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A little stretch time with a view πŸ’πŸŒ…πŸŒŠ
A little stretch time with a view πŸ’πŸŒ…πŸŒŠ
We live in a world where food has become more about a sum of calories than the quality and enjoyment of its nutritional content, where training success is measured by how many calories your Fitbit says you burnt over the quality and purpose of the movements performed, and where basic human health and function are neglected resulting in surgery being on the horizon simply because you were too late.
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We have become slaves to a system of ease and convenience to help us get stuff done and that system is gradually taking away what is rightfully ours; creativity, adaptability, functionality and playfulness.  Even sitting in a squat is a struggle, if not impossible, for the majority but hey, some are happy and settle for it, which if you are 100% satisfied then so be it, but to me it’s not enough.
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Climbing, jumping, hanging, crawling, tumbling and just simply playing bring the body to life and life to the body.  To waste this amazing opportunity we have to explore our bodies and what they were made to do is like having a guitar and only learning to play one chord, or buying a book and only reading the first page.
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So I will be here (which apparently involves being a lizard sometimes) doing my absolute best at what should be natural to humankind and what our bodies and minds truly thrive on.
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#MovementIsEverything
#BeMoreHuman
#TrueHealth
#MoveMore
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πŸ“· @little_tipple
We live in a world where food has become more about a sum of calories than the quality and enjoyment of its nutritional content, where training success is measured by how many calories your Fitbit says you burnt over the quality and purpose of the movements performed, and where basic human health and function are neglected resulting in surgery being on the horizon simply because you were too late. . We have become slaves to a system of ease and convenience to help us get stuff done and that system is gradually taking away what is rightfully ours; creativity, adaptability, functionality and playfulness. Even sitting in a squat is a struggle, if not impossible, for the majority but hey, some are happy and settle for it, which if you are 100% satisfied then so be it, but to me it’s not enough. . Climbing, jumping, hanging, crawling, tumbling and just simply playing bring the body to life and life to the body. To waste this amazing opportunity we have to explore our bodies and what they were made to do is like having a guitar and only learning to play one chord, or buying a book and only reading the first page. . So I will be here (which apparently involves being a lizard sometimes) doing my absolute best at what should be natural to humankind and what our bodies and minds truly thrive on. . #MovementIsEverything  #BeMoreHuman  #TrueHealth  #MoveMore  . πŸ“· @little_tipple
HANDSTAND & RING WORKSHOP.
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Saturday 20th October
12-3pm
@betterbodygroupuk .β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
This workshop will be focused on building strong foundations for an efficient handstand and exploring gymnastic ring fundamentals.
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Suitable for all levels, however for handstands - being comfortable with kicking up to a wall/partner/in open space would help.
Rings - regressions and progressions for all.
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Limited spaces available. Β£40 per person.
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For more info and to book your place, please contact me via DM (@bencolgatept) or email - ben@bencolgate.com.
HANDSTAND & RING WORKSHOP. . Saturday 20th October 12-3pm @betterbodygroupuk .β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” This workshop will be focused on building strong foundations for an efficient handstand and exploring gymnastic ring fundamentals. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Suitable for all levels, however for handstands - being comfortable with kicking up to a wall/partner/in open space would help. Rings - regressions and progressions for all. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Limited spaces available. Β£40 per person. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” For more info and to book your place, please contact me via DM (@bencolgatept) or email - ben@bencolgate.com.
S W E A T // F L O W .
The ultimate Yin and Yang session.
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Sunday 14th October 
8-10am
@wellbeingspaceuk β€’β€’
Join myself and @charlottetempleyoga for a two hour session combining SWEAT and YOGA.
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I will begin with mobilising the body before increasing the pace to get your heart rate pumping and muscles working πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’₯. Charlotte will then guide you through a slow, deep and mindful flow to release the tension and calm the mind πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸΌ.
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Suitable for all levels. Β£20 per person.  Limited to 12 spaces.
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We will be heading to Bill’s for breakfast after and would love for you to join us for some post-workout munch πŸ€€πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ.
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DM myself or Charlotte to book your place and let us know whether you’re coming for food after πŸ³πŸ‘πŸΌ.
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We look forward to seeing you there πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ.
S W E A T // F L O W . The ultimate Yin and Yang session. β€’β€’ Sunday 14th October 8-10am @wellbeingspaceuk β€’β€’ Join myself and @charlottetempleyoga for a two hour session combining SWEAT and YOGA. β€’β€’ I will begin with mobilising the body before increasing the pace to get your heart rate pumping and muscles working πŸ’ͺ🏼πŸ’₯. Charlotte will then guide you through a slow, deep and mindful flow to release the tension and calm the mind πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸΌ. β€’β€’ Suitable for all levels. Β£20 per person. Limited to 12 spaces. β€’β€’ We will be heading to Bill’s for breakfast after and would love for you to join us for some post-workout munch πŸ€€πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ. β€’β€’ DM myself or Charlotte to book your place and let us know whether you’re coming for food after πŸ³πŸ‘πŸΌ. β€’β€’ We look forward to seeing you there πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ.
