No matter what the conditions are you should still go after it. This is true in your training and in life. It's not always going to be 70 degrees and sunny. The road may not always be smooth. You may not feel 100%. That is the time to really step up and do the things that need to be done.
Our troops do this all the time. Special forces train in unpleasant conditions because they know that when the time comes for action it won't be pleasant. They condition themselves for bad conditions. They get physically and mentally stronger. They understand that getting comfortable being uncomfortable is a necessity for success.
What will you do to get conditioned with any condition? What will you do out of your comfort zone to get stronger?
Will you just do whats comfortable and never grow? Will you not take the chance and stay in your nice warm house of comfort?
Get out and get conditioned. Rise up to the challenge and get stronger!
When I get up in the morning I'm ready to attack my day. I look at my schedule and prepare for my clients and other things that are on agenda. If I have time I check facebook to see what people are up to.
I often come across a lot of inspiring and motivating things. Sometimes they are bad things, like fml, that motivate me to inspire others not to be negative. Sometimes they are positive messages that pump me up even more to smack my day around.
Early this morning I saw the following video. It was posted by my new friend Christopher Reed who is the owner of Empire Fitness in Toronto, Canada. Check it out. I couldn't at the time, but I wanted to go find the heaviest object I could and lift it over my head. With good technique of course. If you don't find the urge to swing a sedge hammer after watching this than you need to check your pulse. You might be dead!
So now I'm ready to go but it was still a while before I could train so I used this motivation to push my clients harder.
So right before I trained I checked my YouTube. I subscribe to a few different channels for fitness and motivation. I was reminded of this next guy when I was reading Zach Even-Esh's blog one day. I liked this guys energy and attitude so much I had to subscribe. He is also my favorite WWF (that's what it was when I watched it) WWE wrestler of all time. He definitely speaks how he feels. He is PASSIONATE! The message he was spitting out drives me every day. I was ready to hit my session with aggression and I did!
What things inspire and motivate you? Where do you draw for that extra thing that makes you say "let's go world! I got this!"
Drop a comment below. I would love to find more places to draw upon.
Thanks for reading and thanks for the new sources of inspiration and motivation.
I haven't PRed in a while. Yesterday I hit a new deadlift PR. 405lb 2 rep max. It isn't as much as some people can do but it is a PR. More importantly it is getting my closer to my goal of 450lb 1 rep max.
This all didn't happen over night. I'm training to it. I'm not just going at it adding weight. I have a plan. I have a program.
That is what you need to succeed. This is true in lifting and in life. Set your goals or PRs. Program / plan a way to reach them.
You will have struggles along the way. You might have to adjust the plan. You might be a little off in your planning. Ultimately you will be a lot off without a plan or a program.
If you are not sure where to start look for people who have accomplished what you are trying to do. Look for those people who consistently break PRs. Study what the do. Find out who they learned from. Take that knowledge and mold your plan. Learn the program. Be flexible but don't give up.
Once again it is Wednesday and that means it is time for the Triple W, the Wednesday Weekly Warrior.
As most of you know this goes to a person who trains with me and kicks ass.
No quit! They work hard and don't complain (much).
This week the Triple W goes to a person who has been training with me for about 3 years. She had a baby not so long ago and trained with me during her pregnancy. She trained just about right up until the birth of her baby girl.
She took some time off but now she is kicking butt and taking names. Each session I challenge her and she knocks them out. She is a great Mom and she also has a really cool dog named Boots.
This week the Wednesday Weekly Warrior is Lisa!
Congrats and keep kicking ass!!!
Rock n Roll
about your Monday? Why do so many people hate Monday? Is it because their jobs really suck? Is it because they get treated like shit by their boss? Is it because they get in trouble in school? Is it because they don't do their homework or their homework is too hard? Is it because they have an extremely hard job and don't make enough money doing it? Is it because they have to do the dishes and clean the house and take care of the kids? Is it because Monday reminds them they have to do the 4 letter word of work?
