Squats!

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Here is an amazing video by Mike Boyle. Always work on perfecting the movement before throwing on the heavy weight.

 

 

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Strengths and Weaknesses

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I am currently working on my masters and in my class “Technology in Kinesiology” I watched a video on being strengths focused (video) and have been asked to write a brief response on it. I thought this would be a good way to share with all of you this thought on strengths.

I think it is such a cool thing (although frustrating at times) that each and every one of us have different strengths and weaknesses. We all have unique passions and abilities and it always amazes me how things come together when working along side other people. Also, if you know me, I have a huge passion for always learning and improving on “self”. I spend a lot of time looking inward and discovering and exploring what my own strengths and weaknesses are and attempting to learn and grow so I can better help others.

This video is interesting to me because he makes some great points about channeling our own character based on what we are good at and using that towards our career and relationships. We live in a society that is greatly over focused on our weaknesses that we end up in a cyclical pattern of being mediocre at everything rather than being great at something. I agree with Marcus Buckingham on that point. Think about you fitness or health. What are areas of your self that discourage you from reaching your health goals? How often do you look at your strengths and use that to motivate you?

Working in the field of athletics and fitness I often come across questions like “What do I need to do to lose weight?” or I hear comments like “I just really need to start running”. I will use this as a brief example… I hate running distance! I am a sprinter through and through. But, like so many others, when I think of improving my fitness I automatically think I need to run, and I cringe at the thought! It is not my strong point. Definitely my weakness. When I portray that to others I always get the “you just need to do it more to get better at it”. I respectfully disagree! I believe it is important to use your strengths to your advantage, especially in the area of health and fitness. Find something you enjoy doing that gets your heart rate up! Mix up your workouts so you stay fresh and not burnt out. Find what you are good at and “run” with that!

At the same time I disagree with Marcus Buckingham. I am a strong believer of discovering your weaknesses and taking them head on. Building yourself and taking the challenge of not always doing what you are good at. I believe our society also uses a “strength focus” as an excuse to not have to do things they dont like doing.

When talking about fitness, sometimes we just have to get up off the couch and get out the door, grit our teeth and go! Focusing on strengths is different than Doing What You Like To Do.

How does this concept look in your life? What are your thoughts on this video and idea?

 

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”

Microbloging & It’s Importance

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Microblogging. What is it?

In my previous post I talked about the importance of having a personal web presence and how it can be used as a positive tool to share values and passions with others. As you know from my intro post you know I have a huge passion for fitness, health, and athletics and I hope to use this blog as an educational/motivational tool to reach others. Today I want to take a little time to talk about Microblogging and how it too can be used to reach millions of people.

Microbbloging is just that, blogging in a smaller form. It is commonly defined as a form of blogging that allows the user to write brief text messages. Why is this important? and how can it be used as a tool to motivate others?

If you are anything like me you know the smallest things can motivate you to take on your day. A text from a friend, a smile from someone, an unexpected free coffee from a friend or coworker, someone calling you washed up so you immediately hit the gym! Think about it. What simple daily things motivate you?

A popular microblogging tool, which I am going to focus on in this post, is Twitter. It is a simple 200 characters per post social networking site developed just for microblogging.

How can we add this tool to our tool box for motivating and encouraging? For me I want to use it as a daily or weekly way to reach others in a motivating and encouraging way. 200 characters to wake up to that jump start your day. Links to this blog so others can be introduced and feel my passion.

How can you use microblogging to continue to grow and learn? Do you see it as something useful?

Follow me: @JeremyRDavidson

 

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”

Personal Web Presence…Uh What?

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Hey Everyone,

Today I want to write a little bit about what it means to have a PWP, personal web presence. In today’s world we have a beautiful thing called the internet. This thing called the internet can be an amazing way to reach and impact millions of people. How are you making an impact on others? And how can you and I use these tools for educating, building, and growing others as well as ourselves?

Having things like blogs or websites allow us to showcase who we are, what we do, the values we have, and the passion that we have. PWP can be used to show future employers or colleges our interests and focus, our determination. PWP’s can be used to motivate and encourage others. It can spread awareness to millions. It can be a great tool for so many different things.

Today I want to showcase one of my favorite blogs. It is put on by a good friend of mine Justin Levine. Justin is owner of California Fitness Academy which is a top leading functional fitness facility in California. Justin is full of passion and encourages people on a daily basis. Take a look at his blog and be ready to be inspired: http://justinlevine03.blogspot.com/

 

What are ways you us the internet to help and inspire others? How do you feel we can use the internet better to reach more people? Do you believe it is a good tool?

I hope to use this blog as a place to inspire and motivate others by sharing my passion. To be able to take all these amazing resources we have in our daily lives and really reach others to make our future a better place.

I challenge you to make your web presence great!

 

Jeremy Davidson

“Never Stop Exploring”

Introduction

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Hi, My name is Jeremy Davidson and I have designed this blog to discuss educational and motivation fitness topics. To give you an idea of who I am and what I am all about my first post will be an introduction to get a glimpse of my world.

I am currently in my mid 20’s and possess a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition and Health. I was blessed with the opportunity to be on scholarship for Track and Field at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA where I truly fell in love with athletics and coaching. I have a passion for helping others which I feel each individual has inside themselves as we have all been given certain gifts and desires that allow us to live out this calling. For me, passing on knowledge and being a role model to others in the area of athletics and fitness is how I give back to a community that gave so much to me.

I am currently working towards a Masters in Kinesiology: Physical Education Focus. I truly believe education is such a powerful tool when taking life head on. I hope to use this blog as a way to pass on, and discuss, motivational and educational information in the realm of fitness and athletics.

I am originally from Visalia, California but currently live in San Diego, CA, where I love to spend my time outdoors. I am an avid surfer here in sunny Southern California and love the ocean. I also enjoying hiking, camping, and anything to do with adventuring. I have recently taken up photography and have really grown to love sharing the awesomeness of life through a camera lens.

I am excited for what is to come and hope this resource will be of use for others.

Thank you and Never Stop Exploring

Jeremy Davidson