The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness

Podcast by The Art of Manliness

Categories: Education

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Most men want to wake up in the morning knowing their body is ready to handle whatever opportunities and challenges come their way that day, from a real emergency to simply roughhousing with their kids. They want to be able to move without pain and explore the world with confidence.  My guest today would say that what this desire is pointing to is the achievement of physical autonomy. His name is Ryan Hurst and he's the head coach at GMB Fitness, which uses bodyweight exercises and skill-based practices to help people get stronger, move better, and never have to doubt themselves physically. Our conversation begins with Ryan's unique background; we discuss how he did gymnastics growing up and then moved to Japan, where he still resides, to learn martial arts, including aikido, kendo, judo, and jiu-jitsu, and how these experiences influenced his fitness journey and philosophy. Ryan then shares how he defines physical autonomy and the three elements that are required to achieve it. From there we discuss the four animal-inspired movements that create the foundation for balanced athleticism, the basic physical skills people should aim to master, and how to train those skills in ways that don't require an onerous amount of time. Get the show notes at aom.is/physicalautonomy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Previous episodes

  • 667 - #663: How to Achieve Physical Autonomy 
    Mon, 23 Nov 2020
  • 666 - #662: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck 
    Wed, 18 Nov 2020
  • 665 - #661: Get Better Sleep by Stressing About It Less 
    Mon, 16 Nov 2020
  • 664 - #660: How Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Heal the Soul 
    Wed, 11 Nov 2020
  • 663 - #659: Do You Want to Be Rich or Wealthy? (And Why the Difference Matters) 
    Mon, 09 Nov 2020
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