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    Darebee Interview: Tips on well-being and motivation

    As Darebee's Brand Ambassador I get to talk, almost sensibly at times, to interviewers. I last talked to Amanda from ComicGeeksUnite a few months back and her questions were so on point that we agreed on a follow-up interview. She had a co-anchor this time in her partner, Accessibility Mike whose mental strength and focus is humbling. He had some very interesting questions. Anyone struggling with a disability will find my answers and pointers to be of direct help to them. Regardless, we all struggle to some extent. We all have demons that at times overwhelm us. Learning to deal with that starts with self-acceptance, self-love and kindness extended, first, to our self. I hope you guys find this interview informative. I'd love to hear your comments and questions either at the video page on YouTube or here on this thread.



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    I take my hat off to you for your knowledge, generosity and personality.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Musical gym View Post
      I take my hat off to you for your knowledge, generosity and personality.
      So do I! And if Darebee members could like and share that video it will become more visible on YouTube!

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        Musical gym and Colin, gratitude! Any questions you may have please feel free to ask.

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          Originally posted by Damer View Post
          Musical gym and Colin, gratitude! Any questions you may have please feel free to ask.
          10m20s very important point! How can I tell whether the workout routine I'm doing is optimizing my body or getting me stronger?

          30m45s totally agree.

          Thank you!

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            Musical gym I am really glad you're enjoying this. Amanda and Mike were awesome in their questions and it is the questions that usually help bring out valuable answers.

            The easiest way to tell whether something is making you stronger (i.e. activating the body's adaptive response) or just optimizing you to do it is to gauge the effort involved. I will bring in an example from my own training. I have always used side-kicks in martial arts as my go-to weapon of choice. When I train I can do 1,000 side-kicks kicking in a side-to-side fashion as an exercise in lots of 100. I get sweaty but it is an easy exercise for me. My body has optimized for it so the fitness benefits I get in terms of developing additional strength and speed are negligible. To really improve I need to slow down the kicking speed by at least two thirds and add 2.5kg ankle weights. It takes me 24 - 36 hours to recover from that afterwards and another 24 hours of the delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) to go away. But that helps me get both stronger and faster.

            The reason we have so many workouts in Darebee is so that you don't get used to the routines and transitions and stop getting fitter and stronger.

            I hope this answers your question.

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              Damer Many thanks! Very helpful indeed. Thatโ€™s why explosive pull/push ups are recommended, as well as slow motion and hold position, so muscles work harder and step out of their comfort zone. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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