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SPRAINED. Felt like a sniper shot me in the ankle from across the lake! Ouch. I've sprained both ankles more times than I can remember (mostly playing rugby). The very first time is always the worst. Those fresh unstretched ligaments balloon up with fluid in the joint and you get those wonderful purple and yellow bruises. I think mine are so loose now that they hardly even swell any more. Injuries have been an important part of my practice over the years. They have taught me patience without waiting (ie. how to adapt and work on other things while a joint is out of action and to carry on with the work while also respecting the necessary healing that must take place). They have taught me deeper self acceptance (ie. my self esteem should not be dependent on how many back flips I can do). But my favourite part of being injured is the exploration it brings from reflecting on my practice and thinking more deeply about new directions I could take to improve my body. This usually results in learning new skills and embarking down fresh rabbit holes. So as much as I try to avoid injuries, I've learned to accept they are a part of life (whether your active or inactive...one of those dammed if you do dammed if you don't things) and to embrace them as new opportunities to grow. Happy moving everyone! . . . . . . . . . #movementculture #injuries #anklesprain #capoeira #calisthenics #acrobatics #floreio #locomotion #movement #idoportalmethod #mobility #sunshinecoast #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #bodyweighttraining #mindset

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Hold me close now tiny dancer! (in Elton voice) ๐Ÿ˜ Just a couple of commercial lawyers enjoying their lunch break. Yew! . . . . . . . #lawyerlife #movementculture #handstand #fitcouple #fitdad #couplegoals #fitmum #idoportalmethod #mobility #sunshinecoast #calisthenics #selfie #instagram #happyplace #bodyweighttraining #gst #handbalance #poweryoga #yogainspiration

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Some basic GST work. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Clip 1 is where my one arm pull ups are at. Still can't get my chin to the top of the ring but considering the little amount of time I've spent on these lately I'm fairly happy.๐Ÿค™ Clip 2 is where my 90 degree superman push up has regressed to. Have lost the hollow body for now (havnt even attempted one in months) so have to cheat with a pike and a bend to get back up for now.๐ŸŒ But, fun to pull and push for a little arvo session. These were my test sets to see where I was at but I worked on easier progressions for 5 rounds of 5 reps of each movement in between treasure hunts with my daughter. ๐Ÿ’ #movemenculture #idoportalmethod #onearmpullup #onearmchinup #handstand #supermanpushups #handstandpushups #cfgymnastics #calisthenics #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #strong #yogainspiration #bodyweighttraining #gst

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Today we took the training wheels off my son's bike for very the first time. An awesome experience for us both! The full video is on my blog, click the link in my profile to check it out. ๐Ÿ’™ . . . . . . #fatherhoodrocks #Dadlife #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #firstride #happyplace

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My Dad has Parkinson's Disease. In the mornings, he wears this helmet with special lights that he made in the hope that it alleviates symptoms. There is no cure. The light is actually bright red, but I love this photo of him in black and white. Great seeing you Dad. ๐Ÿ’™ #parkinsonsdisease

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2 things you're probably NOT doing that could take your movement game to the next level: 1. Grow a man bun. Man buns have been clinically proven to enhance acrobatic performance by 20% up to 70% of the time. All the best movers have them. 2. Train in front of hot babes. The hotter they are, the better you'll perform. If you have already completed step 1 above, then attracting a hot babe to watch you train will be easy. Here in this clip I demonstrate both steps 1 & 2. As you can see, the hot babe cannot take her eyes off me as I work on my webster. As her eyes feast, my performance enhances and the webster becomes effortless. I shouldn't even be sharing these kinds of pro level tips but I was just feeling really generous today. Peace! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜œ . . . . . . #tricking #parkour #capoeira #calisthenics #movementculture #movementlifestyle #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #fitdad #couplegoals #acrobatics #idoportalmethod #sunshinecoast #webster #flip #frontflip

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Nothing fancy this morning. Just here to soak up the sun, breathe in the fresh air and play around on the concrete. Another good day to be alive. ๐Ÿ˜ . . . . . . . . . #movemenculture #floreio #locomotion #animalflow #patterns #capoeira #calisthenics #bjjlifestyle #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #meditation #mindfulness #handbalance #yogainspiration #flow #idoportalmethod #mobility #sunshinecoast

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540 kick. First time landing this bad boy. I've been trying for quite some time but today I had a break through. Hoping to lay it back more and make the kick nicer. Still a good win for the session. Yew! ๐Ÿคฃ . . . . . . . #540kick #540 #tricking #acrobatics #movemenculture #parkour #capoeira #calisthenics #bjjlifestyle #dadlife #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #sunshinecoast #idoportalmethod #mobility

