Everyone gets labeled something. Thus, label yourself and live up to it-
We often get asked around the water cooler here at CultFit HQ, “What makes you truly ‘ELITE’…?” Well to answer that question let’s examine the group of ELITE individuals above, shale we? For one thing you are not going to find a more Random mix of ELITE athletes around, that’s for sure!
Overcoming insurmountable odds, compartmentalizing immense pressure, coping with anxiety and the willingness to take on the task at hand. Those are just some of the ingredients needed for our ELITE recipe. We are missing a few ingredients though for our definition/recipe to be complete. Further into the abyss we go…
Training Factors- Research in the past has identified a few general rules that outline the progression from novice athlete to expert athlete in a given sport. These include the “10-year rule” (Simon and Chase, 1973) and the power law of practice (Newell and Rosenbloom, 1981).
Maturational Factors- The availability of essential resources, such as coaching and parental support, can significantly influence the ability of an athlete to engage in the required amounts of high quality training. Another factor that appears to influence the acquisition of expertise in younger athletes is the relative age phenomenon. The relative age effect refers to differences in the age among children born in the same calendar year.
Coaching and Instruction- A steady stream of research is starting to show the distinct advantages of having access to an expert coach. A coach normally constructs a high percentage – in some cases 100 percent – of an athlete’s practice time. The ability of the coach to devise an environment that fosters optimal learning thus becomes one of the most significant keys to athlete development.
These once again are just a few of the factors needed. In our goal to keep our posts pithy we are excluding social and behavioral considerations as other key ingredients to an ELITE athlete. We included a few key words and studies to hopefully stoke your desire to learn some more about this subject. Try to avoid the message boards and forums…dig deep here peeps!
Let us not forget though that by simply partaking in an activity certainly does not make you ELITE. Over the past fortnight we here have experimented with all of the respective sports above and came up with the following report: We stink at all of them on an ELITE level! Although one of our yutes here is well on his way in the discipline of skateboarding…so all hope is not lost.
To sum it up in one sentence: The groundwork needed to be ELITE for a given specialty was started long before you took up your Random Fitness program at age 25.
Our Scientific Research Department indicates that there will be over 500 unique visitors to this site today…If only 5% of you do 5% of the program today? Well, it will be the most productive program you have done for quite some time.
Watch the four videos above back to back to start out today…Save the Danny Hart one for last though!
Not for time…
50 Perfect Push Ups
50 Goblet Squats
50 One Leg Bent Over Rows (each arm)
50 Walking Lunge (each leg)
50m Farmers Walk (out and back)
50 Turkish Get Ups (each arm)
50 Minutes doing an activity you truly deep down inside have a passion for, ENJOY!!!
Each century has its own “Middle Ages”-
We were looking for a polite way to bring all the Whole Food’s/Granola crunching X-Fit apes into the conversation today. So why not with a picture?
That’s about all we have to say in regards to the whole organic eating like a caveman trend that is sweeping the Random Fitness world.
Blind eyes could look at us and see the truth…Your couch to 5k program or X-Fit box weekly challenge falls woefully short in comparison to what you could be doing with your time. Chew on that thought nugget for a bit the next time pop off to the box sippin’ on VitaCoco.
8k Trail Run…Put some heart into it if you want to be able to compete with some of the CultFit team members (Race Calender) this fall!
Once you finish that up continue on with the following:
250 Perfect Push Ups…Diced and chopped up any way you like for the rest of the day, ENJOY!!!
Take comfort in an Old World curse: May you get what you want-
For a seemingly obscure outpost on the inter-web(z) a vast majority of you were outraged we didn’t have a post up early yesterday. Hmm, that our friends is the sign of the apocalypse for the day!
Rest Day… Use the free time you have today to free your mind and cultivate inner peace. Not to play ‘Gears of War 3” all day long and gorge on Doritos…ENJOY!!!”
Habit makes invisible that what our existence is based upon-
Not too much in the Random Fitness world to fuss or rant on about this week so far…We have been at ease with ourselves here at CultFit HQ for a few weeks now, pretty surprising isn’t it? We have a parsimonious streak in us that some out there just fail to understand. What does a $300 a month X-Fit box membership actually get you? You can try to justify it anyway you like, it simply won’t work with us here for many reasons. The most important one (this is in our charter) and the one most overlooked by all most everyone reading this…You, you yourself are the best training device in existence! Let’s add gravity to the mix as well, shale we? The problem is that those two seemingly simple things are always right there staring at you in the mirror, every single day of your life. The day you were born into this wonderful world you had everything you needed to “workout”…what has changed over the years?
We had to go way back and pull this program from our “To simple to work” series of movements…
For what it’s worth these do work if you follow them…
20 Minute Walk/5 Minutes Hill Sprints/20 Goblet Squats followed by:
15 Minute Walk/5 Minutes Hill Sprints/25 Goblet Squats followed by:
10 Minute Walk/5 Minutes Hill Sprints/30 Goblet Squats
Notes: If you find yourself in a gym and not outdoors where you should be…Substitute a stair climber for the sprints. Be sure to crank up the INTENSITY though! This is an hour of your life well spent inter-webz peeps, ENJOY!!!
Should you divert one step at the beginning of your path – soon you will find yourself heading in the wrong way-
No time to lament on what you didn’t do over the weekend peeps…Nor is time to try to make up for past failings on your part. Listen to your body today and ENJOY!!!
Warm up with a quick, brisk walk for about 45 minuets followed by:
Hill Sprints for 15 minutes
Notes: Listen to your body today once again…find a rhythm, pace during your walk and sprints this morning. Carry them throughout the day…