Cannes Film Festival: My debut as a Co Producer and Actor with The Crimson Mask

Cannes Film Festival: My debut as a Co Producer and Actor with The Crimson Mask

MAY 27, 2012
Cannes Film Festival Actors and Actresses

Cannes Film Festival- Michael Gonzalez-Wallace- Actors and Actresses

Today is the final day of the Cannes Film Festival Many great movies are competing for the best movies  for Cannes Film festival 2012. What you probably don’t know about me is that I was involved in a Movie and i went to the fascinating city of Cannes, France, one of the best European Film Festival to not say the best one!

I still have phenomenal memories from  Cannes Film Festival.  Can you believe that 3 years ago I was there at the red carpet?  I was there back in 2009 premiering a movie a co produced and acted, “The Crimson Mask” by Elias Plagianos. The movie took us 6 years long to produce and we won 35 Film Festival Awards and we got invited to the Cannes Film Festival The director Elias Plagianos did such a phenomenal and incredible job directing, producing and writing such a masterpiece! 

Check this fascinating plot “The Crimson Mask” An outwardly wealthy businessman and a professional wrestler who’s fallen on hard times find their fates colliding in an alternate universe New York City where an ancient conspiracy could prove the path to redemption. Their lives controlled by lust, greed, and envy, sharp-dressed Thomas Caine and bruised grappler Parker are drawn into a mysterious ritual that may provide them with the means of making a clean break from their troubled pasts – should they survive their arduous ordeal. A crime noir thriller with strong fantasy undertones, The Crimson Mask marks the feature directorial debut of Elias Plagianos, who spent six years bringing his unique vision to the big screen.

THE CRIMSON MASK TRAILER 

MY MEMORIES OF MY DEBUT AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: In the following video you can see a collection of my best memories ever.

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Skipping Running is one of the best locomotion exercises for runners. Does exercise improve locomotion? Check out the latest study:Exercise increases blood flow to locomotor, vestibular, cardiorespiratory and visual regions of the brain However the benefits if you are not a runner are phenomenal! This exercise will improve your coordination, balance, strength, muscle power and great cardiovascular activity First before starting this exercise try this exercise slow first to get the feeling of coordination between different parts of your body then try to speed it up. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rjHmZRs28&feature=player_embedded

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Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Motion and Movement. Fascinating years of history of Human Movement MARCH 16, 2012 tags: 

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

The Human Body is the most absolute perfect machine ever invented, yes I said it right, The Human Body it is a machine that has puzzled scientists, historians, physicists and many others  throughout history. I just love how the Human Body moves.  Movement defines us who we are and if movement becomes impaired we lose a vital quality that is really important to us. Have you Ever stopped to thinkhow do we move? How is it possible to move so well and then become older and become stiffer, losing balance, coordination, motion?   Giant historical figures from Aristotle, Galen, Da Vinci, Newton orGalileo have been obsessed with motion, specifically with human motion. Throughout years of history and DNA development movement has been analyzed, improved, documented and well theorized.

How did I get involved in this part of human science? I have always been attracted to movement,performance and how our brain interacts with our muscles to make them move in a very well orchestrated manner.

According to David Winter who is the Author of Biomechanics and Motor Control Biomechanics can be defined as an interdiscipline which describes, analyzes and asseses Human Movement. A wide variety of physical movements are involved -everything from the gait of the physically handicapped to the lifting of a load by a  factory worker to the performance of a superior athlete. Click here for more information about Dr Winter

The history of this science goes way back when it come to study movement. Kinesiology is a combination of the Greek for ‘to move’ (kinein) and ‘logos’ (discourse). Kinesiologists – those who discourse on movement-in effect combine anatomy, neuroscience with physiology, the science of function of the body, to produce kinesiology, the science of movement of the body.

Exercise science is moving to a whole new world:

BIOMECHANICS DEFINITION

What is Biomechanics? Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work together to produce movement.

