Our most recent training video (I’m the third skier) Five a.m. wake-up calls are becoming familiar to me lately. The funny thing is that I am not a morning person, and the only time I’ve been known to get up that early is for a colonoscopy or to ski the American Birkebiener each February. But… Read more »
Enter MovNat What struck me immediately when I came across MovNat almost a year ago is the similarity between the movement patterns they emphasize and the movement patterns/motor skill milestones children naturally and automatically cycle through in the first few years of life if they are allowed the freedom to do so. These are the… Read more »
“Movement is a child’s first language.” — Sally Goddard Blythe “In Nature, we never repeat the same motion; in captivity (office, gym, commute, sports classroom), life is just repetitive-stress injury. No randomness.” — Nassim Taleb* (*I added ‘classroom’ to Mr. Taleb’s aphorism, quoted above from his lovely little book, The Bed of Procrustes. I hope… Read more »
Before becoming a parent, I thought I knew exactly what it meant to be an athlete. Being an athlete meant pushing myself to the limit — racing for a personal best, an age group win, or to outkick my nemesis at the finish line. With age, though, comes wisdom. At first by necessity, then later by… Read more »
“I need to make a slosh pipe,” I said to my friend Dave. “No, you don’t. I’ll make you a temporary one,” he answered. The traditional slosh pipe, invented by Greg Henger and made popular by Dan John, is a length of PVC pipe partially filled with water then capped at each end. Filling it… Read more »
After 18 years of playing professional soccer, Tony Sanneh retired from the sport in 2010. But “retired” is hardly a word that describes this world soccer great. A native of St. Paul, Minn., he established The Sanneh Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in 2003; its purpose is to provide positive environments – including soccer clinics and camps – for urban youth in America. We caught up with Sanneh by phone to find out more about his projects and passions.
OK, it’s not really exercise I hate. But, I’ve had to overcome some skewed ideas about it. I like my first memories of motion — the ones where my mom would say “go outside and play” that include tag and jump rope with friends and games of catch with my older sisters. As I grew… Read more »