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Say Hello to Your Energy Field…

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Yes. This is what you really look like, that is, if you could see the energy field that surrounds your body. The shape this innate energy field forms is called a TORUS, and it’s the preferred shape that the Universe uses to create matter from energy. Take a look at the picture below and observe the similarities of structure in a tree, an orange, a tomato, dividing cells, the Earth’s magnetic belts, and the shape of the galaxies themselves.

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This toroidal structure of the human energy field has been mapped out by the Institute of HeartMath. They’ve used sensitive electrocardiographs (EKGs) to measure the electromagnetic pulses that emanate from the center of our torus, the heart. The field generated was measured to extend up to 12 feet around the human body. And, they discovered that humans (and other animals) can sense this energy field when in close proximity to each other.

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Have you ever felt your intuition sense if someone is a “warm hearted” or “cold hearted” person? I know I have. And scientists are saying that the heart field resonates at different rates in a warm, caring compassionate person as opposed to a black hearted scoundrel! We have the ability to sense others “vibes”, and it’s just a matter accessing and tuning into our own innate, inborn powers of focus and perception.

Shark Lateral-lineSound too woo-woo for you? Well let’s look at the shark, the ocean’s top hunter. Sharks hunt in the dark without the benefit of eyesight. Like most fish they have a special receptor organ derived from epithelial “hair” cells called the lateral line. This special sense organ can “feel” motion in the water as well as the electromagnetic field of other fish who may serve as dinner.

Although scientists have yet to conclusively find these same structures in humans, they hypothesize that we too may “feel” our surroundings, perhaps through modified “hair” cells of our own. We all know what it feels like when the “hair stands up on the back of our necks” in response to fear or danger.

breath energy flowIn my own decades long research on exercise, movement and physiological states of performance, I have found that we most certainly can train ourselves to access this most special of our innate powers. By focusing on breathing and movement exercises that emanate from our powercenter – the physical center of gravity of our body located an inch or two below our navel and an inch or two inside our bellies – we can become more attuned to the fields of energy, particularly human energy, that surround us.

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So remember this is what your energy field looks like, and I firmly believe that when we become aware of this field and learn how to tap its power, we can become healthier, perform better, be happier, and connect with ourselves and others at a higher level of existence.

That’s what this blog is all about, connecting, accessing and utilizing the innate powers that are inborn in each of us. And that’s why I chose the Torus as my new logo to represent innate power! Stay tuned because I have a lot of cool stuff I’m going to teach you so you can take this cutting edge information and put it to use in your life.

Please let me know your thoughts on this post and tell us about your experiences with innate power…

VIDEO: Innovative Exercises to Improve Your Low Back Strength

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Click here to go right to video, but I would read this first!

I’ve added a few new exercises to my daily core routine and I’ve been getting great results with them. The exercises were designed by my friend and chiropractic colleague, Dr. Eric Goodman, and I’m enjoying improvements of my own in the strength and flexibility of my low back, hips and hamstrings. These exercises hit what we call the posterior chain of muscles which basically include the spinal erectors, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Take a look at this guy…

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Here’s a great video produced by Dr. Eric for World Surf League Pro Lakey Peterson (6th in the world!) I’ve been passing this video on to a few of my practice members and they are loving it.

A few important notes:

The first exercise is the squat with body weight. Because my focus is rehab for my injured leg, I do these slow and in control throughout. You should too. As Dr. Eric instructs, push that butt backwards and counterbalance with your arms. You shouldn’t feel it too much in the knees. Go down slowly only as far as you can and still feel strong and comfortable with no knee pain.

The second exercise is great for surfers and athletes, but I don’t recommend it as a beginner exercise. I do these after I’m warmed up and at a  slower pace. I’m not a 21 year old female surfer anymore!

The third exercise is the one where I want you to pay particular attention to Dr. Eric’s instruction. This one, called the Founder, is the basis for Foundation Training and it’s a wonderful exercise. It may look like a yoga posture but I assure you that it’s specifically formulated to strengthen the posterior chain. Some call it powerlifting for your deep core muscles and I agree. But you have to get the technique and form down.

