Summer is almost over and I've been thinking about some of the capoeira events that I have attended since the "Batizado Season" began this Spring. Some of my favorite memories are of smaller capoeira events such as rodas at Lake Merritt or at last week's Petaluma Music Festival. Here are some of my thoughts about a few of the "smaller" batizados that I have attended this year.
I recently read a brief article in Idea’s Fitness Journal, May Edition, 2014, p11. The article is titled The Danger of Sports Specialization. The timing of this article could not have come at a better time, as OH-Athlete is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Fitness Basketball Summer Camp. This camp is 50 % strength, conditioning, agility, nutrition, and mind body connection training and 50 % skills training.
We have been holding Taekwondo classes in the Meade Countly High School wrestling room for a month now, and what an awesome turnout! Fifteeen students regisered with the MAC and have been attending regularly since February 11. Four of these students attend the intermediate class and assist with instructing the beginners.
Just like the gladiators, the strongest and fittest survive ... and they also get noticed.
The Spartacus Workout: Body-Weight Excercise is a proven, high-intensity workout that trains every inch of your body at homeJust take 30 minutes to pump up your body and TURN ALL YOUR MUSCLES ON!
Last night (August 15) Capoeira Mandinga participated in the monthly Piedmont Ave. Stroll (http://www.piedmontavestroll.org/blog.html) by playing capoeira outside for almost 90 minutes. Yesterday was also Mestre Marcelo's birthday and in true capoeira tradition he declared his intention to play with everyone in the roda. Considering that there were probably over thirty people present, that would be no easy task.
Muscle Dysmorphia is defined as a disorder that deals with obsession over the perceived muscularity of one’s body. Simply, it is the psychology that one’s body is too thin and not muscular enough. Essentially, Muscle Dysmorphia (M.D.) is the male reverse counterpart to female Anorexia nervosa. It is categorized as a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder and is VERY COMMON in today’s gyms and society…much more than we think. I will admit that some define M.D.