Monday, May 10, 2010


Bushidō (武士道?), meaning "Way of the Warrior", is a name in common usage since the late 19th century which is used to describe a uniquely Japanese code of conduct adhered to by samurai since time immemorial, and loosely analogous to Western concepts of chivalry. This code is said to have emphasized virtues such as loyalty, honor, obedience, duty, filial piety, and self-sacrifice.

Although Chinese-derived Confucian concepts such as loyalty and filial piety were certainly extolled in Japanese texts from the medieval period, the actual term bushidōis extremely rare in ancient texts, and does not even appear in famous texts supposedly describing this code, such as the Hagakure of Yamamoto Tsunetomo. Moreover, although at various points in Japanese history certain feudal lords promulgated prescriptive "House Codes" to guide the actions of their retainers, there never existed a single, unified "samurai code" which all Japanese warriors adhered to or were even aware of.

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Lesson #1 in flexibility: Bench Presses make your shoulders tight.

Band Assisted Jumps

Power Snatch

Rest 5 Minutes then
4 Rounds for time
2 Kettlebell Rope Pulls (Men use 2 pood/Women use 1.5 pood)
20 Double Unders
2 Prowler Pushes (Men use 75#/Women use 50#)

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  1. Power Snatch 115x2, happy with that.

    17:55 as Rx'ed. Lost some time on the last round of DU's, the rope came apart. The Prowler is awful in metcons.

  2. OHS 3x2 80#
    400m Med ball run 1:13 - much faster than last time of 1:32

    225# Deadlifts, burpees - 7:49 as Rx'ed

    Wow! My performance on deadlifts just keeps getting much better - without even doing that many (other than today)