Friday 3 February 2012

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on-

Yet another long week is coming to an end and who’s to say we didn’t have an awesome one at that?  We do everything around here for a reason and contrary to some of the bloviated emails we receive daily, not everyday in the gym is all out global thermal nuclear war!  As we age and time goes on we step back to realize that “You know what?”  “Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t necessarily mean that we need to do it.”  We could write for the next ten months giving specific examples and spoon feed it to you with care, gently just like your are used to in your daily life.   Not here, not today never at CultFit HQ- Dear reader:  You are smarter than that.

The Plan-

What we are hinting at today is not the lack of willpower.  That excuse is to easy to use:  “Hey bitch get out-o-my face!”  “The little terrorist Girl Scout said I need to eat all of these caramel delights right now, so suck it!”  That’s easy, way to easy and we use it all the time (insert your own excuse right now).

Although, some of you peeps will use willpower to force yourselves to directly engage in a dangerous behavior, even when you dislike what you are doing.  All of this is done you claim for the sake of acceptance.  Because we are perpetual smart-asses around here and Uncle Mo likes to shout out in meetings:  “Yeah, like the yoga mom/pant militia!”  “Or anyone who does X-Fit to get better at yoga/pilates?”  Those are some examples.  You could also throw diet in as well or pretty much anything else in your daily life.

So on that note dear reader…Carry on clicking the like button after reading two sentences.  Continue to run too many miles in a week.  Go to your yoga class for vanity and selfish reasons (yeah that’s you isn’t it?).  Let everyone know you love apple pie via twitter and most importantly:  Keep doing what you are doing for acceptance?!?

The Workout-

Warm Up as you feel like and:

For about an hour or so.  Followed by:

200 Perfect Push Ups

200 Goblet Squats

200 Perfect Swings

200 Reverse Lunges

200 One Arm Presses (100 each arm)

And because you have no willpower-  Once you pick up the weight off the floor, it stays up!

Notes:

Hand count class?!?  How many of you feel like your current program is depicted in the image below?  That’s kinda what we thought,  it’s fine little buddies.  Rest up this weekend enjoy the Rugby game on Sunday and prepare to get after it next week, ENJOY!!!


Thursday 12 January 2012

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward-

Looking On The Bright Side

“Motivate this, motivate that.  You are doing it wrong.  Here, here peeps let me show you how…”  Go ahead right now on your WordPress search machine or that new Google thing and search:  Fitness+Motivation.  Go ahead now young héroe!  We’ll kick back a cold VitaCoco as you lose yourself into the abyss.  El prestigioso Motivational Department here at CultFit HQ  want to have a heart-to-heart with you today.

After reading countless pages of nauseating, good old reach around mindless rubbish.  Blog-o-sphere motivational types:   Thank you for just being mediocre!

Understand there is a fine line in the minutia of  what we are writing to you today:  Douche or no douche, ¿estamos claros?

  • Set your goal exceeding high and hold yourself accountable
  • Understand you will not exceed easily
  • Cultivate Confidence

Please let us know if the example below fails to capture what most of “you” are doing later today:

  • You tell the world via Twitter/Blog/Facebook that you are training for a Marathon or whatever.
  • You set some goals and a little plan on how to go about doing it.
  • You buy an Affliction shirt or some hot yoga pants from Lululemon to build your confidence
  • You post later in the day how life sucks due to the fact you had to wait in traffic on the way to the gym.

We understand it’s hard to fail.  Old Uncle Caleb here recently competed in a power lifting meet(after posting his training video on the YouTube) only to be beaten by a 70-year-old woman.

The Plan-

There are no easy plans/charts/graphs or theory’s that painstakingly describe how to motivate you, none.  So let’s put on our paleo cliche faces for a moment and ask a few questions that most of us should relate to:

What motivates you to brush and floss your teeth?
What motivates you to show #2 who it really works for?

 Somewhere out on the south 40 there is an answer…

The Workout-

Rest Day of sorts…

Leg Drains and Mini Cardio…Quick question?  How does the Google Machine work?

Notes:

ENJOY!!!