Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT
Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He's also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.
How many push-ups can you do?
I'm well below my PR which was 72 back in high school...
Ah well, looks like i'll just need to practice a bit more!
It's fun to challenge yourself at new things. Push-ups, running, toastmasters... those are some current things that i'm challenging myself with.
When's the last time you willingly put yourself through something that was uncomfortable?? I'm curious... and what was it??
Is it good or bad? I don't know, maybe it just is what it is...
I'm fascinated by our obsession with whether something is good or bad and, what types of emotions follow. Often times we feel "less than," if we are "bad" in comparison to someone else. Some of the things we are comparing though, make no sense.
I can understand if you are comparing yourself to another athlete and in order to win, you MUST be "better" in terms of objective numbers -- think track and field. Pretty clear cut. What I understand, but think is silly, is our comparison of "the bigger house," the "nicer car," the "larger wedding ring," among other things.
If your happiness relies on external validation and varying degrees of social signaling, good luck on ever getting to a point you feel content.
Contentment is a whole other topic that i'll need to make some videos about in the future...
Have you been subconsciously envying others, comparing yourself in "good" vs "bad" terms?
I bought some lighting equipment a few months back in an effort to improve the quality of video. As it turns out you can also overexpose yourself to light and the video can be too bright. Who knew...
Sometimes my days consist of shooting content, answering emails, and working out between all of that. Gotta get those workouts in!
Today was more of a cardio day with a little bit of strength thrown in towards the end with bent over landmine rows. Heavy bent over landmine rows have been a staple for me, particulalry when training heavy deadlifts.
If you are dealing with pain or injury with training, I do in-person and online (video call) consults where i'll walk you through what you need to do to recover and get back to training. If that's something you know you need, shoot me a message and let's get after it.
Choose ONE thing at a time to work on.
Often times we try to improve our sleep, exercise, nutrition, spiritual practice, and relationships all at the same time. I am not a fan of this approach.
It's hard enough to make one change in your life, so, focus on ONE thing (ideally sleep), and then watch how the others tend to follow.
If you need some guidance with improving these habits, and/or you're dealing with an injury or pain, I do in-person consults and online consults. Send me a message and we'll get you on the right track.