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Above the Plain with Jake Lawrence

68 EpisodesProduced by Jake LawrenceWebsite

Thoughts on lifestyle: movement, nutrition, longevity, and performance.—Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.——Life enhancement specialist since 2005.

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The Simple Solution

November 1st, 2022


Simple isn’t easy. Simple is essential. Persistence in the simple, affords complexity in conclusion. Build a broad, solid foundation of which to …

Longevity: Repetition

October 13th, 2022


We repeat. Sometimes aware, intentional, or forced. Most of the time out of habit or craving. Repetition producers behavior. Behavior defines your present. What will you do today (intentionally) to influence tomorrow?

Nutrition: Tracking, Consistency & Importance

July 29th, 2022


In training and in life you have to stay on top of your nutrition and hydration. The importance cannot be overstated. Associate how you feel with what you’ve consumed. Reflect, journal, assess your behaviors on a …

Experience, Perception & Persistence

July 14th, 2022


Modern life affords us many possibilities. One can focus on a specific area/aspect and go “all in” on maximizing that experience. While this has an appeal, and a genuine attraction (for social media), it creates an …

Musings on Resistance

June 9th, 2022


How you confront the time you are given. Your effort. Your desire. Is a momentary choice in time. The time is always now.

Musings on Natural Living

May 27th, 2022


In these times of limitless distraction and endless possibility you must control the inputs and direct your outputs. Focus and intention are the only …

Find Affinity Within Your Lifestyle

May 12th, 2022


Whether fitness, nutrition, mindset, or any chosen arena of participation it is essential you find your niche and exploit the enjoyment/interest you …

Be a Giver, Not a Taker

May 10th, 2022


Energy is life’s fuel. Contribute, uplift, motivate, inspire, improve, etc. everything you participate in. The student can make the coach better. The coach can make the team better. We are movement. Onward and upward.

On Living: Your best self/life is always happening now

March 22nd, 2022


Forward. Accumulation has occurred, is occurring. Recognize, then get to it!

Longevity: The Process of Quality

March 17th, 2022


Quality vs. Quantity? What will come from longevity if one only lives passively? What will you persist in?

Performance: Optimizing our choices to align with our goals/outcomes/desires

March 15th, 2022


Success is a product of repetition. How we use our time either limits or enhances our opportunities. Recognizing that we are always performing is the first step in getting on a path worth living for. Get fit. Be …

Movement: Fragmented Training, Tension + Flow

December 7th, 2021


Your workout should be an experience you enter into on a daily basis. Make it accessible and you create the potential for longevity and performance.

Longevity: VO2 Max + Cardiovascular Fitness

November 23rd, 2021


Longevity is a product of lifestyle. The most effective action you can take right now is to improve your cardiovascular fitness. Improve your base …

Cardio: Extended Endurance + High-Intensity

November 12th, 2021


When each is preferred. Know your ability. Know your desired outcome.

Intuitive Transitions: From Fall to Winter

November 8th, 2021


Be ready to pivot and adapt. Life is movement.

The Cause and The Effect

November 1st, 2021


What comes first? What comes later? Focus on the cause. Learn about the cause. Small consistent actions create massive change. FIT. HEALTHY. CONFIDENT.

Nutrition: Lifestyle is a Choice

October 14th, 2021


How you live each moment is important. Understanding consequence is not a choice, but a requirement. Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.

Irrational Interest

October 7th, 2021


What drives you? What inspires you? What fills your space and time? Do you own it? Do you control its starting and stopping? When will you recognize …

The Knife Edge (short)

October 5th, 2021


Go deep, yet understand that all action (and inaction) has consequences. Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident. Direct, simple solutions to live your …

Lifestyle: thoughts, intentions, actions, and outcomes

September 24th, 2021


Avoid decision fatigue by eliminating options. Do it because you love it not because of an intended outcome. Lifestyle is a product of choosing and …

Transitions: Season Change

September 20th, 2021


As the seasons change so too may your energy, outlook, and desires. Be open to modifying your workout. Variety is your friend. Just as the long summer days shorten with the arrival of the beauty of fall, so may your …

Results: Slowing Down to Speed Up

September 17th, 2021


Slow things down to speed up your success.

Belief + Imagination = Life

August 20th, 2021


It is your fault. It is my fault. We are all responsible. Accept and move forward. Life is happening. Experience is the present.

Endure: life, pt. 1

August 18th, 2021


Endurance. To live is to endure. Choose. Everything is a choice. Impossibility doesn’t exist. Give. Effort. Attitude. Possibility. Pt. 1 is an introduction. Onward.

Discomfort — An Opportunity for Growth

July 22nd, 2021


Voluntary? Involuntarily? Dive deep. Explore. Grow. Be the example you would have liked to have had in your life.

Challenge: Dealing with the unexpected (pt. 1)

June 7th, 2021


We are all given the opportunity to partake in challenges. These may arrive at unexpected times, when we are least prepared. It is here we must accept the challenge presented and move forward with confidence and …

Lifestyle: Movement + Nutrition + Longevity + Performance

May 28th, 2021


Lifestyle and it’s four elements. Composing an experience worth living.

