“Coaching and cueing proper movement is the key to successful strength & conditioning.”– Dr. Chad Waterbury⠀
I’m honored to now be a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, CES after completing the ISSA’s Corrective Exercise Specialist Course written by Dr. Chad Waterbury. 🤘😎⠀
Prior to completing this course I’ve been studying the works of Dr. Waterbury for years. ⠀
He is a very knowledgeable trainer and #1 ranked Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and neurophysiologist. Dr. Waterbury was also the director of strength and conditioning at the Rickson Gracie International Jiu Jitsu Center in LA.
Therefore, he’s trained a wide range of athletes and martial artists over the years. 🏋️🥋🥊🏄♂️
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”— Alexander Smith
Merry Christmas to All. This was definitely an interesting year and one to be remembered!
Fortunately, I was blessed in many ways… Yet my greatest gift this year was meeting this sweet, kind, exceptional woman named Josephine! 😍
She came into my life this past October and we’ve since shared Halloween 🎃, Thanksgiving 🦃, and now Christmas together! 🎄
Not only is she a beautiful woman.. she is a beautiful soul and I pray 2021 only brings us closer together.
Hope you have a very, Merry Christmas and focus on the gifts and blessings you’ve received this year, despite the chaos and challenges we’ve all been facing.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
Any skill, belief or talent that we want to master needs high volume of repetition and practice.
Believing in yourself is no different than learning an instrument, you must pick it up and play it everyday! 🤘😎🎸
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.”– Confucius
My motto for Awakened Warriors Training is ‘Train like a Warrior to Look like a Warrior’.
So this is what we must do! 🤘😃
That’s why I alternate my training days between ‘Awakened Warriors Training’ (AWT), which is my secret protocol of strength training methods I’ve been refining over the years…
And my ‘Mindful Martial Arts’ (MMA) days, which utilize a blend of fighting styles or mixed martial arts as both self-defense, conditioning, and cardiovascular exercise.
Put simply, I’m alternating between days of Strength (AWT) & Conditioning (MMA) training. It’s hard, yet FUN work! 🤗
“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”– Thomas Jefferson
If walking is so good for us and one of the best possible exercises for a bipedal being, than maybe we should all do more of it!
Regular walking or hiking is a good place to start, yet how can we take it to the next level and WARRIOR IT UP?
Introducing… Warrior Walks with a Weighted Vest!
This amazing strength & conditioning exercise is basically like going on a Military Forced March or “Ruck Walk“. It is designed to build: Strength, Conditioning, Endurance, Loading Capacity & Mental Toughness.
A Warrior must train his mind to ignore pain and discomfort, yet remain alert and aware to everything that is unfolding in the present moment.
“Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.”– Eric Schlosser
Do you still dine at fast food restaurants? If so, you should give it up.. like yesterday! If you thought it was just a joke, it’s not – the facts are in and fast food kills. It’s as simple as that!
Look.. you can exercise, meditate, do Yoga, Tai Chi, lift weights all day, and live the perfect healthy lifestyle.. but if your nutrition is off – you’re wasting your F%!#ing time! Sorry (not sorry) 😛 You may be doing everything else right in your life (physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, socially) and I really hope you are!
However, if your idea of a nutrition plan is swinging by Bisquickville for breakfast, hitting up the local Mickey D’s for lunch and eating dinner out of a bag, box, or bucket… YOU’RE SCREWED BROSEPH!
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – Jesus Christ (John 10:10)
If you’re wondering how to live life more abundantly; you are going to have to become a different person than you are now. You are going to have to start thinking differently, talking differently, and acting differently. There’s no way around it! The abundant life will only come to those who can see and feel the abundance that’s all around them, get into the flow of it, and then share that overflowing fullness with others.
People that have attained abundance in their lives no longer feel that they are lacking in anything. They know that whatever they need will come to them, and they are grateful for it in advance.
This sense of gratitude and contentment is the first and most important step to abundant living. If you develop this internal feeling of superfluity, you’ll soon come to realize that abundance is our natural state of being. It’s only the human mind’s delusion of scarcity that has warped your senses and pulled the veil over your eyes.
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one will. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Fake Buddha Quotes
The reality of our current culture and state of society is that in order to survive we must have water, food, shelter, and our own preferred lifestyle comforts. In order to meet these demands of survival we need a certain amount of money or ‘means of exchange‘ to secure them.
Unfortunately, the basic necessities of life aren’t given to us freely… or are they? (Air, Water, Sunshine, Vegetation, Love) Okay, well maybe some very important ones are provided to us by the Universe. Yet, we still need some cold, hard cash to purchase the good things in modern society. 😉
For most of us, that means defaulting to a JOB. (Just Over Broke). Deep down, I believe, that we’d all like to get paid to do what we love and enjoy! Myself included, and that’s why I’ve started this website.
“If you understand, things are just as they are… If you do not understand, things are just as they are.” – Zen Proverb
Everything is as it should be. Daily life provides us with the lessons we need to learn, grow, and evolve. These experiences are necessary for our highest good and learning.
The world is perfect as it is. Many people would find it hard to agree with this statement, but that’s only because they are viewing the world through the limited perception of the human mind.
Humans create judgments about people, events and the world; labeling things in terms of being good or bad. However, “good and bad” are merely concepts and opinions that vary from person to person, place to place, time to time.
“Push-ups, sit-ups, and a strict diet of raisins. That’s my plan!”– Jack Black
Alright ladies and gents, all joking aside… I had an idea to do a series of blog posts on how to make your own workout equipment! This weekend, I made some wooden push-up bars out of leftover scrap wood and thought you might like to know how to make yourself a pair.
If you plan to Unleash Your Ultimate Potential, you’ve gots to keep pushing on and pushing up!!! 😉
I’m breaking this down into 10 Easy Steps and if you follow the plan closely, by the end, you will wind up with your very own, high quality push-up bars for little to no moolah. In fact, the ones featured above cost me absolutely nothing since I had the scrap wood and all of the materials on hand.