Chip Conrad – Bodytribe Training – Why Do We Train?
The ever-creative Chip Conrad challenges us in Why on Earth? Excerpts from our Sweet Chant of Frantic Power to think deeper about why we need strength, why we want it, and how to share it. This lecture will give you a smile, and later you’ll realize you’d been pondering his concepts of our relation to strength, and why this matters.
“It’s been said that happiness means nothing if it isn’t shared. The case will be made here that strength is the same way. As a tool for empowerment, we’ll see if there is such a thing as personal empowerment without somehow including the tribe.” ~Chip Conrad
• Benefitting the Tribe (5:35)
• Relationship with Tribe (6:55)
• Being Useful vs. Appearing Useful (8:35)
• Relationship with Self (13:15)
• Team Elite Fitness Tenants (14:10)
• Physical Subculture (16:05)
• Training Balance (20:30)
• Ritual is the Effort, Not the Outcome (27:50)
• The Dojo Concept (30:55)
• Gravity vs. I (34:10)
• Anyone, Someone, Everyone (39:50)
• Rising Above (42:50)
• Why? (44:25)
Chip Conrad is the owner of Body Tribe Fitness in Sacramento, California, and the author of Lift with Your Head, the forthcoming book, Our Sweet Chant of Frantic Power, and the producer and star of two innovative DVDs. He writes a regular blog where he asks a bunch of questions he someday hopes to answer and does workshops, which you can sign up for on his site, bodytribe.com.