Friday 6 April 2012

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right-

Kathrine Switzer

The Plan-

You may need to scoot on over a little bit closer today, just a bit…The talk we would like to have with you is something, let’s be straight forward shale we?  Not something you want your friends to overhear or even that pretty little treadmill chica next to you.  We all have dirty little bad habits that are deeply anchored in each one of us.  As a matter of fact they have evolved into automatic actions during every waking moment of the day.  Take Uncle Paul for example:  “Normal” dude who likes to stay fit and obsess over his diet.  If you ask nicely he will happily pontificate a sweet story telling you all about staying fit and eating healthy…Until the weekend comes and it’s off to the races.  Just last week we bet Uncle Paul that he could not match his 5k time from the Saturday (25:40) before to a similar time on the same course on a Wednesday morning.  Same course, same time, even conditions…Different day!?!

What was his second time?  Let’s just say it was “OFF” by a considerable margin…Which he attributed to being “competitive”  whatever that means?  Train hard all week recuperating from a weekend competing, rinse and repeat all summer long.  Sound familiar dear friend?  What we propose is this:  Break the habit and become more, well: “YOU”.  Free yourself from the habit of perpetually grinding yourself down and awaken yourself to the present, the now.  This is going to hurt and will definitely be a process, and you know what?  Who knows you may find other areas of your life that need improving.

The Workout-

Pulled from our “Even a kid can do this” Series here at CultFit HQ…Hopefully you are sick of Perfect Push Ups right now:

Warm Up thoroughly as you see fit…Hardy/Flowing Lather, followed by:

Gather up the kids, the hubby or even the chica on the treadmill, head outside and…

Wheel Barrow Relays (Don’t act like you have no idea what this is?  Fire up the Google Machine…).  We decided to have a competitive program with the victor getting some Hobgoblin as a reward!!!

Sprint 40m out…Last one does the Wheel Barrow back to the start.  But before you start on the way back:  20 Perfect Push Ups for both of you.

If you quickly realize that there is an inherent mix match of talent?  Simply switch it up and keep the sprints spirited!

Get into this one today, it’s a blast!!!  Oh, and 6-10 times through  is going to be pretty impressive…

Notes:

We have a bit of light homework for you this weekend.  In between trying to kill yourself running a 5k and sometime before you head off to Whole Foods…Dying To Be Thin.

By all means have a great time if you give the program today a go.  And if you do?  Be safe and ENJOY!!!

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23 Comments on “Friday 6 April 2012”

  1. turbocandy says:

    Great post! Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. where do you find all these pics/videos. they’re great! happy friday!!

  3. Good Post! Have a great weekend!

  4. kvalenz says:

    Wow, that kid in the bunny suit just made my day.

  5. urbanbeings says:

    Great post, will be getting outside to play as soon as i break the chains to my desk! Happy weekend!

  6. Meagan Frank says:

    Great photos…video…and writing. I love how motivation comes through in your posts, and I am going to take my kids outside for a wheelbarrow race this afternoon. Glad to have found you! MMF

    • CultFit says:

      Kids get this movement right all the time. It seems like they can go for ages, adults on the other hand?!? Have fun this weekend with the family and have a great time!!!

  7. Haha Hobgoblin Award. I would be stoke.

  8. captainorunj says:

    Nice. I am going to have to hit this challenge with a friend. Gonna be ugly, perhaps I should do a pushup or two today to get started

  9. You continue to “out-do” yourself. Just got in from the bar, and I have a fight–that I’m not prepared for–in three weeks! You can only remind us. It’s up to us to really listen.

    Thanks, bub.

  10. Amanda says:

    Dumbledore is my hero

  11. fiztrainer says:

    This is AWESOME!! Thank you for following my blog. It brought me here and I love this. I need a kick in the butt to get back on the fitness bandwagon. I would love to try the suggestion you put in this post. Hmmm … see if I can get the fam to do it with me. 😀

  12. Thanks for all the likes 😉

  13. m3lly78 says:

    Very true. And love that Dumbledore quote!


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