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MEMORIAL DAY MURPH CHALLENGE IS COMING MAY 26th (FORGED VIDEO)   Leave a comment

The Memorial Day Murph Challenge is coming May 26th — will you be ready?
20 lb Weighted Vest (optional)
1 Mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run

THOUGHTS AFFECT PERSONAL CAPABILITY   Leave a comment

slide-brainresearch-photo“Our cognitive and physical abilities are in general limited, but our conceptions of the nature and extent of those limits may need revising. In many cases, thinking that we are limited is itself a limiting factor. There is accumulating evidence that suggests that our thoughts are often capable of extending our cognitive and physical limits.” A recent article in Scientific American explores recent research on the direct relationship between thought and human performance, suggesting that too often our thoughts limit our capabilities. In addition, it is also possible for thought to tap into deeper capability and improved performance. Read the full article HERE.

TALKING TO YOUR DAUGHTER (OR ANYBODY) ABOUT FITNESS   2 comments


Excellent article by Brynn Harrington on how to talk to your daughter about fitness. It is important to instill a healthy attitude toward fitness as soon as possible in child development, and to keep that value nurtured throughout their growth. For girls, it is especially important as society pressures them to value the number on a weight scale over their time on the mile, maximum reps numbers, and other numbers that tell them they are capable! That said, her main points are good for talking to ANYONE about fitness! Her main points are:

1.Strength equals self-sufficiency.
2.Fitness opens doors.
3.The bike is the new golf course.
4.Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event.
5.Health begets health.
6.Endorphins help you cope.
7.Working out signals hard-working.
8.If you feel beautiful, you look beautiful.
9.Nature rules.
10.Little eyes are always watching.

You can read the full article HERE!

EXERCISE FIXES JOINT PAIN   Leave a comment

The Harvard Medical School published recommendations for the relief of joint pain. Joint pan can be caused by:

• osteoarthritis
• old injuries
• repetitive or overly forceful movements during sports or work
• posture problems
• aging
• inactivity
• excess bodyweight

I deal with chronic pain in my right ankle resulting from injuring it repeatedly playing rugby during my college years. I can testify that regular exercise definitely helps me manage the pain in that ankle.

Targeted exercise can not only relieve joint pain but possibly delay or even eliminate the necessity of surgery for joint pain relief. The Harvard Medical School also reports, “Beyond the benefits to your joints, becoming more active can help you stay independent long into your later years. Regular activity is good for your heart and sharpens the mind. It nudges blood pressure down and morale up, eases stress, and shaves off unwanted pounds. Perhaps most importantly, it lessens your risk of dying prematurely. All of this can be achieved at a comfortable pace and very low cost in money or time.”

A primary culprit is excess bodyweight. Excess bodyweight:

1. Increases risk for osteoarthritis
2. Puts additional stress on weight bearing joint
3. Activates inflammatrot factors that can spread the pain to ther joints

The targeted solution for eliminating excess bodyweight to relieve joint pan integrates targeted exercise with improvements in diet and nutrition.

To develop an affordable, effective and sustainable aster Plan to lose weight and relieve joint pain, contact me – Tom Delaney – at greatriverfitness@gmail.com!

SPECIAL TACTICS TRAINING SQUADRON MEMORIALIZES WITH PUSH-UPS   Leave a comment

For me, physical training has a definite spiritual dimension. It is voluntary submission of myself to physical and mental mortification, with the conscious intention of transforming my mind and body into a more effective instrument of moral virtue. I don’t train to look good in a mirror. I train to practice dissolving the ego, to step out of self-concerned thinking and right into the opposite — “no self” warrior mindset. I train because I need to be a full-on father and capable member of my community. I seek responsibility in order to take it and be the better man for it.

Air Force Special Operations Command today released a short video documenting the Special Tactics Training Squadron completing push-ups to memorialize Mark Forester, a combat controller who was killed in Afghanistan. AFSOC states “We will never forget our fallen! Our Special Tactics Training Squadron here at Hurlburt Field, Fla., does Memorial push-ups for every fallen special tactics Airman on the anniversary of their death.” To me, this is a very honorable and moving tribute. Honor goes to these fallen warriors, and to those warriors who remember them!