My favourite thing to do when upside down is adding lower body movement and this is the sequence I’ve been working on πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ.
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What’s your favourite handstand routine? πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’.
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#Playtime
#Handstand
#Movement
My favourite thing to do when upside down is adding lower body movement and this is the sequence I’ve been working on πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ. . What’s your favourite handstand routine? πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’. . #Playtime  #Handstand  #Movement 
M O B I L I T Y.
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A great mobility drill for all things shoulder, scapula and t-spine related, plus the benefits of a deep squat.
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I had only ever used the shoulder movement from a standing position but @charlottetempleyoga upped it the other day by combining it with a squat πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼.
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- Make sure you work both directions; internally and externally through the shoulder joint (shown between the two clips)
- Keep your palm completely open making sure you’re not gripping the object (very important to ensure there are no compensations/cheating)
- Stay as deep in the squat as possible.
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Give it a try and tag me so I can see πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ.
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#Mobility
#JointHealth
#WeAreMovement
M O B I L I T Y. β€’β€’ A great mobility drill for all things shoulder, scapula and t-spine related, plus the benefits of a deep squat. β€’β€’ I had only ever used the shoulder movement from a standing position but @charlottetempleyoga upped it the other day by combining it with a squat πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼. β€’β€’ - Make sure you work both directions; internally and externally through the shoulder joint (shown between the two clips) - Keep your palm completely open making sure you’re not gripping the object (very important to ensure there are no compensations/cheating) - Stay as deep in the squat as possible. β€’β€’ Give it a try and tag me so I can see πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ. β€’β€’ #Mobility  #JointHealth  #WeAreMovement 
A little insight to last Saturday’s Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’.
πŸŽ₯ @jimmy_pts 😎✌🏼.
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#WeAreMovement .
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#Repost @jimmy_pts with @get_repost
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Great Workshop @bencolgatept. Handstands, parrallettes and rings. Wrists are feeling it now, but loved every minute. Cheers dude
A little insight to last Saturday’s Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’. πŸŽ₯ @jimmy_pts 😎✌🏼. . #WeAreMovement  . . . . #Repost  @jimmy_pts with @get_repost ・・・ Great Workshop @bencolgatept. Handstands, parrallettes and rings. Wrists are feeling it now, but loved every minute. Cheers dude
Ben: What about a backlever?
Me: It’s been about a year mate but I’ll give it a go...
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Not a full one but pretty chuffed considering I’ve made zero attempts of this for a long time πŸ€“.
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It’s all about that crossover of multiple elements and keeping the foundations strong...or the fact I was buzzing from a caffeine hit and having a camera in my face made me try a bit harder πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‡.
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πŸ“· @little_tipple .
Ben: What about a backlever? Me: It’s been about a year mate but I’ll give it a go... . Not a full one but pretty chuffed considering I’ve made zero attempts of this for a long time πŸ€“. . It’s all about that crossover of multiple elements and keeping the foundations strong...or the fact I was buzzing from a caffeine hit and having a camera in my face made me try a bit harder πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜‡. . πŸ“· @little_tipple .
Today’s group - what an amazing bunch of individuals πŸ™πŸΌ.
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Thank you all so much for attending my Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham . You all worked extremely hard and it was a pleasure coaching you πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼.
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We covered the foundations of building an efficient handstand and worked on some gymnastic ring fundamentals.
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Please share your experience below and if you couldn’t make today’s session but would like to come to one in future, please let me know so I can keep you posted.
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1-1 coaching also available.
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Thanks again team - hope to see you all again soon πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ€οΈ.
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#MoveBetter
#BeMoreHuman
#WeAreMovement
Today’s group - what an amazing bunch of individuals πŸ™πŸΌ. . Thank you all so much for attending my Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham . You all worked extremely hard and it was a pleasure coaching you πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ͺ🏼. . We covered the foundations of building an efficient handstand and worked on some gymnastic ring fundamentals. . Please share your experience below and if you couldn’t make today’s session but would like to come to one in future, please let me know so I can keep you posted. . 1-1 coaching also available. . Thanks again team - hope to see you all again soon πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈβ€οΈ. . #MoveBetter  #BeMoreHuman  #WeAreMovement 
One of my favourite handstand shapes πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’Ž.
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Super excited about my Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham on Saturday and Calisthenics classes @elevationhealthclub on Sunday πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼.
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Happy Monday!
One of my favourite handstand shapes πŸ™ƒπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’Ž. . Super excited about my Handstand/Ring workshop @in2trainingfarnham on Saturday and Calisthenics classes @elevationhealthclub on Sunday πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼. . Happy Monday!
Trying to blend in πŸ‘€πŸŒ².
