Friday, May 31, 2013

Push-Ups

The Push-Up
Tomorrow I will try to do as many as possible in one go. Gravity costs nothing, except your will.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Warning Order

http://www.navysealteams.com/warning.htm

The above link has a 2 phase (15 week) workout schedule that will take someone in moderate shape and get them in supreme shape.

In your 15th week you'll be completing:
30 miles of running
1200 push-ups
1875 sit-ups
900 dips
180 pull-ups
6 hours and 15 minutes of swimming w/ fins.

In my book, that is an individual who is honing his body and putting his best body and mind forward to face the trials ahead. Obstacles designed to weed out the weak from the strong, both physically and mentally.

I'm currently at only 375 sit-ups a week and these are the side effects on my coccyx
I hope calluses form when I am at 1875 a week.

The Thinker

Rodin's Thinker
My Thinker
This was a fun exercise. This one will be repeated until I get it right i.e. right elbow on left knee, mouth smushed into top of hand, feet laying at a 45 degree on object. Rodin's subject is well built; strong legs and a muscular back round out this man.

The ideal man?


Monday, May 27, 2013

A Week Away

I just took a week off from everything. Far away, in the middle of PA, I thought long and hard about my last critique. Two issues stand out: the core of what I'm doing and my blog. So, I'm told I will answer the former with doing the latter. Here I go.

Why am I concerned with my body? How am I making art with my body? So, most will agree the watershed moment for Modern Art is Duchamp's Fountain. Prior to that moment, artists were making representations of life. The Fountain planted the seed for the avant garde to begin to question art and life. In the mid 20th century Avant-garde art, no longer just an agent for commenting on culture, entered everyday life, and hasn't looked back. Allan Kaprow pioneered this sentiment with his art, which he did not regard as removed from daily life, but rather as something that should create daily life...
Alan Kaprow
BINGO!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spencer Tunick and Workout Anywhere



This is the work of Spencer Tunick (http://www.spencertunick.com/). He coordinates the gathering of mass displays of public nudity. Modernity is left to respond to his attempt at a "pre-industrial, pre-everything" existence. What interests me is the body is focal in the work. These bodies are captured at a standstill. What if I captured bodies in motion? Better yet, what if I planted the seed in an individual to take back his environment; what if he/she realized they didn't have to go to a gym or the confines of their home to workout? What if I started a free athletic club on the streets of Philadelphia?


What if everyone was clothed, but doing push-ups? What if it wasn't a one time thing? What if we met once a week and took back our environment with sweat on the brow?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spring Wedding

video
Spring Wedding
White Pinstripe Suit
Black Tie Preferred
WHAT?!?
Panic attack
Back of car
Highway
No where to go
Wedding's a go
First world problems
Extravagant is an understatement
Felt like I was on the Titanic
The only natural disaster was Rigby
And that wedding was the midwest.
The lap of luxury was sweet
And i was born with a sweet tooth
It was a truly special day
And i value that day for sure, getting dressed up is nice.
But the next day spent with friends was more special for me.