Daily Mail – Yoga’s not just for girls!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Both the Daily Mail and Mens Fitness magazine discover that:

‘Yoga’s not just for girls!’

This is what the Daily Mail had to say:

Many men shy away from the yoga studio, dismissing it as ‘too feminine and spiritual’.

But a new, ‘manlier’ form of the exercise loved by Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has just launched to help British men tone up by practising it alongside their regular fitness regimes.

‘Yoga is not just for girls,’ its creator Matt Miller, a college American football star turned bodybuilder and nutrition expert, tells Men’s Fitness magazine. ‘Every athlete needs to incorporate elements of stretching and lengthening into their programme.’

You can read the full article at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2735963/Yoga-s-not-just-girls-Broga-aimed-men-created-American-footballer-turned-bodybuilder-latest-way-guys-tone-up.html

Within this article you can even pickup some workout tips and specific postures that can give any Broga workout a kick start.

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

3 Yoga poses for upper increased body MASS in 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What?! Yoga is for bendy girls!? You can’t build actual muscle mass from it!

Yes, actually, you can! (And help your lifts back in the gym at the same time!)

Here’s why:
Normally our physical activities/ sport are a combination of Concentric and Eccentric movements (positive and negative). But there’s a third equally important movement type we often forget about – Isometric. An isometric or static hold forces the muscles to engage extra muscle fibers and stabilisers to hold a position under tension that would not have been incorporated in a dynamic movement.

Building on this, an isometric hold also operates under the time under tension principal thereby building endurance slow twitch fiber growth which is also not activated in dynamic excercise.

Most importantly yoga teaches synergism between the protagonist and antagonist muscles used in a particular movement as well as the joint stability needed to maximise force working through the muscles. This is probably the biggest new revelation to athletes new to yoga.

So now the excersises!

1. Plank push-up (or chaturanga in yoga speak) is not your average push-up! In the yoga version shoulders and elbows are locked into joint fully at the top and through the push-up movement shoulders stay locked down while the elbows graze the body without flaring. See if you can manage 10 with a 3 second hold at the top for each!

2. What is harder than a plank!? A SIDE plank! Known in Sanskrit as vassisthasana, this position builds on the joint locking principle of the plank by putting all the weight only on one side as the body creates a capital “T” shape. Can you hold that position for ten seconds on each side? What about raising the top leg for more intensity!?

3. Nothing starts to work the shoulders as intensely as the dolphin . Dolphin , or macarasana, is the precursor to a forearm stand which is one of the coolest (and hardest) yoga postures! Start in a forearm tabletop position, lift the knees up and straighten the legs. Then walk the feet in towards the elbows as much as possible while pushing the shoulders back so they are behind the elbows. Hold this for 10 seconds and feel the burn.

Do five rounds of this and tell me if do NOT feel some serious post workout DOMS the next day or two while the muscles are healing and , yes, GROWING!

 

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Om Yoga Show London 25 October 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Matt Miller is presenting at the Om Yoga Show London on the 25th October 2014.

Matt will be taking a class to demonstrate how to do a Broga Upper Body Blast.

 

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Matt Miller man of the year 2014 GQ Magazine

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Checkout @brogauk and @Matt_miller_tv in this months #gq #manoftheyear2014 #gqawards issue #fitness #yogaformen #yogaforathletes #yoga #yogaeverydamnday

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Medical Daily reports – Bodybuilder Creates ‘Broga’ For Men

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For a full spectrum review Medical Daily check out Broga and Matt Miller and give an expert opinion on what why find.

Here is what they found:

Men are less likely to try yoga, even though the practice isn’t just confined to women. Matt Miller decided to get more men involved by starting “broga.”

Yoga studios are typically filled with more women than men; aside from the occasional guy who’s going there just to see yoga pants. But now there’s a new and “manly” form of yoga that many males are taking on — dubbed “broga.”

Despite what many guys may think, “Yoga is not just for girls,” Matt Miller, a bodybuilder and nutrition expert who came up with the idea, told Men’s Fitness. “Every athlete needs to incorporate elements of stretching and lengthening into their program.”

To read the full article go to:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/bodybuilder-creates-broga-men-because-yogas-not-just-girls-300538

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]