Monthly Archives: May 2012

Make Savage the Body…part 1

Ok, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, wow this blogging thing is NOT easy to do. Trying to find the time to write, as well as think of  an interesting topic is well…. not even remotely easy! Which leads me to my next post here, Make Savage the Body…

Now anyone who has gone to the gym with me knows I am a bit unorthodox, (though insane is a word my wife would probably use) I am pretty stong for my size, and love pushing my body in ways that most would think are draconian. Once upon a time I used to favor the old stand by.. Certain body parts several times a week, isolation routines that at the time made me feel pumped up but ultimately lead to boredom. Like smack myself in the head boredom

I'm so happy I'm confused!!!....

So depending on what season it was I’d either go hiking…

On our first ever quest to hunt down skunk ape! or beer... OR BOTH!!!

Climbing…

I swear the trail goes this way!

Or Martial Arts…

Me (on the left) practicing Muay Thai against a vanilla gorilla...

Black Test test squaring off againstTHE TOUGHEST Texas gentleman I have ever met...

In all of these endeavours I always strive to be the best. The fastest, strongest, meanest, smartest… Because lets all admit it, we all at one time have had our heroes, people we all aspire to be like. While for my wife it was Jane Goodall, being a boy it was comic book characters. While my brother and friends had Spiderman and Superman, my heroes were a bit different.

Obvious...

Very obvious...

Not so obvious unless you are a fan-boy like me...

Yeah I’m a nerd and proud of it… Thing is, it plays well into the concept of make savage your body. Batman, The Punisher and Grendel did not have super powers, not speed nor strength, nothing. These guys pushed themselves and became the very best at what they did and that fascinated me as a young boy. That they relied solely on their own prowess, they trained harder longer and more intensely than their peers. That is what I mean by Make Savage the Body. I push myself to extremes so that now my norm is considered extreme by those around me, and it hasn’t always been in a gym either. I have trained with top ranked fighters. Learned power-lifting from what I believe may have been a shaved Russian Bear, done survival training with Navy Seals, Army Rangers and Marines. All of these people have given me the push, the drive, the desire to take my body to the limit of what is can do. Have there been, and still remain problems. Yeah sure. I can’t always get to the gym. I don’t always have the partner to push me when I need it, and worst of all I am a terrible foodie and alcohol connoissuer and that more than anything has me still looking kind of like the love child between the Micheline Man, and the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man…

Please send beer and bacon or I will explode!!!

The idea I guess, is to do your best to stay the course in your endeavours, work hard on your body cause its the only one you have, unless of course you are a serial killer and have a bunch of parts stored around, cause in that case I guess you’ve got back up parts. For the rest of you I urge you get up off the couch. Put down the triple bypass bacon burger (or give it to me! Yummmmm!!) and find your inner inspiration and go try to make it real. Whats the worst that can happen you get hurt and end up on the couch with some ice cream and a wicked scar?

Next.. Obstacle racing, mud runs, work and kids…

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