Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My "Convict Conditioning" Progress - Diagonal Tuck Clutch

As I said in a previous post, since picking up my copy of "Convict Conditioning 2", I have slowly been integrating the exercises in the new book into my "Convict Conditioning" program. One of the things I was most excited about getting started on was the Human Flag progressions. Not only is it a killer workout for your lateral chain, but it's also one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

I have completed the Progression Standard of holding the Diagonal Split Clutch for 10 seconds. I have now moved on to Step 3, the Diagonal Tuck Clutch, which Al Kavadlo is demonstrating for us in the picture. Things are definitely beginning to get a bit tougher. The soreness between sessions seems to last a little longer, and it's definitely more of a challenge with your leg hanging out to the side. It's a great feeling to be progressing, though. Like I said before, I am SO looking forward to the day when I can hold a full Human Flag!

If any of you are working on the Human Flag, drop a comment, or email me and let me know how you're progressing. If not, what are you waiting for? Get your copies of  "Convict Conditioning" and "Convict Conditioning 2" today, and GET BUSY!


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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rick Warren Acknowledges Christians And Muslims Worship Same God by Elliott Nesch

Yesterday's article in the Life section from the Orange County Register (the same county where Rick Warren's Saddleback Church is located), is entitled "Rick Warren builds bridge to Muslims." It describes how Warren is a part of an effort named King's Way that is attempting to bring evangelical Christians and Muslims together. It goes on to state:
"The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and one of America's most influential Christian leaders, has embarked on an effort to heal divisions between evangelical Christians and Muslims by partnering with Southern California mosques and proposing a set of theological principles that includes acknowledging that Christians and Muslims worship the same God" 
Whether or not Warren's theological principles directly say that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, this was a legitimate impression of the reporter. Though Warren claims that Jesus is the only way, his efforts to set aside theological differences and evangelism for the sake of "love of neighbor," "common ground," and "peace" with Muslims is a compromise of the greatest magnitude.
Rather than apologetics demonstrating the inconsistency between the Koran and the Bible, Allah and Yahweh, the co-authored document affirms that Christians and Muslims believe in "one God," share two central commandments: "love of God" and "love of neighbor," and commits both faiths to three goals: Making friends with one another, building peace and working on shared social service projects.
For this reason, in addition to Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan and endorsement of the A Common Word document, many Christians believe that Warren is not heralding the true Gospel of Jesus Christ but a global religion which comes together for social justice and world peace.


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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Wife's Covert Mission - Operation: Hollywood Sign

This morning, Saturday February 25, 2012 at 05:30, my wife Jennifer, along with two accomplices we'll call, "Matt" and "David," (actually, those are their real names - I'm just trying to inject a little intrigue) left on an a Top Secret, early morning mission to the world famous Hollywood sign. Their objective: Climb the mountain where the sign is located, scale the security fence surrounding the property, approach the sign, touch it, get photographic evidence of the mission's completion, and escape without detection and arrest.

As you can see by the photos below - mission accomplished! I'm so happy that my wife was able to achieve this dream and cross it off her "Bucket List." Everyone made it back safely, although "David" did take a fall and injured his back. I hope he'll be okay, and that he heals quickly.

You may be wondering why I was not along for the adventure. Two words - IT'S ILLEGAL! I am envious in a way, even though the goody-two-shoes, must obey the "rules" part of me would never allow myself to do such a thing. Not only that, but I have to admit that the older I get, the more boring I seem to become. There are plenty of other less harrowing adventures that Jennifer has on her agenda, so I look am looking forward to lots of other fun times to come. Thanks to Matt and David for accompanying Jen on this one, and being her partners in crime!

She made it!
Matt
Jen & David


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The Companion Bible Appendix # 177 - The Synonymous Words for "Judgment"

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 177 - The Synonymous Words for "Judgment"

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Al Kavadlo's New Book, "Raising The Bar: The Definitive Guide To Pull-Up Bar Calisthenics"

Raising the Bar The Definitive Guide to Bar CalisthenicsHere is the cover of Al Kavadlo's forthcoming new book, "Raising the Bar: The Definitive Guide to Pull-up Bar Calisthenics." Click here to order your copy today!

The release date of the book is still to be determined, but it should be available in the next several weeks. Al is currently working with Dragon Door to finish up the interior design of the book. He will let us know as soon as a release date is set, so stay tuned!

Al's first book, We’re Working Out! A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness is now available in Kindle format from Fitedia. You can use the drop down menu on their product page to select a variety of e-book formats. If you want a paper copy of We’re Working Out!, Al recommends that you order one soon. He only has about 100 copies left in his inventory, and once those sell out, the only way to get the book will be as an electronic download.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My "Convict Conditioning" Progress - Flat Straight Leg Raises

I finally reached the Progression Standard for Flat Frog Raises of 3 sets of 25 last night. It seems that abdominal work is always some of the toughest for me to make progress in, but it's coming along, slowly but surely. I've been training in "Convict Conditioning" since this past July of 2011, and I'm finally ready to move on to Step Five of the Leg Raise series - Flat Straight Leg Raises. It always gives me a great feeling and sense of accomplishment when I reach a Progression Standard, and move on to the next step in a series. There's nothing like overcoming an obstacle and accomplishing something that you've suffered for and struggled to obtain.

