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The Reality of “What Is”

There is no “ideal” to be sought and obtained. No future to be lived for. Hope postpones the actual. Hope delays life. Pursuit of the ideal is a vain struggle, a gratifying self-deception.

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Lifestyle: Movement . Nutrition. Longevity . Performance

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Endure: life, pt. 1

ENDURE This is uncomfortable. This is discomfort. Should I stop? Apply this to any and all scenarios, respond appropriately and continue onward.  How many times have I wanted to quit? Many. And quit I have. Ask: do I grow in the unknown, or cease in the familiar? One would think that a successful response would […]

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Nutrition: The Power of Intent (pt 2)

When you understand, it is always at once. When you don’t, it is always postponed. Day in and day out I pushed my body. I lifted, pressed, pushed, pulled, squatted, stepped, lunged, ran, pedaled, and stretched with a feverish desire to create the body I longed to inhabit. Yet, after these sessions what I placed […]

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Freespace: a Necessity in a World Defined by Parameters

The clearer we are about what we want and what may be our abiding passion, the easier it is to chart our own course. Search. Seek. Experience. Desire. You want x, therefore you do y. With fitness, what follows is often a prescription. You’ve been trained to think the formulaic answer is the way. A […]

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Hardship

I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Deep mental, systemic fatigue gripped me. My physical body seemed ready, though readiness is often an assumption proved false shortly after setting out. Stomach issues. What’s the cause? Nutrition? Water quality? Stress? A combination? I’m going to chalk it up to too much sugar, carbs, etc. This has happened […]

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A Skyward Journey

Focus. Tune in. Tune out. Intention. Know the objective, disregard all else. Trust. You are always in the right place at the right time. Simplicity. It’s enough. Completion. Set the target. Get there. Presence. This is what you want, this is what you get. Persist > Resist. Life wants you to assume the role, and […]

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Fire. Aim. Ready.

Search out the most prominent target possible and sling your boldest shot. –– Robert Greene How many days until ________ ? The countdown to the deadline, test, event, or similar monumental target is the ultimate form of accountability. Each day, in some way: mental / physical / task-productivity, focus, etc. prepares you for what is […]

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Presence + Focus = Awareness

Presence + Focus = Awareness Work through it. If I am able to conceive of it, or another is capable of doing it, it can be completed. I feel it is equally important to repeat the act/challenge. To do once does not equate to skill or competence. Many have completed immense tasks through sheer will […]

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Strength:

Preparation is More Profitable than Reparation Lifting – Calisthenics – Repetition – Resistance – Tension When done right, controlled, quality movements alter our physique. Moving through a full range of motion properly flexes each muscle and strengthens the body. When done incorrectly, mindlessly, injury, imbalance, and poor biomechanics develop. Refrain from chasing fatigue. Elevated HR […]