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Old 11-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #76
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Surely the fiercest survivor; the purest warrior.....



"A "good" attitude allows and spurs the athlete to conceive and achieve a goal. Such a psychological state does not have to be positive or balanced; personal torment has inspired great efforts. Confusion and questioning, anger and doubt may be fountains of creativity and initiative. What an individual finds dissatisfactory about him or herself is often the bridge to something greater. When combined with the self-discipline required to maintain momentum any motivating state of mind can produce an astounding work of art and action.

The mind - no matter how troubled - must be open because conviction about the inevitability of a particular outcome affects the outcome. Certainty regarding the righteousness of the current path can blind one to other paths. It may also foster confidence in validity of one's actions; the consequence of conviction depends on the attitude with which it is held. Plenty of folks surf the site and conclude that they know and understand what they are seeing, that there is nothing here but a shtick, a "slash and burn" posture, without meat, or bones or results. These passersby are balanced by those who look through that same window and recognize what the individuals here have accomplished through attitude and hard effort, and determine that the bones at Gym Jones hang heavy with meat. Some viewers are able to imagine what they might achieve by adopting - at minimum - the attitude and commitment expressed here.

Commitment, you either have it or you don't. Saying you have it means nothing. Talk - Action = Zero. The uncommitted rarely make it through the door. Those who lose their commitment are asked to leave until they recover. Stress and hardship clarify commitment: those who have it relish difficulty and intensity. The committed are aware and mindful every minute of every day so they enjoy the results that such rare dedication and effort deliver. "


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In Dune, Frank Herbert called it "the attitude of the knife," cut off what's incomplete and say "now it has finished, for it has ended there." So finish it, and walk away, forward. Only acts undertaken with commitment have meaning. Only your best effort matters. Life is a Meritocracy, with death as the auditor. Inconsistency, incompetence and lies are all cut short by that final word. Death will change you if you can't change yourself.

"If I can change one, then I can change two. If I can change two, then I can change four. If I can change four, then I can change eight. If I can change eight, then I can change."

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:13 PM   #77
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Rest Day/Make-up Day

Miss a workout this week? Make it up today. Otherwise, work on stretching, mobility, and a skill or two, but no heavy metcons. Recover from the previous three days and be ready for tomorrow...



Good easy day. Strength training and hill sprints tonight.

Mohak, I want and am going to get a 7 minute mile pace for that race in January. Win or lose in whatever I do, Going forward, I will always be able to say I got to the starting line.

Pearl Jam sang it best...

I Am Mine




The selfish, they're all standing in line...
Faithing and hoping and to buy themselves time.
Me, I figure as each breath goes by,
I only own my mind.

The north is to south what the clock is to time.
There's east and there's west and there everywhere lying.
I know I was born and I know that I'll die.
The in between is mine.
I. am. mine.

And the feeling that gets left behind...
All the innocence lost at one time...
Significant behind the eyes, there's no need to hide.
We're safe tonight.

The ocean is full 'cause everyone's crying,

The full moon is looking for friends at high tide.
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrows denied.
I only know my mind.
I. am. mine.

And the meaning that gets left behind...
All the innocence lost at one time.
Significant behind the eyes, there's no need to hide...
We're safe tonight.
Wooh!

And the feelings that gets left behind...
All the innocence ****ing with lies.
Significant between the lines, we may need to hide.
And the meanings that gets left behind...
All the innocence lost at one time.
We're all different behind the eyes.
There's no need to hide, yeah.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:15 PM   #78
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“I shall die here. Every last inch of me shall perish. Except one. An inch. It's small and it's fragile and it's the only thing in the world worth having. we must never lose it, or sell it, or give it away. We must never let them take it from us.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #79
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Rest Day/Make-up Day

Miss a workout this week? Make it up today. Otherwise, work on stretching, mobility, and a skill or two, but no heavy metcons. Recover from the previous three days and be ready for tomorrow...



Good easy day. Strength training and hill sprints tonight.

Mohak, I want and am going to get a 7 minute mile pace for that race in January. Win or lose in whatever I do, Going forward, I will always be able to say I got to the starting line.

Pearl Jam sang it best...

I Am Mine




The selfish they're all standing in line
Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time
Me, I figure as each breath goes by
I only own my mind
The north is to south
What four o' clock is to time
There's east and there's west
And there's everywhere life
I know I was born
And I know that I'll die
The in between is mine
I am mine

And the feeling that gets left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
Significant behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight

The ocean is full cause everyone's crying
The full moon is looking for friends at high tide
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied
I only know my mind
I am mine

And the meaning that gets left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
Significant behind the eyes
There's no need to hide
We're safe tonight

And the feelings that get left behind
The innocents broken with lies
Significance between the lines
We may need to hide

And the meanings that get left behind
All the innocents lost at one time
We're all different behind the eyes
There's no need to hide

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Always keep striving for greatness.

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Old 12-02-2011, 07:31 AM   #80
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''Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.'' - Theodore Roosevelt.