Or Is it because they are terminally ill with cancer and Monday is hospice day? Is it because Monday means chemo day? Is it because Monday is the day your platoon gets sent into the middle of full combat?
Hey, I will never say you can't complain. It is your right as a human to complain. I also believe it is your duty to do as much as possible to fix what you are complaining about. The second group I refer to has more of a right to complain about their Monday but I bet the majority of them don't. The fight their disease. They fight for our FREEDOM. They FIGHT to make a CHANGE!
When you think your Monday sucks it better really suck. It better be so out of control it validates you saying it sucks. Your pain on Monday better be worth every bit of energy it took to say it or post it.
When you think it sucks think of people who fight everyday to survive. Think about people like Terry Fox. This man could have said his life sucked but instead he ran across Canada with 1 LEG!! Check out his story here.
Make Monday your best day. Make Monday the day you look forward to all week. Re program that "I hate Monday" into "I love Monday!" Monday is the day to start making your week happen. Monday is the day you start changing your world. Because you are lucky to have MONDAY.
MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
Rock n Roll
Thanks so much for being part of the movement to change FML to something positive. You were all very creative. I am glad to know there are people out there staying positive. Keep moving forward and know that you control your life. You make the decisions. If you don't like the outcomes then make a new decision and change! Don't say F My Life.
I know the people that participated won't.
Here are the FML sayings that I was sent. Some might repeat. Some are silly. Some really drive home a point of optimism and getting stronger.
free my leash
focus mastering life
feet, mud lusting
Farther Mileage Logged
Found My Love
Flex Muscles Lifting
Few Motivate Lots
Former Mushy Loafer
Fanatic Maltese Lover (my wife had this one about our dog - Gus)
This one is a warning to all men. Don't "Fart Making Love".
Forever more lessons
Find more love
For my love
Forgot my lunch
Forever mastering life
Fun making love
For Mom's love
Five minutes left
Forgive my lust
Found my love
Four minutes longer
Foul mouth language
Fat mans Lincoln (LOL)
Fat momma's legs (LOL)
Fulfill My Life
Fulfill My Legacy
For My Life
Flip My Life
Finish My Life
Free My Life
Fulfil My Life
Fulfil Master Life
Forever Maintain Loyalty
Forever Making Laughter
Forgive My Laziness
Focus (on) More Learning
Finish My Lager
Finished Many Lunges…haha
Fruits (of) My Labor
Feel Motivated Living
Feel Most Lucky
Facing My Limitations
Facing my Limits
Facing Mental Limitations
Free my Life
Fitness makes longevity
Flexability- Motivation- Longevity
Further motivate life
Finding more laughter
Fortitude Makes Legends
Forged my links
Forget my losses
Forever motivate life
Face more levels
Far more life
Focus more love
Fear more lessons
Far more land
Focus more life
Fostering Motivated Lifestyles
For my life
Fuel My Liver
Forget My Limitations
Far More Learning
Far More Living
Free My Life
Fitness Motivates Life
For More Life
Future Motivators Lives
was the best social media event I have been able to be a part of so far. More stuff coming. Thanks again and enjoy life. Or as someone put it:
Fully Maximize Life
Rock n Roll
Wednesday Weekly Warrior. This goes to someone who trains hard every time out. They push themselves to go to the next level. They focus on what needs to be done and do it.
They also are awesome at being human beings. They work hard out of the gym with their lives. They take care of their families and others. They inspire and motivate others to do better than they think they can.
This week the Triple W goes to a well deserving woman. She has a strong family. They train together and support each other.
She and her husband have 2 great daughters who are lucky to have them as parents. She also is a talented hair stylist if anyone needs their hair done.
Congrats to Jenny from the Block aka Jenny Jenny aka 867-5309!
You are this weeks Wednesday Weekly Warrior!!
Rock n Roll
After I posted my disgust for the use of FML on facebook it got about 50 likes. This might not be much for some but it was my highest like total ever.
