WELCOME TO MORE-ATHLETIC MAGAZINE!
If you need fitness, we can provide. It’s a bit bossy in places so we are told, but we don’t make you do anything you don’t want to do. We just suggest you change your mind and then get on with it.
Although not entirely sensible all the time, please note that this is a proper fitness magazine – no fluff, no fads, no lies, NO MERCY!!! In other words, if you need a gimmick, if you want results without doing work or if you want to be told that Pilates will magically shape long thin toned muscles regardless of your physical structure, current body fat percentage and nutrition habits – you may not like it here. I’m sorry.
Here’s what we got:
HabFit - I got fed up some time back with restrictive number based exercise logs. Firstly, fitness (movement) is about quality as much as quantity, second, I want to be inspired. Visually. That’s why I made HabFit, a flexible journal, scrapbook, moodboard thingy. Check it out! (Please).
Tips - stuff I write when I can’t be bothered to write full articles for you to read when you can’t be bothered to read full articles. They may teach you useful stuff.
Articles - from the original More-Athletic Magazine, easy to read, on a range of topics in the general physical training realm. Peruse them.
Membership Area - supporting HabFit. (See above) – ready to go programmes, videos, ideas, graphics & images all ready to use, follow, learn from or copy and paste onto your HabFit site. Member! Go there.
Store - Got money you don’t want? Need a stupid t shirt? Browse the worlds most half assed t shirt store here.
I also write short, incomplete pieces of fitness type stuff, have them unnecessarily planted on a strange sign and put it on the internet. Look…
DAILY(ISH) TIP: WHY I lOVE HANDSTANDS
In order to be able to do a really good straight arm handstand, you need to be upside down and you need to be a fine athlete:
We need good range of motion in the thoracic spine and shoulders – something many people, even athletes lack. We need good motor control of our pelvis and with our Scapula thingys, we need strong mobile flexible wrists, we need skill, focus, practice, decent abdominal strength, and if we want to go to the next level, we need excellent range of motion in the hips.
If you can’t even imagine being able to perform a nice tidy neat straight handstand now, imagine the benefits and rewards of a couple of years systematically building the strength, flexibility and fine motor control. Your body will get a lot better in key areas of athleticism. If you think all that’s easy (you the man) the benefits of taking it to the next level are huge: straddles, single arm handstands, handstand push ups and combining handstands with other gymnastic moves mean you have to be quite the flexible, muscly machine.
For a lot of folks who embark on a training regimen, seeking to master a straight handstand gives us the opportunity to work on all these things with an end goal in mind. Rather than just increasing flexibility, motor control for the sake of it, we have a fun practice and an impressive end goal to work to. That’s why I love handstands.
LATEST HABFIT BLOG POSTS
A blog about exercise, habits and exercise habits.
THE FIRST BLOG: This is the first blog I wrote. A little intro into what’s to come and some thoughts on how you can use HabFit. Press here and you’ll see it.
REINVENTION: Some ideas on how you can make a fresh start and completly reinvent & redesign your physical body. clicky.