••• EN FORME (DE QUOI ?) •••⠀
Je fais du sport là, on ne dirait pas hein ? ⠀
Je n’ai jamais aimé le jogging 🏃et bien que j’aie longtemps pratiqué les arts martiaux (ne les voyant pas comme un « sport »), je me refuse aujourd’hui à m’inscrire dans une salle de gym. Pourquoi ?⠀
Parce qu’il existe des manières beaucoup plus naturelles et bienfaisantes de prendre soin de son corps sans le mettre sous tension. Je ne nie pas les bienfaits physiques du sport et je félicite tous les gens qui en font car cela montre qu’ils s’inquiètent de leur santé et qu’ils ont de la volonté, mais voilà le fond de ma pensée, fruit d’une longue réflexion et de mon arrivée prochaine à l’âge fatidique de 40 ans #thisistheend 😭.⠀
Je trouve que pratiquer un sport dans le but précis de rester en forme est vain, et surtout si c’est pour s’enfermer à l’intérieur. Voilà plutôt ce que j’aime faire pour rester en forme (de quoi, comme disait mon fils tout petit 😂) : ⠀
👉 rire, car ça brûle des calories et que c’est juste magique ;⠀
👉 jardiner, car c’est intense, utile et qu’il est scientifiquement prouvé que mettre les mains dans la terre rend plus heureux ;⠀
👉 faire l’enfant, car mine de rien le trampoline, la corde à sauter et grimper aux arbres c’est TRES physique ; ⠀
👉 faire l’amour, car en plus d’être bon pour la santé c’est la seule activité qui libère les 4 hormones du bien-être que sont la sérotoninie, l’endorphine, l’ocytocine et la dopamine. ⠀
Qu’en pensez-vous ? ⠀
8 hours ago
KPIs - Separation.
It’s common knowledge in high level Javelin Throwing, that pelvic girdle (hip), shoulder girdle separation is an important KPI in terms of optimising performance, but what do we mean by this and how do we achieve this given the differing styles of thrower we see as models who seemingly do things so differently but achieve the same outcome?
Firstly, what do we mean by hip/ shoulder separation? In Javelin terms it’s the maximum degree to which the pelvis can rotate independently from the torso (inc. shoulders) in the horizontal plane, with respect to the transverse plane. So what is desirable in Javelin?
We know from previous analysis of throwing at elite level, better throwers tend to have their hips rotated more to the direction of the throw prior to FFC, whilst maintaining a closed torso. As ever, there are exceptions, as some athletes simply do not have the mobility in the shoulder and T-spine to maintain this position. So what is the benefit?
Javelin throwing is a ‘stretch reflex’ elastic discipline. It relies on a high rate of force development as the time window to apply force to the javelin is typically less than 150 milliseconds. How do we optimise this? We create the maximum stretch that we can through the action of the throw, so that when the front foot hits the ground at FFC and we enter the ‘power position,’ the stored elastic energy built up prior to this point is released. Assuming all of the other ducks are lined up, an optimal performance can be achieved.
The key questions:
1️⃣ How do we achieve this?
2️⃣ What about hip vs knee dominance? How does this influence the coaching process? Do we coach all athletes to do the same? Remember the Backley vs Zelezny debate?
3️⃣ What about with young athletes developing the requisite specific strength qualities? What is acceptable, especially when working with athletes with lumbar spine vulnerability?
4️⃣ What about gender considerations (see previous post on landing and back knee angle).
Interested to hear the thoughts & experiences of others.
Remember always keep in mind the CRITICAL DETERMINANTS OF PERFORMANCE! 🤔
1 hour ago
I can’t believe how many of you participated in yesterday’s #scaredstraightstack challenge! I think it’s safe to say that this month’s challenge was the most popular one yet! I’m still going through many newer ones from last night through the morning, so please bear with me!
I finished Lisa Jewell’s upcoming mystery novel The Family Upstairs this weekend and it’s safe to say I’m shook! It’s not out til this fall, but I just couldn’t wait! In the last couple of years, Lisa Jewell has been getting a lot of notoriety in the publishing world. Her last couple of novels have been massive hits in both the UK and USA, and I know that The Family Upstairs will be her biggest hit yet. This book sets the bar for the phrase "unputdownable!" The synopsis explains the story well so I’m not going to here. My longer review with a synopsis breakdown is on Goodreads.
As I kept reading, I kept saying to myself, "what the F is happening here?!"—in the best possible way. Without it ever going to the end of ridiculousness, Lisa Jewell crafts a brilliantly told family-drama mystery novel. I could not read this book fast enough! I feel like The Family Upstairs will be in my annual top 10 books of the year. The character development between Libby and the other two point-of-view characters (I will not spoil it for you), will stay with me for a long time. If you are a fan of Ruth Ware, YOU NEED THIS BOOK! For real, this book joins the ranks of Ruth Ware and Riley Sager and hits a home-run! I hope this isn't the end of knowing this family—especially because of that ending! UGH, when you finish this book, hit me up because I have a lot of feelings about it!
RATING: 5/5 stars!
we just started a question/discussion series on the page and would appreciate if you appreciate in it and share your perspective. kindly respect others opinions and be kind. let’s educate and learn 🌻💛
today’s question is about afterlife. i will keep it simple as life was existing before i was born and it will exist even i die but my consciousness was not with me before birth into this life. it was probably in other body at somewhere or might be at higher consciousness/the universe/god. i think afterlife exist as it just makes me so exciting about what’s in there to be discovered. probably it will be better and less pollution than here, just kidding. but yeah, we need to focus more on what we have, and make this earth heaven 🌸
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Sometimes the loudest voice keeping us from recklessly pursuing Jesus is the voice inside of our heads.
We get so worried about what other people think of us that we completely rule out our own passions and desires because we’re afraid of judgement.
But what if you decided today that you are willing to step out of your own way? That you were going to rid those voices of fear and judgement of other people and chase after exactly who you were meant to be?
What is the effect of virtual consumption upon the human condition: it’s negotiated desires, anxieties and identities?
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Exploring concepts of personal desire, social habits and idealist consumerism, the work aims to pervasively manipulate, contaminate and provoke. Evoking the haptic materiality of the imagined and the aesthetics of advertising, the film precariously navigates the border between purity and defilement, as the abject use of food and its bodily contamination is sanitised by the satisfying visual aesthetic and clarity of its projection. The viewer is provided with a sufficient degree of removal that permits safety and thus the allowance of sublime delight and corporeal satisfaction." Bread, 2019
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