The Good.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Prehab for hips and shoulders (Use something from the last few days that creates change for you)
Assisted Bottom of the Squat


 7×1 2 Position Clean (floor – hang) + 1 Push Jerk – heaviest possible, rest 60-90 sec.

 Notes: This is a full clean from the floor, then a clean from the hang and push jerk with out dropping the bar. Work up in weight. 



 8 minute AMRAP of:

7 Strict Pullups
15 Pushups (hand release)
30 Ab-Mat Situps

*Rest 2 minutes.


Accumulate as many KB TGU (alternating arms) as possible in 8 minutes.

*Notes: Load should be heavy, with no misses. DO NOT RUSH, this is not a scored event. Try to move as fluidly as possible, without stopping, for the entire eight minutes.

Cool Down

Cobra Stretch
Cat Stretch


I am sure most of you that have been on the internet in the last few days have read the message from comedian Patton Oswalt in wake of the Boston Marathon explosions. Whether you have or have not, I wanted to post because its sentiment is simple and to the point of what I believe we represent at Paradiso. We are the “helpers” and the “good” in the world. The message is as follows:

“Boston. Fucking horrible. 

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. 

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness. 

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago. 

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”



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