Wednesday 11 April 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…

The Plan-

The Workout-

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!!!

15 Comments on “Wednesday 11 April 2012”

  1. Dr Ken Romeo says:

    Do you work for Animal Planet? WHere do you get these great videos??????

    • CultFit says:

      I wish I did, needless to say that would be a fun career to have! The “finding” part is top secret…Some I’ll find digging around, others get sent in from readers. The pics always tie in the message of the post (or at least try to anyways). If four people go out and empower themselves to search: “Proprioceptive Exercise” today? Mission accomplished. Consider it a slight of hand, you are introduced to “Proprioceptive Exercise” at the beginning and chuckle a bit at the wolf…reflex, courage. Some days it works better than others. As always thank you for taking the time to stop by and sharing your thoughts. Always appreciated!

  2. bgddyjim says:

    Rowdy Roddy Piper was awesome!

    Anybody bother trying to figure out how he squeezed ten shots out of a pump action shot gun without reloading? Ah, the good ole’ days of B movies.

    • CultFit says:

      You my friend win the inter-webz today!!! Best 50 seconds in a movie ever? It’s easily in my top ten! B movies are so much fun on many levels…Thanks for stopping by!!!

  3. Heather says:

    That cat…..brightened my Wednesday. Do you take requests for random workout topics?

    • CultFit says:

      By all means! Imagine: Friday night, good friends some adult beverages and a free flowing conversation…Communication is a two way street or at least it is in our neck in the woods!

  4. The cat is awesome – and good luck to those of you using the reaction ball today. I have a love/hate relationship with it.

  5. Kati Wyatt says:

    There is deffinitely a force in the universe, but there is also a force that each of us has with in and the two work hand-in-hand..the power of positive thinking!

  6. Alex says:

    I want a new ab workout…can you dedicate tomorrow’s post to what I should do!

    • CultFit says:

      Thursday’s are normally Rest Days around here…But for you? Hmm. ab workout huh? Do you prefer the six week to a six pack method or something off the chart? Each and everyone of us has a six pack hiding somewhere deep down inside, diet diet and more diet. How about a surprise ab program as long as you pinky swear to give it an honest go?

  7. Michelle says:

    Agreeing with the above, that cat is awesome. Also, where did you find a ball shaped like that designed to bounce awkwardly? That workout sounds like a lot of fun though! I want to try!

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