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The Pursuit of Movement

planche progressionIt’s one of the most beautiful laws of nature and an essential motivation for us to continue with any pursuit. That feeling of getting better at something is immensely rewarding and can generate incredible momentum. And the good thing is that it’s all a natural consequence of your efforts. What you practice, you improve. Pretty simple.

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IMG_6045I love the feel of steady progress, but actually meeting a goal (ahead of schedule) feels even better. Cross that sucker off the list and pat yourself on the back! On the other side of that spectrum however is the growing realization that you might have set your standards too high.

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IMG_5934Found my stride a bit. By the end of 2 months my body has adapted more to the load of working out 5-6 times per week. It almost expects exercise on a daily basis now. There is still some physical and mental strain sometimes, like when I haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep, but I’m motivated by the fact that I’m seeing more progression at each workout.

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IMG_5008Well, this first month was quite interesting. The initial excitement of having something new to learn was quickly crushed by the realization of how weak, inflexible, and unbalanced I was.

Just kidding. It wasn’t all that bad.

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ido handstand“The hardest part of any journey is taking the first step.”

Ever wonder why that is? It’s not so much a matter of laziness, fear of failure, or even worrying about our own incompetence. It’s because we lack direction.

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