It’s Like … You’re Reading My Mind

Shields up! Rrrrred alert-

Welcome to Story Time with Uncle Mo!  Feel free to pull up a chair or stand if you like.  Chances are you won’t be sticking around much longer?!?

Ahh, the end of Summer is near or is it amateur hour is coming to an end?  Summer is a time for runners to flock to the great outdoors!  Who am I kidding, anyone can be a runner when its nice outside.  Where are these peeps when the cold rain starts falling and the sun stops shinning at 5pm?  Yup, inside.  Telling stories of great conquest and glory from their summer running days.

Just as you are reading this right now the n00bs are putting away their running shoes and “fuel bags … There they lie for a long winters rest.  The real runners?  Heck, this is the best time of year!  Running in MUD for free and not paying to do it with a 1000 other so-called runners.  Be careful if you mention snow and early mornings amongst a real, die-hard yeti runner!  You may never hear the end of it!

The Plan-

The Workout-

Rest Day … Self Reiki and Walking Meditation.

Notes:

Have a splendid day and ENJOY!!!


Thursday 9 February 2012

I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me-

“This is so typical of them…”  If you are easily offended and are not wrapped in a semblance of composure this wonderful morning?  Just enjoy the pic below and carry on doing your Thursday inter-webz thing.

The Plan-

Yoga, what a pleasant little word that is often used for all the wrong reasons.  The crass and socially awkward crowd here believes yoga is an indisputable power to enliven physical well-being in all aspects of our daily lives.

It pains up deeply when we read and see pictures of individuals showing an outward display of self-love when in actual they struggle in other aspects of daily life.  Yoga is not a struggle!  Yoga when practiced purely for physical purposes will gently take you down a dark path…Don’t believe us?  Drop in or poke your nose in the window on a 7am yoga class at Life Time Fitness.  It should be noted that we are simply not being “Easy Stance Man” today.  That’s for those of you who speak in platitudes and pin your beliefs, wants and wishes on Pinterest. 

A couple of facts for you to Google:

  • 90 percent of the Yoga practiced consists of asanas (poses), and it is more likely to be pursued for body toning and weight loss benefits than for spiritual transcendence.
  • The typical Yoga practitioner is an educated woman in her mid-30’s with above-average income, living in an urban setting and perceiving herself as being in better physical shape than the average person.

The Hype of Yoga

It’s that last bit that we want to dissect here with you today- Perceiving herself as being in better physical shape than the average person.

The Problem is:

With all due respect to the women above-  We would rather share a nice cup of tea and a wide-ranging conversation with the lady in background.

“Damn Son!  How did all of this start?”  Simply, Just yesterday during our weekly yoga class at CultFit HQ, Brother Caleb brought his gal friend along for the ride.  And what better way to say hello than smarting about yoga pants: “Like check out these new Lululemon pants!  You would never notice (my camel toe) while wearing these!”  Western society sure knows how to muck things up don’t they?!?

Yoga? Nope!!! Just a terific gymanst and dancer...

The Workout-

Rest Day

Which usually means some of the following in this order:

Leg Drains, Self Reiki, Knee Replacement Surgery (Brother Jeremiah), Meditation (not yoga wise asses) and reading/listening to NPR (<—–Gotta Click This One Peeps!!!)

Notes:

While you are busy fussing about because someone just urinated all over your sacred yoga.  Take the time over the next few days to step back and put life in perspective, ENJOY!!!


Wednesday 4 January 2012

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better-

Anyone get the chance to catch the season premiere of The Biggest Loser last night?  Neither did we although we hear there are some ground breaking programs and movements being used this season.

The Plan-

Proprioception is our sense and awareness of the position of our body in space and is closely linked to balance.  It is commonly accepted within the Random Fitness community that having a  good proprioception helps to reduce the risk of injury.

So basically, trying to visualize this for all the folks at home reading with a nice mug of Horlicks this fine morning.  Sense that the air, space around you is fluid in nature.  Well it already is but we will have this discussion later in the year.  Too many times we go through a program paying no attention to how we move or all the little things that go into being able to stand upright.  So today no matter what program you may be doing in the gym, at the park or at home: Do It With Your Eyes Closed.

The workout-

Not much of a workout for all you CultFit fire-breathing lunatics out there lurking in the basement.  The program today is more along the lines of the “Divinyls” series of workouts in our archives.

Not for time:

One Hour of Self Reiki

If you are not sure of what Self Reiki is fire up the old Google machine, put down the Android and grab some arnica oil!

Notes:

As you may well know we encourage our dear followers to compete as often as possible during the year and to somehow wrap their goals around them.  We would like you to send in what you are training for and WHY?  Honestly, we are more interested in the why aspect of the question…ENJOY!?!