This one thing is direct marker of your biological age.
When you increase this one thing, you know you are
increasing your health.
As this one thing decrease a quicker death rate linked to this one marker increase.
“Hey! What’s up? I wanted to do a video on a specific topic that I think is very important for every single one of our clients specifically but actually in general as a population because this is something that is a biological marker of your age. This tells us your biological age and it has to do with grip strength.
Grip strength is extremely important. They’ve done numerous studies on it but in one study specifically in Perspective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study was done 140,000 people and they follow them for over 4 years and what they found is that over those 4 years if your grip strength went down about 11Lbs your likelihood of dying of any cause increased by 16%, dying of heart disease increased by 17%, having a stroke increased by 9% and having a heart attack increased by 16% as well. So it’s directly linked to your biological age but those are just some cues, those are just some studies to give you insight as to your grip strength directly related to your body because really it comes down to your nervous system and it also comes down to the strength that you have inside your body so how much muscle you have and that’s what they figured out in the long run… is that really it comes down to how much strength you have, how much muscle you have.
But, the most important part that I want to speak to you about is while you are in training. We see a lot of people who are picking up the weights incorrectly, you’re doing pullups incorrectly and they’re not engaging their nervous system by using the grip of their hands and so I’m just gonna show you a couple of things that will dramatically change and alter the way that you move and the strength… Essentially, how much force you use in your muscles. For example, shoulder press. (Please see the video) If I stand here with my arms open and I press up. I’m neuromuscularly not really engaging my shoulders. As soon as I squeeze these kettlebell all of a sudden I have a direct connection from my brain all the way through activating my whole nervous system right even the fight or flight aspect of it, the sympathetic nervous system to press up. And you can test this out on your own. If you open up your hands and you do the exercise I all of the sudden feel way more unstable, I don’t feel as strong as when I squeeze and then press up. It’s a completely different feeling.
So with the deadlift, this is taught as a specific aspect of the deadlift when you walk up to the bar or the kettlebell or whatever it is you prepare yourself mentally but also physically. And one of physical ways of doing it is squeezing as hard as you can as soon as you squeeze it fires up the nervous system and your strength skyrockets so we hear people go to pick up the weight, pick up the deadlift and they say “Oh I can’t do it…it’s too heavy!” most of the time it feels it’s too heavy because they’re not engaging the grip strength to the maximum capacity. So when you go into a deadlift, you want to squeeze the bar like you are about to pick up 500 Lbs whether if you’re picking up 500 Lbs obviously that is what you want to do but even if you are picking up a hundred pounds or 60 Lbs because the engagement of your nervous system is what ultimately gives you results. So someone could pick up a kettlebell and do 10 reps without really engaging their nervous system meaning they’re not firing the muscles and the muscle fibers so they’re not getting the results as if someone with thesame exact weight, the same range of motion but they’re squeezing the kettlebell and engaging their nervous system. So that’s where results come from, the more you connect your mind with your body the more you engage your nervous system, the more results you’re going to get.
And so same with the pull up bars, we have the pull up bars over here. Alright, So let me show you real quick. We see some people… they won’t grip the bar tight and they actually have their hands hanging off with no thumb and so this is a good way to training if you are doing something like rock climbing but for the most part we want to see grip squeezing and then the pullup becomes totally different and much easier.
So, in conclusion every single exercise for the most part except for a kettlebell snatch should be full activation of your grip even the bench press how you bench press, you want to squeeze and bring the weights together. So going forward, I would ask you to consider fully engaging your grip and even practicing strengthening your grip in general and you can do that with farmer’s carry, we do that in training where you hold the weights and then you walk with them and you’re squeezing the weights to engage your nervous system. And that’s how you gain and improvement grip strength. I hope this helps and any questions or comments go ahead and leave below.”
Here is a super simple at home core workout that you can do
anywhere with in 5 to 10 minutes.
This program is meant for neuromuscular activation, meaning
though active engagement of your minds connection to the muscles,
you are taking control of how intense and how hard the movements are
and workout becomes.
