Atilla learned most of his skiing from me as a child – but has gone through adolescence without any continued coaching. He is now twice the size that he was last time he received instruction. The outcome is that his skiing has become rather mixed up and gone off on a tangent of its own.
Haluk in the video is just nursing his poorly knee joints – but unfortunately is relying too much on dynamics, not enough on pivoting and is consequently limiting his upper/lower body separation, blocking his hip joints and straining his knees with an over-flexion of the ankles – and of course blaming the skis instead!
First of all it’s important to say that there are many strengths in Atilla’s skiing – and he clearly enjoys it. The skiing is just disorganised and needs to be re-organised. Dynamics are present and strong. Pivoting is present and strong. So where is it going wrong? Separating “cause and effect” is the key issue here. It’s very easy to look at the symptoms and to try prescribe solutions for them – like most moronic doctors do with illnesses. Non of that goes anywhere useful of course. So what is the underlying cause (or causes) of this muddled skiing?
Our answer is simple. There are two problems here.
- The first and main problem is that in order to keep his feet ahead of his body Atilla is leaning against the back of his ski boots.
- The second issue is that Atilla is fundamentally “two footed” and has very limited independent use of his legs.
The rest of the mess is just a collection of symptoms resulting from the above – similar to the way the body expresses genes – when inappropriate genes are expressed we end up with a muddled mess in health terms and then doctors have a field day supplying you with toxic prescription drugs for life! The real answers are usually very simple.
In future Atilla needs to learn how to organise his body so that the feet remain ahead without pressuring the back of his boots and he needs to understand how to maintain independent leg action at all times – even when the feet are close together. Beyond this he needs to become aware of the variety “symptoms” that stem from getting it wrong – so that he knows what is happening.
Still Cycling and Running
Mild weather in the valley is permitting a wonderful prolongation of the cycling and running season with no ice or snow on the ground. The photos below are taken across from Les Arcs and La Plagne when out on the bike Friday. Currently I’m working on optimising my health through optimum diet and optimum exercise (with good technique) – realising a body fat percentage of around 9%. One current goal is to use the cold and exercise to convert white body fat into brown fat – which keeps the body warm automatically without shivering.
Optimal Nutrition Protocol (without supplements)
(Abstracted from a recent email communication…)
(selective gene expression) diet is essential to control hormones - which control your behaviour and your health. (Also - your visceral fat acts like a single gland - overpowering the hypothalamus in the brain and so all the other hormones which dictate even your behaviour - so abdominal fat must go...)
1 Remove all sources of refined sugars
2 Remove all starchy vegetables
3 Remove all "healthy whole grains" and seeds.
4 Remove anything even resembling wheat. Cereals, Pastas, Pizzas, Bread, Biscuits, Pastries.
5 Remove all sweet fruits and fruit drinks.
6 Remove all "gluten free" products as this is a con - stuffed with alternative carbs instead.
Remove Omega 6 oils (Sunflower etc - all veg/seed/nut oils except organic virgin olive oil) and all hydrogenated oils. Remove raw almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, peanuts - unless in small quantities (High Omega 6)
Avoid lean meat. If your optimum weight is 80 kg then eat no more than 1.5 max grams protein per Kg per day - so you would want to consume no more than 120g of actual protein per day!
You should eat non starchy vegetables: green leafy plants, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, etc. (Tip: eat with a lot of butter!)
Raw nuts: Macadamia is best! Limit walnuts, peanuts and brazil nuts.
Berries: All berries are excellent sources of antioxidants and are not sweet.
Increase Omega 3 fats - from seafood or in capsule form.
Organic Virgin Olive oil is fine.
Use Saturated animal fats - eat the skin - use the bones and everything in cooking. The gelatine is essential for good gut health.
Use saturated plant fats such as organic Coconut oil and organic Palm oil. (Buying organic is utterly essential to avoid toxicity from processing and from pesticides and herbicides - especially concerning fats as they collect toxins!)
Organic, grass fed butter is excellent - especially if it's from raw (unpasteurised) milk.
