|Posted on September 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM||comments (3)|
I quit helping and supporting John Peterson for quite a few reasons. The split that finally divided the chasm had to do the concept of never growing old. There has been a prevalent myth among physical culturalists from McFadden on down, that if you ate right and exercised right, you'd live forever.
No, it doesn't work that way. You can give life to your years and years to your life by watching diet, and moderating stress levels and exercise, but aging and death are a fact of...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 4, 2017 at 8:15 AM||comments (2)|
Because my youngest son is a fan of basketball and the 76ers this title came to mind. When we're shooting for a goal we tend to focus on success. You may reach your goal and achieve success. But you realize the feeling of success wasn't enough. So You shoot for another goal thinking as soon as you get your goal things will be different. Sure You're happy when You get there but it doesn't normally last long. Then You're on to the next big thing.
We seem to fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM||comments (4)|
It has been a ride since last Tuesday morning when I got word one of my Dad's brothers died after a lengthy bout with cancer. Late Wednesday night I got word that Dad was in ICU with an aneurysm that had begun bleeding. He went into a coma right after surgery early Thursday morning. The neuro-surgeon didn't want to risk an operation because of his age, but another uncle who is a cardiologist in Virginia called asked him to go ahead and try.
The following Monday we met with ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2017 at 6:00 AM||comments (2)|
I try to stay out of political commentary, but I liked this commentary by a Youtuber by the name of Mr. Holster. He makes some good points in this brief clip.
|Posted on August 13, 2017 at 11:25 AM||comments (2)|
In my life I've been fortunate to be able to do and see a few things as opportunities have arisen over the years. Some people resent that, because a poor country boy from upstate S.C. isn't supposed to know or do anything out of the ordinary. But, being an anally compacted blowhard is their problem, not mine.
This blog isn't really about me though. What I am going to start doing occasionally is writing about people I've known, both good and bad, but who had character. I wan...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 8, 2017 at 7:35 AM||comments (7)|
Ah - the venerable push-up. They are a good exercise, but they definitely can be overdone. Over the last ten years I fell into the push-ups everyday line of thinking. The perfect exercise and all that. For awhile I was even doing 500-700 a day, but 300 was considered the minimum. On the positive side you get great endurance that carries over to running and endurance tasks. On the negative side, your strength plateaus and there is a point where more doesn't translate to strength for other move...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (1)|
I've seen a lot of fads come and go in physical culture. What goes out in the forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties comes back in the Millenium. The process repeats itself over and over again. One thing though I learned a few years ago from watching Mike Chang workout videos was the use of "enhancers" or finishers to jack your heart rate up during a workout.
Now I never bought into the six pack short cuts program. Mike and the other trainers were obviously on PE...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2017 at 8:10 AM||comments (1)|
This morning as I started my day, with 30 minutes of exercise of course, I couldn't help but think about God's Blessings and being thankful. Thankful for another beautiful day of life, thankful for a home, thankful for a job, thankful for my family, thankful for being able to move without pain and able to do things and be productive...
Does that mean I don't ever have problems? Hardly. I deal with traumatic and stressful events and disapointments every day of my life. But y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
The longer I do the exercise kind of thing the more I realize that is not about training to performance - the numbers of reps, the faster you do work, or the amount of weight but it is about focus, concentration, and not exhausting yourself.
Stefan Molyneux is a Canadian philosopher and cultural commentator I like to follow. He has a saying - Resistance creates strength. What he describes is in context of mental development and success in life in general. In other words The ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2017 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Most of you know I prefer working out in the a.m., and rather than post on the workout section, I thought I would blog out a workout occasionally. The goals here are coordination, balance, endurance, strength, flexibility and aesthetics. No worrying about doing X number of squats or X amount of weight. The goal here is to keep the heart rate up in a circuit style of training for three circuits. The workout took 28 minutes.
FMT Leg Extension - 10, 8, and 6
FMT Leg Curl ...Read Full Post »