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How to Return from the Holidays Better Than Ever


I don’t know about you, but I was glad to be back on the mats after the holidays,

I did notice something though, which inspired this post:

That some people come back better, and some people come back worse after a break,

Have you noticed this in yourself? Which one are you?

I talked with someone before rolling about how his cardio had suffered over the holidays,

I’m sure most people gained a few pounds,

And for sure some people’s skills got sloppier.

This doesn’t just apply to Jiu Jitsu either, this could be any sport/hobby/practice,

Or just your overall movement & health.

You may only notice one major area of your health & fitness suffering,

But really these affect every other part of your health, your movement, and your life.

Once your cardio goes, you can throw your technique out the window with it,

Carrying around extra weight is going to bring down your cardio levels, among many other things,

And all of these slow down your progress in life, in one way or another.

I noticed there were some key differences that will either make or break you in movement & health,

The three main things are your mindset, your foundation, and your strategy,

How you approach the situation, the base you have underneath you, and what you do to achieve the outcome that you desire,

These three things can be applied to any part of your life (and they are, whether you like it or not).

How you do anything is how you do everything.

So improving these three things in your health will improve all other areas of your life,

Your practice will be better, your career will be better, your relationships will be better,

When you do this, when you have the right mindset, the right foundation, and the right strategy,

You will be able to enjoy the holiday to the fullest, and not only will your health & your Jiu Jitsu performance NOT suffer…

It will actually be BETTER.

If you find yourself coming back worse after every holiday, after every break, taking two steps forward and one step back, over and over again, and you are ready to end that cycle and just keep moving forward, then book a call and we can talk about how you can do that:

https://originalhumanmovement.net/talk

I’ve opened up a few slots in my calendar to speak with those who are committed and coachable and ready to take action towards a better future now.

Click that link, pick a time that works for you, and fill out the form afterwords. We’ll hop on the phone for about 45 mins and get you clear on what’s keeping you stuck in that cycle of little to no progress.

If we’re a good fit to work together then we can talk about the next steps you need to take to unlock your body and free your mind, simply. It’s very simple, yes, but as with anything worth having – it’s not easy.

But really, who cares if it’s easy or not? It is WORTH IT. If you want it to be easy, then we likely aren’t a good fit.

If you are ready to make a real, lasting change towards unleashing your true potential today, then book a call and I’ll talk with you soon.

– Nate

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How to Bounce Back After Tough Trainings


Have you been wondering this?

Why are some people are out for days after training?

And some people can train twice a day no problem?

What are they doing to recover so quickly?

What are you NOT doing that’s stalling your progress so much?

So many people want to train more often but are limited by their body.

Whether it be fatigue, the inability to move, or worse – injury,

The thing most people are missing is SELF-CARE.

There’s no such thing as over-training, only under-recovering.

If you want to train more, you need to recover better.

It really comes down to 3 main things:

How you eat, how you move, and how you recover.

If you don’t refuel with the proper nutrition,

If you don’t move in a way that promotes suppleness,

And if you don’t have strategic practices that speed up your recovery times,

Then you’re going to wake up day-after-day feeling stiff as a board,

With low energy levels, unable to move your body like it used to.

And until you implement the proper strategies into your lifestyle,

Moving more, and feeling better, will continue to be a dream.

If you’re tired of always being tired, and ready to wake up to live the movement lifestyle you know you can, then book a call and we’ll talk about how you can do that.

We’ll talk for about 45-mins and we’ll find out what it is exactly you’re not doing now that’s keeping you under-recovered. Maybe it’s the the nutrition, maybe it’s the movement, maybe it’s the lack of recovery practices, maybe it’s something else in your lifestyle, maybe it’s all of the above. 

We’ll get clear on exactly what it is, and where it is you want to be. How often do you want to train? How do you want to feel after training? How do you want to live your life? And if we’re a good fit to work together and I truly can help get you there, I’ll show you how you can do that.

Remember the call is totally free, but we know the everyday you don’t take action towards your dream is costing you. So click this link & pick whatever time works for you, fill out the short form afterwards so we can get the most out of the call for you, and we’ll talk at the time you selected.

