Non-Toxic Masculinity and WOOTW #78

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Toxic masculinity.  The Patriarchy.  Hyper-masculinity.  Male privilege.  Locker room talk.  Good ol’ boys.  Male chauvinism.  The casting couch.  Cosby.  Weinstein.  Toback.  O’Reilly. 

These are some of the images of men saturating our media lately.  But you know what?  Men, on the whole, are kind of awesome.

So here are some cool facts about men.

Good men are not hard to find.  They are all over the damned place.

And now for the workout of the week.

Cabal Fang Workout of the Week #78

  • Improvised weapons practice.  Select a blunt object safe for practice such as a  hand tool from your shed like a plastic trowel, a pair of pliers, a wooden or rubber knife, a stick from your yard, a ballpoint pen, a cane, your kubotan key chain, etc. and set a countdown timer for 10 minutes.  Strike the air in an “X” pattern — with sincerity and intensity! — as many times as you can before the timer beeps. Switch to your off-hand when you gas out, which should happen if you’re going at it like it’s life or death.
  • Complete the Constitutional of the Month.  Substitute exercises as needed based on experience/fitness level, partner requirements, etc.
  • Cover 1 mile as fast as you can.
  • Mental rewind meditation.  After a 3-minute cool down, set a timer for 5 minutes and assume your meditative posture of choice.  Regulate your breathing.  Starting with right now, replay your day in your mind’s eye, like a movie in reverse. Look for things you did or said that were not exemplary. Were a gentleman or lady today?  Did you do a good job of acting like the person you are in your heart?  Record your realizations in your training journal.

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