Grass fed hard cheese from raw milk (Beaufort cheese for example)
Use full fat cream - (Crème Fraiche in France)
(Do not eat yoghurt, cottage cheese or drink milk as the all provoke very high insulin spikes due to certain protein issues. Do not eat "low fat" products)
Buy Lindt 90% cacao chocolate - no other brand exists that keeps carb content down far enough. Only eat one or two squares (with a black coffee etc.)
Shellfish - Oysters are ideal food.
Fatty fish (Wild salmon, Mackerel, Sardines.) Do not buy farmed seafood - even if it is "organic".
Eat organic meats – choosing the fattiest meats. Try to avoid frying and grilling. Slow low temperature cooking is best. (to avoid glycation – toxic "AGE" by-products)
Eat organic free-range eggs - no restriction on quantity.
Drink a glass of red wine as your alcohol drink - Beer is based on wheat so avoid it completely. Red wine has the antioxidants your body needs - same as chocolate - so it's good in small quantities. Is is disastrous in large quantities - no more ever than two glasses per day!
Respect daily hormonal rhythms and cycles.
Eat two times per day - 30 minutes after rising (at 6 am) in the morning and around 6 pm in the evening. Try to exercise around 4 to 5 pm if you can. (Ideal scenario) Go to bed early and avoid bright lights after dark.
Recalibrate your circadian (daily) clocks by switching to Temperature instead of light (summer adaptation). Cold Adaptation required - 3 to 5 times per week in cold bath - skin temperature to 50 to 55 °F (9°C) Use ice (protect skin though) or water. (I use a cold bath at 7°C (45°F) for 25 mins every second day). The shivering afterwards is useful as it releases a hormone called "Irisin" which converts your white fat into brown fat". Live and sleep in cool temperatures (19°C of below) as this ramps up your brown fat by as much as 40%.
Use a pack of frozen peas or anything that you can place on the perineum nerve between the legs - for as long as you can - as often as you can - if you can't manage to do the cold baths. Use cold showers too - but not so effective. Ice your whole upper body if you can.
All medication and vaccination (All are toxic) (Tip: use coconut oil on your skin to ease irritation)
All mass produced and processed foods where possible.
All sources of fluoride (check you toothpaste!) Do not use fluoride products - it is a violent neurotoxin and the most carcinogenic substance known to man. You can get safe toothpaste in any organic food store - or just buy Sodium Bicarbonate from a supermarket and brush with that instead.
If you observe all of the above (as I do) then your health will improve dramatically. Even just getting close to this will do the job. I go further by including at least 1 hour of fully aerobic exercise per day (no "games" or nonsense - just sustained effort!) and far more in the summer. I also ensure about 80% fat, 15% protein and 5%carbs overall in my diet and use an electronic breathalyser device to test for ketone production - which is at a maximum of 0.06% Body Acetone Concentration (BAC) which equates to 8 mmol/L Beta- hydroxybutyrate in the blood - which is as high as blood homeostasis will permit. I can sustain 0.05% most of the time and the lowest I have seen in the last month is 0.02%.
Ketosis has four components - increasing in strength in the following order...
Post Exercise Ketosis
Cold Thermogenesis Ketosis
They all add together and compliment each other. For example eating each 12 hours gives an 11 hour fast between each meal. The body needs 8 hours to go through a cleansing of glucose in the liver and close to 12 hours for a full intermittent fast. Exercising near 5pm when the hormone cycles permit the best efforts, then eating and then bathing in cold water - all together pushes ketosis up to a measureable maximum.
Doctors will tell you that ketosis is dangerous - citing "ketoacidosis" - which is one way that type 1 diabetics die. Their Beta-hydroxybutyrate goes up above 15 mmol/L and their blood sugar simultaneously rockets. This absolutely cannot happen to a person even if the pancreas can only create a small amount of insulin. Doctors are unaware of this and into the bargain they have no formal training in nutrition so their bad and inappropriate advice has to be completely avoided.