Aristotle 384 – 322 B.C

“Father of Kinesiology” “About the movement of Animals” described Movement and locomotion for the first time

The first observation and analysis of gait The first geometrical analysis of muscular action

  Galen, 

131- 201 A.D Caludius Galen is  The First “sport physician” and “team doctor” in history – “Father of Sports Medicine” For 4 years he practiced surgery and dietetics among the gladiators, gaining substantial knowledge of the human body and human motion

Galen may have written as many as 600 treatises, amounting to some 10 million words.

His first text on physiology“On the function of the parts” . He Distinguished between skeletal muscles and muscle parts, such as the heart and the stomach

 Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

Considered the Human Body as the most perfect machine, Interested in envisioning the mechanics of machines. His contribution is based on Mechanical analysis of movement included soft tissue. joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage

He represented the Human Body in an absolute brilliant way bringing attention to anatomy, motion and physiology click here

Andrea Vesalius 1524-1564

In 1543 published  De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Structure of the Human Body). He expressed his discontent with Galen’s work and stated that human anatomy could only be learned from dissection and observation of the human body. We had to wait approximately 1,500 years till Claudius Galen’s theories were debated and reformulated and thanks to a great physicist like Andrea Vesalius he noticed contradictions in his work Convinced Galen’s work was dissections of animals and wrongly portrayed the human body Dissected executed criminals

Then we fast forward several years and we see how Medicine and Science take a really important turn where Science, Religion and Church would be struggling till the existence of the Scientific Method and one of his mos important contributors was Galileo Galilei.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Galileo Galilei 1564-1642

Most fundamental contribution to science. Scientific Method Need to examine facts critically and reproduce known phenomenon experimentally so as to determine cause & effect for what is observed

Provided Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws/Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum.

Contribution to Biomechanics:

Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws

Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679)

Discovered forces required for equilibrium in various joints of the body before Newtown developed his laws. One of the first men to understand that the levers of the musculoskeletal system magnify motion rather than force De Motu Animalium Published after 1679. He was the first one of using geometrical method to describe jumping, running, flying, swimming, etc. Gait analysis & analysis of muscles.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Isaac Newton & the “Principia” 

Sir Isaac Newton ( 1642-1727) formulated 3 cardinal “laws” that became the basis for classical mechanics and study of motion.  Through these laws he describe the relationship of forces, objects, and motion.  Isaac Newton’s theories have been the foundation for understanding motion and physical force systems.

Here is a summary of his Masterpiece “Principia”

Book I: Science & mechanics 3 Laws (Inertia, accleration, & action-reaction)

Book II:New scientific philosophies, Descartes & Kepler

Book III: Applications of his dynamics, Law of gravitation, Law of Inertia

A body will remain at rest or continue to move at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force

Law of Acceleration The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the force causing it, it is in the same direction as the fore, and it is inversely proportional to its mass

Law of action-reaction For every action there exists an equal and opposite reaction

Universal Gravitation All objects attract each other with gravitational force that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance b/n the objects. This force of gravity is proportional to the mass of each of the two bodies being attracted to each other

1800 A.D. – 1900 A.D.

Period of time where the interest of of mind and body was reborn, sport and movement ideal form. Scientists express a progressive interest in human locomotion.. The Gait analysis is born

Gait Analysis

Contribuition to Biomechanics:  Measuring methods developed to quantify kinematics and kinetics of movement

Measuring methods developed to quantify electrical current during muscular contractions. Gait analysis is fundamental right now since it is used in extensive centers of sports medicine and high performance sports centers. You can see how different centers are applying and perfectioning the study of human locomotion.

