Heavy Lift: Goodmornings. Be heavy, but be cautious. Form trumps load!
Combo Catch o’ the Day: Aristotle.
How great is life when there are still surprises daily for our enjoyment and wonder. Bodytribe is a strength Dojo for the folks who have to work hard for their superhero status. We’ve got some naturally gifted folk, to be sure; folks to inspire and motivate us kinda average, darn-my-less-than-uber-parents-for-my-struggling-genetics sort of people. But many of us, with a big finger pointed directly at my own chest, didn’t ace the presidential fitness tests in school (hey, someone needs to form the big hump in the middle of the bell curve) and would be lumped among the statistical category at any corporate gym as simply “paying member,” with no fanfare or possibility of ever making it into any of their promotional literature.
So let this be my big thank you to my fellow ‘average’ folks who constantly blow me away with the effort, sweat and sometimes blood they leave on the platform. Upon my exit every day (“Thank you for keeping me humble and strong”) I have a new batch of memories of greatly satisfying accomplishments of our tribe. From gut-busting max effort attempts to lung-searing combo speeds, I find constant inspiration in your successes.
Inspirations, part deux:
I dig animals. A lot. I won’t eat them, I will feed them, and Bodytribe, mostly through the efforts of Trainer Allyson, has now matched homeless kitties with folks with big hearts 21 times. The most recent love connection brought Jade (above) together with Sara and Dana. Jade was found wondering the streets, skinny and pregnant. She eventually took over Bodytribe, enchanting Jack and Chewy and anyone who was stupid enough to get within 10 feet of her. She is now fixed, healthy and fully sheltered Thank you, Sara and Dana, for accepting that little darling into your house and hearts.
But we have another one, thanks to Bodytribe member Darby, who decided that a homeless 2-month old kitten needed a better situation. I can see where people might enjoy hunting and killing stuff, since it is a simpler path to turn off a heart than on, and lawd knows we like shit simple. Meanwhile the trickier path of preserving and respecting life might find someone who is willing to take in this little guy…
On a similar note, local artists and activist Nicole Fox, with help from friends (including husband Mark, who’s art has been featured on Bodytribe walls many times) will be hosting a Prop 2 party, bringing awareness, and hopefully change, to the conditions of animals raised for slaughter/food.
Come support the animals and hang out with us for the night. You can meet the newest little booger who is trying to hop on computer as I type this.
Other upcoming events
This weekend Greg Everett, author of the comprehensive weightlifting tome Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, will be teaching a two-day workshop in Chico at Robb Wolf’s gym, CrossFit NorCal.
UPA powerlifting meet here in Sac. The Super Training Team, led by mighty man Mark Bell, will be hosting a push/pull meet at their gym inside Midtown Strength and Conditioning, Saturday, October 25th. Email Mark at email@example.com for more info.
and of course…
CREATING THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE.
MMA conditioning addressing the 5 elements. Read more here.