Talk soon,

Nate

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3 Ways to Boost Your Cardio

Today we’re going to be talking about something that I know many people are struggling with…

I see it in the comments of our Facebook Tribe.

I see it on the  everyday,

I even see it off of the mats in everyday life,

And that is the struggle of having weak cardio.

If you’re one of those people who gasses out easily,

Who gets tired after the warm ups,

Who can barely last a few 5 minute rounds,

Then you’re going to want to pay attention very closely.

Because we are going to talk about “3 Ways to Boost Your Cardio” (WITHOUT doing more cardio).

Without running hours on end on the treadmill,

Without wearing those oxygen training masks,

Without doing all those things that you really don’t want to do.

What we focus on with Original Human Movement is efficiency.

Getting the MOST of the growth with the LEAST amount of energy.

Are you familiar with Pareto’s Law?

Pareto’s Law is about getting 80% of the results with 20% of the effort.

That’s what we focus on, that’s what we do.

I see most people doing this backwards though.

Most people are doing 80% of the work to get 20% of the results.

They overwork and they under-recover,

They get gassed out and they can’t keep up,

They don’t progress as quickly as they could and they get stressed out,

This leads to fatigue every single day, waking up tired, not having the energy to go train,

Eventually they get burnt out from trying too hard until they ultimately get injured or have to quit.

ALL because they are acting on this principle in reverse.

They are doing too much work and not getting enough results.

People quit because they don’t have the cardio day-to-day,

So they don’t have the endurance to last.

And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

The ability to last, the ability to endure.

To sustain our practice, so we can do move and play well into our 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and beyond.

And that’s what we’re going to cover right now, the 3 Ways to Boost Your Cardio so you can do that.

 

1. MINDSET

Now, you may be asking, ‘What does your mindset have to do with your cardio?’

What does your mindset have to do with everything? Everything starts in your mind.

We talked about this the other day when we discovered “What’s Really Holding You Back”.

Everything is 80% mindset.

So if you’re showing up in the world saying to yourself,

“Man, I’m tired. I had a long day. I don’t have any energy.”

You’re going to get gassed out QUICKLY, just because of how you’re showing up mentally.

Because ultimately your mindset is going to affect your physiology,

And your physiology is going to affect your cardio.

If you show up with the belief that this is going to give you energy,

You’ll have a completely different result just with that little mindset shift.

There are lots of daily practices to boost your mindset that we go over the best ones in the program.

Either way you’ve got to start there, you’ve got to start with your mindset.

Because that’s where everything else starts.

What you believe of yourself, and what you expect, is going to dictate the outcome.

When you do this, when you boost your mindset, you’ll boost your cardio.

 

2. NUTRITION

Your nutrition has a MAJOR effect on your cardio. Obviously, right?

Well I guess it’s not, otherwise everyone would have good cardio.

Do you think that, as long as you’re not overweight, you can get away with eating whatever?

Even if you’re not overweight, something is going to be affected by what you eat.

If your nutrition is not dialed in, it’s going to affect you in one way or another.

It’s not only what you eat, but it’s also when you eat, and how you eat.

Two people, identical twins, same genes, same hormonal responses to food,

Can eat the same exact thing at different times in a different way, and it’s going to have a different effect.

One can MASSIVELY improve their cardio just by changing how and when they eat.

This is HUGE.

That means even if you’re eating “healthy” food…

(What does “healthy” even mean, right? Healthy compared to what?)

… if you’re not eating in healthier ways at healthier times, you’re not going to see the best results.

And that’s another reason why the whole “calories in, calories out” that we talked about before is NONSENSE,

Because even if you had the perfect measurement, and you dialed in the perfect equation of WHAT you’re eating,

It doesn’t take into account HOW and WHEN you’re eating.

When you get this right, when you do this, you’re cardio will be boosted THROUGH THE ROOF,

AND, you will no longer get those energy slumps throughout your day.

 

3. BREATH

Everybody breathes. But not everybody breathes properly.

We know that breathing is the most VITAL aspect of life.

We can go without food for weeks, even months in certain situations,

We can go without water for days,

But the most trained individuals can only survive without air for MINUTES.

