Apr 9, 2010

Its like I dont even check the damn thing!!!

Sometimes I'm just lazy and know I should post more but I don't... But anyways, Spring has sprung (did I really just type "spring has sprung"?!?!) in the city. OK so apparently we're just going to bypass Spring altogether and go straight to Summer. Its been down right hot lately. Not complaining, I will take being too hot over too cold any day, I just like to be eased in a bit. Much like all of the fun stuff that happens during a physical.

Anyways, so with better weather around now, it means hills. And by hills I mean hill runs. Nothing increases the suck factor of training more than running up a trusty old hill. If you re not incorporating these into your training regime, well then you re not moving north of the V-line. So get to it. Find yourself a nice long or steep hill and run up that bitch about 25 times. And when it becomes easy? Well start strapping on the weight vest!

Feb 15, 2010

What? Why?

Sports Videos, News, Blogs
Totally unnecessary but still awesome!!!!

Jan 24, 2010

Excuses-A frequently used tool

When I was pledging to enter my fraternity (the Black/Latino Greek hazing way-not the Rush drinking way) one of the brothers gave me a quote that left an indelible mark. My line was in trouble for not completing an assignment on time and we told him our "reason" why it couldn't be accomplished to which point he replied, "Excuses are tools used the the incompetent to build monuments of nothingness and roads to nowhere and those who use them seldom amount to anything." There was a deafening silence-later to be broken by our voices for said excuse.

The time we spend trying to explain why we couldn't do something right could be cut short by simply fixing the mistake. If you find yourself not being able to go to the gym for your regular routine, there is plenty of floor and gravity available to drop and do 20..like 20 sets of 20-pushups, situps, sprint, carry something heavy while you do it. There are plenty of fitness modalities out there to accommodate all gym rats and homebodies alike. There are experts who can teach you how to be great under the bar, powerful with a homemade sandbag, and yes even P90X (although I'd personally never do it myself). Point is-everything works if you stick with it, and if you're willing to commit to it.

You just need to ask yourself, "What's my excuse not to be great today?"

Jan 20, 2010


Stick with Simple:
Please stop asking about rack pulls, speed sets, board presses, waves, etc... You need to be pressing, squatting, and deadlifting at the least (a power clean here and there wouldn't hurt either). Sorry to say, I know you want to hit a PR on everything but you are not an advanced lifter. I’m not an advanced lifter and I have been doing it since I was 15 years old. So you want a higher deadlift? Well here's a thought, try deadlifting more. You want a stronger upper body, then why aren’t you bench pressing? It’s not functional? What exactly about having a stronger upper body is not functional? Too many people want to get too fancy and complex with their training, when in reality its best to just keep it simple. Simple does not equal easy. In fact quite the opposite, simple is really hard. Then again, this is probably the biggest reason why people don’t keep it simple.

28 Days Later

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. ~Harold Wilson

Change is coming...adapt or be the entree.