Most people tend to believe that “cardio” is synonymous
with marathon-like workout sessions of low intensity
While this IS one form of cardio, and a very good one
indeed… it’s not the only game in town.
In fact, ANYTHING that gets your heart thumping like
the “epic drop” in a dubstep track is truly cardio.
For example, yesterday I had to pleasure to meet and
train with “Kali Muscle”, he’s the guy who plays the
happy bodybuilder in this popular Geico commercial.
Obviously the dude is ripped. And you don’t get ripped
without doing cardio.
But after only 5 reps of an exercise which taps every
single muscle in your body, while using heavy weights…
he and I were sucking wind.
It’s this kind of exercise, and workout, that we call
It requires that you go “balls to the wall”, using every
ounce of energy that you can produce for about 60 to
90 seconds, and recovering fully before doing the next
Like I said though… this is only one of several types of
cardio exercise, which if added to your current training
program properly might improve your gains.
Try adding an exercise like “Thrusters”(squat push-press)
or anything with Kettlebells which uses all your muscles
at one time, to your workout to reap the benefits of
More about this tomorrow (and videos of Kali and I
training will be up in a few days too)
Hey, I’m getting ready to head out to my gym for the
first “Strength Camp Performance Clinic” at the new
It will be two days of lifting, learning and laughter.
Today we’ll be learning about muscle viruses, corrective
stretching, plyo progression, jumping, sprinting, deadlifts,
primal patterns and of course… breathing into your balls.
Tomorrow we’ll be lifting stones, flipping tires, farmer’s
walk, prowler, yoke and… puke.
Afterwards we’ll be chowing down on some BBQ and
beer (yup… beer). Hard work and good times go hand
If you wanna follow along with us you can subscribe
to my Instagram, where I will be posting random pics.
I’ll be tagging the pics with #strengthcampclinic for you
to find the pics easier.
Of you can follow on Facebook, where the Instagram
pics are also republished.
Finally, we’ll be posting a TON of videos from the clinic
over on YouTube next week. So make sure you’re
subscribed over there too.
I don’t watch any TV at all…. like, not even a little bit.
There is a TV in my house, and my children will watch
movies on Netfix from time to time… but Colleen and I
never even catch a glimpse of an adult program on it.
Anyway, when I was in college I did enjoy watching
WWE Wrestling on Monday nights. But the only
reason I watched was to see what one character, The
Rock, would have to say that evening.
Amongst the best of all his arrogant catch phrases was
“Know your role, and SHUT YOUR MOUTH!”
It would seem that only an angry and arrogant dictator
would spew such a statement in the face of an associate.
But the fact is that this very statement is imbued with
tremendous wisdom about the nature of life.
To “know your role” and then “shut your mouth” and
just DO IT, is to live with clarity and confidence.
In the East they call this your “Dharma”.
A person who lives by their Dharma “chooses to live in
conformity with their natural predisposition or choice
This principle is conformed to REGARDLESS of what
you might think or feel at the present moment. Once
the choice has been made… you just “shut your mouth”
and fulfill your obligations to it.
If you are a volunteer soldier who has dedicated his life
to protecting the interests of your country, you are to
“kill and be killed”, regardless of whether you feel like
it or not.
You are a soldier… your Dharma is to kill.
Know your role, shut your mouth… and pull the trigger!
If you are a salesperson, your job is to close the sale.
Shut your mouth, and do it.
If you are a student, your job is to study and pass the test.
Shut your mouth, and do it.
If you are a bodybuilder, your job is to train and diet.
Shut your mouth, and do it.
Whatever your personal nature, or choice in activity,
once you have chosen to honor it… just do it.
Of course, this is just one life philosophy… and you might
not agree with it, but you can not deny the power in its
There is nothing that brings more clarity and focus to the
decision making process, that to “Know Your Role” and
act in accordance with it.
Even though I’ve created almost 1,000 YouTube videos
myself, I don’t really spend much time watching videos.
There is one old dude that I do enjoy watching though,
his name is CT Fletcher and you can see his channel
He’s got this one video where he begins rattling off a
succession of typical excuses he hears from people at
After each excuse mimic he crudely asserts, “It’s still
your mother****ing set!”
Its one of the most hilarious and visceral monologues
I’ve ever seen!
Anyway, beneath the rugged exterior of this sentiment
is the deep and profound wisdom of a Universal
This is… “Do what you have to do, weather you FEEL
like it or not!”
When you set a goal to get back into shape after 20
years of building your business, raising your family,
climbing the corporate ladder or plain old laziness…
…you are not only fighting against the resistance of
a weakened body, you are also fighting the mental
resistance of deeply engrained habits, BAD habits.
You will make all kinds of excuses that allow you to
fall back into these bad habits. You will bullshit
yourself with all types of rationalization and theories.
But the bottom line is this…
Once you have set out to do a thing, and it comes time
to do it… shut your brain, shut your mouth and just do
your “mother****ing” set!”