If you find it too easy, that is your fault, Get it? You can make it as hard
or as easy as you want based on your mind engagement of the muscles.
“Hey! What’s going on? So today I’m going to go over a simple workout routine that you can do in about 10 or 15 minutes that will give you an awesome workout and it will help with cardiovascular and aerobic capacity as well as upper body strength so the way that it goes, it’s going to be 5 repetitions of 3 sets and it’s going to be what’s called speed, endurance with running so you’re gonna find 50 yard space and you’re going to start off at one end and sprint 50 yards building up the speed so you’re going to start off fairly slow and towards the end you’re going to explode as fast as you can for the last 10 yards and then you jog back and then you repeat 5 reps. And then in between, you’re gonna be doing 10-15 reps of pushups, feel free to push yourself up to 20 reps. This really depends on where you are at your fitness level and you’re going to be doing that 3 sets. So I’m going to demo how you’re going to do one of the sprints and then the push ups.
Alright, so I’m going to show you 1 rep of the sprints. You’re gonna do 5 reps of that and then going to the pushups. Alright, so here is my starting spot going to get in position, slowly start off and then speed up and then jog back to the starting spot and then repeat that for 5 reps and then in between we’re going to be doing pushups where you do a toe touch each time so faster movements okay depending where you are at your fitness level 10, 15, 20 reps as many as you can do of those push ups with good form. Do 1 set, rest about a minute and then repeat for 3 total sets.
Alright so there you go, there’s your workout for thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy… have a great one and I’ll see you on the other side!”
-5 Reps or 50 Yard Sprints
-10-20 Reps of Toe Touching Push Ups
-Minute rest in between sets
“Hey! What’s going on? A few things to go over about the sauna that are very important before you use your sessions.
First and foremost, you can sign up easily online just as if you’re training here at EarthFIT. The second thing is probably the next most important thing is that your hydration levels need to be increased by like 50, 60, a hundred percent because it’s gonna heat your body internally like the sun does without the radiation; that’s the effect that it gives and it helps to eliminate the toxins faster and you’re gonna lose a lot of sweat. Essentially the best way to do it is after a training session you go into the sauna so you’re gonna lose twice or triple the amount of sweat. So, increase your hydration, preferably put in some himalayan sea salt in your water to get your electrolytes back. It’s going to be eliminating toxins, it’s shown through the sweat in the sauna, you’ll be eliminating about 20/ 30% more toxins through your sweat and that’s one of the benefits of the program or the sauna.
A few things: because you’re eliminating toxins while you’re sweating you kind of want to be wiping down consistently so you don’t reabsorb the toxins. So bring towels in, wipe down the sweat, you also want to be wiping down the area once you are finished. So we have a little brush there that you can dump in the bucket and wipe down the area that you sweat on on the bench or on the floor and then you can wipe it down with the towel as well. I would recommend directly after taking a cold shower; this will increase the benefits, it will help your lymphatic system and it will also cool your core temperature right away.
We have 4 half hour sessions that we’re giving initially to people until September 15th. I’d recommend that you start off with the 1/2 hour. If you feel fine with that then increase to an hour session cause you’ll get the most benefits of an hour in the sauna.
There are contraindications with using the sauna. In the email that I sent out there’s a link and you could look out the list. I’ll always just recommend you know asking your physician if it’s okay, if you’re taking medications, etc. if it’s contraindicated.
Again, it’s best to use the sauna directly after the training session. The reason being the cardiovascular system help mobilized the toxins and then if you go into the sauna it will help get them out of your body, and it will also enhance the recovery of your training session. You’ll feel better afterwards.We want to keep the sauna completely clean so again clean up right afterwards, after you use it but we will be cleaning it weekly, we’ll be doing deep cleans to make sure and ensure that it is clean for you. And now I’m just gonna walk through the training right now and take you to the sauna real quickly you get a glance at that training as well. So we’re in the Saturday training right now – Strength Training.
