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WCO StreetSport Level 1 &2 certification

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Last weekend,  my idea of the capacities and limits of the human body changed forever; broadened and stretched to its limits by a couple of talented dudes,  with Chris Luera AK Tatted Strength, Aslan Steel and Mobbar crew leading the way. A two-day WCO Calisthenics workshop introduced me to the unknown and fascinating world of calisthenics and freestyle.
Planches,  handstands,  flips and all kinds of different sick moves are beautiful to watch but extremely hard to perform.
These people are nuts! They train every day,  sometimes for a couple of hours at a time and are completely dedicated. I was well surprised that they know so much about fitness and human performance; paying great deal of attention to stretching,  foam rolling and clean nutrition. I was so happy to find out that many of them follow a plant based diet!

I had a fantastic time and learnt a lot. It was a humbling experience though. I'm not used to being the weakest link in the room:) But it will change! I know the pat…

Selfie King Lives Forever* (short fiction)

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It was 10 years ago but I remember it as if it were yesterday.
According to the confirmation email the parcel should arrive between 8am-6pm, I was hoping it would be rather earlier. I remember cursing myself for being as tight as a fish’s arse. The five pounds upgrade would have given me a 1h delivery slot and I wouldn't have wasted the whole day. I had to call in sick that day. At 5pm I started losing hope. Then the entry door buzzer came on. I jumped up and pressed the button. Nervous sweat ran down my spine. I stood right behind the door, ear touching the smooth surface, listening. I could hear someone walking up; heavy, slow steps on the concrete floor. It was the longest 15 seconds of my life.  He didn’t stop on the first floor. It was the right guy! I saw myself, standing there, in front of the biggest mirror, in the biggest gym in town. With no t-shirt my pumped muscles looked enormous; you could see all the veins through the paper thin skin. A big crowd of groupies wa…