Wednesday 11 April 2012Posted: April 11, 2012
I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball-
**WARNING- Science content today!!!**
Proprioceptive Exercises “…What in the bloody hell are those?” Good thing you asked, watch this video real quick and we’ll catch up with you in a minute…
Do you see the “mood” switch on the wall across the room? If you don’t mind could you flip it to: Kill?
We have devised a test this morning to weed out the ELITE/EXTREME fitness aficionados: We challenge you to maintain postural control for 20 seconds while performing a single limb squat at 60 degrees of knee flexion.
Let’s get this straight before we go any further: You want to punish yourself and others by engaging in highly technical lifts and or movements. But you can’t stand on one leg for 20 seconds? Pull out your trusty goniometer and figure out where 60 degrees is at and give it a go.
“Why should I care? I’m young, healthy and love getting my hands dirty during warrior dashes and flipping tires?” Basically, your inability to maintain postural control may amplify limb to limb strength deficits during a functional task. That’s all…Crawl, Walk, Run…Systematic progression peeps (four people know why this is important)! Oh and if you are one of “those” less than authentic blog-o-types…Try our test with your eyes closed!!! If you do it at home no one will know that you failed…
Say hello to your new “friend” today:
On the surface he is pretty harmless, smooth and hard as a lacrosse ball…(JaJa Perv!?!) Before we get started let’s go through our Warm Up this week and work into a thick lather…
Find a nice hard wall somewhere: Basement, squash court, house, back of your hubby’s head? You will also need a partner as you cheat, quite often as a matter of fact! This is what we did at CultFit HQ:
We used an exterior wall and a neighbor hood rug rat amped up on a Five Hour, grape flavor! Actively get into a loaded jumping stance and have the kid throw the “thing” off the wall in front of you. Your job is to catch it before it hits the ground, oh and by the way: It never comes off the wall at an angle your mind expects it to, that’s the secret to this program today!
Do this for about 30 minutes…If you miss to your LEFT? 40m Sprint (out and back)…Miss to your RIGHT? 20 Perfect Push Ups. Miss HIGH or LOW? 50 4 Count Jumping Jacks.
“… Ah shucks Uncle Mo I don’t have one of those “things”, looks like I won’t being doing this today!” Not so fast! Any sort of ball works as long as you are not the one throwing it! Even hockey pucks work!!! Give the kid a Monster instead and prepare to be humbled really, really quick!
Some fitness programs proclaim they prepare you for the unexpected with some lame WOD or whatever. This is legit and seriously hard!!!
Because we value you, our dear reader. Tomorrow the choice of topic is up to you: Altered Joint Loading or how Fifty Shades of Grey is worse than a penny dreadful? Get outside if you can and have a blast giving the program today a go! Most importantly be safe and ENJOY!!!