Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Raise Testosterone And Lower Cortisol By Shanging Your Body Language

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com: Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kathleen Porter Interview

Kathleen Porter Interview, Part 1

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thoracic Spine Self Mobilization

T NATION | Quantifying the Farmer's Walk:

A more naturally extended thoracic spine is a "taller" spine that allows for a better "table" for the head and neck to function on, and better scapular positioning in retraction. This, in turn, helps the scapular stabilizers do their job more effectively, decreasing the chance of assuming a rounded shoulder position...

Improve cervical mobility while self-mobilizing the thoracic spine.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hips Don't Lie: Fixing Your Anterior Or Posterior Pelvic Tilt

T NATION | Hips Don't Lie: Fixing Your Force Couples:

"So I'm sure you're wondering at this point, 'Damn, I'm in (anterior or posterior) pelvic tilt. How in the hell do I correct this?' Let's keep it real simple here. If you're in anterior tilt you want to:

• Strengthen the muscles that produce posterior tilt
• Lengthen the muscles that produce anterior tilt

On the flip side, if you're in posterior tilt you want to:

• Strengthen the muscles that produce anterior tilt
• Lengthen the muscles that produce posterior tilt

To keep it even simpler, depending on your pelvic position, you want to train your body to do the opposite!"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Forget the S-curve

Paleo Playbook: Posture:

While I am not totally convinced, Esther Gokhale's ideas are interesting:

"Forget the S-curve. A true spine forms more of a J, where the bottom part of the J is your butt sticking out, and your upper spine is flat up all the way through the neck. Years of sitting unnaturally and carrying backpacks are the likely culprit of our modern incorrect posture."

Monday, October 11, 2010

The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?

T NATION | The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?:

"What We Compress, Expands

Not long ago, I had one of those twin-epiphany moments that provided clarity for life. I attended a late night Bikram Yoga session and discovered that the harder I pulled myself into a position, the more my body responded during the rest period by expanding. Literally, what we compress, expands."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sleep Posture

Sleep Posture | Mark's Daily Apple:

"Whether you’re in bed, on a cot, or on the floor, the key is to lengthen your spine. You touch ground with your sacrum, lay your palms on the ground, and slowly lower yourself back, taking care to actively lengthen your spine – vertebrae by vertebrae – by pushing through your hands. The result is an oddly awkward feeling; you really do feel longer than normal. It takes a few minutes to get used to it, but it’s an incredibly comfortable way to lie down."