Forgiven

The overhead squat challenge

Overhead squat: your bodyweight on the bar, as many reps as possible. If you don’t squeeze in a good number of warm up sets first, you’re either super human or an idiot.

KB Squat Press/sled pull/sandbag carry/KB 1-arm snatch. 6 reps/100 feet/clean, 50 feet, clean, 50 feet/ 6 per side. Don’t mess around with this one… GO HEAVY. The current high rep/light weight = ‘workload’ trend needs an alternative. How many times can you get through this in 15 minutes?

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Forgiven

Eric Hoffer once wrote:

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

From classic literature through modern Hollywood, vengeance makes noble more often than forgiveness.  It probably just fleshes out screentime, but spending a lifetime avenging a wrong has made heroes out of more than just Charles Bronson.

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A case could be made, though, that the revenge route is the easier path, the lesser challenge compared to forgiveness. So the eternal ethics question is: who is stronger? The person who successfully avenges or the person who successfully forgives?


Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me

– Robert Frost

Yes, I see the irony of this post after the rant of my last post. Perhaps I’d rather not follow the path of Count Ugolino having to perpetually gnaw on Archbishop Ubaldini’s head. The Inferno (canto XXXIII) documents what dying with eternal hatred will bring you. How bad would it suck being frozen in the final circles of hell with the entire Raider Nation chewing on my noggin for all eternity?

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