Friday, April 29, 2016

Warm Up Series, Squat To Stand [VIDEO]

In this week's On The Mats we have another installment in our warm up movement mini-series.

This next "prehab" movement called "squat to stand".  We use this movement as part of our warm up and training prep before every one of our martial arts classes here in Tempe, Arizona.

If you want to see the the entire series you watch here - http://bit.ly/1NX9B1o



I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the interwebs.  All content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.  Always seek out the advice of your doctor before engaging in any of the exercises or diet strategies discussed.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fast Metabolism Diet Conclusion

How are your new year's resolutions going?
Did you make a resolution to drop a few pounds this year?
Many folks get involved with martial arts because they want to lose weight and get in great shape, but just martial arts by themselves won't help much if you're not changing what you eat.

In this video, I wrap up the three part series by sharing my wife's experiences and the ultimate conclusions from our trial.

Phase 1

 Phase 2

 Phase 3



Was this video helpful for you?
Lemme hear from you in the comments below.
Haley Pomroy's website - http://bit.ly/1UuCVDn The Fast Metabolism Diet book on Amazon - http://amzn.to/1UuD1uL

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the interwebs. All content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek out the advice of your doctor before engaging in any of the exercises or diet strategies discussed.

Monday, April 25, 2016

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Six Pack [VIDEO]

How lean do you need to be to be a great martial artist? Do you need to be shredded?  Do you need to be swole, or are we asking the wrong questions when it comes to such things?

Thanks to TV and the movies, many people look to the martial arts as the pinnacle of physical fitness and performance, but is this really the case?

In this weeks video blog I make a different case than the conventional wisdom when it comes to martial arts and fitness.
 

What do you think?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Product Review - Best Natural Deodorant I've Tried! [VIDEO]

While I think that 21st century peeps go overboard with heavily perfumed deodorants, followed by a gallon of Axe body spray, and then some cologne for good measure, sometimes, just "being clean" isn't enough. Particularly when you have to be in close proximity to others, as you do when you're on the mats training martial arts with a partner, or in the gym, in which case, a good deodorant is a must.

Don't let the brand name on this product fool you!


I need to deal with epic B.O. if I don't use deodorant, and I've tried many alternatives over the years with varying results, and this is far and away the best product, outside of home made which I did for awhile as well.  Since my skin is sensitive, I can't use soap under my arms in the shower either, and even if I forget to re-apply this product after my shower, it still offers protection into a second day.

Yes.  It works so well I occasionally forget I need to reapply it.

You can find the Peaceful Patchouli on Amazon below (prices are accurate as of publishing this video):

Single Roll On ($4.65) - http://amzn.to/25O8lZm
Two Pack ($11.80) - http://amzn.to/25O8so3
Six Pack ($27.60) - http://amzn.to/25O86xB

You can also search for the unscented variety which I have used as well and is equally effective.

DISCLAIMER - While I both use, and endorse this product, I am receiving no compensation from the manufacturer.  I simply believe in the product enough to recommend it to you!

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Are You A Martial Artist Or A Fighter? [Vlog]

What's the difference between martial arts and fighting? Are you a martial artists, or are you a fighter? In this weeks video blog I discuss a little bit about this topic on my way back to Arizona after teaching in Colorado for the weekend and I share my perspective. After 15 years on that mats and my time in "the ring", (not actually a ring. Sanda fights take place on a raised platform called a "lei tai", which is like a boxing ring without ropes so you can throw your opponent off the platform.), why I train now is not why I started training to begin with. What are your thoughts about it? Please leave me a comment below and let me know.

Friday, April 01, 2016

How To Use Your Shoulders Mo Better [Video]

Adequate shoulder rotation is extremely important in martial arts.

In this weeks On The Mats I show you two great exercises I use regularly to help keep my shoulders healthy and strong so I can continue to train martial arts in my 40's and beyond!

Please note I lost my mic audio from 00:38 - 3:20, so there's some wind and aircraft noise in the background. (I'm firing my audio tech, lol).



Enriching lives through martial arts, meditation and fitness.

Bringing you my thoughts, information, product reviews and training tips to support your martial arts lifestyle. I talk about everything martial arts; philosophy, conditioning, meditation and performance optimization for the regular guy on the street.

Discipline, Concentration & Wisdom
---------------------------------------------------------

Subscribe here - http://bit.ly/1nsiEzZ

Follow my public Facebook posts here - http://bit.ly/ashehiggs
Connect on Twitter - http://bit.ly/luoyenongfu
G+ - http://bit.ly/1nskHnE

Find out about my local classes or read my blog here - http://bit.ly/fallingleaveskungfu

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on the interwebs.  All content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.  Always seek out the advice of your doctor before engaging in any of the exercises or diet strategies discussed.