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#Handstand
#MoveMore
#BeMoreHuman
Last nights’ SWEAT // FLOW session with myself and my wonderful friend @charlottetempleyoga πŸ™πŸΌ.
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Thank you all so much for coming and giving it your all 😜πŸ’ͺ🏼 I hope you all went home chilled β˜ΊοΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.
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Please feel free to share your thoughts/feedback in the comments below and if you’d like us to run anotherπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. Hope to see you all again soon πŸ’βœŒπŸΌ.
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#SWEATFLOW
#YinYang 
#WeAreMovement
Last nights’ SWEAT // FLOW session with myself and my wonderful friend @charlottetempleyoga πŸ™πŸΌ. . Thank you all so much for coming and giving it your all 😜πŸ’ͺ🏼 I hope you all went home chilled β˜ΊοΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. . Please feel free to share your thoughts/feedback in the comments below and if you’d like us to run anotherπŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. Hope to see you all again soon πŸ’βœŒπŸΌ. . #SWEATFLOW  #YinYang  #WeAreMovement 
A little challenge inspired by @gabosaturno πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼.
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Try it out and tag me πŸ§”πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸΌ the rules are:
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β€’ Two rings
β€’ Full pistol squat
β€’ Fingertip L-sit
β€’ Keep rings off the ground
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#PlayTime
#MoveBetter
#BeMoreHuman
A little challenge inspired by @gabosaturno πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼. . Try it out and tag me πŸ§”πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸΌ the rules are: β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” β€’ Two rings β€’ Full pistol squat β€’ Fingertip L-sit β€’ Keep rings off the ground β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #PlayTime  #MoveBetter  #BeMoreHuman 
Simplicity...πŸ’πŸŒ².
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πŸ“· @little_tipple .
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#KeepItSimple
#BeMoreHuman
#WeAreMovement
C H O I C E S.
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I started taking my lack of mobility more seriously around a year ago, especially in my hips πŸ•ΊπŸ».
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This movement used to be so painful - so much that I couldn’t do it without using a prop or my hands to reduce the load on my joints.  Now after a little warm up, this drill has become pain free 🀜🏼πŸ’₯πŸš‘.
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Your restrictions won’t go away by staying still and hoping for them to disappear - 9.9 times out of 10 they have to be addressed with movement πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼.
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#ReclaimYourRightToMove
#MoveBetter
#WeAreMovement
C H O I C E S. . I started taking my lack of mobility more seriously around a year ago, especially in my hips πŸ•ΊπŸ». . This movement used to be so painful - so much that I couldn’t do it without using a prop or my hands to reduce the load on my joints. Now after a little warm up, this drill has become pain free 🀜🏼πŸ’₯πŸš‘. . Your restrictions won’t go away by staying still and hoping for them to disappear - 9.9 times out of 10 they have to be addressed with movement πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼. . #ReclaimYourRightToMove  #MoveBetter  #WeAreMovement 
β€œDo not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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πŸ“· @little_tipple .
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#WhatsNormalAnyway
#BeMoreHuman
#WeAreMovement
LENGTHEN + STRENGTHEN.
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Making things a little less one-dimensional and tapping into some commonly neglected areas - the lateral lines of the body.
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Go slow (vid speed 1.5x) to promote mobilisation of any tight spots and to help build strength deep into the outer edges of each movement.
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Life is very linear but your body doesn’t have to be...πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼.
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#MoveBetter
#BeMoreHuman
#WeAreMovement
LENGTHEN + STRENGTHEN. . Making things a little less one-dimensional and tapping into some commonly neglected areas - the lateral lines of the body. . Go slow (vid speed 1.5x) to promote mobilisation of any tight spots and to help build strength deep into the outer edges of each movement. . Life is very linear but your body doesn’t have to be...πŸ’πŸ’ͺ🏼. . #MoveBetter  #BeMoreHuman  #WeAreMovement 
HANDSTAND / RING WORKSHOP.
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Saturday 8th September
12:30-3:30pm
@in2trainingfarnham .
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This workshop will be focused on building strong foundations for an efficient handstand and exploring gymnastic ring fundamentals.
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Suitable for all levels, however for handstands - being comfortable with kicking up to a wall/partner/in open space would help.
Rings - regressions and progressions for all.
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Limited spaces available. Β£30 per person.
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For more info and to book your place, please contact me via DM or email - ben@bencolgate.com πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼
HANDSTAND / RING WORKSHOP. β€’β€’ Saturday 8th September 12:30-3:30pm @in2trainingfarnham . β€’β€’ This workshop will be focused on building strong foundations for an efficient handstand and exploring gymnastic ring fundamentals. β€’β€’ Suitable for all levels, however for handstands - being comfortable with kicking up to a wall/partner/in open space would help. Rings - regressions and progressions for all. β€’β€’ Limited spaces available. Β£30 per person. β€’β€’ For more info and to book your place, please contact me via DM or email - ben@bencolgate.com πŸ’πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