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Oh, what a day… what a lovely day-

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(an area of) farm track/road/footpath/bridleway etc. which consists of potholes, loose paving, stones, rubble, and mud.

Hell Of The North VII

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What Ever You Do … Do Sweetly

 … Remember, Remember The fifth of November.  The DeLorean and Calvin Klein.  I know not of what you were stricken to call Marty McFly chicken for your fates will surely entwine.  Doc Brown hit his head and for his stitch and suture, made it possible to go Back to the Future. Given the chance you would, Introduce the world to Johnny B. Goode and if you think there’s another reason for this date of the year, then make like a tree and get out of here-

Quick question to start our discussion:  Was Guy Fawkes merely being Reactive or Creative when he decided to hatch the Gunpowder Plot?

Chances are Mr. Fawkes knew what the right thing to do was and even wanted to do what is right … Then he walked into the houses of parliament.

Because he was afraid. Guy Fawkes lacked the courage to support his convictions in a meaningful way.

So how in the world do we draw a parallel between a terrorist and you, average trendy peep of the 21st century?  Simply: We need passionate courage to face the unknown challenges that confront us.  We need vast amounts of courage to let go of our irrational fears that hold us back each and every morning.

We need courage to be ourselves, to be authentic and to take responsibility for our actions.  We need to be courageous in order to overcome our fears of rejection and disapproval from others.  You may have never thought of this before although it takes courage to accept criticism and openly admit to mistakes.

Harvesting courage frees each and every one of us, to find new and better ways of being Authentic … You.

Most of us are held captive, prisoners of our own fears and fear of the unknown.

The Plan-

Link of the day: Time Management

The Workout-

A quick Trail Run/Hike/Swim or Walk to begin the festivities.  Followed by:

Shuttle Runs-

5m Out and Back + 10 Perfect Push Ups

10m Out and Back + 10 HEAVY Goblet Squats

15m Out and Back + 10 HEAVY Hard Style KB Swings

20m Out and Back + 10 Heavy KB Snatch

Mr. Fawkes would have done this for 30 minutes, or 3-4 times through.

Notes:

Remember this day as the day you kicked fear in the FACE!  Guy Fawkes was found guarding some barrels of gun powder around midnight on 4 November 1605, barrels full of fear.  Take care today and ENJOY!!!


How Will We Ever Move On …

Narcissus is the glory of his race:  For who does nothing with a better grace-

Over this past weekend we sat down and had a nice free flowing chat amongst some old friends.  One topic that came up that we would like to share with you is:  You teach what you need to learn.  Let this thought sit in for a bit as you get ready to rush off to your mid day extreme fitness class …

Oh and to the peeps lamenting, crying about Olympic withdraw?  The REAL Olympics start soon!

The Plan-

There are countless boring and over opinionated blog-o-posts offering dreadful London Olympic recaps and what not today.  Here’s ours:

Top Tip:  If you missed any of the BBC coverage of the Summer Games because you were taking photos of yourself and Pinning things?  BBC FULL COVERAGE(Replay)

You only have until January peeps so hop to it already!?!

The Workout-

From our “No Time to Waste” series of programs:

As a Warm Up: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Light Turkish Get Ups (Graceful, Flowing, Find Perfection) Followed By:

Pick something heavy up around you and proceed to Heart Beat Walk for 100 pumps … Lets do this 4-5 times?!?

Notes:

The world will still go on dear reader.  Time to quit living vicariously as though you are an Olympic athlete or something?!?  Have fun today and ENJOY!!!


Shooting The Breeze …

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea-

Comment Moderation- Off

Lavender Tea- Steeping

Rawtella Mint (Canada’s gift to the world)- Almost finished!!!

Ctrl+T- Foxy Proxy ready and the BBC Olympic coverage is a go!

What better way to enjoy a Thursday than spending it with you!!!  We’re Shooting the Breeze here at CultFit HQ today and the floor is yours to do as you please.  Someone – Something pissing you off and you need to vent?  Let it go and purge your thoughts!  Wanna discuss your mock draft for the upcoming NFL fantasy draft?  Let’s do it!  Feel like breaking down the mechanics and movement patterns of female field hockey players (Ja Ja Perv … )?  We can discuss this and so much more today with your help.  Don’t be a hater or stranger this morning, no topic if off-limits … Just Shooting the Breeze.

To get this thing started you may have noticed some of the videos we have posted lately are not working so well.  That’s because the IOC and its copyright mafia are ELITE Douche Bags!!!  Just like Juan-Carlos Navarro …

The Plan-

The Workout-

Rest Day …

Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran is a straight up beast.  Oh and he likes to pick up heavy things with grace.  Wish we could say that about some other ELITE fitness peeps?!?

Not For Time …

Lifting 545 Pounds Over His Head for Olympic Gold

Notes:

What say you?  Feel free to Rant and Opine about anything you like!  Smile and ENJOY!!!