Source and referral “HISTORY OF BIOMECHANICS. JENNIFER KLOTZ. OLGA THEOU. NICOLE WOOD. CHRIS DUNCAN. WON CHUNG”

BENEFITS OF BIOMECHANICS
They are based in functional anatomy (how our bodies intended to move)
Metabolic demand (burning more calories since they are more muscles involved per movement) This science requires how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise
Movement and Performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)

BIOMECHANICS STUDIES

Why Biomechanics is so useful when applying strength training exercises? According to IDEA Health and Fitness Association ”There are a few good reasons to develop and incorporate total-body exercises into a workout. They are rooted in functional anatomy (how our bodies are intended to move); metabolic demand (how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise); and movement and performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)”. click here to keep reading

In other words, It is now more obvious that our bodies are far more connected than we have given them credit for.
In the case of exercise, the more intense the exercise is the greater the metabolic demand will be (Volek 2000)

Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Motion and Movement. Fascinating years of history of Human Movement

MARCH 16, 2012

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

The Human Body is the most absolute perfect machine ever invented, yes I said it right, The Human Body it is a machine that has puzzled scientists, historians, physicists and many others  throughout history. I just love how the Human Body moves.  Movement defines us who we are and if movement becomes impaired we lose a vital quality that is really important to us. Have you Ever stopped to thinkhow do we move? How is it possible to move so well and then become older and become stiffer, losing balance, coordination, motion?   Giant historical figures from Aristotle, Galen, Da Vinci, Newton orGalileo have been obsessed with motion, specifically with human motion. Throughout years of history and DNA development movement has been analyzed, improved, documented and well theorized.

How did I get involved in this part of human science? I have always been attracted to movement,performance and how our brain interacts with our muscles to make them move in a very well orchestrated manner.

According to David Winter who is the Author of Biomechanics and Motor Control Biomechanics can be defined as an interdiscipline which describes, analyzes and asseses Human Movement. A wide variety of physical movements are involved -everything from the gait of the physically handicapped to the lifting of a load by a  factory worker to the performance of a superior athlete. Click here for more information about Dr Winter

The history of this science goes way back when it come to study movement. Kinesiology is a combination of the Greek for ‘to move’ (kinein) and ‘logos’ (discourse). Kinesiologists – those who discourse on movement-in effect combine anatomy, neuroscience with physiology, the science of function of the body, to produce kinesiology, the science of movement of the body.

Exercise science is moving to a whole new world:

BIOMECHANICS DEFINITION

What is Biomechanics? Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work together to produce movement.

Aristotle 384 – 322 B.C

“Father of Kinesiology” “About the movement of Animals” described Movement and locomotion for the first time

The first observation and analysis of gait The first geometrical analysis of muscular action

  Galen, 

131- 201 A.D Caludius Galen is  The First “sport physician” and “team doctor” in history – “Father of Sports Medicine” For 4 years he practiced surgery and dietetics among the gladiators, gaining substantial knowledge of the human body and human motion

Galen may have written as many as 600 treatises, amounting to some 10 million words.

His first text on physiology“On the function of the parts” . He Distinguished between skeletal muscles and muscle parts, such as the heart and the stomach

 Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

Considered the Human Body as the most perfect machine, Interested in envisioning the mechanics of machines. His contribution is based on Mechanical analysis of movement included soft tissue. joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage

He represented the Human Body in an absolute brilliant way bringing attention to anatomy, motion and physiology click here

Andrea Vesalius 1524-1564

In 1543 published  De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Structure of the Human Body). He expressed his discontent with Galen’s work and stated that human anatomy could only be learned from dissection and observation of the human body. We had to wait approximately 1,500 years till Claudius Galen’s theories were debated and reformulated and thanks to a great physicist like Andrea Vesalius he noticed contradictions in his work Convinced Galen’s work was dissections of animals and wrongly portrayed the human body Dissected executed criminals

Then we fast forward several years and we see how Medicine and Science take a really important turn where Science, Religion and Church would be struggling till the existence of the Scientific Method and one of his mos important contributors was Galileo Galilei.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Galileo Galilei 1564-1642

Most fundamental contribution to science. Scientific Method Need to examine facts critically and reproduce known phenomenon experimentally so as to determine cause & effect for what is observed

Provided Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws/Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum.