And…here’s the sauna. Alright, so another thing about the sauna: we want a limited amount of clothing while you’re in the sauna. It doesn’t penetrate clothing well (the heat waves in the sauna.) So you want to come inside here, close the door to regulate the temperature. You can open up the door. You’ll see what the temperature is right here. Roughly, we want to get it above 120. Alright, and then the timer’s right here. We can increase the time. We have an AUX cord in here so if you want to bring an ipad or your phone you can hook it up here and then we have speakers so you can listen to your music. This is a 4 person sauna we’re limiting it to 3 people because it does gonna get tight in here so just be respectful of others in here if they just wanna chill out, hang out, that’s the important thing.
Alright, so we also have medical grade chromotherapy. This is a healthy radiation light wave that is given off by the sun. This is been proven to help with diseases or cure diseases or get rid of diseases essentially. So there’s numerous functions and benefits of the sauna if you haven’t seen the list of benefits that I put down please check it out because they’re endless and the results that we’ve been hearing about the sauna are just incredible and me myself have seen incredible results. But one of the main reasons that we got the sauna in the first place was to do the niacin detox protocol and that will be for eliminating toxins that you’ve accumulated over the years that are stored in the fat cells and are hard to get out of your system. And more to come on that, that’s a little bit more serious protocol for somebody who’s like really interested in eliminating accumulated toxins over the years that might be stored in the brain. The brain is 60% fat so we want to make sure that we’re eliminating those toxins so that it’s not increasing our chances of neurological issues later on in life.
Alright, so go ahead and sign up for your 4 sessions. I think you’ll really appreciate the sauna, you’ll see the benefits instantly and we’ll see you in the sauna!”
“Today I’m going to go over with you the concept of supercompensation. When we do an assessment on someone we test their base level of fitness. The base level could be exactly where they are at today and then we go over to where we want to take them. So the end game helps create the program for us but supercompensation happens for everybody who’s training, and if you move outside of this model, your results are going to be diminished.
So, let me explain how the process works. If I test someone’s base level of fitness while I’m testing them or while they are working out, they are actually fatiguing the body. They’re breaking down the muscle; they are actually losing glycogen, ATP in the muscle. Calcium helps contract the muscle and the magnesium relaxes the muscle, they’re losing minerals, your nervous system’s getting fatigue, your immune system actually goes down slightly right? but this is also benefit because when you build back the body your immune system gets stronger. So while you’re working out you are actually fatiguing the body.
Okay, so your base level is right here (please see the video). Now you’re fatiguing the body; the changes occur when you go home, you eat, sleep and drink water right? I did a video on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness; you might have some muscle soreness. So the changes occur when you go home, you eat, sleep and drink water. Now your body has an amazing ability to adapt to whatever stress is being put on and it recovers at a better state. It is what’s called Supercompensation.You have to train in that period again in a progressive, scientific way to see results. If not, you are gonna end up back down here and won’t get the results. So, for an example, running one day a week and swimming one day a week you are not gonna get better at either. Initially, if you have not been doing anything you might see a little bit of results, but you’re not going to really see any strides in that type of training scenario. So, it’s got to be a progressive, scientific way to get you to the next level of whatever are your goals.
So, 2x a week is typically a better minimum to see results. 3x a week you see about 33% more results, right? Because you are training 1/3 of the time more. 4x a week you see about 25% more results and this depends on the training program. A good training program, you can really maximize results; bad training program who knows where it’s going to take you. Now, if you train too much, too hard, too often, you can go into overtraining. The chances that I’ve seen of that happening in the general population is very slim to none so I don’t think you’re at a, you know, risk of that for the most part, but it does happen.
So, supercompensation: we fatigue the body, we put stress on the body then the body recovers, and it recovers at a better state in preparation for that next level of stress, which that stress should be within a threshold that your body can handle for safety reasons, for not going into overtraining or pushing too hard or exerting, because if you do push too hard, too much you can cause yourself to get sick if it lowers the immune system, and then intaking the right nutrients so that you build your body back up. This is why a protein and good simple carbs after training helps the process of repairing, etc. So simple model supercompensation you want to make sure you have a training program that can take you in progressive steps to get you to burn fat, gain lean muscle and feel good, which is typically what everybody is looking for the most part. There you have it. I hope this helps. Have a great day! Ian Hart with EarthFIT training.”
