Archive for November, 2012

Miltary WOD

November 13th, 2012 | Range of Motion | 4 Comments

Let’s give a shout out to our military for Veterans Day and to the Air National Guard for their continued tremendous efforts on Super Storm Sandy. In 2009 to pass the ANG Fitness Test Men were required to perform a minimum 45 push ups, 50 sit ups and run 1.5 miles in 11 minutes and 57 seconds. How do you think you would do? Athletes who train the FlexFit way train based upon their strengths. In other words if you are strong and an average runner, you would go all out in a run first as that would require your most energy. If your run was slower no matter how fatigued you are recover for 30 seconds and you can bust out 45 push ups and 50 sit ups in under one minute. This also means with the rest you better be just under a 7 minute mile. On the other hand if you are fast but struggle with with the push ups and sit ups do those first while you are fresh. When you are completed you know exactly how fast you need to complete the 1.5 mile run. Play to your strengths and hide your weaknesses if you are in competition. Work on your weaknesses when it doesn’t count because eventually it will.

Creative, Ingenious and Paralyzed by Fear!

November 6th, 2012 | Range of Motion | 14 Comments

Are you creative? Do you like to tinker? Have you seen the late night infomercials about submitting your ideas to get a patent or money to further your venture? You may have an idea to make your job easier and more productive and concurrently saving or making your company more money. Have you ever felt this way but then second guessed yourself that your idea wasn’t good enough. You may have thought…this is so simple maybe someone has already done or suggested this.

My answer to this is Go For It! I am happy for the Edison’s of the world who failed 2000 times but couldn’t care less about what others thought of his failures right before he invented successfully the light bulb. How many people could you help or possibly benefit by speaking up? What is the worst thing that could happen? Someone tells you that you are no good. Your ideas stink. Today I was reading the wonderful works of Dr. Davis and his book Wheat Belly which was on the New York Times best seller list in 2011. I have practiced similar concepts with my patients and personal training clients for two decades. This works without a shadow of a doubt. What I was reading today was what critics had to say about Dr. Davis and his skewed findings, misrepresentations of scientific studies. Critics who have never created anything or ever had an original thought will always be the naysayers who say it is wrong or can’t be done. Do not let this discourage you. I am grateful Dr. Davis didn’t listen to naysayers. I do need to point out that criticism is not bad if it is based upon logic. It will make us better. Please feel free to critique me. I have changed my diet book drastically based upon critiques that made sense and not dogma.

If your heart is in the right place and you have something to say step up and say it. Today is election day. You may be voting for Romney. You may be voting for Obama. You showed up at the polls and voted. How about voting for someone who will mean more to you than anyone in four years…..YOU. Your voice and ideas matter Don’t be paralyzed by fear.

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