Showing posts from December, 2011

The 4 Ways of Strength & Power or crashing and burning! Be Smart in 2012!!

Over the last few years i've begun to listen more to what my body is saying and actually doing what it wants more and more now:) haha Took long enough:) but it's funny we think we wear a superman suit under our clothes and constantly think go, go, go!! Must improve, must work harder, must push through....this is our subconscious mantra! So recently i was thinking man no one and i mean no one can constantly improve, we all have stress, set backs...LIFE happening that gets in the way of it:) So i began to think on this and it made sense we generally have 4 Ways to get to either stronger OR wronger with our health:) Now what i'm talking about here is for folks who train:
Train properly & Recover properly = Feel great! Stronger, Healthier! This happens when your training matches your recovery, SO the training is planned and progressed and the recovery is planned as well. Train properly & Recovery poorly = Fatigued often, no improvement, injury is more likely in this sta…

To be or not to be, that is the question! Staying true to my roots!

MBG 1 - been doing Eischens Yoga beginner sequence 3 breath holds, sleep has been medium last few nights (having both dogs back:) averaging about 6-7 hours a night, so that's getting better!
MBG 2 - my second week of training under the radar:) keeping things i picked it up just a bit but had NO expectations = it turned out pretty good:) haha
Assisted Muscle Ups (2 green, 1 red PJs) - *16, 14, 14, 14 surprised i broke my record on this:) haha look what a little rest can do:) and listening to mind/body:)Assisted Muscle Ups (2 greens) - 4 x 4 (very happy with this as my record here is 7 with 2 greens but that was totally fresh at the start of a workout, so hey hey hey:) Power Push Up push ups (1 green) - 4 x 10 (very strict reps with pause at bottom 1" and top of each rep)after this stuff i felt i was done so stopped and feel pretty good:) 3.8* it's not my most intense training ever, just matched how i felt perfectly and left feeling real good!:)
MBG 3 - 
green t…

Still listening & Chilling! Lesson, Love, Animals, People

Since getting up to madison monday i've pretty much been in  meetings all day long both days = me tired:) Also been watching my 3 cats here and Nuka....sort of crazy:) haha
At first i was overwhelmed by it all, my business is BUSY, meetings, dog, cats, fatique, not much energy to what did i do today? I listened to what my body & mind asked and you know what it turned a tough day into a pretty darn good day:) Yeah i did not train hard yesterday (4 rounds of partner push ups and body rows with my friend jeremy 6-1, not the usual 10-1 and it felt great!. Did it again today, a few sets of power jumper squats, hip extensions and HLR's too...that was it...but i felt okay:) I'm cool with it, what i'm writing and sharing tonight is my lesson my dog Nuka taught me, you see Nuka is a rescue dog, she's very scared of alot of things and doesnt listen to me alot:) Doing my best to be good at doing the heel, sit, etc thing, but getting frustrated with it cause th…

My theme song for the week: You Gots ta CHILL:)

At the beginning of this week i was preparing to take it up another notch for the 5th straight week, but a funny thing happened....i didnt:) haha. After not having the best sleep over the last few weeks i guess it began to catch up with me....doing my best to sleep well each night but i guess the stress of a growing mbg got me a bit at night and it affected my training starting on monday and continued all week til today....SO i had a choice, one i mentioned to all via video a few weeks ago. To not stress over not improving each week, it happens:) it's OKAY:) haha So what did i do this week, i accepted that i'm not feeling great, that it's okay if i just play this week and enjoy movement, simple movement, focus on my alignment, eat like a champion and do my best to rest when tired and sleep when sleepy.

This week i did not try to break any PR's, but focused 100% on recovering my energy and vitality. I feel alot better today and look forward to monday and this weeks trai…

Hardest core workout ever video!!! 2 day results, Eischens Yoga practice:)

This has got to be one of the.... 

hardest power wheel core workouts we've ever??? (DO YOU AGREE? IF NOT WHAT POWER WHEEL WORKOUT IS THE HARDEST?)...GOAL 200 plus yards while doing the 15/15 x 5 minutes (2.5 minutes of actual pw crawling)....after these guys were TOAST!!:) to tell you how hard this was they made 198 yards!!! haha and could not make 200:) Crushing is how i saw got to do 20+ yards each set (10 total sets).
MBG 1 - rest, recovery, sleep: Been working alot lately and it's been hitting me pretty hard so monday i tappered down my workout and today did the card deck 80% intensity and feels pretty good. Did a solid Eischens Yoga session last 2 days as well and the new higher level poses although very challenging which i like, they are feeling pretty good:) Sleep - still not good, too much on my mind, sleeping maybe 5-6 hours a ni…

Improvement:) Simple is good....whats a simple day?