I decided since most of you agreewith my statement, I would have a little contest. I want to see how many sayings you can come up with for FML. KEEP IT POSITIVE!!!!!
I said Fixed or Fixing My Life. My client said Follow My Lead. (Awesome Brian Z.)
So here it is . Come up with as my as you can. Email them to me. 1 EMAIL ONLY!!! I do not have time to go through a tons of emails from everyone. Think hard. Write them down and send 1 final email!!!! Daryl@pushpullrunjump.com
Video messages are welcome and will get extra attention.
First place will get a PPRJ TLAW Tshirt and 3 personalized video workouts as explained in the video.
Second place will get a PPRJ TLAW Tshirt.
Contest deadline Friday 1/6/12 11:59pm.
Please be as creative as possible and as POSITIVE as possible.
I'm tired of seeing posts on Facebook and other media outlets saying FML. I believe people mean Fuck My Life when they write it. If you have time and access to a computer, or smart phone, to write this how Fucked really is your life? Are you on the streets? Are you starving? Are you not loved by family? Where you eaten by bears and only have fingers that can type FML?
My point is, YES Shit happens! Some Shit is worse than others. Things happen to me that are bad. Should I shout out Fuck My Life? Should I tell the universe "You Win! I quit! You really Fucked me?".
Or do I take control and say Fixed My Life!!!
I'm taking control. I have the ability. I have the tools. I have the drive. If you don't then find them!!!!
When life breaks down I will FIX it.
Don't put that defeatist attitude into the world. Take it on.
Yes you can vent. Yes it's ok to have a bad day. But it's not ok to wallow in it. It's not ok to whine and not do anything to FIX it.
Take your little moment then find a way to FIX what the problem is. Some things you can't FIX totally but you can find a way to move on without saying Fuck My Life.
FML = FIXED MY LIFE
Rock n Roll
Here are only a few of the exercises I did on my lower body rep day. The camera cuts off on my set of double kettlebell clean and squats. How are you getting physically stronger? Take action and get it done!!!!
Thanks for the great 2011. A lot of outstanding things happened the past year. I got to meet so many amazing people. These people I get to work with or for and learn from. All of my clients have done such great work. They have made tremendous strides to becoming the STRONGEST all around people they can be.
I have had the honor the past year to meet some amazing people that I admire in the fitness business. I have met the great Underground Strength Coach Zach Even-Esh. He has inspired so many to become STRONGER in the gym as well as in their business and personal lives. I would recommend checking out his information to anyone who wants to better themselves.
I also had the honor in 2011 to meet and eventually work for the Jim Milkowski (aka The Milkman) and Mike Stehle (aka Uncle Mike). These two men are also great coaches and business men. They have two awesome facilities at the Jersey Shore (the real Jersey Shore not MTV's mockery). They provide an environment where everyone from the beginner to the Olympic athlete can get an outstanding ass kicking training session while they are right next to each other. It is exactly like the kind of place I will be opening so I can spread the STRENGTH that needs to be out there in the world. Please check out the Training Room.
Two other terrific strength coaches I had the honor to meet this past year were Sincere Hogan and Christopher Reed. Both of these gentlemen have created fitness empires that also inspire and motivate so many to achieve that which some see as impossible. These fellows know that impossible = I'M POSSIBLE!!
I know I will meet many more people who inspire and motivate me. I plan on and will do so much more to educate my self and keep getting STRONGER physically, mentally, and spiritually. We all just need to keep moving forward and remember we are in this together. You just need to keep your head up. When your head is down you will lose balance and fall down. If you don't believe me try to do a Turkish get up and look down. Then try it looking up at the bell. Tell me what way worked better.
Here is my first new thing in the new year for you. After many have asked I am finally able to offer PPRJ t-shirst. The shirts are to the left of this post. Please not I will only ship shirts once a week so please be patient while waiting for this awesome piece of attire.
Rock n Roll