Contribution to Biomechanics:

Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws

Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679)

Discovered forces required for equilibrium in various joints of the body before Newtown developed his laws. One of the first men to understand that the levers of the musculoskeletal system magnify motion rather than force De Motu Animalium Published after 1679. He was the first one of using geometrical method to describe jumping, running, flying, swimming, etc. Gait analysis & analysis of muscles.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Isaac Newton & the “Principia” 

Sir Isaac Newton ( 1642-1727) formulated 3 cardinal “laws” that became the basis for classical mechanics and study of motion.  Through these laws he describe the relationship of forces, objects, and motion.  Isaac Newton’s theories have been the foundation for understanding motion and physical force systems.

Here is a summary of his Masterpiece “Principia”

Book I: Science & mechanics 3 Laws (Inertia, accleration, & action-reaction)

Book II:New scientific philosophies, Descartes & Kepler

Book III: Applications of his dynamics, Law of gravitation, Law of Inertia

A body will remain at rest or continue to move at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force

Law of Acceleration The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the force causing it, it is in the same direction as the fore, and it is inversely proportional to its mass

Law of action-reaction For every action there exists an equal and opposite reaction

Universal Gravitation All objects attract each other with gravitational force that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance b/n the objects. This force of gravity is proportional to the mass of each of the two bodies being attracted to each other

1800 A.D. – 1900 A.D.

Period of time where the interest of of mind and body was reborn, sport and movement ideal form. Scientists express a progressive interest in human locomotion.. The Gait analysis is born

Gait Analysis

Contribuition to Biomechanics:  Measuring methods developed to quantify kinematics and kinetics of movement

Measuring methods developed to quantify electrical current during muscular contractions. Gait analysis is fundamental right now since it is used in extensive centers of sports medicine and high performance sports centers. You can see how different centers are applying and perfectioning the study of human locomotion.

Source and referral “HISTORY OF BIOMECHANICS. JENNIFER KLOTZ. OLGA THEOU. NICOLE WOOD. CHRIS DUNCAN. WON CHUNG”

BENEFITS OF BIOMECHANICS
They are based in functional anatomy (how our bodies intended to move)
Metabolic demand (burning more calories since they are more muscles involved per movement) This science requires how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise
Movement and Performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)

BIOMECHANICS STUDIES

Why Biomechanics is so useful when applying strength training exercises? According to IDEA Health and Fitness Association ”There are a few good reasons to develop and incorporate total-body exercises into a workout. They are rooted in functional anatomy (how our bodies are intended to move); metabolic demand (how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise); and movement and performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)”. click here to keep reading

In other words, It is now more obvious that our bodies are far more connected than we have given them credit for.
In the case of exercise, the more intense the exercise is the greater the metabolic demand will be (Volek 2000)

Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Motion and Movement. Fascinating years of history of Human Movement

Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Motion and Movement. Fascinating years of history of Human Movement

MARCH 16, 2012

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

The Human Body is the most absolute perfect machine ever invented, yes I said it right, The Human Body it is a machine that has puzzled scientists, historians, physicists and many others  throughout history. I just love how the Human Body moves.  Movement defines us who we are and if movement becomes impaired we lose a vital quality that is really important to us. Have you Ever stopped to thinkhow do we move? How is it possible to move so well and then become older and become stiffer, losing balance, coordination, motion?   Giant historical figures from Aristotle, Galen, Da Vinci, Newton orGalileo have been obsessed with motion, specifically with human motion. Throughout years of history and DNA development movement has been analyzed, improved, documented and well theorized.

How did I get involved in this part of human science? I have always been attracted to movement,performance and how our brain interacts with our muscles to make them move in a very well orchestrated manner.

According to David Winter who is the Author of Biomechanics and Motor Control Biomechanics can be defined as an interdiscipline which describes, analyzes and asseses Human Movement. A wide variety of physical movements are involved -everything from the gait of the physically handicapped to the lifting of a load by a  factory worker to the performance of a superior athlete. Click here for more information about Dr Winter

The history of this science goes way back when it come to study movement. Kinesiology is a combination of the Greek for ‘to move’ (kinein) and ‘logos’ (discourse). Kinesiologists – those who discourse on movement-in effect combine anatomy, neuroscience with physiology, the science of function of the body, to produce kinesiology, the science of movement of the body.

