I had a super awesome day. This is what I did.

I got up did some yoga as usual. Turned on my turntables. Did a little scratching. Drank some water.

Then around 11am I rode my bike to the beach (Momochi beach). I did a walk down the beach as I thought it would be good for my feet and a good workout.

Then started my little workout with some leg ups and abdominal exercises then I hopped back on my bike and found a spot with some stones and started the leg part of my work out.

I did some lateral split squats, one legged balancing and box jumps or rather today I jumped up on these rocks. Then I peddled down a little further to the playground and did a bunch of pull ups.

Yes!

Work out was done and it was super sunny.

Next I got some food and went home to cook.

This meal was inspired by…

NT-020.

It’s a supplement said to help proliferate stem cells and help neurogenesis in aged rats. Not an aged rat, but the study sounded convincing to me.

It includes blueberries, green tea, vitamin d3 and carnosine.

So I made a stirfry with mushrooms (D3), eggs (D3), chicken (carnosine), and cilantro.

Then I had some ground peanuts, cocoa, ground spirulina, a little stevia and blueberries.

And MATCHA!

That’s green tea.

It was fantastic.

Got some new ideas for my website and started on those and then more ideas on how to make a mask (not for the stupid coronavirus, but for fun) which I am going to start now!

Awesome, it was a great day.

I wonder why?

  • Was it the music and scratching?
  • Was it the beach and getting grounded by walking barefoot?
  • Was it the workout?
  • Was it the NT-020 inspired meal?
  • Was it the cocoa?
  • Was it the new idea?
  • Was it all the above?

I don’t know, but I am going to try something similar tomorrow (maybe without the cocoa^^).

Fix your flat feet to improve your knees, posture, etc.

I went walking today at low tide on the sand and after I looked at my foot steps. They were rather duck footed (more than I remembered).

So I googled:

how to fix duck feet

The guy said they can be caused by flat feet or tight hips/glutes. One of my feet is flatter than the other and I’ve noticed lately over the last few years that my hips and pelvis area has become more creaky, tight or sore especially when I roll on them.

This is the first video I watched on DUCK FEET:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CwSuEfzZOk

Then I saw another video and one guy said flat feet can cause KNEE injuries, other problems and possibly KYPHOSIS.

How to fix FLAT FEET (if you have flat feet you probably want to watch it!)

Been rollin on my feet with my tennis ball in a sock and aluminum water bottle (works good for massage).

I realized…

My feet are a neglected part in my workout especially considering it’s a weakness. I’ve had quite a few knee injuries.

I need to work on them more.

Ian’s upgrading his workout!

Need to level up my feet.

For a long time I’ve done squats for my leg workout, but they don’t do much for your feet. Lately I’ve been doing box jumps where I’ll jump up on a bench or some platform 1-2 feet tall and then step down. Then do that 40-50 times.

It’s pretty good.

It will work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, calves and maybe feet a little. I like them better than squats as squats hurt one of my knees (not the more recently injured one though).

It hurts the one that also has a tight sore hip.

So got to fix that hip and THOSE FEET.

MASSAGE.

And as I am writing this I am standing on my tennis ball.

It’s really good for foot massage actually. If you put it in a sock it won’t roll away.

It’s kind of interesting how your feet (foundation) can affect your whole body. I used to wear orthotics as a kid, but those don’t work.

I need to strengthen my foot.

Also the flatter foot my right one is more difficult to balance on like mentioned in the video.

Back in high school basketball I used to do a lot of toe raises. And probably had stronger feet then.

Considering this fact that the foot is the most distal part of the lower extremity and acts as a support point through which the body maintains its balance, even minimal biomechanical changes at the support level can affect postural control strategies. If a change occurs in foot alignment, the pelvis changes its position in order to maintain the body’s center of gravity.

Flat feet/kyphosis study:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4825482/

Where are you from? Asked in Asia vs. America

I was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast the other day and I learned that the question “where are you from?” is considered a micro aggression.

Fuck you whoever came up with that. Some retarded American SJW.

GO GO GO.

I understand why you did, but it’s really stupid.

I’ve lived in 7 US states, in 4 other countries (7+ years) and traveled quite a bit. Where are you from has been part of my story.

Even if you make it some rule you won’t change what they are thinking.

I’ve lived in Asia for more than 7 years total. And then after around 6 years I went back to the states and I remember asking some people this question.

Where are you from?

And they’d get all touchy and say, “AMERICA“.

No kidding.

To me it’s a conversation starter right up there with how are you?

The whole thing has to do with race.

But isn’t this like the pot calling the kettle black?

The person who has issues with this question has them because they think this is about race, but what if I was the same race as them?

So for them to get offended by me is them taking my race into judgement too.

“Ohh, another stupid ass white boy who thinks I am from Mexico or Asia. No muthafucker I am AMERICAN!”

It’s just a question.

Get over it.

Even if you try to control what they say you didn’t change their mind. You just censored them.

If you were really clever maybe you could start a conversation with them.

No one seems to get offended here in Asia when I ask that question.

When you live in another country people ask you that question too. And let’s say you are white. Some people are going to assume that you are American even if you are not.

I’ve known some people from other English speaking countries that were offended by that.

And some of those people are going to be offended by the word “America” too. I used to say the USA and then many would say, New York, Los Angelos?

Sometimes it could be about your race, but so what… You are not going to change anybody by censoring them.

Just stop fussing about little sh*t.