If you don’t breathe properly and if you don’t use these strategies,

You’ll constantly be going through life on your last leg,

You’ll find yourself laying, sprawled out on the mats after a movement session, heavy breathing with your arms over head, gassed out, sweating like crazy,

Or at a competition, feeling half dead after your match, barely able to get up and shake your opponent’s hand.

If you do this right, you can boost your energy at ANYTIME.

Moving through life without using these techniques and these strategies is just going to drain you…

Physically… mentally… emotionally…

However using these 3 strategies, ALONE, will boost your cardio.

These are the first 3 things I walk my clients through and it produces MASSIVE results, quickly.

Then we get into more advanced techniques, after you have this foundation set, that SKYROCKETS your cardio even more.

To the point where you’re after finishing your getting up ready for the next one instead of gasping for air, needing to get some water, and taking mini naps on the mats.

So if you’re struggling with this and you’re tired of always being so damn tired, then reach out because I’d be happy to help.

Click that link to book a call, fill out the form afterwards, and we’ll talk for about 45 minutes and discover how you can breakthrough any barriers holding you back.

We’ll find out exactly what’s slowing you down, what’s stopping you in your tracks, and then we’ll talk about where you want to be and how you can get there.

Because I know that’s not a fun place to be stuck, I’ve been there. I used have asthma, and I can tell you not being able to breathe SUCKS.

So if you’re ready to do something about it, if you’re ready to get unstuck, then book a call and we’ll talk about how you can do that.

Talk soon,

Nate

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Do You Need Supplements?

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately…

‘What supplements do you recommend?’

‘What should I take for X, Y, and Z?’

‘Do I even need supplements?’

All great questions, and there’s a lot of confusion in this area, so let’s demystify it right now.

The problem with supplements is that they are just a band-aid for the symptoms.

They are not addressing the root cause.

So you can take supplements for life and never fix the real problem.

Now I’m not discounting ALL supplements, sometimes band-aids are beneficial if you just have a little cut and you need to cover it so you can do something right now.

But when your arm is cut off you don’t need band-aids, you need surgery,

The reason why you’re joints are stiff, your body is creaky, and you’re not recovering well isn’t because you’re not taking the right supplements

It’s because you’re missing pieces of the puzzle in your lifestyle to be in peak health.

It could be in the area of nutrition, of movement, of recovery, and so on.

Even if you thought there was some magical supplement, a perfect supplement, a “cure all”,

You try and find it online or by going to the supplement shop, and you’re just standing there scratching your head looking at a thousand different brands of a thousand different types.

How do you know which one to choose?

Do you trust the supplement shop guy, who doesn’t know athing about what your body needs?

If you do that you’ll end up going home with about 10 different bottles of things with ingredients you don’t even know how to pronounce.

Now it’s just one extra thing you have to do in your busy day, and you’re not even sure if they work or not.

Now a few years down the line, and hundreds to thousands of dollars later, you still have the same problem, and it’s only getting worse over time.

And now your kitchen is filled with these huge bottles of stuff you don’t even use anymore.

It’s a waste of time, waste of money, waste of energy.

That’s an expensive band-aid when all you needed was to make some simple changes to your lifestyle.

Not easy, of course, but simple, for sure.

And when you look at the bigger picture, we know it’s ALWAYS worth it.

We all know what happens to those who move for sports or play who don’t have the puzzle figured out yet… the inevitable injury.

And how much that really costs them… (time-wise, financially, emotionally, etc.)

That can ALL be avoided when you just fill in the missing pieces of your peak health puzzle.

So if this is something you’re struggling with right now, if you want to avoid the inevitable, and you’re ready to talk about how you can do that, then book a call by clicking here.

Pick a time that works for you and fill out the form after so we can get the most out of the call for you. We’ll hop on the phone at the time you selected and talk for about 45 mins to find out exactly what you’re missing, and what you really need to reach your peak health.

The call is absolutely free but we both know that not filling in ALL the missing pieces of your peak health puzzle is not. This is NOT for those who are looking for a cheap, easy, “supplemental” program and the kind of results that they bring. And this is not for dabblers who are just interested in improving their health, their movement, and their life.

This is those who are committed, coachable, and resourceful. Those who are ready to show up and do the work, who will do whatever it takes to reach the peak and sustain it. If that’s you, then book a call and I’ll talk with you soon.

– Nate