Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Next Chapter

I have been blessed. Over the last couple of years I have gone from a full-time firefighter (who was miserable at his job) to a full-time trainer and an author (who loves what he gets to do). It is amazing to see the "distance" I have traveled in the last two years.

I now get to spend so much more time with my family - I get to be a full-time husband and dad. I get to train really good clients who have become friends. I get to write, which I never would have dreamed I would ever want to do. And, on an almost daily basis, I get to hear how people are being helped by Becoming Bulletproof. If I had to count my blessings, I am pretty sure I wouldn't be able to count that high. 

Speaking of Becoming Bulletproof, what a wonderful journey this has become. I had no idea how powerful that little book could be. I did, but I didn't. I will be the first to tell anyone that I can take no credit for writing that book. It is truly an answer to a prayer that I gave to God - I asked for the best way to train to become resilient. I was tired of being injured and I believed I was supposed to be strong and healthy. Then, in a matter of days, God answered my prayer, gave me some wild ideas that my friend, Mike McNiff, and I played with, and Becoming Bulletproof was born. I believe that is the reason this book is so powerful. 

That was almost 3 years ago. Now, because the teaching and the learning never stopped, another chapter has developed: Original Strength. My friend Geoff Neupert and I have learned so much more since the writing of Becoming Bulletproof. Through more revelation, training our clients, and watching our children grow, we have expanded on the ideas in Becoming Bulletproof. Geoff was even blessed with a child of his own during this time. He has actually been able to "see" how resilience and strength are built through watching his son, Michael, learn how to move.

We believe Original Strength is the foundation. It is the foundation for strength, mobility, resilience, power, speed, grace, athleticism, and life. It is the foundation for everything that the body was meant to be. The truth is that we truly are wonderfully made and we are supposed to have durable, strong, healthy bodies. That is the truth. 

We want to share this truth with you. We are healthier, happier, and stronger than we've ever been. Every day it seems like we discover something else we never knew we could do before. Strength, mobility and ability have been regained in our bodies. It feels good. Really good. 

You were indeed meant to become bulletproof, and Original Strength is the foundation. 

If you are even just a little curious, check it out. It is available Here, at Amazon. 



8 comments:

Justin said...

Tim,

How does Original Strength build off of Becoming Bulletproof and Pressing Reset? Is it more advanced progressions of the movements laid down in your previous works? Can it stand alone or should we have already read the first two?

Tim Anderson said...

Hey Justin,

OS is a combination of BB, PR, and our Workshops. It also goes more in-depth with some of the resets and has some newer resets as well. New ideas and findings are also presented in OS. It does review the info in BB, but It can and does stand alone.

Thanks for the question. Please let me know if I can help you further.

Justin said...

Thanks, Tim. I see you have a workshop coming up in Modesto, but would you consider doing one in Southern California?

Tim Anderson said...

Justin, Yes. Just email me @ ta199@me.com.

Jim Mara said...

I just read the book! It was excellent and right to the point. I have performed several FMS screens on people of various ages and genders. In every case I have found issues with reflex stabilization during the push up test or rotary stability test ( some times both). It's amazing what a sedentary lifestyle does to our bodies. We no longer have to support ourselves the chair or couch do that for us. Then the lack of reflexive activity creates tight hips and that tightness comes from the hips having to stabilize for the core, which in return will cause un wanted changes to your lower back. Not to mention the cascade of events that are going on in the T spine area with lack of shoulder mobility and properly functioning scapular, which will lead to cervical issues that can also affect the lumbar region. Not one part of the body is mutually exclusive from the other and retraining reflex stabilization and having the body firing the proper muscles in the proper order can restore the mobility we were designed to have. What is your opinion on athletes who play asymmetrical sports like golf and baseball that develop imbalances that contribute to poor mobility in regards to reflex stabilization?

Tim Anderson said...

Jim,

Thanks so much for commenting . And, for reading OS! I am glad you like it.

I think your observations are spot on. We just need to get moving and quit lounging!

Asymmetrical sports and athletes? Honestly, I like to have them learn how to use their other side. Just doing so forces the other brain hemisphere to work, they build new neural connections, their brain becomes more efficient, and therefore, their body becomes more efficient too. Lots of rolling helps overcome any rotational differences too.

Would you mind posting a review on Amazon about the book? We'd really appreciate it.

Thanks again, Jim.!

Nick Efthimiou said...

Tim,

Congratulations on this. I have mentioned before you have influenced my practice positively, and for that I thank you.

I will definitely be purchasing this as well.

Thank you for all your work. Please continue to share and inspire.

Tim Anderson said...

Nick,

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I greatly appreciate it. Please keep in touch and let me know how things are going.

If you do get OS, please give us a review. Good or bad, we are thankful.

Thanks again!