How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

I've mentioned before that we must get uncomfortable in or to progress. I find we can learn this through nature, though Hormesis. Hormesis is when there is a struggle in the body, and the body comes up with adaptations for self-preservation. Here is a more thorough explanation: Hormesis (from Greek hórmēsis "rapid motion, eagerness," from ancient Greek hormáein "to set … Continue reading How Hormesis Is Nature’s Guide To Getting Uncomfortable

Why I Admire The US Navy Seals

US Navy Seals Do you know of the US Navy Seals? People that know of them may see them almost in a caricature view. They are almost fictitious in their discipline, attitude and overall sense of values. Navy Seals are often displayed as heroes. Seals are a common theme for video games and army films. … Continue reading Why I Admire The US Navy Seals

Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

After doing a routine for a long while, the grind becomes repetitive and variety feels like it gets a hold of you. But though your routine is set in stone, there’s always room evolving and modifying segments that can help in feeling a pump. For myself, I found that working the Shoulder (Deltoids) the muscles … Continue reading Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Get Uncomfortable and Keep Moving Forward Stepping out of one's comfort zone can prove to be a worthwhile cause. I find the average lifestyle is lived to the level where luxury, immediate gratification, satiety and comfort take a front seat. I see the average lifestyle as decadent, thrill-seeking, lazy and of without a sense of … Continue reading Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Fitness is a part of my life just as much as music. In the last 10 years or so my main focus for exercise related tasks has been primarily weight lifting. It was a process of learning the movements, building a routine and comprehending the mechanics of it all. As well, as cleaning up my diet … Continue reading My 5 Staples Of Weight Training

Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

Self-awareness via Wiki:  the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. When I see people shuffling through malls, its really weird for me when coming from the other side of town, making music slightly away from civilization, but I still notice that more … Continue reading Self-Awareness, Phones and Posture In Modern Culture

How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

Life has it’s ups and downs. People handle it differently and it shows. Some people wallop when they are chased by waves in the storm while, others sail and coast along the wave. There can’t be much separating these kinds of people. Knowledge is perhaps the leading factor. When I say knowledge I mean knowledge … Continue reading How Physical Activity Can Help Moodiness

Lazy People Think Fitness Is Solely For Vanity – The Real Effects Of Fitness

When you can access people’s limiting beliefs and their excuses to life you can understand someone really well. Your attitude is essential in keeping to your goals. Excuses that come out of a person a 100 miles a minute are not worth listening to. “You can’t” “You won’t” “I don’t think I can” People think … Continue reading Lazy People Think Fitness Is Solely For Vanity – The Real Effects Of Fitness

Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

In the news, you constantly hear about how people are always increasing their waistlines. You see ads about new diet plans, fat-loss tabs that only jack up your heart rate while you do nothing, commercials for new exercise equipment that people will buy, use once and play the game of who can collect the most dust. … Continue reading Fasting For The Brain And Bulge

What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Diet and Exercise

I have always had an active lifestyle. In my younger years while in elementary school I would do gymnastics on floor mats. It was on a team and we would do presentations at high-school auditoriums filled with people. I was fairly active at this time in my life. Doing all kinds of flips, round-offs etc. all learned … Continue reading What Is The Most Important Aspect Of Diet and Exercise

Getting Into A Flow State

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2498/4183278431_9e130bcda5_b.jpg I know when I’m in a flow state, through experience I get that.  I can usually tell when I have just hit it. This goes for so many different moments in life, not only making music. Yet there is a paradox of the flow state. You lose track of time. When you are done, … Continue reading Getting Into A Flow State

Time to get Pumped: Music Study

Fitness and Music are a big part of my life. I’m always banging something out. Whether that be banging some keys, a dumbbell, guitar or a barbell something is always moving. I’m always attempting to improve myself in one of these aspects. Recently, a study came out saying what most people that are fanatical about … Continue reading Time to get Pumped: Music Study