“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! 🤗
“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.
“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.
“Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time, but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time – past and future – the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”– Eckhart Tolle
When we think of time we think of clocks ticking, alarm bells ringing, the sand draining from an hour glass, the sun setting and rising again the next day. We think back into our memories of the past and how far we’ve come. We dream of who or what or where we’ll be in the future.
We think of the history of our country, our civilization, of humanity, the planet and our ever evolving and changing universe. We think of Einstein and his theory of relativity. We think of the space-time continuum, time travel, and the movie Back to the Future! Yet, what is this phantom we call time?
Do we really have a past and a future… or just memories and aspirations of what was and potentially could be?
Is it a real, scientific phenomenon to be respected or just a fleeting delusion and construct of the human brain?
“When you drop a pebble into a pond, ripples spread out, changing all the water in the pool. The ripples hit the shore and rebound, bumping into one another, breaking each other apart. In some small way, the pond is never the same again.”– Neal Shusterman
The pebble in the pond story is just a metaphor about you finding and discovering your true and higher purpose in life. More importantly, it is about the impact that you’re going to make on society when you summon the courage to drop your pebble into the pond.
How far will the ripples of your life’s mission expand throughout the pond of the universe?
How many people will be inspired, touched, and changed for the better because you existed?
How will the world be different after you’ve shared your talents and gifts with us all?
No matter where you are in your life right now, you have deeper purpose and a latent potential that only you can fulfill. It’s up to you to figure out what that is!
“I looked in temples, churches & mosques. But I found the Divine within my Heart.”– Rumi
In order to change the world, we must first focus on changing ourselves. The current state of our world is just the collective reflection of everyone in it. You can’t change or control the actions of other people… you can only change or control your own behavior. So one should ultimately focus on that.
Do you see the world and our universe as a friendly place, that is supporting and nurturing you… or as a hostile one, that is condemning and hindering you?
That’s a choice of perception that will ultimately color every aspect and experience of your life. Start looking for the divine within your own heart! Once you get a glimpse of it, start learning to recognize it others; Not only within your own friends and family, yet within your perceived enemies as well.
“It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey
Imagine with me, if you will, that a major pandemic outbreak is rapidly and fiercely spreading throughout the entire world. It’s an airborne pathogen, that has become known as Epidemic Z. A large percentage of the global population has been infected and the virus shows no signs of being contained any time soon.
People are dropping like flies all around you and once you are infected you only have 24 hours to live! The worst part is that you are starting to show some of the symptoms and are afraid you may have contracted the virus.
In a panic, you lock yourself inside of your home and quarantine yourself from the rest of the world. As you desperately pray for a solution or cure for this deadly virus, you’re startled by the loud, shrieking beep alerting you to the radio broadcast message that is about to air.