February 21, 2013

Beauty – Strength – Qualifying Change (Pt. 4)

Happy Thursday to You!

I had a very busy day yesterday, but I did get in some great exercise!

Big Stone Stack
I’ve been going out into the brush and finding some bigger stones to play with. The second, third and fourth stone in my stack you see here were all one big rock.

I found it about a hundred years away from where you see me standing in the photo and had to roll and flip it all the way to it’s new home. I was rolling and flipping it down the driveway in sets and it eventually broke into pieces. Even the pieces were quite heavy and gave me a hell of a workout carrying them to their new resting place.

Jeff Brion and I had found a few the other day and left them there as well. Once I got exhausted from flipping, rolling and carrying stones, I finished my workout by stacking them.

I had exactly one hour to get my workout in and when I finished, I had the sense that it was time to get back to work. I asked one of the guys here to fix our HAVC system what time it was and it was exactly one hour from when I started.

I was pretty amazed at what I was able to get done in one hour.



Below is an article by a long time friend and student of mine, Sandy Leo, from Auckland, New Zealand.

Some may not be aware that when I developed the CHEK Advanced Training programs and started teaching them in the US, they were poorly received. My teachings were too radical for our machine based, cookie cutter rehab and exercise industries here in the US at the time.

I began getting requests for my teachings from Australia and New Zealand.I went there in 1995, and the people loved my teachings and were amazing students.

Among my first students was a very beautiful, lean, highly intelligent dancer, Sandy Leo. Over the many years, Sandy has studied, applied and lived my teachings fully. She’s a real, living example of how fit and beautiful a woman can be at any age!

Fitness Life in NZ recently featured Sandy in their magazine.

FL64 Ageing well.pdf

They did a great job sharing her philosophy and a beautiful synthesis of my philosophy on health and exercise. I hope you enjoy reading it.

I suspect the ladies will be inspired, and the men will be happy to know that their female friends can stay beautiful as they age with them; but you men need to keep your back side in shape too!


Yesterday, I featured Eric Hulse and his kids singing Ram, Ram, Ram and informed you that today I’d be sharing some of the footage Elliott Hulse took when interviewing me.

Elliott is a beautiful, strong, healthy, intelligent man. He’s a budding star in the strength and conditioning community, but also has a significant following of those with more of an interest in the deeper metaphysical and philosophical aspects of conditioning and life.

I really enjoyed my time with Elliott and his brother, Eric.

Here are links to three video clips I did with Elliott. I talk about the differences between squatting and deadlifting, infant development, and how my Primal Pattern ® system works. I think you’ll find it interesting.

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Part 3 –

To learn more about Elliott Hulse and his great information, please visit his web site at: https://elliotthulse.com/blog/


Our next stop on our qualifying change tour is to look realistically at time issues.

Most people today have managed to fill every minute of their day with some form of activity or commitment to this or that.

Even my patients that are unable to go to work due to their injuries, some how, tell me that they don’t have time to shop for organic food, better water, exercises, stretches, etc!but they always seem to know exactly what happened on their favorite TV shows!

When it comes to qualifying any change in your life as doable, or not doable, an honest assessment of the time required to set up for, and implement changes is important.

Always remember what Earl Nightingale teaches: Time can’t be managed, only activities can; we all have 24 hours in a day.

We can’t manage time. It manages itself. We can manage our choices of and commitment to activities.

It is wise to list all the activities you do on a daily basis, and stretch that out for at least a week. Then, look at the activities that your change process requires and see where you can fit your change activities into your day realistically.

Inevitably, there may be a clash of activities relative to time availability.

When this occurs, activities must be ranked in accordance with their relevance or importance in your life.

Then, rank the change activities with regard to relevance and importance for you.

Whenever your change activity ranks higher than any other activity, you simply replace the change activity for the lesser important activity.

Take your time and be completely present with this task, or you’ll end up wasting a lot of time and energy unnecessarily.

Enjoy your day!

Love and chi,
Paul Chek