Wednesday 4 April 2012Posted: April 4, 2012
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet-
Every once in a while (about three times a week) we find ourselves overwhelmed by life. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and before you know it? Life is completely out of balance. Honestly this is more of a “Life” piece than a “Fitness” piece today. NO, we are not getting all soft and timid peeps! It’s just that stepping back a few steps to put things in a wider perspective is always a fairly decent idea.
So how do you write about finding balance in all aspects of your life without offering some bit of self-serving advice? Into murky waters we travel…Conviction: The conviction to make the difficult choice; to exclude other possibilities in order to choose the one that suits you best (why does CrossFit and Yoga come to mind); to let go of fearing the disapproval or disappointment of others. Take the time to care about yourself and soon enough “things” will eventually become more balanced, we hope!?!
Our Philosophia could be considered a living breathing document. Just like life it is always changing…Here are a few things we have been kicking around as they pertain to “Fitness” and the “Logic” central to the programs we put together for you daily. Other blog-o-sphere types throw in your general direction daily: 2 Minute Kick Ass Ab Workout, 30 Day Burpee Challenges, Blah, you get the point! The problem is that there is little or no thought about “YOU“…Uncle Brandon swears by his workout routine although it may not work for you:
Big shout out to: Twisters Sports Center!!!
CultFit Universal Program Principios
These apply to all of our programs:
• Use of the stretch–shortening cycle of muscle contraction.
• Minimization of energy used to perform the task (Extreme/Elite fitness peeps will NEVER grasp this concept!!!).
• Control of redundant degrees of freedom in the segmental chain.
CultFit “As We See Fit” Principios
These apply primarily to speed work (whenever we get around to it):
• Sequential action of muscles.
• Minimization of inertia (increasing acceleration of movement).
• Impulse loading and/or absorption (we have been writing about this for the past two months).
• Increasing efficiency in the acceleration path.
• Overall stability.
That sums up our training theory for the year. Thank you for reading!!!
The truth hurts peeps:
So how do we begin to feel whole again after basically breaking ourselves in two with Push Ups and Walking Lunges? Tricky question…
Gently pulled from our “If it smells and looks like yoga” series here at CultFit HQ:
Certainly not for time:
Trail Run/Walk/Hike/Bike/Run (Not to be confused with jogging! You might as well walk)…Off into some Random direction. Followed By:
30 Minutes or so of a flowing, graceful Sūryānamaskāra series
During your journey home pick a number between 500 and 750…And behold: This is the number of Perfect Push Ups to perform during the course of your day!
Simply: We are adding perfect volume broken up neatly into 15-20-25 rep chunks. If we smacked you up side the head and stated: Perform 500 Push Ups in an hour? The first 50 or so would be good and the rest would go to hell, quick!
Every rep today is perfection…Pattern the movement to a point where it is second nature to you. The simplicity in this is just that, keep it simple. Too many times we are barraged with complex kettelbell, Olympic lifting etc moves “recommended” from a dear blogger…Pattern, Load, Progressions…Four people understand why this is important today?!?
**(Note if you are stuck inside feel free to use a treadmill, stationary bike or a big wheel)**
Push Ups are but one example, a simple one at that. Pull Ups as well and Goblet Squats easily fall into the same category (sense a theme here?)…Be safe today and most importantly, ENJOY!!!