Have you ever heard of 'calisthenics'? If not, fear not...we've got you covered. It's a form of exercise consisting of various different movements which exercise large muscle groups. This includes running, standing, grasping, pushing, etc. Calisthenic exercises are often performed rhythmically and with minimal equipment, as bodyweight exercises.
The leading authority on calisthenics is Aslan Steel.
We took some time out with Aslan to ask him some big questions about bravery and being his best self.
What's the most challenging thing you've done?
Big question! My whole life? Ha! But most recently I’ve had to change my career entirely from being a professional athlete and stuntman to a filmmaker and photographer. This was a big bullet to bite and hugely challenging to completely change career and start a new business (ongoing)
• What goes through your mind when you need to be brave?
Not sure about being brave. But over the years and through the crazy things I’ve done and various extreme sports I’ve participated in I’ve learnt to control my mindset when facing something dangerous. By logically breaking down all factors and variables something that at first seems impossible/dangerous/scary can soon become achievable and safe.
• Do you have a ritual physically or mentally that you practice every day?
No! I should have though. Oh wait… Coffee and breakfast! That’s my favourite meal of the day and most definitely a ritual of mine that I enjoy thoroughly. Making my coffee and porridge everyday the way I like it is very satisfying to me.
• What's the one thing you really must do to be at your best?
Keep fit and healthy. You’ll never perform at your best otherwise.
• Describe what 'self-care' means to you.
Looking after your mind, body and soul. I always try to keep my mind active alongside my body, where the mind goes the body follows! And I’m not much of a spiritual person but doing what makes you happy to nourish the souls is surely what life is all about?
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