Tuesday night marked Sebastian and Mary Catherine’s last “official” class with CFDC. Where are they moving to? Well, technically it’s only across the river to Arlington, but in reality, the two sides of the Potomac River seem 100’s of miles when dealing with traffic. As such, we bid them a fond farewell with one hell of a workout:
Everyone was given roughly ten minutes to find a working weight for OHS, with multiple people to a bar. Bars were first come, first serve during the workout however – i.e., first ones in the door got to hit the bars first. After that, it was just keep grinding away:
Sebastian and MC will definitely be missed. Fret not though, as they will be moving into an apartment literally across the street from our friends at Potomac CF and won’t be abandoned to the wilds of globo-gymdom. However, as a reminder of where they started, we had new CFDC t-shirts to unveil:
Awesome job by everyone pushing through what was definitely a long, tough workout. Don’t become strangers, MC and Sebastian!
One of Balance’s own, trainer Mike McNiff (pictured above), who is an accomplished strong man competitor (and who, most of you may know, is currently working his way back from a disastrous double-knee blow out), has recently co-written a book focusing on the interaction of proprioception/kinesthetic awareness and a healthy, active body:
The book is available for download in an electronic format for $7.00. You can click the picture above, or simply click HERE.
We recently discussed the interaction of warm-ups and proprioception/kinesthetic awareness. What exactly are proprioception and kinesthetic awareness? The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they actually mean two separate things. Proprioception is an inner sense (the central nervous system) while kinesthetic awareness is an external sense (the body in space and time). Yet, the two are inseparable, working together and impacting each other. Thus, a deficiency in one equals a deficiency in both.
Here’s an excerpt from the book (a few more are available at the link provided above):
“This book is about becoming bulletproof. I guess this is a good time to explain what I mean when I say bulletproof. I believe the body should be capable of doing anything without limitations. I believe we should be able to run, jump and play without sustaining nagging injuries or acquiring other “movement issues.” I believe the body is made to be powerful, durable and resilient. And, I believe when we are 70 years old, the body should still have all of these qualities. Simply put, in my mind being bulletproof means having a healthy body that allows us to enjoy life well into our golden years. It means having a body free from pain, restrictions and limitations…“
Have at it, and be sure to pass the word along.