When you look at movement via energy centers in the body,
you're not only utilizing it to create awareness but also breath,
pumping, and to get stagnant energy to move. When we're sitting
down all day, especially if your posture is poor, you're physically
and emotionally going to be more likely to be stagnant. Any
exercise is medicine and with more or less good technique, there's
really no bad exercise; there's only wrongly prescribed exercise.
If you understand some movement principles, any movement can be an
energizing activity. - Mike Salemi
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Wellness Force Radio Episode 376
World-Renowned Human Performance Presenter, Division 1 Strength
& Conditioning Coach, Kambo Facilitator, and Creator of the
digital Kettlebell Lifestyle
program, Mike Salemi, unpacks the concept
of movement as medicine, how to cultivate body awareness, his
advice for starting a brand new fitness program, and how our
physical health impacts our emotional, spiritual, and mental
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Listen To Episode 376 As Mike
[1:30] Movement Is Medicine
[14:00] Cultivating Body Awareness
What advice he can give to someone beginning a new fitness
program and how to
cultivate greater body awareness
Why you will learn so much about yourself, your mind, and what
you're capable of when you push your body and you are a lot
stronger than you think you are.
The various rites of passage that exist in other parts of the
world that call for great athletic
we lack this in the US.
Why most people stay in a competitive phase for their workouts
like P90X or CrossFit but you have to constantly ramp up to that
level of fitness which can take its toll on the body.
Breaking down the four phases of the Kettlebell
What most people don't know about the kettlebell swing
including why it's not a
good movement for everyone to start off with.
Why awareness is the biggest factor in and outside of the gym
that will create the prerequisites for change
[21:00] How Breathwork Strengthens The Body And Mind
[30:00] Staying True To Your Heart's Intention
[44:00] Is Kettlebell Right For You?
How he designed his Kettlebell Lifestyle program to help
people know where to start and guide them along the process.
Why he designed the program for someone who has had very
little to no resistance
How you can tweak the Kettlebell Lifestyle program to fit your
needs and ability.
- Essentialism: The Disciplined
Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown
How he's been able to connect with people from all over the
world with his program.
Who else is a part of helping guide you during the Kettlebell
Lifestyle program other than just Mike as Course
What most people get wrong about using kettlebells and what he
wants them to know.
Why even just mentally preparing yourself to approach the
weight of the kettlebell with respect is an important
[1:01:00] Trusting The Wellness Process
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Step Up Your Fitness Game With Posture & Breathwork
"The Kettlebell Lifestyle program isn't just a reflection of how
I teach but of my life. So, every single morning there's a new
routine you do that's under 10 minutes long that incorporates what
I call core temperature warm-ups to prepare the body and then we
move directly to a few mobility exercises primarily focused on the
spine. For me, the spine is a priority over everything when it
comes to training. Then from there, we do typically two to four
breathing exercises and you're done. Depending on where you are at
in your wellness journey just doing the 10 minute morning routine
changes the game for some people." - Mike
Why Awareness Is The No. 1
Catalyst For Change
"A kettlebell swing is not by any means the first place I would
start someone. So often times I have to tell someone to focus on
where they are at and re-establish from there with good
positioning. Honestly, the number one thing as it relates to
coaching movement in the gym and outside are micro movements. Micro
movements create macro movements. The ability to just make these
small fine attunements in awareness is the biggest thing in and out
of the gym that is going to create the prerequisites for change."
- Mike Salemi
How Emotion Impacts The Physical Body
"Just how someone is feeling will impact their posture.
Honestly, there may be no amount of rows or static wall leans for
the neck posture if you're not dealing with some of the things in
your life or are not aware of them and what are closing down your
heart center. It's going to be hard to open up or at least maintain
that position when you're unconscious. Looking at the emotional
components, from there it's about opening up what's in the front of
the body and starting to strengthen from an endurance perspective
everything that's on the body." - Mike
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About Mike Salemi
specializes in human performance and is a sought after
international presenter in the field of health and fitness.
Mike has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and
has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in
Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport. Through his own path of
resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance
of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high
performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes,
fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential
from the inside-out.
Professionally, Mike has served as a Division 1 strength and
conditioning coach for Santa Clara University, as well as been the
trainer to elite athletes across a wide range of sports.
His focus is teaching educational workshops, certifications,
and creating programs on unconventional training that build more
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