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Road Warrior Training Tip #14 Opening hips & shoulders!

Want to open tight hips you get when driving? Do this simple exercise.....key here, you GOTTA do it no matter where! That's the challenge:) hahaha Doing this movement in public might raise a few eyebrows but i guarantee if you do it right with proper up dog and down dogs YOU WILL FEEL AMAZING afterwards!
As you can see i'll do an exercise anywhere on the hour when we're doing our MBG Road Warrior training...that to me is part of the fun of this...you gotta do it:) Sort of like a dare....so get out of your car and do 20 reps of up/down dog and IF you do each rep as we teach you in our Eischens Yoga beginner sequence (if you dont have it get it!!:), then you will really open up your hips and shoulders both of which can get really tight when you're driving. I do not know who is the person who designed seats for cars and airplanes but dang...ever take a look at our spines? Both seats force us into a rounded back and a forward head, so when you do this favorite Monkey Bar G…

205lb Flagpole video, yoga tips and plans of action!!

Here's a video showing a great way to make holding a flagpole a bit easier, bend the top leg. This makes a shorter lever arm and thus makes holding at parallel to the ground easier.  Lately to go along with our MBG training cycles i've been adding in alot of skill specific training to my warm ups....about 20 minutes each day of all types of handstands, levers, traveling ring combo's, partner balance leg exercises (hard but fun!) and for sure my flagpoles and then also lots of my favorite movement to practice; back domes.
Back Domes: why is this exercise my favorite because it is one single bodyweight exercise that truly shows the health of the body. You cannot do back domes if you are tight in the hips, shoulders, back, wrists. You basically get exposed! Try it, see if you can do a full back dome all the way to arms and legs straight! That's impressive if you can! Secondly can you lift one foot or arm? Third can you kick up and over and then back? Fourth, can you go int…