Learn how to hold a f***in’ microphone/dumbbell.
Put some blood, grit, purpose, passion, rigour, in your grip!
For a long time the mind-emotions-body connection has sparkled my interest. It makes sense, therefore, that Singing and Fitness are the disciplines that define me the most. It’s always a good sign when mainstream science doesn’t recognize something, it usually means it contradicts their statements to date, so they discard it by saying it’s impossible or that it doesn’t exist. Bloody ignorance. What we know as science is a lie, because it only recognizes what can be perceived by the 5 senses at a given point/period in time/space, which is only a fraction of everything that exists. We basically live in a system based on history/science/education that exclusively serve the ones who rule.
I won’t lie, it upsets me to the bone seeing fitness people pushing for heavier loads and higher volumes, to build muscle, burn fat, look the best, be the fastest, be the strongest, the biggest, etc. and their breathing is not only poor, but quite often nonexistent🤣😠. As the singer that I am, this “let me puff out my chest so that I look like I’m breathing” offends my soul. Not only that, but their coordination and balance were forgotten sometime between their conception day and their birthday (i.e. never addressed).
How many times have you heard the case of someone who developed a chronic condition, or even died, and still they were super fit and healthy? The answer to that is inflammation. Overdoing it. Could be oxidative stress or some sort of metabolic dysfunction. It specially happens to the “cardio” people (marathon runners, cyclists), but also the “HIIT” ones (bootcampers, crossfitters… including myself at some point – you just feel it), and the Powerlifters and Olympic lifters, because of the excessive metabolic demand.
Neither is Skipping, Basketball, Hiking, Pilates, Yoga, nor Walking for that matter. Or Martial Arts, lol! (ok, this one could be 23% training, I’ll give you that). No sport is training. Before you spit on my face, let me carry on: “You told me to move, Graciela, so I jog a lot, I cycle a lot, I walk a lot… but my ankles/knees/hips/back are hurting. You told me to push through the pain, so I push through the pain but the pain increases, it doesn’t go away. What am I doing wrong?” Great. You have now arrived to the entrance of the key to your problems 🙂
As the performer and musician that I am, moving my body to the music has always come natural to me. There are some musicians who are unable to move to the music (I personally think that’s due to conditioned blockages of some sort, rather than a lack of feeling, but that’s another subject). Having chosen dance-aerobics as a child it was logical that my way into fitness was ETM (Exercise to Music). My motivation was expressing myself through music while burning calories and moving in all directions.