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Why should you consider Gymnastic Strength Training (GST)? Well, for lots of reasons. Here are a few that lead me in this direction. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ I started a few years ago in my mid 30s after having kids. The luxury of making it to a gym including travel time etc just wasn't there anymore. With GST you can do it anywhere. Your body IS the gym. Another good reason is that it's very much skill oriented meaning as you get stronger and more mobile, new skills unlock which is pretty rad and very satisfying. ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒฅ Today's it's raining at my house. So I set up this 4 part circuit on my verandah and got 4 rounds of each drill in all while the kids ate breakfast. I like to do one strength drill then move right onto one mobility drill. Clip one I worked on planche. Then I went straight onto elevated bridge holds in clip 2. That's one round. I did 4 rounds. Then I did front lever holds in clip 3 and moved right onto pancake in clip 4 and did 4 rounds of that. โ™ ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ Finding a good coach in person would be ideal, but between running a busy law practice and being a solo dad at home, I've still been able to make ok progress on my own using online resources and guidance from generous coaches who are kind enough to give feedback. ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธโ™ฃ๏ธ A great way to get started with GST at home for suitable progressions for your level would be to invest in a program from a coach you resonate with. Here are some suggestions of great teachers who have influenced my practice in some form or another if you wanted to investigate options further or just be inspired: @vik_hawksley @rodjcooper @lucasaaron__ @the_mindful_mover @holisticmovement @devinpkelley @anthony_balance_ @wilbagee Happy moving beautiful people! . . . . #gymnastics #gst #movementculture #movement #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #sunshinecoast #dadlife #gymnasticbodies #idoportalmethod #mobility #handbalance #poweryoga #yogainspiration #functionalfitness #trainingmotivation #bjjlifestyle #tricking

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Me and my Man suit. No wait, 'my man suit and I'. We went to the park Convinced we could fly. With springs for legs And rockets for feet We did backies for days Landing them sweet. We call it a man suit But we both really know It's a boy deep inside Running the show. Fly my boy fly Don't be kept down. Jump like a rabbit All over town. When the day ends Say bye to the sun Know in your heart You had the most fun. ๐Ÿ˜† - A poem for the ages by Aaron Griffiths aka agrifforama

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agrifforama. Had the house to myself so poured a glass of red, cleared the living r

Had the house to myself so poured a glass of red, cleared the living room and tried some windmills.

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The quest to find an athletic activity I can actually beat @milly_grl at continues. So far I have lost at pull ups, muscle ups, dead hangs, tumbling....the list goes on. My triceps nearly exploded trying these straddle vsit hold thingies and yes...another defeat in the books. At least I can drink more beer than her though! ๐Ÿ˜‚ #vsit #mana #gst . . . . . . . . . . #fitcouple #fitfam #fitdad #fitmum #sunshinecoast #movemenculture #gymnasticbodies #idoportalmethod #mobility #truelove #bodyweighttraining #calisthenics #lsit #yogainspiration #yoga

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SAP IN MY EYE. Surely must be a valid excuse for missing the catch? But relax, we'll still be eating nanas for weeks! @milly_grl thought it was hilarious that I copped large blobs of sap on the back of my noggin too. Dreadlock country here I come! Our first time harvesting our bananas down the back yard. We might need a bit more practice! Does anyone know what variety these are? My guess is ladyfingers?๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿก . . . . . . . . #sunshinecoast #fitfam #bananas #fruittrees #greenthumb #organic #paleo #fruit #growyourown #fitcouple #fitnessmotivation #mindfulliving #mindfulness #natureisawesome #hinterland @ryobiau

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Oh yes...the WEBSTER is mine. Yewwww! ๐Ÿค˜ This one took some figuring out but in the end it was one drill in particular that helped me work out how to generate enough rotation to stop falling on my arse. ๐Ÿค” Now to refine for more height and better landings and then I want to get the LOSER variation. ๐Ÿค™ Stoked to have landed this finally after many sessions and hundreds of falls. โšก Thanks to @kojostricklab for the tips to help unlock my very first Webster. . . . . . . . . #webster #tricking #parkour #capoeira #calisthenics #movemenculture #movementlifestyle #parkourforlife #acrobatics #ninja #flip #freerunning #idoportalmethod #mobility #sunshinecoast #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #frontflip

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Wrapping up an amazing weekend in Newcastle with this tribe lead by @johntmarsh where we pushed ourselves and each other to learn and grow. We finished up with a beach clean in the rain. What an epic weekend with beautiful people in an amazing part of the world.

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An awesome moment in my movement journey getting to handbalance with 2 of my biggest inspirational coaches @rodjcooper and @vik_hawksley at @the_movement_collective in Newcastle over the weekend. Thanks for having me! ๐Ÿค™ #tmc #movemenculture #movementlifestyle #planche #handbalance #handstand #fitnessmotivation #poweryoga #gst #gymnastics #calisthenics #bodyweighttraining

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We got knocked out of the touch footy comp early this season so I spent Thursday night at home listening to music doing movement stuff in my living room. How's the serenity! ๐Ÿ˜„ . . . . . . . . . #movemenculture #movementlifestyle #idoportalmethod #mobility #sunshinecoast #fitdad #fitfam #fitnessmotivation #yogainspiration #gst #gymnasticbodies #bridge #splits #pancake #calisthenics #capoeira #bodyweighttraining #planche #handbalance #floreio

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