This week’s workout is a three-parter. You can just watch the video (see below) or if you like words over pictures, here are the details.
Calisthenics. Complete 3 sets to failure of Narrow Push-ups and Hindu Squats. We’re not keeping score. But if we were, you’d get extra points for doing more than 50 of the Push-ups and more 100+ of the Squats. This segment was created using PTDICE. Getcha some.
Shadowboxing with 1 pound weights. Set a timer for 10 minutes — no breaks! — and shadowbox with #1 hand weights or 16 oz boxing gloves. If you don’t imagine your opponent you’re wasting your time. Really visualize what you’re striking at!
Meditation on blood. Violence is a serious matter, and blood is not to be spilled lightly. How can you call yourself qualified to draw blood in defense of yourself or someone you care about if you haven’t even take the time to understand and appreciate the sacredness of blood and what it symbolizes? There are four types of blood — the mythological blood of Gods and Goddesses (holy blood), the blood of ancestors and kin (family blood), the blood of friends and heroes (royal and/or cultural blood), and the blood of sacrifice and nourishment (the blood that’s spilled to keep us spiritually and/or physically fed). Set a timer for 10 minutes, assume the meditation posture of your choice, and spend this time meditating on these four types of blood. For a deeper experience, meditate on just one of the four types of blood and do this exercise four days running.