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Sunday (7.28.13)- Mind
The following mini-documentary chronicles the story of Scott, a man born with cerebral palsy, who chose not to let his condition define who he was as a person. His unshakable willpower and determination are a reminder to us all that we should be thankful for those gifts which we do have and we should seek to use those gifts to the best of our ability.
Sunday (7.21.13)– Physical Rest Day/ Mindfulness Work
I’ve decided to change the description of Sunday’s MWOD aka “Mental Workout of the Day” to “Mindfulness Work.” What is mindfulness? In a nutshell, it is being constantly aware of your surroundings, your current state, your thought process, and your motivations. It’s easy to get lost in the repetitive flow of day to day to life and, if we aren’t careful, we can end up in a semi-robotic, thoughtless state. Being mindful means asking yourself “What am I doing right now?” “Is this adding value to my life?” “Why I am doing this right now?” This practice us step back and think about the larger issues of life more consistently.
Today’s emphasis is on gratitude— often, we may focus on those negative aspects of our life when there are so many positives staring us right in the face. The following video is very powerful– a deaf woman, with the help of technology hears herself for the first time and is so overwhelmed she can’t contain her emotions. Hopefully, this will make you remember the things in your life you are grateful for! Strive to be swole of body, swole of mind, and swole of heart.
This Friday’s BROADSWOD is named for the infamously hot model/human being, Kate Upton. Having graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition twice, she’s established herself as one of the premier smokeshows of our day and age. However, her talent extends beyond her looks–she’s also an award winning dancer. Search for “Kate Upton Cat Daddy” on Youtube and see for yourself.
Exclusive! Exclusive! Kate eloquently takes us through her (clearly super effective) workout routine. (a bit NSFW)
This workout is very similar to the “Prometheus” GODSWOD done on 6.23.13; this time Kettlebell swings are subbed for the SDHP’s and DU’s. Push yourself to the max limitations here- never give up, never surrender.
Here’s a pretty awesome training montage of two guys, Dan Green and Eric Spoto, who recently broke powerlifting world records for the raw total and raw bench categories respectively.
Same swole song, different verse. Hit this bodybuilding workout hard on the second week of the ‘micro-cycle’, amp the weights up by 5-10 lbs each. Maintain your form, feel that deluge of blood in your muscleveins (one word, it’s a real word).
Make some time to watch “Pumping Iron”– an hour and a half documentary chronicling bodybuilding in the glory days of the 1970’s.Arnold is the star of the show, providing entertainment, inspiration, and hilarity.
This BROADSWOAD is named for the quintessential romcom brunette, Natalie Portman. Her stunning performance and unparalleled beauty as Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I made it clear she was there to stay in the Hollywood spotlight. Her performance in Black Swan is probably one of the greatest in the history of film, especially that one scene with Mila Kunis.
Natalie’s apperance on “Between Two Ferns” is a classic: