Posts by Chris Grotefend

Warning: I’m Being Completely Blunt in This One

I recently heard a horrifying statistic about this country.  Twelve percent of the population of this country is considered healthy right now.  Health is not a priority among our people.  If that doesn’t become completely obvious by seeing this statistic then nothing will.  Eighty-eight percent of our people.  Unhealthy.  Look around.  It’s obvious.   Is…

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Life then Liberty Within the Pursuit of Happiness

Life Our Declaration of Independence talks about the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that we all share in this country.  Our most recent generations have been shown by our elders the benefit and the necessity to protect our Liberty at all costs. It appears to me today that many of us…

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Crowding Out Dramatically Outshines Deprivation

At Total Life Concept we will not ask that you deprive yourself of anything, we operate according to a philosophy that is more efficient and effective than this obsolete, old and ineffective way things have been done before.     “Crowding Out” is a methodology that works really well for someone like me.  I don’t like…

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Stretching: The Important Element of Exercise You Forgot About

Our muscles can do two things-contract (shorten) and extend (lengthen). Most folks tend to get hyper focused on either the strengthening part or the extendability part, usually depending on what they are good at.  You will see people who build muscles well in the gym lifting weights. Alternatively, people with excellent flexibility generally enjoy yoga…

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Coordination: You’re Not Just Born With It

Many people believe that as we get older we begin to lose our ability to balance.  This may have been the case for previous generations, but I would say they just didn’t practice. Our nervous system is worthy of our attention because it is infinitely trainable.  The different movement systems interact with each other and…

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How I Learned the Importance of Breathing Well

The Life Changing Day As an aspiring young fitness professional in the early 90s, I stumbled across a gentleman named John Douillard from Boulder, CO. He was a presenter at a convention in Copper Mountain and I was fortunate to get some one-on-one time with him.  He took me out to the running track and…

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6 Health Reasons Not to be a Mouth-breather

It turns out that our nose is on our face for more reasons than sneezing, smelling the roses and blowing!  It also gets the job of being our primary breathing apparatus. Here are six reasons to focus on using your nose for most of your breathing.  Hydration– When we take in oxygen through the nose,…

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3 Reasons Cardio is Essential

Cardio is breathing efficiency and effectiveness. It’s ingesting and expiring oxygen into and out of the lungs. There are two places through which we ingest oxygen, the mouth and the nose. The nose is the most efficient and effective thing to use for breathing. Hydration, thermo-regulation, circulation, nervous system integration and filtration are the primary reasons it…

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