Tuesday 24 April 2012Posted: April 24, 2012
A dog that is lying on garbage may happen to think of its past lives and repent for it. But when it catches a new smell, it runs after it! Likewise is this mind-
**Yes, thank you. We are in a better mood today! Green tea and dark chocolate at 6am will do that!?!**
One of the greatest lessons (so we were told…) from the Life of Pi (Yann Martel) is actually quite simple. You can get used to anything…
So when we start talking about humility please do not think that we believe you should be considered self-effacing. Actually, its 180 degrees from this…Stepping back and thinking about this topic for a moment. As you become more self-aware, you place more value yourself. This is when we truly start to become humble.
For to long we have thought that the definition of being humble needed an element of failure, Just ask Uncle Pliny! He is of course our resident gimp here at CultFit HQ. It was not until recently that his orthopedic surgeon gave him this ultimatum: “Your body cannot take this abuse much longer. Three major surgery’s in the last 2 years…I like taking money from you but seriously?”
Awareness and humility…Hmm?
As always we are not the experts here…
Of Mind and Body <—If you read only one iota of our message today? Make it this, please?!?
One of readers sent in a fave program of theirs that really is a blast. Give it a go and let us know how you made out?!?
Swim/Trail Run/Whatever…Until you are thoroughly Warmed Up (We know that not all of you have access to a pool, the sea or a river. If you do? Swimming in our opinion is hands down the best way to Warm Up, followed closely by a Brisk Walk.)
You will need: A wide open space, one kettle bell and yourself of course. Pay closer attention to length today rather than reps and time…A soccer pitch, a ball field: Something that in essence gives a good frame of reference for length (Ja Ja go ahead and say it perv?).
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Waiters Walk for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Over Head Walking Lunge for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Thread the Needle Reverse Walking Lunge for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Heartbeat Press/Walk for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Alternating Goblet Squat for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
One Turkish Get Up…Stay standing and Hard Style KB Swings for a bit. Rinse and Repeat with the other arm.
That’s it! Remember our golden rule here about putting weight above our heads? If you can’t handle the weight hitting you in the head…Don’t put the weight above your head to begin with!
You can do this program indoors quite successfully, if you use your imagination. Outdoors is our preferred method due to the fact that all the Yoga Moms running by think we’re nuts? Wonder what they are doing at X-Fit later…
The program above really embodies our training approach here: Time is relative and a marginal tool to measure results, Form, Flow, Grace and Awareness are infinitely more important to our overall health. If you want to experiment with time to see for yourself? Do the above program in 10 minutes? It can be done although Form goes to hell as well as Grace…Be safe if you perform the program today and most importantly, ENJOY!!!