Keeping it simple is something i strive for....simple is good, simple makes me happy....SO what is a simple day? THAT is the question haha!! For me it's NOT getting too worked up about work, nothing is that serious, but sometimes it seems like little things are the biggest most  important thing ever huh:) QUESTION FOR TODAY....HOW DO YOU KEEP IT SIMPLE?
I keep it simple by keeping my work to X amount of hours a day instead of just working and working all day, getting outside and riding my bike over driving which here in chicago is a major hassle:) haha, doing my workout anywhere with simple bodyweight exercises, eating my meals i love and then hanging out with's a process no doubt and i can always grow here so what are some things you guys do to make work easier and less stressful? As well as other parts of our lives.
MBG 1 - Did Eischens Yoga for about 2 hours last night, indian clubs, chest expander drills.
MBG 2 - todays training 15/15 x 5 minute each section

Crushed Legs, Killer Wed workout, my "Deep Practice" of EY!!!...and sleep:)

It is incredible how much a business can grow on you and then suddenly ya feel the weight of an elephant on i love how the MBG is's just a bit overwhelming at times:) Jess and i have been attempting to take a two week vacation for .... maybe a year and it's not happening:) So we went to the badger game to let off some steam and it was great! The last few days have been overwhelming with meetings, work, training and teaching....whew:) So sleep has been rough a bit and noticing it a bit in my training....just a bit:) haha SO been focusing alot on my yoga and really working to make it a Deep Practice....what is a deep practice you ask....WANT TO LEARN then get the book the Talent Code....awesome's when you decide you 'must' do this, you have to do it alot, it's in you deep inside that you want to live it, breath it. A deep practice is something that you do on a daily regime for an hour a day minimum....brazilian soccer players did …

Badgers BIG10 Champs videos, todays new PR's, Self Eval part 2:) DETAILED!!:)

Man this was an amazing game!! Just a blast and a memory forever!!!!:)
After training on saturday morning jess and i drove to indy and this was an experience!!
The whole atmosphere at the game was extremely high energy....the runs were crazy, up
21-7, then MSU's up looking strong....then the 4th quarter it was probably the
most exciting game i've ever been at simply cause the momentum shifts kept you thinking
it's good, it's bad:) haha

SELF EVAL part 2: In talking with a student yesterday he was talking about the last blog and how
he liked what i asked....looking serious at yourself in the mirror. He asked to explain it what i said made me think, i got some more explaining to you all as well. When you look at the man in the mirror really look at all aspects; skin (fresh or gray looking?), eyes (bright or dull?), hair, posture (arches collapsed, knock knees, rotated hips, sway back, rounded upper back, internally rounded shoulders, twisted s…

Vlog on honor and evaluation of self, 15/15 results and going to Indy!!

Vlog on giving yourself an honest evaluation of yourself, mental & physical alignment. I do this alot myself and then think on how can i better create balance in my life...more balance = more happiness:) at least that is what i feel:) haha
MBG 1 restoration and sleep: First thing this morning i did my Eischens Yoga, before my workout did shoulder mobility drills, wrist mobility drills, indian club drills.
MBG 2 training: Todays results on yesterdays 15/15 x 5 minutes each section!
Assisted MU's (2 greens, 1 red) x 4,3/4,3/4,3/4,4/4,3 = *36 New PR by 3 repsResisted Dips (1 green PPU1) x 10s/9s/8s/7s/7,6 = *81 New PR by 1 repPull Ups x 4s/4s/4s/4,3/3s = *37 New PR by 1 rep Resisted Push ups (1 green PPU1) x 10s/8s/6s/4s/4s = *64 New PR by 16 repsAssisted MU's (2 green, 1 red) x 4s/4s/3s/3s/2s = *30 New PR by 4 reps (over walk up MU's)THEN FELT SO GOOD DID ONE MORE EXTRA 15/15:)Assisted Pull ups to chest (2 red) x 4s/4s/3s/3,2/2s = *31 New PR as it's first time doing it:…