In the first episode of “The Four Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined by his colleagues from the Training Room, Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to discuss stress. Over the course of the podcast the guys go into what factors cause stress in our lives, how to combat stress through different modalities of training and also how to measure stress. Intro and outro music provided by DJ TLM. Hope you guys enjoy!
A Tribe Called Quest put it best in their song “Stressed Out” with the lyrics, “I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out”. We all know that feeling. Traffic is crazy or someone does something to set you off and before you know it your heart is racing, your breathing becomes short and rapid and your mind is racing. This is not a something we want to repeat over a lengthy time period. Unfortunately a lot of the population walk around everyday in a state of “fight or flight”. Their stress response has become a conditioned state of everyday normality. Short term is fine, a conditioned chronic use of your stress response is where you may be in deep trouble. Continue reading “Are you Stressed Out?”
While I was away on vacation in St. Maarten I re-read one of the most encompassing books on stress there is out there. Reading about stress on vacation……..there’s a joke in there somewhere. Robert Sapolsky’s “Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers” is a must read and having done so originally around three years ago I decided I wanted to go a little more in depth this time. In between pina colada’s and laying out on a sun soaked beach I took a bunch of notes. I have narrowed it down to a top 10. Continue reading “Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers””
Breathing has made huge waves in strength and conditioning in a relatively short space of time. Trying to trace it back to the pioneers of breathing correctly, I came across an unlikely hero. One Robbie Fowler. Those things on his nose actually had a function. Do they work to make breathing more efficient through the nostrils? I think everyone has an opinion on that but he was making an attempt to breathe right back in the nineties. (Yes I did but those breathing strips and pretend I was Fowler playing football in my back yard). This weeks top tweets include a look at……. Continue reading “Tweets in Review”