“Hey! What’s up? Today I wanted to speak to you specifically about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Also known as DOMS). This is when your body becomes sore after training.
So typically, the first time that you train your Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is going to be the most severe because the training is like a shock to the body. It is moving outside of homeostasis, there are small microtraumas that happen to the muscles and the body is not prepared for what is occurring.
The good news is that this process is what makes you stronger, gain more lean muscle, and have better brain, mind-body connection. So DOMS typically occurs 24-48 hours after training. It can happen much faster, it can last much longer, but that’s the typical range.
I’ve had soreness that’s lasted meweeks before because I over did something, you know, way way too much. And I’ve also had it hit me real fast and there’s reasons to that, as well, because that’s going to be the next thing I’m talking about, which is nutrition and that’s like if we went to a whole… I could do a totally different video just on nutrition for this, but I’m just going to cover the basics. The more water you have in your body, the more cells you have in the body, the more balanced the cell is with nutrients, minerals, etc. the less soreness you’ll have, and the faster you’ll get nutrients in right after training. You have about a 45 metabolic window of time to get you know good lean protein in with a little mix of carbs so the carbs helps transport the protein to the muscles and helps the repairing process. If you don’t have a lot of water in your body, you don’t get the nutrients you need, you don’t have the nutrients before you train, your soreness will go up. Think of it like, again, not having oil in the car, right? so rusty muscles going against each other. So, the more water you have way before your training the better, the more water you intake after, the better. Your recovery will be much better.
The eccentric phase of the movement is when the soreness occurs, that’s what creates the soreness. So when you go down on the squat, that is the eccentric phase. Right, when you’re walking down the stairs this is something that typically happens: people say, “Oh my calves are sore, it must have been from walking up all the stairs.” Well, actually, it’s from walking down the stairs because as you step your calf has to decelerate the movement and that’s the eccentric motion which creates the soreness. So, anytime you’re doing the eccentric motion, that’s where the DOMS comes from. It’s also where most injuries occur in exercise. So, starting out, you always want to go slow in control movement pattern so you reinforce the proper movement, the connection from the brain to the muscles, etc..
Now we’re gonna move on to the recovery portion. How do I recover faster from DOMS. Well you can increase the rate of recovery. Nutrition we already spoke about so the more water you have inside you before you train and after the better, so after training keep drinking more water but light activity will help increase the process; getting more blood flow, nutrients and oxygen so your blood flows and circulates, right? that’s one of the main reasons for the cardiovascular system is to circulate the blood and clear out trash. So what you can do is something like light jogging, light stretching, or even going into a sauna and then coming out and doing light stretching. This will help flush out some of the trash, the lactic acid that has been built up. It will help get more blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients to the area that has the microtrauma and this is how the repairing process begins. And this is true for injuries like real actual injuries like a bad sprain ankle, right? People say like lifted elevated, don’t move it. It’s actually good to get your heart rate up and get the blood flow circulate through the foot not necessarily using that foot that you injured, right? so I want to make that clear you wouldn’t be walking on the foot you injured but doing others stuff like upper body or maybe the other leg on a bike will get your heart pumping the blood and flowing to help repair that injured area. So it’s the same for muscle soreness.
One of the best parts about training is if you are training and then you get injured or you go into surgery or something like that, your recovery process is about 50% better or faster because you’ve been training and you’ve put that stress on the body. Your body knows how to repair itself faster so when you get an injury or have to go for surgery, it’s much easier and better to recover. So we went over that more oxygen and blood flow you can get to the body by doing things like hot showers, going into the sauna, doing light cardio, some light stretching will help the recovery process and if you’ve seen our video on supercompensation that is specific wher,e you know, you’re going to training your body actually fatigues while training and then you recover and your body recovers at a better state, and then you can train a little bit harder and typically the soreness should go down if you’re adapting the body properly: not too intense, not too fast, not doing things too soon.