Think On This: Imitate the Cause, Not the Effect

May 27th, 2021


Stay confident. See the achievement. But obsess over the actions, not the result.

Lifestyle Nutrition

May 13th, 2021


Understanding the difference between balance and performance. What is visually appealing is often not successful living. The law of polarity is real. …

Nutrition: Listen to the Body

April 29th, 2021


Pause the decision. Relax the mind. Listen to the body.

“Health” and Nutritional Discomfort

March 29th, 2021


To become “less” we must consume “less” ... analyze, debrief, and plot the course of your new reality.

Be Healthy #3

February 9th, 2021


Nutrition in the process of growth, recovery, and potential.

Stay Confident #3

February 8th, 2021


From competence comes confidence. Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.

Get Fit #1

January 14th, 2021


Winter movement focus. Use this time to become an enlightened physical being. Move well. Move with intention. Feel each extension, flexion, …

Stay Confident #2

January 12th, 2021


Live from the “I Am”... the world wants us to express the art which lies within. Give it life. Give it importance. Confidence is never given from without (outer world) rather it is manifest from within.

Be Healthy #2

January 7th, 2021


What does being healthy look like? What must I include? What must I add? How can I address my dietary and nutritional needs? What really matters? Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.

Epictetus: A Discourse on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness

December 16th, 2020


A reading from the art of living. Consider what comes first, then what follows, and then act.

Stay Confident #1

December 5th, 2020


Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident. Success strategies to achieve your desired outcome.

Be Healthy #1

November 27th, 2020


Be healthy. Change your state. Just breathe. Hyper hydrate. Change yourself, change your world. Onward.

Not Ready? Do It Anyway

November 23rd, 2020


It’s rarely, if ever, the perfect time. Removing non-essential barriers to movement is paramount to your Heath and wellness lifestyle. If the goal is …

Being Consciously Choiceless

November 19th, 2020


Listen to discomfort. Choose to not identify in the moment. Here you are open to experience, not a slave to habit (thought, expectation, fear, anticipation).

Mind/Body: Overcoming Barriers to Progress

October 22nd, 2020


Overcome the mental barriers to progress. Bodyweight exercise, calisthenics, are simple avenues to achieve small wins and build avenues of success into your weeks.

A Short Reading: Life is and Always Will Be in the Way

October 19th, 2020


These readings are from my personal journals. Upon reflection, writing follows, and the experience is lived twice. Enjoy.

A Short Reading: Post Morning Run

October 16th, 2020


These readings are from my personal journals. Upon reflection, writing follows, and the experience is lived twice. Enjoy.

Living Your Passion

October 15th, 2020


What we feed grows. Choose to align your passion with your purpose... an outcome you can live with will follow.

Simple > Complex

October 13th, 2020


The simple solution is always the best option. The insanity is that most practitioners choose complexity to keep the client beholden to their …

Precursors to Progress

July 18th, 2020


Where the mind goes all else follows.


July 11th, 2020


Thoughts on self-confidence.

Do I have to like exercise?

July 7th, 2020


All is perspective. You are “I AM” not the perspective. Change your perspective. Change your life.

The (Past) and Future of Fitness

June 1st, 2020


Brief history of my experience with and without the gym on this fitness lifestyle journey.

The 5-minute plank

May 31st, 2020


Give it a go. Do it every day. From a positive moment forms your ideal self-image.

Think on This: Mental Toughness

April 20th, 2020


A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson

Think on This: Class

April 19th, 2020


A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson

Think on This: Courage to Succeed

April 18th, 2020


A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson

Think on This: Faith

April 17th, 2020


A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson

Fear. Power. Energy.

April 16th, 2020


Life is process. In order to understand your participation, indoctrination, and relinquishing of control we must study these three words.

Thoughts from the Run

April 15th, 2020


Mind flow. What came in. What went out

Your Proximity to Anything is Your Proximity to Everything

April 8th, 2020


With a sharp mind and a lean body you approach all desires from a better place. Your readiness is high. Confidence is high. Now, execute. From process comes outcome.

Above the Plain

March 29th, 2020


Today ushers in a pivot point. A time to reflect, refocus, and direct ourselves with passion and purpose. Let us explore the possibility, uncover our story and live passionately for the time is always now.

Behavior Change: “Triggers”

March 24th, 2020


The smell, sound, time of day, etc. that causes a reaction, often unconscious...

“Longevity and Performance”

September 27th, 2018


Understanding parameters of success is essential to achieving the intended outcome.

“Coaches and Mentors are Pivotal”

September 20th, 2018


The role of personal coaching and mentorship in our lives. Reflect on how coaches, friends, and mentors may have played pivotal roles at key moments …

Choice: Small Steps to Success

September 17th, 2018


The power of choice is immense. Rewiring your response to behavioral cues is essential to create lasting change. Get after it!

“Clean Your Plate”

September 16th, 2018


The mindset of completion. Finishing what you start day in and day out is a powerful discipline for success in life. Visit …

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