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The last exercise is an innovative variation of the standard plank called the 8 point plank. That’s because you are contacting the ground at your wrists, elbows, knees and flexed big toes. This may seem like an easier variation, and it is great for beginners, but believe me when I tell you that you can really feel this exercise where it counts – in your deep core.

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Enjoy the video and give it a sincere try…you won’t be disappointed. Go to FoundationTraining.com to check out all of Dr. Eric’s cool videos and books. For any of you local people who need help with this, you know I’m always available in my office to check your form and make sure you get it right.

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FIRST LOOK: Candid Images from the Arnold Sports Festival 2015

That’s right…it was a wonderful reunion of my dear friends and former hosts of the popular ESPN Fitness Show BodyShaping at the Arnold’s Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. That’s ESPN Fitness Queen Kiana Tom and my buddy Rick Valente, a legend around Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California.What a thrill it was to see them after all these years and see how they’ve grown to be ever more grateful, caring, charismatic and genuine good people.

Here’s a First Look at a sample of the candid images taken just a day or two ago. Be on the lookout for a more detailed and better resolution review of the sights and images taken by our professional photographer by the end of this week.

Here’s Kiana accepting the award as a “Pioneer of Fitness Education” from Arnold. Both Rick and I also received this award.

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Nice crystal honor!

 

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Out to dinner with my dear friend, Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, the classiest champion you’ll ever meet.

They even gave me a badge…I wanted it to say HOST WITH THE MOST!

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Professional Wrestling Icon Ric Flair stayed at our hotel and enjoyed our coffee in the morning!

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I had the fortunate opportunity to premiere my new workshop – Innate Power Tools – and I got them centered and energized!

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Wherever I’ve gone throughout the years, people always would ask me about the best fitness TV hosts in the business, Kiana and Rick!

Jay and Hulk

One of our own, Fitness Council member Dr. Jay Lipoff with the Hulk himself! Dr. Jay founded Foundation 4 Heroes, a charity that visits sick kids dressed as their favorite superheroes.

Chris Zaino

Former Mr. America and chiropractic thought leader Dr. Chris Zaino. What an inspiring chiropractic story he has!

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The Governator never fails to deliver! As he was leaving he said, “I’ll be back!”

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Always a pleasure to break bread with my buddies Lee Haney and Rick Valente!

NY Strength

Dr. Jack Barnathan’s awesome NY Strength team, along with Ms. America Stephanie Mills, had a fantastic Roundtable of Champions segment.

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The strongest men on the planet – the Arnold Strongman competitors!

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The Arnold’s Classic Men’s Pro top competitors. The winner, for a record fifth time, was Dexter Jackson, 2nd from left.

The Mountain

6’9″ Hakthor Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain in the HBO series Game of Thrones, hoists a 275 lb. dumbell press with ONE ARM!

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Talk about some abdominals! Yikes!

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I got my professional picture with Arnold and you can too, if you come next year! (yes, I know my tie is crooked, but I work hard to create a successful event!)

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Largest Multi-Sport Festival in the Nation…

I’ll be posting the photos taken by our professional photographer real soon so be on the lookout. I hope you enjoyed this First Look at the fabulous weekend that we all had and I hope you can experience it next year.

Dr. Pete

SLIDESHOW: Dr. Pete’s New Workshop Debuts at the Arnold’s Sports Festival

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I’m so honored to be presenting my new workshop at the ICA Arnold Symposium on Natural Fitness & Sports at this years Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio on March 5-7, 2015.

To think that just 5 months ago I was lying in a hospital bed with a torn up knee and cracked ankle. And now I will be leading an enthusiastic group of health and fitness professionals in a workshop that is the culmination of all my experiences over four decades in the physical culture world.

We’re going to have a blast at this workshop, learning to tap our inborn strengths through focus, breathe and movement. So wear loose comfortable clothes and it might not be a bad idea to bring a towel!

Here’s a taste of what’s to come! These are the slides I will be using as part of my presentation. There’s some useful information in here and the slides will give you an idea of what we’ll be covering, but you’ll have to attend the event to get the details! Watch for pictures and videos of the workshop coming soon…