Fitness: Functionality Vs Aesthetics – Why I think It’s All Gone Mad (Video)

 

We’re going to flat out piss some people off with this – but let’s at least open a conversation around how mainstream perception and marketing has grabbed a total hold on how we VIEW Fitness.

Lock and load keyboard warriors 🙂

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“Dante’s Inferno” & Pushing “Fortitude” Workouts

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OOOOHHHHHH we have two fun one’s here for you.  Let’s talk about Fortitude first.
 
This is a our weights endurance burner.  A 21 minute Every Minute on the Minute (EMOM) workouts – it cycles through 3 different moves to really test your oxygen burn through muscle activation.   There’s just enough reps to keep the cardio push real as well. Muscular endurance is a pretty gross feeling but becomes quite tolerable with practice.  There are indicated weights on this workout for experienced lifters – if you are just beginning your weights journey, please HALF these weights, we guarantee you’ll still find this VERY challenging.
 
DANTE’s INFERNO:
Like the name, the idea is light everything on fire. Lungs, legs, arms…..A great pusher to get through once – and I strongly recommend we all try this again sometime and push for absolute speed! A known quantity means you can attack it smarter, having learnt what hit hard from the last time. On that note – remember what the hard parts were…. these are the areas you need to focus on for improvement. Stay strong in the sections you find easier – but push hard in the areas that you find difficult. 
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*Free Program* Training Spartan Race Aspects – With Downloadable Workout

A nice short High Intensity Interval Training style workout – It’s going to push all the buttons in all the ways an actual Spartan Race will.

Spartan Aspect Training:

The first section is to simulate the excitement of the start, and the burst of speed that everyone always puts on. Lets roll with that and learn to use it to our advantage. Start hard, recover whilst still moving and maintain your momentum.

You know what the worst is? Getting the first obstacle wrong – but it’s a real possibility. Lets practice just in case, so that it doesn’t throw you off the game if it happens.  30 burpees please, and we’re going to tax your core so it’s tight for your next run.

Speaking of – Push the speed in the last cardio – bring it home hard.  What’s a little bit of extra burn when the end is in sight?

Your last obstacle is going to wipe your hands and arm strength. Take the time you need to get your monkey bar set. Your grip will be slippery – PLACE your hands deliberately and don’t trust friction. HOLD THE BAR.  One of the things I get asked all the time is,

“Why can’t I use chalk for the Monkey Bars?”

So glad you asked – because in an actual event you are often getting out of water, or mud or are sweating like an actual leaky bucket, when you get to swing/climb obstacles and you sure as hell don’t have access to chalk then, so practice not having it now.

 

If you’re new to functional training – modify the actions as required to acheive success…..don’t just not do them.   Do pull-ups on a bar that is close to the ground, so that your feet can touch on an angle and you can use them to help.  About 45 degrees ensures you are using your arms a lot still, and anything lower is even better.  Toes to bar can be done the same way.  Hang from something low, legs on the ground – then lift your knees one at a time up to the bar.  One each leg counts as one rep total.

 

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What’s Your Why – Know Yourself – Own Your Choices

What’s Your Why – Know Yourself – Own Your Choices

Be brave enough to explore your own motivations. Whatever your reason for training – understand what it is. It doesn’t need to be a socially accepted reason either, but you need to understand that.

And whatever it takes to achieve that goal – understand that too. AND OWN IT. So when it’s not working, and you can look at the plan and understand why the deviations are occurring.

This is pretty blunt.

 

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Podcast Episode 8: The Hard Facts & Questions of Fitness & You

We’re asking the hard questions that we feel everyone NEEDS to have answers for if you’re going to have significant success in any fitness regime. Whether you’re training for fun, weight loss, weight gain or an event in particular – having answers to these questions and statements will help you go a lot further. Everything is possible. Never hold back. We celebrate and encourage the human ability to learn any skill with positivity and desire. No dream is too big. We love gaming, fitness, technology, nutrition, learning – basically….everything. You can see more of what we get up to and the events we sponsor and organise at: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/assumeitspos… Website – http://www.assumeitspossible.com Instagram