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Choosing the Best Surgeon, Be Your Personal Trainer, Yesterday and Today

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Choosing the Best Surgeon, Be Your Personal Trainer, Yesterday and Today

If you require an operation, the surgeon you choose could be a life or death decision. But how do you know how to find the best doctor for your procedure? Anything can go wrong and often does, so you attention to this major detail is mandatory. Cynthia Brian will help you research the best of the best.

A new year brings new resolutions and the top goals for any new season have to do with fitness. Whether you want to lose weight, get stronger, or fit into that size 8 again, you can turn up the burn by becoming your own personal trainer.

2017 is almost in our rearview mirror and many people are shouting “hurray!” Cynthia Brian will review her 2017year and offer a sneak peak to the excitement for 2018.

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According to fitness expert Ari Weller, Founder of PhilosoFit, a leading edge movement training studio in East Hampton, NY, “Life in the body expresses itself in three dimensions. Movement specialists label these the Sagital Plane, the Frontal Plane and the Transverse Plane.”

Ari describes the three planes as follows:

SAGITAL: front to back movement. Think bending to pick something up off a counter.

FRONTAL: side to side movement. Think jumping jacks.

TRANVERSE: rotational movement. Think swinging a golf club, or curtseying.  The twist. Rotational movements are small, but critically important.

“The greatest athletes are the ones who are naturally and effortlessly move their bodies through all three planes, through multi-dimensional space. Have you ever considered why a dancer or martial artist can flow so beautifully through space while a bodybuilder, rower or cyclist seems stiff, perhaps robotic? Look no further than the WAY THEY TRAIN, HOW MANY REPS THEY PERFORM IN A SINGLE PLANE OF MOTION.

When making decisions about how to train smarter, make sure that training in three planes is one of the most important considerations in your program. THIS MEANS  INCLUDING ALL THREE PLANES IN YOUR STRENGTH, MOBILITY AND CARDIO TRAINING.”

Ari shares, “I always try to start my day–and my workouts–with a mobility prep that moves my body in three planes from head to toe.”

He suggests that you follow these steps to do the same, PERFORMING EACH MOVEMENT FOUR TIMES:

1. “Start with the HEAD. Move it gently and fully, up and down, side to side and into rotation.

2. Next the SHOULDERS and ARMS. Straight arms up and down in front of the body, then side-to-side. While holding the arms out from the sides, twist one arm all the way toward the front, from the shoulder, while simultaneously turning the other arm all the way out.

3. Next is the MID-SPINE or THORAX. While keeping your head steady, cave your chest and stomach in. Then reverse that movement: lift your chest gently up to the sky on a 45-degree angle.  Next open your feet wider than shoulder width and keep your knees straight.  Raise one arm up and side bend your body into the opposite direction.  Change arms and alternate sides. The final plane in the thoracic area is to stand straight and without moving your low back or head, gently rotate your torso from side to side.

4. The PELVIS is next. Put your hands on your hips and tilt your pelvis front to back and then side to side. Now, without moving your thorax, rotate the pelvis forward, one side at a time. Working your way down the legs, place your hands on bent knees and gently bend and straighten. Next, move side to side, like a skier on the moguls. Finally, rotate the knee joints in circular motions, both clockwise and counterclockwise.

5. Finally, the FEET and ANKLES. Lift one foot off the ground (if needed you can do this sitting or holding onto something). Point and flex the foot. Then guided by your foot instep, move the instep (the arched middle part of your foot that is between the ball and the ankle) down and then up. This is called eversion and inversion. Not a large movement. The last movement is to circle your foot and ankle in both directions. This completes a 3-D body movement scan.”

Ari states, “On top of the obvious benefit of gently and powerfully training your body to move in all three planes, these exercises OPEN YOUR MIND…literally. This is a larger conversation that will have to wait for another blog post!”

Ari joined me on “Turn the Page” to discuss “How to Build A Better Body: Achieving Maximum Fitness with Minimum Wear and Tear” During this conversation, he provides three core principles and related tactics that can transform the way you view and practice fitness. Just as he’s done through this post, the practical guidance he offers can help those who are impacted by injuries or other health conditions to restore functional movement, and with that, their life force.

Want to move more like a dancer or martial artists? Contact Ari and his team through PhilosoFit to experience his training methodology, which is based in a thorough assessment that reveals functional deficiencies and forms the basis for the design of a workout program.

Tai Chi Wednesday With Winston Price

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Technical Change and Adaptive Change: Overcoming Your Immunity to Change

Going through the motions is not the defining factor of character change.  For some it is difficult to comprehend why it is they have such a difficult time attaining the necessary skills to thrive in the environment of which they are a part.  There are times when people can objectively show the changes in their behaviors while within a situation; however, they still struggle to feel comfortable in their new surroundings.  What happens in these cases is the person more than likely has made a technical change; however, they have not made an adaptive change.  A technical change is the adjustment made in title or function, and an adaptive change is modification that involves altering more than routine behaviors.  Adaptive change is the alteration of preferences.   An adaptive change involves a transformation of a person’s outlook and beliefs.   This is something that I once found challenging while studying multiple martial arts simultaneously. Taking to the matter the martial arts I have trained for more than a decade, I have had to make adaptive changes before I could fully realize positive growth in the cross-study of the martial arts.  As similar as some of the styles were to one another, some of them had extremely different training styles and attitudes. 

In my experience people believe they can learn the physical skill-sets and thereby they believe they learn the style/art.  In this idea of learning the technical aspects of the art, learning the physical moves of techniques or forms, there is a tendency to believe one has made an appropriate total change, while in reality they have solely made a technical change; doing the form without the actual intent of the style.  To have a total change one must be able to face and overcome both the adoptive challenges and the technical challenges.  The technical challenges, in the sense of learning a martial art, are learning the visual aspects of the form set, leaning the moves to the point where one can, without pause unnatural to the style and form-set, execute the techniques.  The adaptive challenge is to be able to draw on the intended resolve of the style and form-set.  The same challenges are found in business relationships.

 In business, one may progress to a deferent position in the company, given a new title and given new responsibilities.  The change in title and responsibilities represents the technical change.  The technical challenges are to have the title change made official and learning the proper way to execute ones responsibilities.   The adaptive change happens once one becomes completely comfortable and proficient in the new position.  The adaptive challenges are the moments of emotional and mental disequilibrium involved with the overall alteration.  Moving from one comfort zone of which one is accustomed to another, may involve a time period in which one’s orientation will cause the changes made on the technical side to seem unnatural and uncoordinated.   This is caused by the adaptive change not being complete.  A person that is placed in a new managerial position may understand the technical aspects of the career change, they may understand the forms that need to be filled and filed, they may understand their responsibilities and when they need to execute their new tasks and errands; however, what they cannot gather are the subjective value-sets of the new department.  This inability to cope with the idiosyncratic natures of the new position is the adaptive challenge one as to face and overcome before they can fully realize their new position.          

When entering into new relationships make sure to understand all of the challenges you will face, both technical and adaptive.  Realize when you enter into new agreements with others there is more to becoming an efficient part of the bond other than you stating the existence and understanding what technical things that need to be done.  Make sure you are not only able and willing to change your objective natures; also, you must be able and willing to change the subjective natures of your being so you can fulfill the fullness of your new role.  

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.

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