Alright, this is Ian Hart. I hope this help. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is typically happening if you’re training especially the first time and now you know why, now you know what to do how to recover. I hope this helps. Have a great day!”
“Hey! What’s up? So I wanted to go over with you something extremely important. I’ve already probably mentioned it to you if you came in for the assessment but I want to do a video about it because it is so important for your results, for your safety and for your health. And that is what we’re here for.
So, what is it? Well we’re talking about the warm up, right? The warm up is an injury prevention. So that’s the no. 1 thing that all of these things I am listing here are going to be about, right? So, it’s an I feel safe preparation type thing, that’s what we’re doing. So I’m just gonna go down a list of the benefits of the warm up.
(1) Psychological and Mental Preparation
When you’re warming up you’re getting yourself ready, you’re getting your body and your mind ready for the training. Remember we say like 80% of everything or you hear that said 80% of everything is mental right? Well, that’s true! Training is mental. The preparation for training is even bigger and better than you can even imagine. You will get 10x the result, you’ll feel much better when you do the warm up and the proper warm up. And what is a proper warm up? Well, I’ll get into that.
It (2) Increases your Core Temperature and your Heart Rate so that means you’re getting more oxygen to the body, more blood flow to the muscles, the muscles will work better, you’ll get better results, and you’ll be safer in the training.
It also (3) Increases Proprioception. Proprioception is an awareness in space. It allows us to touch our finger to our nose, so when we’re out there doing movements, we’re gonna do better movements, more masterful movements and then you’re gonna activate the muscles more and better to get more results.
(4) Activates the Nervous System
The nervous system works by you sending info from your brain. You’re firing electrical impulses and information to your extremities to get them to move. The more information you send, the more muscle fibers you activate through the motor units. The motor units recruit your muscle fibers and then you get more out of the training. Again, all of these leads back to getting more results, being safer.
It (5) Activates Synovial Fluid to lubricate the joints like oiling up your joints. So if you just jump right into workouts all the time, that’s a lot more force going on to the joints without the lubrication, so think about it as driving a rusty car all the time without oil. You’re going to break down a lot faster, a lot sooner so and this is another reason why water intake is extremely important right? That’s another separate video aside from this but it’s in combination everything works together. So we want to activate synovial fluid to get the joints more lubricated and ready to move which will help up us. (I’m gonna jump to no. (7) Increase in our Strength, Mobility, Flexibility and Endurance.
And jumping back to no. (6) It’s going to Encode the Proper Form and Technique when you move back into the training area. So say, you do your warm up and then you’re going to the training area, your muscles are activated you’re mentally, psychologically prepped , your blood flow is going, your heart rate is up. Now, you’re gonna burn more calories, you’re gonna burn more carbs which is our prefered source, the body’s prefered source of energy, you burn the carbs in the warm up and then you’ll burn more fat in training. And that’s what we’re here for. Burning fat, gaining lean muscle and feeling better right? It also helps detoxify the body.
So, what’s the best way to warm up? Well, the warm up ideally would be about 20 minutes long. If you’re just starting out, that’s maybe too much for you to handle. So 5-10 minutes minimum is what we want and we have a few different options. We have a you know our actual warm up video or you can go around jogging, that will get your heart rate up. It’s a good way to meditate, psychologically prepare or you can use the cardio equipment which is always the last thing I recommend for people because I want the people to move kind of in the range of motion that they will be moving when they get into the training which is kind of squat patterns, pressing, arm movements right? This is why mobility drills and warm up drills are extremely important.
Ok, so just a recap when we do the mobility, activation or warm up drills, it’s going to activate the nervous system, get more synovial fluid to your joints, it’s gonna increase your heart rate and blood flow to the working muscles, it’s gonna psychologically prepare you for the training and you’re going to increase your strength, endurance, mobility, flexibility, stability, you’ll have more proprioception and awareness of where you are in space so you won’t trip, fall over, you will feel safer in general. Therefore, we keep you safe, you have less injuries, less joint aches and pains, and more results. That’s why the warm up is so important. I hope this video help. Have a great day!”
