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Life is unpredictable, you never know what each day holds.

Many years ago, my Sensei taught me to expect the unexpected. That has served me well over the years. Any time I forgot this there always seemed to be a hard lesson to refresh my memory.

He also taught me a simple strategy for fighting: set up a pattern, then break it suddenly.

Don’t let your moves become predictable.

The same thing applies to life, you see pattern being repeated day after day and live it on “auto pilot”.

If you are always expecting each day to be the same, you will be totally off guard when something radically different happens.

If someone attacks you, you can’t say, “Wait while I warm up, then we’ll fight.” It is happening  whether you are ready or not.

Josh Bryant talks about being “gas station ready” and that’s good advice.

Training and testing are greatly influenced by your state of mind. The power of the mind is incredible!

Like I posted a while ago, “Stay ready and you won’t have to get ready.”

Fiercely focused action will help you do that.

Get an aggressive training mindset and go do what Zach said.2019-04-03 06.13.15

general warm up (10 minutes)

clock push ups x twice around the clock

windshield wipers x 20 reps

chimp walks x 100 feet

pause super mans x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

close grip floor press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

close grip floor press x 7-7-7-7

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

wide grip recline bar rows x 12 reps

Neuro grip push ups x 12 reps

seated L sit pull ups x 4 reps

If you have ever been injured badly  or seriously ill and survived you are very blessed.

If you are able to train again you are doubly blessed!

Here’s a good example

general warm up (10 minutes)

elevated push ups x 15 reps

resistance pull a parts x 100 reps

seated pause  resistance band rows x 10 reps

sandbag shouldering x 10/10 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

concrete slab carry set up and practice

strength (20 minutes)

concrete slab carry x 50 feet x 1-1-1-1

conditioning/accessory work (3 rounds)

standing tire twists x 10 reps

dumbbell pull overs x 10 reps

general warm up (10 minutes)

push ups x 30 reps

Battling Ropes side winders x 50 reps

Power Wheel roll outs x 10 reps

double club flys x 15 reps

specific warm up (5 minutes)

bench press set up and light practice

strength (20 minutes)

bench press x 8-8-8-8 reps

conditioning/accessory work (2 rounds)

tri-set tricep complex x 3

thick rope grappler rows x 10 reps

Neuro-Grip push ups x 10 reps

Fill in the blanks–

  1. live a long and meaningful life
  2. die anyway

Cynics, skeptics, and negative people like to dwell on answer 2. They love to tell people that all their efforts to be healthy  and their self-discipline are pointless wastes of time.

The stories still circle around and around about the person who “they say” smoked like a chimney, drank a lot of booze and lived to 100 years old.

My choice is answer 1, to live a long and meaningful life. Answer 2 is inevitable for every person (unless the LORD returns first and gets us off this planet).

I recently said, “Life is short, why make it miserable too?”

So stick to your discipline and healthy habits. It is worth the effort in order to have a wonderful life full of rich and treasured memories.

“This is the day the LORD has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it.”