Exercise science is moving to a whole new world:

BIOMECHANICS DEFINITION

What is Biomechanics? Biomechanics is the science of movement of a living body, including how muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments work together to produce movement.

Aristotle 384 – 322 B.C

“Father of Kinesiology” “About the movement of Animals” described Movement and locomotion for the first time

The first observation and analysis of gait The first geometrical analysis of muscular action

  Galen, 

131- 201 A.D Caludius Galen is  The First “sport physician” and “team doctor” in history – “Father of Sports Medicine” For 4 years he practiced surgery and dietetics among the gladiators, gaining substantial knowledge of the human body and human motion

Galen may have written as many as 600 treatises, amounting to some 10 million words.

His first text on physiology“On the function of the parts” . He Distinguished between skeletal muscles and muscle parts, such as the heart and the stomach

 Leonardo Da Vinci 1452-1519

Considered the Human Body as the most perfect machine, Interested in envisioning the mechanics of machines. His contribution is based on Mechanical analysis of movement included soft tissue. joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage

He represented the Human Body in an absolute brilliant way bringing attention to anatomy, motion and physiology click here

Andrea Vesalius 1524-1564

In 1543 published  De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem (On the Structure of the Human Body). He expressed his discontent with Galen’s work and stated that human anatomy could only be learned from dissection and observation of the human body. We had to wait approximately 1,500 years till Claudius Galen’s theories were debated and reformulated and thanks to a great physicist like Andrea Vesalius he noticed contradictions in his work Convinced Galen’s work was dissections of animals and wrongly portrayed the human body Dissected executed criminals

Then we fast forward several years and we see how Medicine and Science take a really important turn where Science, Religion and Church would be struggling till the existence of the Scientific Method and one of his mos important contributors was Galileo Galilei.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Galileo Galilei 1564-1642

Most fundamental contribution to science. Scientific Method Need to examine facts critically and reproduce known phenomenon experimentally so as to determine cause & effect for what is observed

Provided Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws/Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum.

Contribution to Biomechanics:

Foundation for Newton’s 3 laws

Theory of uniform motion, projectiles, inclined plane, and he defined momentum

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679)

Discovered forces required for equilibrium in various joints of the body before Newtown developed his laws. One of the first men to understand that the levers of the musculoskeletal system magnify motion rather than force De Motu Animalium Published after 1679. He was the first one of using geometrical method to describe jumping, running, flying, swimming, etc. Gait analysis & analysis of muscles.

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace writes about human body and movement, a historical perspective

Isaac Newton & the “Principia” 

Sir Isaac Newton ( 1642-1727) formulated 3 cardinal “laws” that became the basis for classical mechanics and study of motion.  Through these laws he describe the relationship of forces, objects, and motion.  Isaac Newton’s theories have been the foundation for understanding motion and physical force systems.

Here is a summary of his Masterpiece “Principia”

Book I: Science & mechanics 3 Laws (Inertia, accleration, & action-reaction)

Book II:New scientific philosophies, Descartes & Kepler

Book III: Applications of his dynamics, Law of gravitation, Law of Inertia

A body will remain at rest or continue to move at a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force

Law of Acceleration The acceleration of an object is directly proportional to the force causing it, it is in the same direction as the fore, and it is inversely proportional to its mass

Law of action-reaction For every action there exists an equal and opposite reaction

Universal Gravitation All objects attract each other with gravitational force that is inversely proportional to the square of the distance b/n the objects. This force of gravity is proportional to the mass of each of the two bodies being attracted to each other

1800 A.D. – 1900 A.D.

Period of time where the interest of of mind and body was reborn, sport and movement ideal form. Scientists express a progressive interest in human locomotion.. The Gait analysis is born

Gait Analysis

Contribuition to Biomechanics:  Measuring methods developed to quantify kinematics and kinetics of movement

Measuring methods developed to quantify electrical current during muscular contractions. Gait analysis is fundamental right now since it is used in extensive centers of sports medicine and high performance sports centers. You can see how different centers are applying and perfectioning the study of human locomotion.

