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So You Want To Train Like Goku?

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There are some things you are going to have to think about…

 

Goku is really all about perseverance and constantly challenging himself. Those are the keys. Goku is always reaching to better himself because he didn’t really want to be better than anyone else, rather he wanted to truly be the better version of himself. He was always growing as a person mentally and physically and each time he surpassed himself, he surpassed those around him. So yeah, he was the best around, but that wasn’t his ultimate goal.  He fought others, but he was constantly fighting himself. He loved himself, but he knew there was always more to improve upon. Though he definitely celebrated each achievement 🙂 Each milestone was important and showed the strength he gained, even though there could be even more to do ahead. He looked with in himself and by bettering himself, he always surpassed his enemies. That may not be realistic in this world because there is no law saying the hero has to win in the end of the show, but it shows that pushing yourself and only looking to better yourself can make you achieve true strength instead of measuring up to others standards of power and strength.

At least they some what showed that Goku triumphed over failure. He was pretty much good at most things from the get-go only training to hone his skill and power, but he did over come adversity and had to fail a few times to learn how to correctly do something. Often, on athletic show reels, you see the good stuff but you don’t often see the failures leading up to them. In a video by Caleb Luliano he talks about progression. You may not be able to get something at first. Try it over and over until you get it. You may have to build up the strength for it. He takes a rational approach and builds up each movement/technique.. but at the same time he is not afraid to fail. He falls until he achieves his goal, taking it one step at a time and trying until he does it. In this way you can reach things that sometimes seem not humanly possible.

Also, you are going to have to eat a lot and eat the right foods for this type of intensity/activity. No wonder Goku is always hungry.

 

There are some things you will have to do…

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We may not have the technology to train in gravity chambers quite like Goku did, but there are some other things we can do to simulate that and press our selves beyond our limits.

1. You probably don’t have access to a military or NASA pilot training facility where you can use a centrifuge, but that would be a good start to test your body and strain against high G’s. centrifuge  Click Here to watch it in action.

2.Do calisthenics and weight training to simulate the high gravity. Body weight exercises can do amazing things, especially if you push the intensity. Here are some videos that demonstrate body weight exercises and also some work outs that imitate high gravity intensity.

Like the Youtube user jaxblade talks about, you are not trying to become some other character, but rather you are inspired by them and motivated to become a better you. You can use them as a model for yourself but we are all unique.

Here are some other examples of some beast mode training. Enjoy!

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click the photo to view the playlist or click here.

 

 

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“Who is this Harry Potter Girl speaking at the UN??” (My Reaction)

I watched Emma Watson’s speech today and it was the second video that blew my mind this morning. It was truly amazing. But it also brought back memories. I was called a he-she when I was younger. At 9 years old I was ridiculed, belittled, and harassed because I didn’t want to do what girls were supposed to do. I didn’t want to stand there and look pretty. I wanted to play, I wanted to be tough, I wanted to be queen of the monkey bars, and I loved dragon shirts instead of dresses! lol I can look back on this and smile, but those times are a little embarrassing to recall because I suppose I am still self conscious of them, still nervous people will think the same way. But I shouldn’t be. Because I see no shame. All I see is a child’s spirit that was doused like an annoying flame because it was too bright. I feel robbed of the love and positivity I could have had for myself. Robbed of time spent actually being myself. It got to the point where I wanted to be a boy, not because I actually wanted to be a boy, but because theat’s where I thought I would be accepted, that’s where I thought I belonged, where I fit. I didn’t know I was perfectly fine the way I was, that I was a strong beautiful woman the way I was and not because I wore dresses. I saw the ease at which men could be viewed as powerful and was envious. I thought I had to be a boy to have those same things. I was wrong.

