For those of you who don’t know Joe Rogan is a comedian who is also a commentator for the UFC and is well known by the public for being the host of Fear Factor.
Great show. Fun times for all. Many of you may also know, especially if you hang around Mark because he can’t shut his mouth about things he’s into, Joe Rogan does a podcast that is great. The Joe Rogan Experience. So what can we learn from this meat-brained misogynist? A lot actually, but I’m going to highlight 3 things that are relevant to anybody. Even you.
It is natural to enjoy that which we excel at doing. I love doing things that I am good at. I am good at ping pong, pullups and eating icecream. There is a reason for this. I do all three things often. I do them often because I am good at them. I am good at them because I do them often. And so on and so forth.
My sister got married this past weekend and it was an amazing celebration for two of the people who are in my top 20 list of couples I love the most. In case you were wondering Kim and Kanye are number one with Morgan Freeman and his step granddaughter close on their heels at number two.
Weddings are an amazing time to reflect on the life of another person, where they have come from, what they mean to others close to them, and who they have become. This type of reflection is very important in our lives as it allows us to take stock of who we have become and where we are headed.
Mark’s spotty internet connection in the middle of Northern Ontario forest fires prevents him from posting. Here is his article. It’s a great read and a reflection coming from the one who’s been the life blood of this blog lately.
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” ~ Marie Curie
We’ve all heard it before: Follow your passions. Live your dream. Do what you love. But is this really the right advice? I’m starting to think that it’s not. My change of attitude is mainly due to a book I am currently reading called “So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport. I recommend that you read it yourself.
For those of you who don’t know a unilateral exercise is one in which your limbs are used interdependently. There are many different unilateral exercises that you could be using to supplement your training in order to become stronger, and prevent injury or imbalance.
With the World Cup going on I’ve been thinking a lot about soccer (football) and the nature of sports. There are some people who just can’t get into watching soccer *Mark* and that’s cool too. (No it’s not, leave the forest fire alone for just a day will ya?) With such a wide range of sports in the world, you’re bound to try out and enjoy watching a few in your lifetime. Sports are fascinating and a huge part of culture, not only for entertainment. They’re a testament to physical talent and mental drive, and sheer human willpower is often what it comes down to.
So what’s the best sport in the world? How do we even compare?