Source and referral “HISTORY OF BIOMECHANICS. JENNIFER KLOTZ. OLGA THEOU. NICOLE WOOD. CHRIS DUNCAN. WON CHUNG”

BENEFITS OF BIOMECHANICS
They are based in functional anatomy (how our bodies intended to move)
Metabolic demand (burning more calories since they are more muscles involved per movement) This science requires how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise
Movement and Performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)

BIOMECHANICS STUDIES

Why Biomechanics is so useful when applying strength training exercises? According to IDEA Health and Fitness Association ”There are a few good reasons to develop and incorporate total-body exercises into a workout. They are rooted in functional anatomy (how our bodies are intended to move); metabolic demand (how to increase the metabolic requirement of exercise); and movement and performance (how to enhance motor learning capabilities)”. click here to keep reading

In other words, It is now more obvious that our bodies are far more connected than we have given them credit for.
In the case of exercise, the more intense the exercise is the greater the metabolic demand will be (Volek 2000)

Find out How to Challenge Your Body -- And Your Mind!

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace is featured in the largest entertainment show in USA, EXTRA TV with Mario Lopez

Hamstrings Workout with Core Push Ups

MIchael Gonzalez-Wallace-Hamstrings workout with push up

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace shows the importance of strengthening the Hamstrings

Hamstrings Workout!

Exercise of the Week! Hamstrings Workout!

Check out the last issue of  Body Smart, the best health magazine!

Welcome to my exercise of the week from Body Smart. This week I have a phenomenal exercise for your core!


 Hamstrings refers to several muscles in the back of your legs that are involved in many daily activities such as walking, running, sitting, driving or standing. Weak hamstring can cause weak knees, tight lower back and poor posture. This week we will help you to Strengthen the hamstrings and support better the quads, strengthen the knees leading to a better neuromuscular performance, better posture and reduce risk of injuries such as lower back pain.

Get down on a quadruped position (on your hands and knees) You can get a padded surface for your knee if needed. Tighten your core and contract your abs to stabilize your spine then raise right leg till is completely horizontal with your spine, then curl your right leg to your buttocks (bending completely the right leg like in the following video 

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The Neuroscience of Exercise: Michael Gonzalez-Wallace is Interviewed by Medhelp. 12 ways to boost your brain power

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace is interviewed by Medhelp. Michael Gonzalez-Wallace explains how you can boost your brain from exercise

12 Ways to boost your brain power. Medhelp interviews Michael Gonzalez-Wallace author of Super Body, Super Brain

The Neuroscience of Exercise: Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Interview at Medhelp is Live

Just wanted to share a great article at Medhelp and my interview about brain and exercise

From Medhelp’s Interview click here to keep reading 

The Neuroscience of Exercise: Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Interview at Medhelp is Live

The fourth important pillar of brain fitness: exercise. Learning new movements (and building on their complexity) not only trims your waistline — it also nourishes your brain connections and pushes your brain to create new paths of communication, says Michael Gonzalez-Wallace, author of Super Body, Super Brain and MedHelp‘s Brain and Body Fitness forum MedHelpexpert. Plus, he says, click here to keep reading and please share

The Neuroscience of Exercise: 3 Exercises to Boost your brain power, click here to keep reading and please share

The Neuroscience of Exercise. Exercises to boost your brain power. Medhelp interviews Michael Gonzalez-Wallace.

The Neuroscience of Exercise. Exercises to boost your brain power. Medhelp interviews Michael Gonzalez-Wallace.

