Monday, March 26, 2007

Gymnastics Tonight... mmm Amber

I had no idea my back was so arched when I did this... note:add to my list of things to fix(took the pic myself so I was in a bit of a rush!

Trained Mike today, working of his deadlift form and appropriate warmup for heavy lifting. I might have another client coming my way, at least everything in my world cant be going wrong!

GYMNASTICS! this is just the conditioning, the fun happens after.
the plan:(aprox 30 mins)
5 mins skipping on spring floor
2x20 V-snaps
2x20' hands only rope climb
2x40 sec superman (this was not named after me, but thanks for thinking that)
25 handstand pops
4 lines of squat long jumps
2x15 ring dips
2x5 skin the cat
10x block ladder rebounds/front tuck
4 lines of bock pushes

Active flexability:
2x10 block kick (front)
2x10 block kick (back)
2x10 block kick (side)
3x10 tramp straddle jumps


"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

"There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay, and I don't ever want to finish second again. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win.

"Every time a football player goes to play his trade he's got to play from the ground up - from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That's O.K. You've got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you've got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.

"Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization - an army, a political party or a business. The principles are the same. The object is to win - to beat the other guy. Maybe that sounds hard or cruel. I don't think it is.

"It is a reality of life that men are competitive and the most competitive games draw the most competitive men. That's why they are there - to compete. To know the rules and objectives when they get in the game. The object is to win fairly, squarely, by the rules - but to win.

"And in truth, I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline and the harsh reality of head to head combat.

"I don't say these things because I believe in the 'brute' nature of man or that men must be brutalized to be combative. I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear - is that moment when he has to work his heart out in a good cause and he's exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."

--Vince Lombardi

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