Beaufort Fitness: “My life after EarthFIT I have a lot more energy; I’m a lot happier.”
“My life before EarthFIT: I had no energy, I couldn’t sleep, I was really, probably, unhappy. I didn’t look unhappy and wouldn’t walk around with a frown on myself, but the joy that I feel after doing all I can do to be the best I can be it’s hard to put words to that. I just feel so much better and I’m so proud of myself. My children are proud of me, I’ve gone from a size 12 to a size 8 and I look forward to working out here 5 days a week.
My life after EarthFIT I have a lot more energy; I’m a lot happier. I’m a lot more content with my life, I feel like I’m looking out for myself for probably the first time in 63 years really put me first, and I’m not smoking and I lost the weight that I gained after I quit and I don’t have fat ankles, I don’t have fat thighs, I don’t have fat arms and strong is the new skinny.
I was very skeptical in fact I came here looking for a pilates class, because I heard that was easy way for all women to get in shape, and I felt like an old woman. I prayed every morning before I came in here that it was going to be called off, because the electricity went off, or Ben fell down but now if I don’t come one day I feel like something is missing. It’s really great; it’s made huge difference in my life.
I would recommend EarthFIT to anyone who feels that they aren’t their best, they feel that they aren’t doing the most that they can do for themselves. You know, when I came in here I had the same vessel, it’s just a completely different vessel and I’m really proud of it. Not just losing, you know, going down two sizes, but I stand up straighter; I just feel better and I sleep better.”
“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, BackPainRelief4Life.com and today I wanted to speak to you about sitting. You know sitting gets a bad wrap for numerous things and it should because sitting all day is not good for you right? They say it’s the new smoking because your blood doesn’t flow, you don’t get nutrients and oxygen all that stuff to the body and the body is designed to move and get a lot of energy. And so lack of movement is really what can cause back issues. If you’re sitting in a certain position all day there’s going to be compression on the discs, lack of movement of those ligaments, tendons, that support the spine and it won’t get the nutrients it needs. But, if we were going to be completely honest about it you know sitting is not really that detrimental to the back. All right, it’s just the fact that lack of movement, nutrients and all that stuff overtime is really what’s damaging. Alright so it’s damaging to every part of your body, your cardiovascular system, your neuromuscular system, your back, all those things. Sitting is not good for long period of time all day everyday right? we know that.
But, there’s a few thing that make it extremely bad for your back. I’m going to show you right now on the chalkboard here. So if you’re doing twisting movements, spinal flexion and then sitting that is damaging your spine or damaging the disc so you’re going out in doing more damage than sitting without doing that would cause. So for an example people who are golfers, if you go out golfing and you’re swinging and then picking up the golf ball and then you go home and then you sit down and crashed in a hunched over position, you’re creating damage and you’re going to end up in pain eventually. We worked with a lot of golfers so I see it often you know just doing some of the movements we have allowed them to not only get rid of the back pain but actually hit the ball further. Working out incorrectly, some people go to gym in the morning they’re not lifting correctly, they do have exercises that cause torque and twist in the spine and then they go and sit for 8hrs a day so they’re asking for back problems.
So, the proper movement patterns, the right exercises, and then sitting properly all day will prevent back pain and you know there’s other factors that going through like hydration and less stress, etcetera. But the main key here is don’t do any twisting, spinal flexion, and then go and sit. And spinal flexion would be you know hunching over to pick something up where your back is not straight rather than squatting all the way down. All right if you seen some of our videos on the most dangerous things to do nor not to do for your back then you know squatting down with back straight when you pick the weights up rather than hunching over and putting torque and tension on your lower spine. Alright, so I hope this helps you know – No twisting, spinal flexion and then going to sit down all day. If you do that you are asking more trauma to the spine, more pain, more injury and then eventually it’s going to lead to somewhere bad. All right, so take preventive measures that’s why we’ve created Back Pain Relief4Life program. Alright so you can check it out at MyBackPainCoach.com.”