Always keep striving for greatness.

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In a few simple sentences: Nobody ever becomes an addict to ruin his or her life. Addiction always begins with a desire to be better. Stronger. Smarter. Suaver. Richer. Braver. More.

The promise is always of less pain and greater fulfillment, and the promise is always a lie. It's a lesson millions of people are learning, particularly on the streets of our cities-An agonizing, intensely human lesson, and as such is appropriate as the theme of a Batman story because, despite his flamboyance and epic adventures, Batman is the most human of the great comic-book heroes

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #81
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whens the next competition, broski?
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:26 PM   #82
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whens the next competition, broski?
I have another half marathon in January. I am training for it now and am looking to run down the comp that isn't top shelf. Weighing in at 153lbs solid.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #83
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Strength: Deadlift 5-5-5-5
WOD: 5 Rounds for time of:
25 Abmat sit-ups
25 Air squats
250m Row

Last 2 sets at 295lbs.

It always hurts when you go as hard as you can....
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:20 PM   #84
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5 minutes at each station groups of 3

Wall ball throws with 20 lbs. (20 reps)

55lb one arm dumbbell push press (40reps total) 1st set 10-2nd set 10 each arm


55lb kettlebell swing (two hands) 40 reps total


Box jumps (24 inches)


Walking lunges


"After all, if he ever stopped to wonder what difference one man can make
- there would never have been a Batman._
Batman: Cataclysm_


"You believe you can change the way of things, Batman. It is why you are
who you are."

Nightwing: Anyways, why are you so much tougher on her than you are on,
say, Two-Face? You always hold out hope that he can be
rehabilitated. So why so hard on Catwoman?
Batman: Because I expect more from her.
Nightwing: Yeah, well - not everyone can live up to your expectations.







"That's what you have to hold on to. All of us are what we are because
we lost something we thought we couldn't live without, and were proven
wrong. We can survive without parents and without walking and even
without always being able to protect the people we love. But we can't
survive without knowing in our bones that we're not like them, not like
the ones who stole from us."

Gotham Knights_
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:22 AM   #85
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whens the next competition, broski?

''Well, the 2012 Crossfit Games are drawing near! The Crossfit Games Open will take place from February 22 to March 25. The Open is an online competition that will consist of one workout per week during those five weeks.''


It will be here before I know it. Already the fears and doubts start to creep towards me like a shadow. Having researched the comp and what it takes to hang with top shelf competition, I am left with thoughts of "Not enough time..." "I may be too small..." I don't shake them. I invite the doubts over and let them stay there because the end result is up to me and I have a choice. Sink or swim.


"Maybe his constant doubting of himself is finally the best indication
that the Dark Knight is sane. Maybe we don't have to be able to make
sense of the world in order to choose our reactions to it. Maybe the best
way to absolutely know that our own instincts are trustworthy... is to
give up on the notion of absolutes."
_Gotham Knights_




I am going in because I believe in myself and I believe in my capabilities. I believe in my cause to better myself through trials by fire and inspiring others to do the same for themselves. I believe in falling and rising back up with renewed effort ,strength and knowledge. I believe in me even if it feels the rest of the world does not. I believe in the value imminent death gives our short lives to dare in matters of love,will and striving.

Believe.

It's about identity. As long as you can choose that,
choose who you are in the world... you can choose to call yourself sane."
-Batman, "Gazing Back,"
from _Secret Origins of the JLA_
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #86
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Puma, if you spent less time waffling about bullshit from Batman films and more time doing squats you'd piss all over this Crossfit competition.


Riddle me this,
Riddle me that,
Who's afraid of the big, black, bat?
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Puma, if you spent less time waffling about bullshit from Batman films and more time doing squats you'd piss all over this Crossfit competition.


Riddle me this,
Riddle me that,
Who's afraid of the big, black, bat?
I'm putting on my tights to go train as I type.
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I'm putting on my tights to go train as I type.



Best of luck in the competition, mate. How are you finding crossfit, btw? It seems to be a bit of a joke to a lot of people, going from what I've read about it, but whenever I watch the WODs on youtube I can't help noticing the crossfitters are ****ing beasts.
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Best of luck in the competition, mate. How are you finding crossfit, btw? It seems to be a bit of a joke to a lot of people, going from what I've read about it, but whenever I watch the WODs on youtube I can't help noticing the crossfitters are ****ing beasts.


CrossFit is what I have been looking for in terms of all around elite fitness. If you have the opportunity, I would give it a test drive.

The numbers I will put up in future comps outside of Crossfit will be a good measuring stick to go by, imho.
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CrossFit is what I have been looking for in terms of all around elite fitness. If you have the opportunity, I would give it a test drive.
I'm ridiculously unfit at the moment. No chance.

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The numbers I will put up in future comps outside of Crossfit will be a good measuring stick to go by, imho.

Definitely. Keep us updated on that one. I'll be interested to hear the results.
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