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5 Mobility Biohacks to Improve Your Morning Routine (+ a 4 step plan)

Roll Out Your Feet (option 1)

Courtesy of Hunter O’Brien

[This is a guest blog post contribution by Hunter O’Brien. More information on Hunter is below.]

It is not new news that exercise is an important factor of a healthy lifestyle. If you’re in some sort of physical practice, be it CrossFit, yoga, or endurance training, and   are looking to upgrade your performance, enhance your longevity, and get in touch with the physical, it could be helpful to ask what type of movement are you doing (or not doing) during the rest of your day. – After all, there are only so many HIIT trainings and Vinyasa classes you can attend. The rest of your day is dedicated to work, family, and all the other things life throws at you.

We are wired for movement, and as humans, we have evolved to move all day long. It is just as much a part of our personal biology as eating well and having healthy relationships.

While it is certainly unrealistic to consider carrying around a kettlebell in your purse, and too much “intense exercise” is detrimental to the body, that does not mean you have to save movement for the gym hour! Here are 5 movement and mobility strategies you can include in your morning routine to jump start your day. Just like a green juice or a Bulletproof coffee, you can consider them as nutrition….movement nutrition, if you will. Like many other biohacks, they will help you enhance your productivity and mental clarity, and add to the pursuit of your human potential. They might even help you improve a few biomarkers. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Tao of KStarr: A Jim Kean Book Review

K-StarI recently had the opportunity to review my good friend Kelly Starrett’s book, “Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance.

I’ve known Kelly through San Francisco CrossFit for three years and, as a client and athlete, was fortunate to have had the chance to preview the thoughts behind the book in advance.

I’ve also had the opportunity to experience his groundbreaking approach to human movement and performance. He has fundamentally changed my perception about what it means to be a well-balanced, functional athlete. Now, everything he espouses is neatly codified in this well organized work.

The dogma regarding athletic performance has historically had a hierarchy and belief system that starts with this collection of thoughts: You are a great (average) athlete because you are strong (weak) and in amazing (poor) cardiovascular shape.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Performance and Mobility with CrossFit Endurance

credit: Instagram @amofitness

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Makes perfect. Right?

Maybe. But then again, maybe not. Traditionally, the idea is: want to get better at running? Run a lot. Swimming? Swim until you sprout gills. Biking? Bike until . . . you get the picture.

CrossFit Endurance founder Brian MacKenzie has a new book out where he talks about these questions and more: Power Speed ENDURANCE. Brian came by the WellnessFX offices to chat with our CEO Jim Kean about his new book, the common problems with posture and mobility, and how weight training can help break years of bad habits. Here’s a snippet of their conversation:

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.