DAVID GOGGINS (NAVY SEAL) HITS PULL-UP LIMIT   Leave a comment

This just in from Special Operations Warrior Foundation, reporting on David Goggins’ (Navy SEAL) quest to set a new world record for pull-ups and raise awareness for the SpecialOperations Warrior Foundation:

Endurance athlete and motivational speaker DavidGoggins began his quest to break the Guinness World Record of 4,020 pull-ups in 24 hrs. in the @todayshow studio just after 8 am on Sept. 27th.

After 6 hours and 30 minutes in, David had completed 2011 pullups (halfway to the record). By 9:15 pm, after 13.5 hours David completed pull-up 2588. He had been in considerable pain for hours as a severe bulge burst through the skin of his right wrist. A medical x-ray at 10:30pm confirmed a right extensor polycis complex partial tear. Basically, the tear rendered his thumb and wrist useless and he was no longer able to grip the bar. The pull-up bar David used for the Guinness challenge was poorly designed. David used a totally different bar during the months of training prior to this event. He didn’t realize how poorly constructed it was and what a difference it would make in his attempt. As the bar weakened, he was dealing with a lot of sway, a left to r…ight movement, which worsened as time went on. David’s crew tried to come up with solutions such as bracing the bar on either side to stabilize it, but were unable to do so. This is what caused the most problems as David lost a lot of energy trying to pull up on an unstable bar. He had to tighten his grip considerably because the bar was moving so much, and he believes this is what caused the forearm injury.

The numbers: David did 2,588 pull-ups in 566 TOTAL sets. That’s 4.6 pull-ups PER set.

David did 216 sets on the minute before taking his first break longer than 60 seconds (12:02 pm).

David did 2.9 pull-ups EVERY minute for 15 hours when he officially ended. That’s INCLUDING the 3 hours at the end, when he did ZERO..

David did AT LEAST 6 pull-ups in his first 111 sets.

David got to 1,000 pull-ups in 2 hrs 48 minutes and 2,000 pull-ups in 3 hrs 34 minutes.

Most importantly, David helped raise awareness and thousands of dollars for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation @SOWF, which provides full college scholarships to the children off fallen military warriors, and you can still donate by going to specialops.org or shownoweakness.com.

As David says, “You can fail, as long as you get back up again. I’ve failed plenty of times, but I just keep going. I’m just an ordinary man. I’m David Goggins, a guy who never gives up, who believes that any man or woman can push beyond their own limits with the right combination of will, focus, determination and discipline.”

Mission accomplished.

GEAR REVIEW: UK GEAR PT-1000 RUNNING SHOES   Leave a comment

Anyone who writes a running shoe review without having covered at least 300 miles in those shoes is not giving you quality information. Here in Saint paul, Minnesota (USA) I have a unique and rigorous environment for testing running shoes in that within a year I am wearing running shoes repeatedly in pouring rain, 90+ F heat, snow, slush, and -20 F and lower temps. For my environment, I need shoes with high-standard workmanship and materials that will not break down when worn repeatedly in highly adverse conditions. Now that I have clocked well more than 300 miles ona pair of UK Gear PT-1000 shoes, I am ready to weigh in on their quality. These shoes were specifically designed and constructed for utilization in military physical training. Quick dry fabric, heavy stitching and sturdy construction are a couple of the exceptional features of this shoe. I can attest that this shoe is everything it was deisgned to be. This is a high standard shoe that makes it through heat, freeze, rain, slush, snow and everything else that a tough Minnesota year can throw at you in your training. It’s a comfortable and stable shoe whether running in a sport sock or even thicker wool socks. I really don’t have a singloe criticism of this shoe. So, bottom line, awesome durable running shoe! Check it out at the UK Gear website HERE.