Evergrey.

For one to be right, does it mean that someone else has to be wrong? Is every action relative? Or is there an absolute distinction between good and bad?

Some would have you believe that there is a universal truth, that good is intrinsic and not comparative. Yet these are often the people who criticize those who are “not on their moral compass”. How can they be so sure of their judgment and righteousness? Are they really “correct” or are they merely less mistaken? There is a subtle distinction between the two.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, fuck you.

The squat begins at the rack, or the squat stands, whichever is available. The rack height should be set so that the bar in the rack is at about the level of the trainee’s sternum, right in the middle. Many will perceive this as too low, but explain that it’s better to be a little low with the bar out of the rack than have to tiptoe back into the rack with a heavy weight. 

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Dreams.

Last night I dreamt that my dog died and we got another one that looked and behaved just like it but it was different.

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Fights.

What the hell man. I just saw this massive, massive battle between a lizard and a huge grasshopper (around finger length) on my window. The lizard was making some squeaky noises and managed to get a bite on one of the legs but then the grasshopper just flew off to the trees. Some national geographic shit indeed.

Oh well, this reminds me of something I saw recently.

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What time is it?

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Oh.

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Oh shit.

Now for some more…

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The Camel Spider. Apparently these things will aggressively chase after your shadow and emit high pitched screams.

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I’m never going within 10000 miles of Iraq. Ever.

Now, lets learn how to teach the movement.

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The good will out.

A wise man once said, “the perfect present is dependent on the acceptance of the past and the uncertainty of the future.” (This may or may not have come from Casey)

 miyagii.jpgmiyagii.jpgDo we only treasure that which is fragile and impermanent? Isn’t it sad when you think back of all the good times you had, only to realise that they are gone? Worst of all, isn’t it sadder that this makes you forget about the present, however amazing it may be itself? 

I think life is about wanting what you have, and that getting what you want is often overrated. We truly have all that we could ever ask for, however hard it may be to realise that. This doesn’t mean that we should be complacent though. There has to be a balance between being content with what you are, and striving to become your best self. Some fall into the extremes of these two spectrums. They are either too critical of themselves, or arrogant to the point of delusion. Moral of the story? Mr Miyagi was right after all: Life is indeed all about balance.

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There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, pyschological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning as the correctly performed full squat. In the absence of an injury that prevents their being performed at all, everyone that lifts weights should learn to do them correctly.

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A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a dog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert Heinlein

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