“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. 🏋️🥋🥊🏄♂️
“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!
“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.
“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.
“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price.”– Sun Tzu
After attending the awesome Victory Motorcycle ride this past weekend, I started to think a lot about VICTORY. Not only victory, but the high price of victory…. and I’m NOT merely referring to the cost of the sweet bikes you’ll see featured in this article…
What I’m talking ’bout is the price we have to pay to be victorious in life!
We all want to live the dream; to be successful in every aspect of our lives. We all want the beautiful, loving wife or strong, loyal husband, the luxurious home, the sweet, pimped out ride and the lean, hard physique of an awakened warrior or goddess.
We ALL want it (or some version of it)… yet only a small percentage of us will ever make it our reality!
“The FDA purposely does not require labeling of GMO food, since no one who understands the issue would ever purchase it. This makes it all the more difficult to locate healthful food.”– Byron J. Richards
Ever wonder how many products in your favorite grocery store contain GMO ingredients?
If you’re anything like the average consumer – then probably NOT! And that’s exactly how these corporate food conglomerates want to keep it.
The big marketing brains behind these companies know that you will be utterly shocked and repulsed to learn that MOST of the food products they are selling to you and your family are loaded with genetically modified ingredients; ingredients that have been banned in many other countries.
The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab.”– Ziggy Marley
The question whether we “should” be consuming genetically modified foods (GMO’s) or even consuming animals fed GMO foods is a pressing concern these days.
The majority of people go about their daily lives totally oblivious that they are consuming GMO ingredients.
Do YOU know what genetically modified foods are? Do YOU know if they are safe? If NOT, then this article will educate you about these critical topics.
The reason this issue is of extreme importance is because we must make the right choice soon, before it’s too late. Unless we act promptly, being GMO FREE will be close to impossible and organic foods will become highly scarce.
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” – Edward Abbey
As I started out on the trail, slivers of the sun shone through the tall, almost naked trees. I peered out across the calm, stillness of the lake as it glistened in the fading warmth of the autumn sun.
My two dogs, oblivious to the magic of this all, were more interested in the smells recently left at the base of a near oak tree. 😆
Suddenly, I knew this was a special moment…. a moment that needed to be captured and remembered on film. As I took out my now obsolete iPhone 3Gs, I wondered…
Why? What made this moment any more special than the other hundred hikes I’ve had around this very same lake on this very same trail?