If any of you are working the CC program, drop a comment, or email me and let me know how you're progressing. If not, what are you waiting for? Get your copies of  "Convict Conditioning" and "Convict Conditioning 2" today, and GET BUSY!


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alien Encounters (Revised and Expanded!) by Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman

Is there a cosmic destiny for planet Earth?
  • What is behind UFO sightings?
  • Are they real?
  • Where are they from?
  • What does the Bible say about them?
  • Are they friendly or hostile?
This book confronts the issues head-on and offers answers to many of the most pertinent questions, including a new chapter on government disinformation and possible cover-ups.
Copyright © 02-01-2003

Get your copy today, at Amazon or Barnes and Noble


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Friday, February 17, 2012

My "Convict Conditioning" Progress - Diagonal Split Clutch

Since picking up my copy of "Convict Conditioning 2", I have slowly been integrating the exercises in the new book into my "Convict Conditioning" program. One of the things I was most excited about getting started on was the Human Flag progressions. Not only is it a killer workout for your lateral chain, but it's also one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I am SO looking forward to the day when I can hold a full Human Flag! I started with the Clutch Hold progressions 3 weeks ago, which are the beginner steps that lead up to the full Flag progressions. I began with Step 1, the Clutch Hang, and performed it twice a week. I did 5 sets on each side, starting with a 5 second hold, and adding 1 second per session. Within 3 weeks I had completed the Progression Standard for the Clutch Hang of 10 seconds. I have now moved on to Step 2, the Diagonal Split Clutch, which Al Kavadlo is demonstrating for us in the picture above.

If any of you are working on the Human Flag, drop a comment, or email me and let me know how you're progressing. Maybe we could start a little community right here online. If not, what are you waiting for? Get your copies of  "Convict Conditioning" and "Convict Conditioning 2" today, and GET BUSY!


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bud Jeffries Super Human Training Workshop Mar. 23-25, 2012

Do you want to master the kettlebell and transform your body into Iron?

Do you want to learn just what makes you tick, and how, with this knowledge, you can double your training progress?

Do you want to discover the lost secrets of the old time strongmen and how they used isometrics to do feats still untouched or broken?

Well, you have the opportunity to learn all of the above and more, hands on in March.

World renowned strongman Bud Jeffries, known for squatting 1000 lbs. from the bottom of the rack, as well as 3000+ kettlebell swing workouts, has teamed up with Logan Christopher, a guy who pulls firetrucks by his hair, to deliver the Super Human Training Workshop.

And this is the second year. Bigger and better than before!

From March 23rd through the 25th in Tallahassee, Florida, they’ll deliver ALL their training information to you in a live, hands on, do the drills and get the skills format.

Click here for all the details

If you’re anywhere near the area, this is a NO BRAINER! And even if you’re not, it’s worth flying out for. People are already signed up, planning to fly overseas for it.

Not only do you get the workshop, but over $800 in additional bonuses just for signing up!

You really have to see everything they’re offering...

Check out Bud Jeffries Super Human Training Workshop now!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don't miss it!

P.S. Be sure to check it out now. You can save money with the early bird registration price, but it goes up in just a couple of days.

P.S.S. Plus they’ve even got a payment plan available.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Click here to reserve your spot today!



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The Companion Bible Appendix # 176 - The Eight "Signs" in John's Gospel

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 176 - The Eight "Signs" in John's Gospel

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Companion Bible Appendix # 175 - The Synonymous Words for "True"

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 175 - The Synonymous Words for "True"

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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Monday, February 06, 2012

The Companion Bible Appendix # 174 - The Synonymous Words for "Send", "Sent", &c.

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 174 - The Synonymous Words for "Send", "Sent", &c.

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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Friday, February 03, 2012

The Companion Bible Appendix # 173 - "To-day" (Luke 23:43)

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 173 - "To-day" (Luke 23:43)

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Cover For The First "Convict Conditioning" DVD

Here is the cover art that Dragon Door has released on their Facebook page this morning for the first Convict Conditioning DVD. Can't wait for this series to hit! The first DVD is hopefully going to be released sometime in March. Get your copies of  "Convict Conditioning" and "Convict Conditioning 2" today, and GET BUSY!



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The Companion Bible Appendix # 172 - The Synonymous Words for "Power", &c.

iconThis is a new feature I have started on my blog. As often as I can, I will be posting one of the 198 Appendices of the Companion Bible. It is an amazing study and reference tool, and I thought that it might be helpful and interesting to preview some of the resources available in it. This Bible was compiled by one of the great scholars of the past, Dr. E.W. Bullinger. You can check out some of his other books here. If you would like to access the entire Companion Bible in an online edition, it is available here. Hope you find this interesting and inspiring.

The Companion Bible Appendix # 172 - The Synonymous Words for "Power", &c.

E.W. Bullinger on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


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