Author Archive: Tom Myers

Wonder Woman

I snuck away from socialising tonight to indulge a guilty pleasure. If you’re going to see a blockbuster, best to immerse yourself in Imax and 3-D, an experience not ready-and-to-hand in my little village in Maine. I settled into the middle seat – surprisingly sparse turn-out for a Saturday night in Denver – prepared for… Read more

Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

More news on the epigenetics of exercise – lots of genes turned on to change physiological levels in old folks like me when we move. See the New York Times piece, The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles. The HIIT – High-Intensity Interval training – produced the best results, but most of us don’t rest enough… Read more

PopUp Globe: Auckland

Right next door to the venue where I am working in Auckland is the PopUp Globe. Taking a bet on regional theatre can go either way, but this is a great idea. They have recreated the Globe more or less exactly – in terms of size, the open floor for the groundlings, who can be… Read more

Hamstrings: To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

I don’t want to say anything against my friend Michaelle, but Greg Lehman makes good points in this article: If You Want to Stretch Your Hamstrings, Please Continue to Do So Greg is responding to this article, Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings!  Yoga is beset by ‘lore’. Sometimes research is the answer, sometimes not – I… Read more

Anatomy Trains Partners with Muscle & Motion

We are very pleased to announce that Anatomy Trains is partnering with Muscle & Motion to produce educational videos about the biomechanics of posture. I was very happy to meet Amit, the brain behind Muscle & Motion, on my recent trip to Tel Aviv, and here is our first take on a collaborative video, this… Read more

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Istanbul

Istanbul is a city of hills, like Rome or San Francisco. Sprouting from these hills are towers. When I was here – first in 1970 as a hippie and then again in 1980 as a culture explorer, the towers were old – Ottoman watchtowers, follies, and minarets, of course, pairs of them pointing heavenward from… Read more

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