As I entered middle school I started to believe everyone, I started to feel like less of a woman, I started to hate myself because I felt so lost, so undefined. But, I don’t need to be defined or labeled. The only label I need is me. Once I saw that I felt freer. But, I hated my self for a long time because I didn’t know who Ii was. In fact, everyone else had ideas about me, kept telling me, who I was before I even knew. All I knew was they were wrong, but the more they said things the more I doubted myself. It’s kind of hard not to hold strong in your belief of yourself and turn the other cheek when a whole class of kids tell you things multiple times a day and ostracize you, isolate you because of it. So you try to fit in, you change yourself. But I never should have done that. Those were horrible, negative years that the majority of the time was not spent enjoyed. Yet, I wouldn’t change it, because it has made me who I am. Maybe, I am better for having known adversity. I still wouldn’t wish what I went through on anyone, though.

Finally 19 years later I began to accept myself. And now I can stand on my own two feet, proud and confident in who I am. I still doubt myself sometimes but not for those same reasons because I finally love myself. I love feeling “feminine”, feeling pretty and sexy in a typical woman way, but in the same sense I feel even more beautiful feeling badass and powerful. But I don’t HAVE to be powerful. I am just myself. As strong as I need to be, as strong as I want to be and not in a feminine way. In a human way.

Even now I cringe a bit because I am defining feminism in a predefined social norm kind of way. These are the things we think of women: squeal at bugs, take hours in the bathroom, have to have makeup on, have to be dainty, have to wear pretty things, and have to be less aggressive than men or even submissive. I hate bugs and I put makeup on, but only because I want to not because I am supposed to And vise versa, men have to be the ones in charge, the providers, the strong ones. In reality we are all a blend of these things and each person is different. Married couples make a team, filling in where the other lacks despite gender. Like yin and yang. They lean on each other and help each other where it is needed.

These things though, are the way woman are perceived to be, stemming from a long time ago. I can not tell if they were inherently that way or if they just filled the role that was made for them a long time ago and stuck with it for a while, creating what we think of now as “women.” But, one thing is true, things have changed. People can be all different types of individuals and just as much a man or woman as the next even if they are different. .

Emma says, “If we stop defining each other by who we aren’t, and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can be freer.”

Luckily, a couple years ago, I found this out and it changed my perception on life and on myself. Because society not only tells us to define others this way, but to define ourselves this way and we end up not measuring up. We end up hating ourselves for imagined standards. Standards that only a few hold. We are human, we are a mix of many different things. We are never just one thing (masculine, feminine, aggressive, submissive). In all reality we can be submissive for somethings and aggressive for others at the same time. Masculinity and feminine has become synonymous with aggressive and submissive. But that is not true.

So no, a man is not feminine if he is sensitive, he is just a sensitive man. And a woman is not masculine if she is tough, she is just a tough woman. Everyone has their preferences when it comes to attraction, and that is fine, but that does not make those who don’t fit your attraction lesser. They are still valued for being themselves.
So I don’t believe in the word feminism and that’s the only thing I don’t agree with about this speech. Because that implies it’s one sided and it does imply that hatred of the opposite. I think a better word would be equalism or humanism. I don’t have the perfect word yet and like she said we are struggling to find a unifying word, but DO have a unifying cause, one where no one is secluded.

Also, am I the only one that thinks the music that introduces her seems patronizing, what everyone thinks women’s music should be. Well I think it should be something with a hard beat lol she made an epic speech.

But, anyways, I don’t understand why we have to hurt each other to feel like better people ourselves, why we have to put others down to seem like we fit a mold, like we are a better man or woman for doing so. Pointing out someones “flaws” as perceived by the general role of a man or woman does not make you any more of a man or a woman. It just makes you a bitch.

If you would like to see another video somewhat on the subject, with hard facts, but is more aimed at humor, then check this out. http://www.upworthy.com/john-oliver-expected-to-catch-miss-america-in-a-lie-but-what-he-found-was-kinda-worse?c=ufb1

I found my old Pokemon cards!! So happy

I found my old collection and look what I found in it: charizard Among many other things!! I loved looking through this. Nostalgia up the butt. And I didn’t realize how many good/ semi valuable cards I had.. at the very least they are collectible lol I even had a few ex’s and I think one secret rare. Which i had no clue about. I kind of dropped the ball and lost touch for a while so I don’t know what a lot of the new things are. Can anyone tell me how to tell if a card is ultra rare??

