RPE, Part 2: In this epsiode, we continue to explore RPE. We discuss RPE for stretching, and then get into the big subject of food, hunger and satiety. Because talking about food in a fitness context often brings up questions related to weight loss, we talk about strategies for weight loss as well. We finish up with a discussion about the Zone of Moderation.
RPE, Part 1: RPE ("Rate of Perceived Exertion" or "Rate of Perceived Experience") is a big subject, and in this and the next several episodes, we explore it in depth. In this episode, we discuss RPE in the areas of strength-training and cardio. Our conversation takes us into areas as diverse as Buddhism, the energetic cost of performance-enhancing drugs, and (of course) consciousness. There's a lot of material in this episode; we hope you enjoy it.
The Water We Swim In: In this episode, we talk about the energetic background in our world--what we call "the water we swim in." Our exploration leads us through discussions about several different types of breath, a conversation about the #MeToo movement, and a brief examination of the energetic reverberations of one of the great crimes of the past.
Change Yourself: In this episode, we take our first dive into "the art of changing the world" by discussing how change has to start with the one thing we can truly control--ourselves.
Benjamin Becomes a Teacher: In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a teacher. We make a distinction between teaching and what we call merely "instructing." Finally, we share how critical it is that a teacher be first and foremost a student.
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Writing: In this episode, we discuss the techniques Benjamin teaches his writing students to help them let go of struggle and break through blocks, and how those techniques parallel Jerry's principles for exercise.
Play With It: Perhaps you've noticed us using the phrase "Play with it" in previous episodes. In this episode, Benjamin describes why he found this phrase to be among the most important teachings Jerry shared, Jerry explains how it came to be, and Benjamin tells the story of three different arenas in which he played with the teachings.
The Case for Weight-Training: Last week, we talked about how people who don't lift weights could practice Jerry's techniques. This week, we encourage everyone to make weight-training a part of their fitness routine.
Practice: In this episode, we talk about different ways we can practice the techniques we've discussed thus far, and we talk about the benefits that accrue from making regular practice a habit.