14 January 2010

Strength

Friday's Training Session:

5 Rounds
Push-press 135/75 lbs. max reps
L-sit pull-ups max reps

Minimalist Training Session:

5 Rounds
HSPU max reps
L-sit pull-ups max reps

Last push before the weekend rest - go hard, think: "Just one more rep!"

Living in today's world we take a lot of things for granted. With the daily distractions of technology: answering our cell phones, listening to our i-pods, texting, becoming deeply involved in our laptop, our attention to our surroundings is very limited. Despite the convenience of these technologies, they can become quite the handicap. Every time we put on our headphones to go for a run we decrease our ability to hear and focus on the environment around us. The majority of people will immediately react to an incoming text no matter what activity they were presently engaged in as if the words in that text were a matter of life and death. Fully involved in a computer screen you could walk by some people completely naked and they would not take notice. These are all factors that decrease our situational awareness. Our ancestors depended on having a keen sense of situational awareness. Loosing sight of what was going
on, or missing a signal that something was about to happen meant death. We need to reawaken our ability to take in our surroundings and quickly analyze what is going on, where we fit in, is there any danger, and so forth to maximize our preparedness for the unexpected. This is paramount in a world where you could get on a plane full of strangers, some of them having the intent to end your life. Start paying more attention to what is happening around you on a regular basis, make it a habit - one day it could save your life.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the blog comment... but nope, not my pics. I can do a bit of magic with a camera, but not quite that much.

    Just wondering if you follow Crossfit? I just finished my Level 1 cert this Dec.

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  2. Tom M/21/6'/180January 16, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    all right, the first round we did 115 then dropped the weight to 95
    20/15
    15/14
    16/10
    16/8
    15/9

    Zulstra did the work out with me and got
    10/7
    15/6
    9/7
    8/10
    7/7

    ok Gonzo where is your post

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  3. Did the minimalist workout after Jiu jitsu:

    27/18
    25/15
    22/15
    20/12
    15/12

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