Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Congratulations James C., Tyson S., Ysbrant M. and Amanda S., for completing our Elements Workshop curriculum!

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An unfortunate, though expected consequence of an hour-long class structure is that rarely, if ever, are we permitted an opportunity to field serious questions or entertain thoughtful discussions. The demands of many bodies packed into 60 minutes are plentiful, and while we relish the chance to really talk about the what, why and how of the tasks we undertake, it isn’t always realistic to accomplish that and get your warm-up, skill development and workout in.

So, what about creating some time for just this purpose: a town hall-style dialogue or series of exchanges? Anything related to the topic of health, fitness and nutrition would be fair game—even topics away from our primary purpose if they’re the right ones. Maybe you want to know how MPH evolved and where we are headed. Perhaps you often wonder why this experience feels like aiming for a moving target, and you want to understand how best to adapt to these new challenges. Do you ever speculate about the physics of the squat, deadlift and press? Would you like a referral to our tattoo artist? Actually, that last one is already coming to a Sunday post near you. You get the idea.

If you are a current MPH athlete, let us know if this interests you by voting once in the above poll. Then, if it does, post questions you want answered to today’s comments section, or send us an email if you prefer some anonymity. This last step is important. In order to make the best use of everyone’s time under this format, we will create a framework for good discussion in advance with your questions. You didn’t really think it would be a “free-for-all,” did you?

Rest today.