He was our boat driver. Every single time he was driving a boat in a perfect squat position. In Indonesia 🇮🇩 ( and many other developing countries ) this is a default sitting position for people working on street food stalls, or just chatting away.
Why do we need to teach in the Western World to people how to squat and why did we lose this ability...?
#ditchthechair #workonyourrange #squats #flexible #activerange #fitness #mobility #indonesia #doitwithease #bodyweightexercises #mobilitytraining #trainwell #movewell #thinkwell #eatwell #lizstyleliving

Another contraption thought up today. Here we see Mike going down to a box and removing one hand to grab an interest and stand back up. There's a ton of coordination happening all at once, from making sure that both feet are firmly planted to having enough weight in the have to not fall back to then push back off the box with one hand while pulling an object with the other.

We've been progressing over the past few weeks we have been working on getting our hands to the ground a few inches at a time. We started with an 18" box and bodyweight and now Mike can perform multiple reps to the floor with a 20lb vest on! Then, as always, we switched gears and begin single leg balance drills with his hands on progressively lower boxes. Oh and the strap is there as an emergency measure so if anything should happen he can let go of the weight without worrying about it hitting his foot

“Every joint in our body has synovial fluid in it. This is the oil in our body that provides nutrition to the cartilage,” Jam says. “Two things are required to produce that fluid: movement and compression. So if a joint doesn’t go through its full range—if the hips and knees never go past 90 degrees—the body says ‘I’m not being used’ and starts to degenerate and stops the production of synovial fluid.” The sitting poses are often the hardest for middle aged students starting yoga. But have faith - you will improve!
Thanks @yogajivana108 for the inspiration this morning @ruthy_tay 💕 👶🏻@eliphonehome @andreap.k @rubensbelfort @samratpasham for the photos 🙏🏽

When you are stuck at a desk in an office all day at work, it's hard to get any fitness in. Here's an easy way to work fitness until throughout your day. Give it a try... What can it hurt? #officejobs #getupandmove #ditchthechair

First independent ride at PARDS!! Manny was so good! But a stinker though! He didn't want to trot for me until Britney got the whip! I'm going to have to get over my fear of riding with a whip! 😳#schooling #noshoesforyou #trot #almost20mcircle #riding #onehand #parapony #ditchthechair #mylegs #freedom #hesawesome #paradressagedreamteam

Continuing to make strides this morning. Balancing forward on an unstable object, getting closer to showing control in a body forward position #DitchTheChair

Whatcha gonna do when you get home🏡 ? Sit down?? How about ditching the chair tonight and try some floor sitting👇. Here are 3 positions you can try out. Keep cycling between them to stay comfy and introduce some movement to your sitting. Great 👍 for the hamstrings and hip flexors that get short and weak with too much chair time. #floorsitting #ditchthechair #movemore #stockbridgeosteopathicpractice #osteopathyworks #osteopathyrocks


It will force you to keep a correct alignment of your spine and your core and stabiliser muscles will stay active. That will improve your balance and facilitate the blood circulation. The result? You will feel more energetic at the end of the day. It will also make you change position more often leading to more energy burned, which will help you to lose weight. And it’s fun!

#jusfitandhealthy #pilates #health #healthy #healthychoices #healthandfitnesstips #tips #healthytips #fitworld #exerciseball #fitball #ditchthechair #happymonday #sydneynorthernbeaches

Ahhhh... so delicious! After a crazy early morning and a day of travel, getting back into my body to unwind the all the sitting was exactly what I needed to feel grounded and light again ✨

Grateful to have arrived to a cozy cabin nestled within a verdant green redwood forest with my boys 😍

Some shots of our stylist Naomi doing hair at today's Pop-Up Braid Shop in @easttownesquaremall for Talk It Up Tuesday! #hairEON #communityEON #mequon
#repost @a_grateful_head ..................... always fun getting out with @erikofnorwaysalonspa for a Pop-Up Braid Shop! there's so much more to hair than behind the chair 💈#braids #popupshop #braidinspo #hairinspo #ditchthechair #outandabout #letmyinspirationflow #mkehair #mkestylist #milwaukeehair #milwaukeehairstylist

always fun getting out with @erikofnorwaysalonspa for a Pop-Up Braid Shop! there's so much more to hair than behind the chair 💈
#braids #popupshop #braidinspo #hairinspo #ditchthechair #outandabout #letmyinspirationflow #mkehair #mkestylist #milwaukeehair #milwaukeehairstylist

Do you even wait for the train in your bottom position bro? Spending time in a resting squat was first suggested to me by @weightlifting_101 as a way of improving my squat position and later by @portal.ido Not only will this help improve /maintain the joint health of your hips, knees and ankles, it will also strengthen the blood vessels in your legs and may even improve your digestion. When I first started practicing this it felt challenging after 60 seconds. Now I am comfortable for 10+ minutes at a time. #squat #restingsquat #developingphysicality #nofucksgiven #digestion #ditchthechair #ankledorsiflexion

After looking at our goal board every time he's been in for the past few months, Mike finally added his own

Today I decided to 'go public' and floor sit through a training course. I decided I cared more about my body health than people thinking I was weird (which incidentally they didn't!). This resulted in getting a 6 hour floor movement session whilst learning first aid. It also inspired another person in the group to ditch the chair and go to ground! Bonus 👍🏼✨ #movement #floorsitting #movementculture #nutritiousmovement #health #movnat #yoga #squats #ditchthechair #naturalmovement

When you need to practice walking but the only walkers on-hand are too short
Dropping the cross-member on the @roguefitness #yoke got it to the perfect height for Mike and simply attaching a strap to the uprights allowed me to pull from the front so he could focus on his feet

Does anyone else's work provide them with a sit-stand desk? I used to use it more often when we first got them but haven't used it in a while. I'm committing to standing at least an hour or two a day. #standup #ditchthechair #standingisgoodforyou #workflow #isitfridayyet #thankfulforajob #standup #sitstand #sitstanddesk

From @meilin_mcdonald thank you @CrossFit these are just a few clips out of a 7min film
He never gave up on me, so I will NEVER GIVE UP.
I am thankful to be able to share my story with the world, @CrossFit just released my story, and I am super excited to see how God uses this to impact those who see it! I hope and pray that you are encouraged by this to NEVER GIVE UP. Most of all I pray that God will be glorified. He has always had a plan for my life and I am so glad that my plan never worked out. Now I choose to serve Him and use my story to glorify Him
@jethorson @faithrxd

Words cannot express how incredibly inspired I am by this girl... NEVER GIVE UP!
May she be an inspiration to you as well! #hope #faith
Be sure to watch @meilin_mcdonald video now available on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fczssFdeVWA
#ditchthechair #nevergiveup #crossfit

Repost from @meilin_mcdonald
I don't know when @crossfit will release my film, but it pumps me up to know that in His perfect timing it will release and touch at least one person's life.
It's been just over six months since I started walking on my own and some days I still forget that I can stand, walk and run...it's weird to say the least:)

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