Friday 8 June 2012Posted: June 8, 2012
Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads destruction-
We often talk about grace during a program. More times than not it acts as a bookend for form and flow. There is a reason we always state: Form, Flow and Grace. The primary purpose is to eradicate clutter within our program/workouts. You can also apply our handy-dandy idea to life away from a hard run. Maybe one evening at home when the little precious ones magically turn into little turds? Once you embrace this concept your focus will sharpen and grace will certainly follow.
A wise man once said: “There is a lesson in everything you do.” Don’t worry he didn’t write this post today. So on that note, What has the measure of your life taught you? Strength? Resilience? Grace? Generosity? Sure, that’s the easy stuff. What about the stuff that inspires not only you to achieve your goals but others as well?
Life peeps is about presence. Being attentive to your warm breath. Attending to your battered body.
“Why in the hell would you want to do this?!?”
Why? We do this to create balance, inside of our bodies as well as outside (this is where a true Smile shines through! Ask a seven-year old to laugh and smile to get our point…).
“What does all of this attention get us anyways?
It gets all of us fully engaged in the task at hand yet it does all of this in spite of our limitations. Live every moment of your life fully, no matter what!
We gotcha!!! We all face our roadblocks, challenges (you name it) both big and small although we shouldn’t need to confront a challenge in order to show up or be present for ourselves. Pay keen attention and be engaged in your life! Classic example of ignoring this message:
“Like look Brah I can’t workout today because my back is killing me. Maybe it was the 10 max OHS for time or the Francis I did in ten minutes…I don’t know dude. I’ll go with you and do some active recovery burpees. That should help?”
Finally when these obstacles and challenges do arise or if they are present for us right in this moment? They aren’t a major disruption to our lives, but rather become part of our experience as a whole (this “Thing” called life).
Whether you are struggling after a recent micro-fracture/ partial knee replacement surgery or simply trying to touch your tippy-toes is of little consequence to US (this includes you dear reader) here.
What truly matters is showing up, and leaving your limitations at the door. Showing up does not imply that it is OK to knock on the door at 4am asking for a place to hide out until “Things” cool down.
Our Warm Up today will consist of the following:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 *KB Step Ups- (Our ideal step height would be thigh parallel with the floor while stepping on something- we used a tree truck)
*KB- If you don’t have any? No excuses! Pick up something lying around…Here some kids– perfect height and weight for a Rack Hold step up!?!
Followed by and certainly Not For Time:
100 Perfect Push Ups
100 Goblet Squats
100 KB- One Arm Push Press (If the fire has been lit? 100 each arm…)
100 KB- One Arm Snatch (JaJa you wish…)
100m Rack Hold Farmers Walk x5 (Palms facing your tired chest, weight not touching or resting on your weary body…Actively hold the weight.)
What really drives us here is You! The relationship we have built and nurtured is second to none we like to think? CultFit HQ is playing hooky today and going to the water-park nearby…Hmm active recovery?!? Please feel free to comment away and discuss our message today with your friends here or take a moment to say hello to your fellow peeps. We wish all of you the best this weekend and most importantly…ENJOY!!!