Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fred Barbe swing pratices & workouts : May 24th to June 6th

I haven't been lazy lately, just busy! Here's some footage from the beginning of the month. And if you think I don't know my Collegiate Shag is still lame... If it's hard, it must be good, right?!

Fred Barbe

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Demo from Isabelle & I of the different styles we offer at Swing Dance Montreal dance school

Here's a routine we prepared to show the different dances we teach at our studio. I kind of like the final product and it's very usefull to have for many opportunities when clients have no money. Most of it is a paste from different existing routines with small variations such as the Manhattan, Tranky doo and the California routine. Only the Ballrooming and Balboa part is original.

Fred Barbe

Friday, June 22, 2012

Maharaja Mashup by Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

Because hard work  should be recognize, I would like to share one of the major accomplishment in the balboa community. When Max, Annie & cie  did the same thing with Hellzapoppin', I had exactly the same reaction. Reproducing the best of an era is, I believe, an important step to be taken before moving forward.

Fred Barbe

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fred & Pat - Ninja Performance - EBC 2011

This video is for whoever has never understood the relationship between Balboa and Ninjas. Fred Barbe and Patricia Brodeur are kicking and punching in that Balboa performance at the Eastern Balboa Championships 2011. 

Fred Barbe

Monday, June 4, 2012

warrior's diet first measurements

You remember me saying that measurements are important...Well, before switching my diet around last Wednesday on June 30th, I took some :

Weight : 179lbs
waist 33''
Butt 39 1/4''
Chest 39''
Right thigh 23 1/2"
Left thigh 24"
Neck 15''

After a week later, I'm still not sure I aadapted completely to the Warrior's diet.  For people unfamiliar with it, this diet has two phases.

The under eating phase
  • 16-18 hours
  • You can eat very small quantity of fresh vegetables and fruit (or freshly made juice)
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Best time for supplements such as minerals, probiotics, greens and enzymes.
  • You can have stimulant drinks such as coffees (preferably black) and teas (preferably green or white for anti-oxidant or red for digestion).
The over eating phase
  • 6-8 hours
  • 1 Big Meal. You can eat again later during that phase if you feel like it.
  • Start with live food such as a salad or other veggies, then protein, fat and finally carbohydrate.
  • Eat as much as you want.
  • Stop eating when you're satisfied or when you feel more thirsty then hungry.
Ori, the author, is pretty convincing about using high quality food, especially if you only eat 1 meal a day and absorb way more out of it than you would usually do, because of insulin sensitivity.

I thought it would be easier to do in the summer, since I will be travelling in Europe for about a month for the Studio Hop Bal Camp and more. For those who tried the slow carb diet....well, you better cook everything yourself, because eating out with those restrictions is harder than being a vegan or gluten allergic. I'm already missing the legendary binge day!

Fred Barbe