Yesterday, we (Coaches John and Mark) threw hay. For the uninitiated, that means pulling 70# bales of hay out of the field, loading them on the trailer, taking them to the barn, and stacking them 7-8 bales high. Along for the ride was one of our 21 year old nephews. At ages 49 and 42 respectively, we each outworked the kid more than 2 to 1. How were we able to do that? Why are we able to outwork most everyone we know in a similar fashion? Our fitness. The same fitness we develop every day at … [Read more...] about Real Fitness. Real Work.
Live Your Fitness In This Moment
"Fitness is a journey; not a destination." -Coach Josey. There are a lot of great things about having Coach Josey around: fun, affection, silliness, etc. But possibly her greatest teaching gift is her ability to show us how to truly live joyfully in the moment. Life cannot be lived in the past or the present. There is no place or time at which to eventually arrive. There is only this moment. And so it is with fitness. We can (and should) train with the intent of being better each day. But we … [Read more...] about Live Your Fitness In This Moment
Honesty in weight loss
Erroneous! The most effective move for reducing belly fat is the Push-Away. That's where you push yourself away from the food. It's very difficult but incredibly effective. Seriously, the benefits of exercise are nearly boundless. But if you're trying to lose weight and body fat, the best way is to get your nutrition squared away. Start following @robbwolf , robbwolf.com. There is no magic pill; just common sense nutrition, Yes, you'll fall off the wagon some days. Dust yourself off, and get … [Read more...] about Honesty in weight loss
Aristotle and Your Training
"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly." - Aristotle. Or as Will Durant recapitulated in 'The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers', "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." For our purposes as fitness enthusiasts, this is both bad news and good news. The bad news is that fitness is … [Read more...] about Aristotle and Your Training