To finalize this blog I wanted to share an interview at Sharpbrains, one of the best websites of brain science and latest research

Q&A with Yaakov Stern on Brain Reserve, Exercise, Cognitive Training,

Angry Birds, YMCA and more

By: 

To finalize this blog I wanted to share an interview at Sharpbrains, one of the best websites of brain science and latest research

Q&A with Yaakov Stern on Brain Reserve, Exercise, Cognitive Training,

Angry Birds, YMCA and more

By: Alvaro Fernandez

I just had the chance to dis­cuss lat­est neu­ro­sci­en­tific research and think­ing with Dr. Yaakov Stern, one of the lead­ing sci­en­tists study­ing how to build a neu­ro­pro­tec­tive cog­ni­tive reserve across the lifes­pan. Dr. Stern leads the Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science Divi­sion at the Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity Sergievsky Cen­ter click here to keep reading

click here to keep reading

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Love, endorphins and biochemistry. Love releases endorphins, dopamine and excitement!

Love, endorphins and biochemistry. Love releases endorphins, dopamine and excitement!

Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Author of Super Body, Super Brain writes about Heart, valentines and Neurotransmitters

Love is a phenomenal feeling, agree? If you are in love you feel the luckiest person in the world and when you are broken hearted you feel the most miserable. It is so fascinating though how when you feel in love you feel similar as working out at quite high intensity what we professionals call “Runners High”.However Love for oneself is extremely important since we need to appreciate more ourselves and love ourselves much more than we do. The more we love ourselves the more we will be able to share our love with others. What do you think?

So that is why  I was so excited when I had the chance of interviewing Michael R Liebowitz MD for my Book, Super Body, Super Brain. He is considered the Michael Jordan of Psychopharmacalogists. I just wanted to share this great quote that has to do with Valentines! He wrote this brilliant book, The Chemistry of Love where he discusses the physical effects of meeting someone you care deeply about and all the classic feelings of love attraction. This excitement has to do with the creation of a Neurotransmitter fortress. This feeling can be very similar to the one you are creating when you are exercising and creating a new you, That excitement is produced by increased levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter associated to novelty and excitement. CLICK HERE to browse and buy my Book SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN

Love chemistry

Love chemistry

Brain science has seen an increasing interest in the latest years but what about  love chemistry or the brain in love? Back into 1970s, the understanding of the function of endorphins in the body was improving. In my chapter 2″The Emotional Brain and Exercise” I talked extensively with a phenomenal psychiatrist Dr Michael Liebowitz. I still remember like if it was yesterday that when I was doing research about Dr Liebowitz,  it fascinated me  that he wrote a great book In  1983 called  The Chemistry of Love . Dr Michael Liebowitz broke the ice when he outlined the relationship between endorphins and love. Prior to him , no one had ever serious investigated the underlying biochemical or neurochemical basis of love. Liebowitz, for instance, states that, prior to the writing of his book, when “looking into the matter more closely I began to realize that no one had ever seriously tried to examine the biochemical basis for our romantic drives” to keep reading click here

Want more information? Read the latest issue of Body Smart where I write a weekly column called“The Move of the Week”. In this issue “Love Together, Lose Together”

Body Smart explains “Love Together, Lose Together”

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Michael Gonzalez-Wallace presents this week “Lower Abs Crunch” from Body Smart. Photo by Beth Bischoff  Exercise of the Week! Faster definition for your Lower Abs-Lower Abs Crunch with weight

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Welcome to my exercise of the week from Body Smart. This week I have a phenomenal exercise for your core!

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In our regular series of lower abdominal strength this exercise reaches a new heigh of strength: When you apply weight resistance to a specific muscle group  you are requiring more muscle fibers recruited in each movement contributing to faster definition and immediate strength.

From a lying down position get a dumbbell and place it on top of your chest with both elbows open to the sides, then crunch lifting  your body up very slightly but enough to feel the crunch in your lower abs. Make sure you are to see a description of the exercise click here Body Smart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv0YKsf425M&list=UUNO4_pf5rxOelDCdsF-gd-Q&index=1&feature=plcp