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    Alright guys. Motivate my lazy butt.

    Since I moved back from Seattle, I have grown in many ways - my business has taken off, I've finally started writing in a semi-serious fashion, my love life and social life could not be better.
    The one thing that is definitely flagging is my athletic life. I took about six months off from martial arts of any kind (the longest I have ever gone without fighting mans), and finally got back into it by way of getting into sword stuff. Which while neat, is definitely not nearly as physically demanding as Muay Thai or Sambo. I've gotten involved in a performance art group where I'm doing some dance and gymnastics type stuff, but again, not quite the same.
    I've been trying to go the gym and lift to fill the gap, but keep running into the problem of I Just Don't Wanna. I'm getting lazy. I lift *maybe* once a week. I used to be motivated by insecurity - about my looks, about my fighting ability - but sadly maturity has crushed that motivating force. I need a new one.
    My body looks the same, but I am definitely losing my superhuman strength. No more 240 lb ATG squat, that's for sure.
    Recommendations? I've thought about trying out Crossfit or some similar style of classes, with the hopes that will keep me engaged and motivated more. I've thought about getting back into MMA again at my old Ann Arbor gym, which was quite the workout. I dunno. Like so many Americans, I have this vague desire to get Swole as Fuck, but when it comes to actually embarking on that journey, I keep prioritizing other things higher. I feel like if I don't act fast, I'll never realize my dream of weighing more than 165 pounds.
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

    #2
    Read your sig you lazy sack.

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      #3
      What motivates me is the desire to be the strongest man ever, and to become unbeatable in a fight. (Impossible I understand)

      Maybe that can help?

      Why do you train?

      Maybe if you put it in writing it would become more clear.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mister View Post
        What motivates me is the desire to be the strongest man ever, and to become unbeatable in a fight. (Impossible I understand)

        Maybe that can help?

        Why do you train?

        Maybe if you put it in writing it would become more clear.
        Lol! Sounds like me when I was 15. (Also, looks at Mister's style field)

        Try kettlebells out McClaw. They probably won't get you swole as fuck but the workouts are quick and demanding, perfect for a busy schedule or someone who just wants to get the workout over with. There was a recent thread about kbs and one consensus was that you should get qualified instruction before trying it out. I scoff at that, jspeedy needs no instruction! I aquired Pavel's enter the kettlebell book and video but Pavel gives a lot of info. As I said in the other thread Anthony Dilugio has a book that speels out ecaxtly what to do and when, king of like how stronglifts is formatted. If you know the body mechanics behind the big lifts the kb shouldn't be hard to pick up as long as you stick to the basic kb lifts.

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          #5
          Dang! Speedy beat me to it. But I'll jump on with him. Kettlebells, is what I'm into at the moment and the reason may be what you are looking for. I used to lift weights a lot. Benching 405lbs and squatting almost 500. But knee and shoulder injuries made me re-evaluate my workouts. So I got into pushups, pullups, dips, squats...

          I recently started kettlebells and I noticed a few things. One, the workout I get is awesome especially when compared to the time it takes. 10 minutes of swings, and I was ready to puke. Two, it appeals to my masculine desire to throw heavy weight around. Three, if you have experience doing lifts, like Speedy said, you can probably pick up on the technique pretty quick.

          I have Pavell's enter the kettlebell book and Maxwell's book. Plus about a million videos on youtube.
          Combatives training log.

          Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

          Drum thread

          Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

          "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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            #6
            You're aging. You're older than when you started posting on this website. Every day you slack off it becomes that much harder to be the ideal form of who you could have been, if you hadn't.

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              #7
              If you don't sort it out now before it's too late, this could be you:



              Is that what you want?

              IS IT?!
              Train hard, fight easy.

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                #8
                You should get into a literary feud that escalates into a duel at a pre-arranged date.

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                  #9
                  Your wish is my command.

                  '�I am no advocate of passivity,� Coffin Mott said in an 1860 speech. �Quakerism, as I understand it, does not mean quietism. The early Friends were agitators; disturbers of the peace; and were more obnoxious in their day to charges, which are now so freely made, than we are.�'

                  My Glossary: https://www.bullshido.net/forums/sho...d.php?t=129294

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                    #10
                    What do you guys think about having a dedicated subforum for motivation and martial philosophy... not the fortune cookie bullshit, but a section for discussing how to get and/or keep your head in the right place?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Phrost View Post
                      What do you guys think about having a dedicated subforum for motivation and martial philosophy... not the fortune cookie bullshit, but a section for discussing how to get and/or keep your head in the right place?
                      I think fitness memes are usually fortune cookie bullshit, so I'd hope such a subforum wouldn't use them as its cornerstones or OPs.

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                        #12
                        Get out of your car and walk - everywhere. Or bicycle - everywhere.

                        165lbs. God. That takes me back.

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                          #13
                          Whenever I'm feeling out of it, lack of motivation, I look up workout pics, videos, and stuff like that to try to get my head in the right spot. So, I think it is a good idea.

                          A management conference I went to emphasized that you can't motivate someone else. You can only create and environment that allows someone to motivate themselves. So I'm all for creating a motivational environment.
                          Combatives training log.

                          Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

                          Drum thread

                          Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

                          "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Phrost View Post
                            What do you guys think about having a dedicated subforum for motivation and martial philosophy... not the fortune cookie bullshit, but a section for discussing how to get and/or keep your head in the right place?
                            If it gets D A Young to post regularly again, then I'm all for it.
                            Train hard, fight easy.

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                              #15
                              I use good ol' heartbreak as inspiration, despite being healed up and happy it's still a good resource to tap. My ex binned me when I was massively underweight becouse of a tear in my colon. When I was on my feet again and alone I beasted kettles, took up MT again and climbed at work daily amongst running and body weight exercises. At 33 it was kicking my ass but anger fueled me and I'm now in the best condition of my life and her sister wants to sleep with me. So yeah, scratch an old wound but use it.

                              And do kettles...
                              Ne Obliviscaris

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