You Wanna Go Night Night …

If the roots are sick, is not washing the leaves an eye-wash? To fix the roots is not easy, but washing the leaves is dangerous, for it gives the illusion of health-

Before we start on yet another bloviated blog-o-post.  Watch this video to get all amped up and tingly inside this morning (or afternoon if you live in Turnipshire):

Have you ever noticed that our pity of others expresses a negative evaluation of a known bad situation?  Last time we checked peeps simply do not like to be pitied or looked down upon as if they are flawed in some sort or another.

Our  attitudes towards people who may be overweight or out of shape (What the heck is out of shape anyways?  Can someone please explain this to us?!?)  is a typical example of pity.   Some normal attributes of compassion may be giving a helping hand  to those near and dear to us.  Pity and compassion are not generated in every case of bad luck, but only when we believe that someone suffers from substantial misfortune.

There is one crucial  difference between pity and compassion:  It’s simply that compassion involves far greater commitment on your part to contribute any form of substantial help.  You may pity a woman for being fat and obese although that does little to help you or the woman.  On the other hand … Compassion involves a willingness to roll up your sleeves and to get personally involved in helping out, while pity usually means you could care less.  Maybe we can think of pity as being a spectator at the Olympics?  Jumping around dolling our pity yellow cardsout here and there where it is most convenient to us!?!

The whole dang point today (That will be lost in all the pics and silly videos):  Our pity revolves around our perceived  inferiority of other people.  No matter what it may be:  Oscar Pistorius running the 400m relay with no legs or Nadzeya Astapchuk (some claim she is too heavy and not womanly like … Ass-Hat peeps.) tossing a shot put around on the field.  Compassion peeps … Shines a lovely, bright light on the common equality in humanity (Which is pretty darn cool).

The Plan-

The Workout-

If we told you that the secret to living a healthy engaging life is:  Happy Hips and Happy Mind?!?  All the peeps reading today would walk away shaking their collective heads in great shame.

On that note:  A nice Happy Hips Warm Up and maybe a Swim followed by this series of movements:

Not For Time or AMRAP … Well, 30 Minutes of time at least?!?

10 Hinge Walk Out Perfect Push Ups

3 Perfect Dead Hang Pull Ups

30 Second Hand Stand Hold

Make note of when you started and roll through these movements for 30 minutes or so … No hurry!  Perfection!!!

Notes:

Smile and ENJOY!!!

**This post was inspired by the comedian Kevin Hart and his Wanna go night night bit … If you have virgin ears or are overly sensitive?  Don’t watch the video.**


You Brought A Gun To A Knife Fight …

You can get further with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word-

Rumor on the street is that the kids of today love this stuff:

The Plan-

Well um … We’ll just leave this here (Way to take home the Bronze Boys!!!):

While we are causing women to faint worldwide this morning.  Say hello to Chilean gymnast Tomas Gonzalez:

The Workout-

Inspired recently from the Slap Upside the Old Noggin series of programs here at CultFit HQ:

Be Advised:  You can do this program inside, it can be done.  However … Lego’s, Matchbox Cars, Bottle Caps (Beer) hurt under your hands performing Handstand walks!  Grass is our friend here peeps!  Soft, plush green grass.  FYI- Its located outside!!!

Not For time

Nice quick flowing Warm Up followed by:

Handstand Walk for 10 meters (Sprint back to the start – where you left a heavy KB …)

10 Heavy Hard Style KB Swings

Skill work or whatever its called is complete rubbish.  Life is a skill that we are all too happy to avoid during the day.  Like all of our programs, having fun and enjoying ourselves is paramount!  If you can’t perform a Handstand?  Or even walk a straight line on two feet?  Who the hell cares?  We don’t – That’s who!  Forward Rolls, Crab Walk, Cart Wheels, You Name It … All work here today peeps.  Skill Work … Open the car door for your lady friend sometime?!?  That’s a pretty damn useful Skill to work on don’t you agree???

Notes:

If only life were this easy?!?  Have fun today and ENJOY!!!


Go, No Go …

A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house-

Dammit Jim!  We have been hoodwinked again … I stayed up all night watching the Mars Landing Thingy and this morning?  My motivation to go out and achieve great things has vanished into thin air!

Does this story sound familiar to you?  Ever turned the last page  of a great book (Born to Run/Fifty Shades of Suck) and immediately want to go out and do great things after your Motivation Meter is pegged at ten?

Sadly, True and lasting inspiration cannot come from outside sources, no matter how many times you watch Rocky!!!  True inspiration must take place within a very deep place inside all of us.  This is one of those: You will know it when you see it sort of things.  The kind of  inspiration that propels you to be courageous, powerful and inspiring to not only yourself but those around you as well.

True inspiration is deep inside you right now!  Problem is we fail to see and feel this in a book or movie.  Reward yourself this week and do some soul-searching … The answer is staring at you in the mirror!

Amazing first pics from the Curiosity Rover!!!

The Plan-

The Workout-

Take a moment to watch this video:  One Race, Every Medalist Ever!!!

Our signature Happy Hips Warm Up followed by:

5k Pulse Trail Run … ?!?

Notes:

What you got Britain?  Oh … Infinitely better beer.  That’s a biggie for us to forget about!  Have an awesome day today curious and motivated peeps, ENJOY!!!