I just wanted to address a really pervasive myth about (physical) strength. If you ask most people about physical strength, they will likely think of the ability to move large, heavy objects. Don’t get me wrong, that is part of it. But I have never been a fan of lifting weights, and I am NOT digging at those who do. When people ask me why I do not life weights, I tell them the truth,” Weights are heavy!” That is my honest answer.
That is NOT to say that I am physically weak. I personally equate physical strength as the part of an integrated whole. I think of strength as the ability to move your body in any way that you want, and to sustain any type of motion, or stillness that you can think of. What that means is that while I am 180# at 6 feet, my bench-press is NOT that impressive. How do I know? Because I don’t have a clue as to how much I can actually bench press. I DON’T do bench presses. I look for the ability to maintain and sustain certain postures and body position. Along with Chuan Fit, I love to do stuff like see how long I can hold a plank ( not long enough ) and how long I can maintain a handstand position without falling.
I am pretty lean naturally, and I do NOT need to injure my wrists by trying to prove a manhood point on the bench press. I will measure my fitness with Chuan Fit and push-ups, thank you very much. It seems that in today’s Cross-Fitting, Iron-Addicted, ” MORE IS BETTER” trends, that people use iron on bars to determine how strong they are. That is one way to measure progress to be sure, but not the only way.
Stick with your Chuan Fit and body weight exercises folks. It is less dangerous, and less impacting on the joints. Your body is a perfect machine, we just have to use it perfectly. On that note, have a good day, I am going to go do a handstand!
Just a short one today folks: Don’t focus too much on what you have today, focus on what you want for tomorrow.
Hello good people,
I just wanted to reach out and remind you of something that we often forget. Our path of health and wellness is NOT one that we WIN. We are making sure that we do not LOSE. We are all in the mindset of health and PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE. Just like you do not wait until you are thirsty to dig a well, we do not wait until we are sick to make changes in our life. This is not about having a summer body or anything like that. We are about being as healthy as possible from the cradle to the grave. With that in mind, you guys are awesome, keep up the good work! I will see you soon.
Just a quick tip for getting rid of soreness. Works great for Chuan Fit and everything else really. Here you go! Take a paper cup, and fill it with water. Put it in the freezer until frozen. Then peel off the top of the cup and apply the ice directly to your sore parts. That way you won’t get cut by jagged pieces of ice. Better than frozen peas and carrots I tell you.
This is NOT a put-down session. I just want to be real with you, and see if we can get to the bottom of this thing together. Many people WANT to change at least one thing about themselves: Weight, Family Status, Financial Status etc. This is totally understandable, and I support you in whatever positive changes you want to make in life. I just hope that you are making these changes based on YOUR decisions and not societal pressure.
There is a popular theory, that people only stop doing things to either 1-Increase Pleasure, and 2-Decrease Pain. I am not sure that I entirely agree with that, but there enough truth in it for me to speak on it. I think that people often struggle with their fitness goals because they focus on Pain as opposed to Pleasure. If you think that working out is exhausting and there is more Pain Than Pleasure, let me help you out a little. The pain that you may feel when working out is nothing like the PAIN that you will feel in later life if your muscles atrophy and your spine compresses.
Chuan Fit is Music, Movement, and most of all, FUN! Let’s focus on the pleasure in that.