We may not all be in the same boat, but we are in the same storm.by Brandon Bennett on 08/04/20
“No man is an island,“ wrote John Donne. It seems that the last few months are determined to make us all islands. We are being disconnected and unaffected by the people and events around us. What Donne was saying is that we’re all interconnected. A tribe, so to say. Life is easier with others that are helping. That is what we want to do at Relentless. We want to help.
Come to class. Reconnect.
Help your emotional state by caring for your physical state. We love what we do, so let us be a resource.
Some of us aren’t ready to join the world yet. I understand. These times seem uncertain. We often can’t just decide to feel better. But we can decide to take action. Our psychology is influenced by our physiology.
Get outside. Get some sun. Move around.
Here is an example of something I might do with nothing but athletic wear and me. No equipment. Just some space. Scale it for you.
Warmup 3 rounds
1 minute shadowbox or 200 meter run
10 body weight stand ups
1 minute stretch what you need
Ladder up to 5 and ladder down to zero push ups to jab/cross/hook
1 push up
2 push ups
3 push ups and so on.
After 5 then 4 pushups and so on
Squats to cross/hook/cross ladder up to 5 and ladder down.
Crunches/ladder up/ladder down to 5 with hook/cross/hook
You can scale this work out by laddering up to 10, by making the combinations a one minute, two minute, or three minute round with the exercise as your “rest “you could add in kicks, elbows, knees, any weapons combination. You’re only limited by your imagination.
At the beginning of this, many of us welcomed the reset. Let’s continue to improve our outlook, our bodies and work hard, and make ourselves better for families and us.