Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as “Remember your mortality.”
“Great,” you might be saying sarcastically, “this post is off to a positive start!”
Today’s post is meant to be uplifting. You’ll see why in a second.
Nate Green writes lifestyle and fitness articles on his blog for fitness enthusiasts, contributes to national magazines and other top blogs, and generally does whatever he wants to do when he wants to do it. His first book, Built for Show, was sold to and published by Penguin and he became an assistant editor at one of the largest fitness websites on the Internet. All at the ripe old age of 25.
This week he released a free e-book called, The Hero Handbook. In that book full of practical advice for picking yourself up and creating the life of your dreams, there is a chapter entitled Memento Mori – Keep Track of Your Life. In that chapter is the Memento Mori exercise sheet with 80 rows of 52 tiny squares. Each row represents one year of your life and each square represents one week within that year. The exercise is to fill in each square for every week that you’ve been alive and keep that sheet somewhere easily accessible. Looking at that sheet can be very powerful. It causes you to ask yourself, “Am I doing everything in my power to make those precious weeks memorable?”
Which brings us back to why we train at CFIV in the first place – to improve our quality of life. Healthier bodies lead to more opportunity to have great experiences. Nothing is better that using your fitness to go on a hike with your family. Or try a new sport. Or help someone in need because you’re strong enough to do so. All these things make sure that those tiny squares are filled with purpose and satisfaction.
This summer, get out there and use your fitness to make that little square a memorable one!
Enter your 1 Rep Max below to calculate your 4 week cycle
|Set 1||Set 2||Set 3|
|Week 1||5 x 65%||5 x 75%||5+ x 85%|
|Week 2||3 x 70%||3 x 80%||3+ x 90%|
|Week 3||5 x 75%||3 x 85%||1+ x 95%|
|Week 4 (deload)||5 x 40%||5 x 50%||5 x 60%|
WOD – 6.25.2012
5/3/1 Deadlift – Week 1
Warm up with 2-3 sets before making your way to the following worksets.
5 reps, 65% 1RM
5 reps, 75% 1RM
5+ reps, 85% 1RM
10 Power Cleans (95-135♂,65-95♀) 1 Pullup
9 Power Cleans, 2 Pullups
8 Power Cleans, 3 Pullups
7 Power Cleans, 4 Pullups
6 Power Cleans, 5 Pullups
5 Power Cleans, 6 Pullups
4 Power Cleans, 7 Pullups
3 Power Cleans, 8 Pullups
2 Power Cleans, 9 Pullups
1 Power Clean, 10 Pullups