The HERO Podcast: Mindful Movement, Healthy Living & Adventure

Join Luke Jones - Online Content Creator, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and Movement Geek - as he explores and shares ideas in healthy living, mindfulness and human performance. Whether you’re looking to eat a healthier diet, hone your movement skills, develop real-world functional fitness, build a regular mindfulness meditation practice, carve out the career of your dreams, or simply LIVE BETTER - the HERO Podcast is about providing you with the tools and habits you need to reach your goals and start living the life you’ve always wanted to live. Through weekly ponderings, essays and interviews, the goal is to help you bridge that gap between having a plan and taking action. Ultimately, to help you unlock your potential and unleash your inner HERO. Topics span the whole spectrum of healthy living and lifestyle design, including but not limited to: bodyweight fitness, mindful movement, building muscle, fat loss, martial arts, plant based nutrition, vegan eating, primal living, healthy habits, minimalism, meditation, mindfulness, entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, and pretty much everything in between. For show notes, free resources, eBooks, coaching and more, head to: ---
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Apr 10, 2017

“We are all HUMAN first, MOVERS second and only then SPECIALISTS.”

― Ido Portal 

What does your movement practice look like?

This week on The HERO Podcast we’re talking all things movement. One of my favourite things. More specifically: the big difference between the generalist and specialist approach to moving. 

The way human beings move has changed drastically over the course of the past ten thousand years.

Back in the day, our hunter-gatherer ancestors would spend a fair chunk of time moving over uneven terrain, climbing, jumping, hanging, swinging, grappling, throwing, swimming, crawling, squatting, lifting... There was plenty of variety and complexity.

Fast forward through the revolutions of agriculture, industry, and technology, our need for movement variety and complexity has reduced drastically.

To the point that many people spend their days sat in the same position, only moving their fingers to click buttons. Bigger bouts of movement are reserved for specific exercise periods - often set exercises for x number of reps, x number of times a week.

We've become specialists, losing so many of the movement capabilities we were designed to enjoy.

I think it's time to reclaim them. And this week, we're talking about how to do just that.

What we cover in this week's episode of The HERO Podcast: 

  • The big differences between Ido Portal's generalist approach to movement, and the typical specialist approach.
  • Why specialization in one or two movement disciplines or activities so often means sacrifice.
  • How to start adopting a more generalist approach to your movement practice, move like Ido and build a more well-rounded skillset, today.