Fritz on Training Your Brain Pre/Post-Impact, and Compassion Versus Violence (#13)

https://youtu.be/f3mLNeQaNlk Joey Fritz works with a host of professional strikers and mixed martial artists at Elevation Fight Team, Denver Colorado and received his MA in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, Denver in June 2016.In his second MoveMind podcast appearance, we talk about; Cory Sandhagen's latest winning streak and what he and … Continue reading Joey Fritz on Training Your Brain Pre/Post-Impact, and Compassion Versus Violence (#13)

Meditation for movers, shakers and those who hate sitting still

This piece will be one of the most important posts I'll ever write. It's an amalgum of observations I have gleaned from teaching people from all walks of life, with different bodies, histories and temperaments. And I'm writing it because so many people who are active and fidgety tell me 'Meditation is just not for … Continue reading Meditation for movers, shakers and those who hate sitting still

Why meditation doesn’t work for you

This is a culmination of observations I've made over the last decade and comes from a desire to genuinely help people control their own minds. Since meditating as a practice came into my life over ten years ago, my awareness also began to pick up on people's resistance towards it. Specifically, movers and shakers who … Continue reading Why meditation doesn’t work for you

Thoughts on the Mobility-Stability Continuum, feat. Dr Quinn Henoch

My day job as a strength coach means I cross paths with many bodies of varying anatomies, structures and movement potentials. An overarching concept I like to frame my work under is called "The Mobility-Stability Continuum." Regardless of who coined the term, it's a useful model to use when assessing new clients and athletes, to … Continue reading Thoughts on the Mobility-Stability Continuum, feat. Dr Quinn Henoch

Meta-Choke; the cognitive benefits of recreational choking

If you don't already grapple, you should. Opinions aside, you may find the following breakdown interesting. When I've mentioned to people in the past that I grapple, sometimes I have been met with "But that's seems such a meathead thing to do!" I wanted to give an overview of what is going on in the … Continue reading Meta-Choke; the cognitive benefits of recreational choking

Observing how people learn JiuJitsu

Fortunately whilst the world has been collapsing, my local jiujitsu environment has been thriving. Loopholes and work arounds, combined with an insatiable appetite amongst training partners has meant jiujitsu in my world hasn't even come close to grinding to a halt. All things considered, I'm very fortunate to be in this position. Being on the … Continue reading Observing how people learn JiuJitsu

Why Strength and Conditioning has the answers for your body

What is Strength and Conditioning? Strength and conditioning (S&C) at its simplest form is the practical application of sports science to enhance movement quality, ultimately to improve sporting performance.It is grounded in evidence-based research and physiology of exercise and anatomy.S&C will also follow the sporting calendar; off-season, pre-season and in-season, or in relation to the … Continue reading Why Strength and Conditioning has the answers for your body

Centering; ideas on anchoring the mind boat feat. Matthew McConaughey

A picture popped into my mind recently when thinking about the idea of centering oneself before starting the day. Matthew McConaughey talks about a non-negotiable centering process which he goes through every morning when he wakes up. It involves checking in with himself, centering himself to see how he is doing, before going into the … Continue reading Centering; ideas on anchoring the mind boat feat. Matthew McConaughey

If you’ve had your ass kicked recently, feat. Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink, an Ex-Navy Seal and BJJ black belt sat down with Ryan Holiday and gave his two cents on the topic of having your ass kicked recently, mostly in the context of Covid, but it still applies to many of life's ass-kickings that get handed to us along the way. “I have a consulting … Continue reading If you’ve had your ass kicked recently, feat. Jocko Willink

Meditation; JiuJitsu for the Mind feat. Sam Harris

Neuroscientist and meditation teacher Sam Harris gave a great breakdown in this interview about how the skill of meditation can be a lot like JiuJitsu, for the mind. "(Meditation) is a lot like JiuJitsu, for the mind. What's so beautiful about JiuJitsu in particular, is that you can have this massive effect in the domain … Continue reading Meditation; JiuJitsu for the Mind feat. Sam Harris