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Monday Motivation: Installment 22- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 22

I just started reading Phil Jackson’s latest book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”.     If you don’t follow professional basketball that closely, Jackson is the winningest coach…ever.  He amassed 11 world championships as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers before retiring after the 2012 season.   I am huge basketball nut, and one of the few people on Earth who currently like professional basketball more than college.  Gasp!! So when a client recommended the book to me, I promptly hit up Amazon after our session and ordered...

FAED: Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Overhead Press

The Half-Kneeling Bottoms-Up 1-Arm Overhead Press   Wow, that’s a mouthful!   I wish I could say that this exercise isn’t as intimidating as it sounds…but it’s kinda tough.   But don’t worry!  With a little practice, this movement can be mastered fairly quickly.   Now, I will be the first to admit I am not a kettlebell master.  I am not an RKC or anything.  But I have been taught the basics by RKCs and gone through a lower-level certification, as well as studied their use on my own.  I’ve applied that knowledge with...

My Take on Sleep- Kasey Esser

My Take on Sleep

I don’t like giving general recommendations to people.   For example, one thing that I am not in complete agreement with are the general guidelines given for sleep.  Most studies advocate getting 7-8 hours for optimal health.   While this may be true for some people, I don’t think it is set in stone for everyone.   I average about 4 1/2 -5 1/2 hours per night.  I’m not quite sure how I do this, but it seems to work.   When my alarm goes off at 3:30am, I want to die.  But after I...

Monday Motivation: Installment 21- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 21

I understand Ray Lewis isn’t exactly the most beloved sports figure of all-time.   But, personal issues aside, he is one of the hardest-working athletes on the planet, not to mention, one of the most motivational.   I remember hearing a story (whether it is entirely true, I am unsure) of a game where he broke his collarbone.  After going to the sideline and being examined by the team doctor, the doctor concluded that Lewis would have to sit out the rest of the game.   Lewis proceeded to drop down, knock out...