Friday 20 April 2012

Bear some stress, bear some sorrows, Biding for time, quash some of your foes.  In this drama called life, always act mindfully; And revel within yourself-

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves on this fine morning a few questions are in order.  Are you addicted to over training and injuring yourself?  We know you don’t do it on purpose and repeatedly injuring yourself is unintentional, or is it?  What we are trying to discuss with you this morning is that the outcome of your self-injury often leaves a permanent mark on your life.  Whether or not your intentions were pure in the first place.

Do we dare tread the murky waters of the addiction stream today?  No, although the addiction you have to injuring yourself is eerily similar  to the release of your emotions.  Unlike talking to a friend, a running partner or your spouse about aggression, fear and self hate.  The tools you employ in injuring yourself while running, lifting and engaging in Extreme Fitness routines  give the reliable and predictable response you desire.  Your actions cannot fail you in the same ways the people in your life can.

Just as some prefer not to workout, to stay at home and cut themselves…To party too hard on the weekend, waking up in regret because of their actions the night before.  Are your actions not the same?  Which one is worse?

The Plan-

These women all 127.6lbs of them are truly Gifted and Exceptional athletes.  Their lives have been dedicated to lifting/sport and achieving at the highest possible levels within their respected discipline.  Did they watch a Reebok CrossFit commercial recently and just as quick as you can snap your fingers…Started to move around some serious weight?  Nope, not even close!  Is this video inspiring, yes!  Motivational, you bet!  An invitation to destroy yourself in the pursuit of who knows what, absolutely not!

The Workout-

Whew…Talk about building some tension in the room?  If you made it this far into the post, Congrats!  Time to roll up our sleeves to do some honest work…

Warm Up as you see fit into a thick, hardy lather and proceed with the following:

3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 Perfect Pull Ups (Lengthen and Stretch, Nice even pulls, Change grip on each set) Alternating with…

45 Seconds of a High Push Up Plank and a Low Push Up Plank (Actively Push Away From the Floor, DO NOT Settle into these, PUSH!)  Pull Up/Plank…You get it?!?

Once you go through the above…

Whatever you choose to do as your Warm Up today, Redo it with passion and conviction!  Really get into it, safely!

Notes:

An end to another long week is upon us and deservedly so in our book, we all deserve a little “me” time and rest.  Be safe this weekend and ENJOY!!!


Tuesday 27 March 2012

We are far more liable to catch the vices than the virtues of our associates-

Pop quiz time peeps!  Ready?  Here we go:

Try not to worry too much about the numbers at the moment.  Openly ask yourself the questions and preferably ask them aloud, like right now.  That little nugget of brain residing between your ears likes to sabotage events from time to time.

The Plan-

Life is wonderful and very, very humbling at times.  Our crack Human Behavior Lab here at CultFit HQ estimates between 98.9 and 99.9% of you have tried this before in some manner or another in your life.  Of course we would never know that from your perfect slice-o-life-blog…

The Workout-

Pulled from our “Thinking Cap” series at CultFit…

Trail Run/Bike/Swim into a nice lather followed by:

5 Perfect Dead Hang Pullups followed by:

10 Scap Dips (elbows lose not locked – neutral head position – toes pointing/reaching to the floor) followed by:

5 Perfect 5 Count Push Ups (allow your breath to release you)

20 minutes or so of Leg Drains and Self Reiki

Pattern and Loading remember?  Ten times through is pretty good and if the Pull Ups become a challenge:  Change grip first then stop…if you are not initiating the pull through your axilla?  It’s time to start patterning proper Perfect Pull Ups!

Notes:

If your goal is to strike a nerve today (literally) go ahead with the program with reckless abandon (four people know why this is the case)!  Have a splendid day, let the sun warm your face before you set off this morning and most importantly, ENJOY!!!


Monday 03 October 2011

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly-

Thank you for all the feedback, both positive and negative!  It really does help us here at CultFit HQ no matter what the naysayers opine.  Also, to all our athletes who competed this past weekend (you know who you are…) congratulations on the podium finishes!  Training to lead a healthy life and to produce measurable results…what a novel idea, huh?

The Plan-

Think of some movements this morning that you have been neglecting of late and why you have been putting them on the back burner.  If they are there for a reason i.e they make you hurt or aggravate an old injury, leave them there for good!  The idea today is craft a series of movements that augment your training goals in addition to the proven movements that have been working for you of late.

The Workout-

Pulled this one from our “Craft Brew Series” here at the CultFit archives…

Walk/Run-Run-Run/Walk…Tempo run peeps, find a good pace and stay in the groove for 30 minutes.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Weighted Step Ups

Perfect Dips

Notes-Once you pick the weight up for the ‘step ups’ it stays up…Plant foot and push through, nice controlled movement.  ENJOY!!!