My guest today — Master Penman Michael Sull — argues that we can increase our sense of humanity and our connection to the physical world with penmanship.
Art is not just for museums and living rooms - it’s all around us! We discuss murals, graffiti, illicit mosaics, and all sorts of possibly gray area beautifying.
We answer a couple of listener questions, and then chew on Inktober, a 30-day inking challenge. What’s the deal, how do we feel about it, what are our strategies? You can stream the episode or subscribe in your regular podcast service. Stuff that comes up: Tiff’s sewing machine - Janome Skyline S7 Inktober - and…
Writer Oliver Burkeman debunks the myth of “time management” and explains why getting more efficient just makes you busier.
This is the third interview between Kit Laughlin and Yusef Smith from Propane Fitness.
This podcast is over three hours and covers such topics as [indicates time stamp]:
[0:01] – Introducing Kit Laughlin, the world’s leading authority on stretching and flexibility, and a short preamble on injury and training adaptation.
[0:08] – How can we overcome the limitations of post-injury tightness caused by fear responses, threat perception and guarding?
[0:23] – Off-season for the powerlifter, the dangers of year-round spinal loading and the importance of periodisation.
[0:35] – Diminishing attention spans, instant gratification and unrealistic expectations.
[0:59] – Training for optimal performance versus training for identity reinforcement and why we should train mindfully rather than obsessively.
[1:20] – Recommendations for building and enhancing self-awareness.
[1:35] – Kit’s thoughts on Stuart McGill’s methodology and ideas.
[1:46] – What would be the best practise to avoid hyper-extension of the knees and joint hyper-mobility?
[1:56] – Plantar fasciitis – causes and treatment.
[2:04] – What is the best way to deal with emotional blocks and the accumulation of tension that manifests in the body?
[2:26] – What is the minimum effective does for stretching and should stretching be periodised?
[2:32] – What is the biggest mistake that people make when trying to become flexible and tools for getting flexible – what should I buy?
[2:45] – What is the best exercise for mastering Downward Dog?
[3:03] – Fitness gurus and other narcissists – why the ego will do anything to defend itself.
[3:10] – Closing thoughts – Kit on gratitude and the human experience.
Find the podcast HERE.
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