If you want to see the rest check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjnBZphAnk
and here for part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hHoVdF6C98

Movie Villains sing to Lady Gaga Melody

Let me just tell you all the things I love about this video:

1. The whole Joker part.

2.His facial expressions.

3.His singing is actually really good.

4.I love the spin on the Lady Gaga songs.

5.Awesome lyrics and rhyming.

6.Great concept.

7. The big boobs part made me laugh.

The only thing I didn’t like is that he didn’t do more. And I also thought the black space pants part was weak compared to the rest, but it sounded good with the song. He is very talented. Check out another one of his videos, After Ever After. It will ruin your childhood in a most hilarious way. I absolutely loved it. Seriously, can’t get enough of it. It is so offensively awesome and clever.

Halloween Costumes

The “Amazing Costume” is terrific, but I don’t think it’s quite as spectacular as some of the others in the video. Though, I have to say, it is expertly crafted. Seriously, well done. It looks just like a statue and the wings area amazing.

The two creepy costumes are creepy. But, I have a problem with the first one (the torn out eye). I’m just not satisfied with it completely. I think it is a great idea and looks pretty good, but could be improved a little, though the picture they showed might not be the finished product. If the finished product has more realistic makeup and implies depth with shadowing, then I will endorse it. The main problem I have with it is it doesn’t seem to be placed right. Shouldn’t the big rip be directly over the eye, or at least closer? I do however like her other face creations.

The second creepy one (the painted face of a nutcracker doll) is terrific. It may not be extravagant, like some of the others, but it is effective and very creepy. Her facial expressions help. She is very creative and very good with makeup.

The Halo costumes are awesome! I bet it was hard to make them, especially out of paper craft and foam. Maybe the paint could be spiced up a bit here and there, but seriously awesome. And the PVC pipe weapons look pretty realistic.

I know nothing about Bioshock and Borderlands (though I have seen pictures of the Borderlands mask), but I’d have to say he did a good job since they look good to me. The paint is well done and the eyes are awesome.

The Black Ops 2 zombie is crazy. The makeup job is incredible. She definitely has a talent. And it looks just like the picture. Hope she can act well to go along with her awesome makeup.

Lex is amazing! I absolutely love the costumes from her showed in this video. Especially the Joker costume. How do you manage to make the Joker look sexy? I don’t know, but she does. As well as creepy.

Emma Pickles’ Edward Scissorhands costume is pretty good, but I love the Mystique one. Awesome job.

I’m not too fond of the Breaking Bad costume. I’m not sure if the makeup is supposed to look cartoony as apposed to realistic. Her skits look funny, though.

The Broly costume is amazing, but looks very fake. It’s a full body piece (including the face) rather than embellishing on the features of the person wearing the suit (which would make it look more realistic) like the Cosplay photo in the NYC Comic Con post. I”m not saying that one is perfect, but that’s the idea I was talking about. It still looks awesome, though, and it is very well done.

I like the Vampire makeup. It’s not my ideal vampire look, but it still looks great. Love the contacts, too.

I like the clown, though I don’t think it’s the best one I’ve ever seen. It definitely is creepy though and I like his video showing the process. He’s got some other cool get-ups, too.

The mummy is a little lack luster, but I love her shading. It really does imply depth and realism. I like her Morticia one better, though.

The skull face makeup is awesome. It’s very trippy when she talks. The shading on this one is awesome, too.

I love the picture of the host being made into a zombie, too. Great zombie makeup. I love Vsauce in general 🙂

Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for Halloween this year.

Newest Epic Rap Battles of History (Blackbeard, Al Capone, Darth Vader, and Hitler)

The new season of Epic Rap Battles of History comes back hard. The verses in this video are awesome. They have great comebacks and metaphors with kick ass punch lines. Even though I love the Hitler vs. Darth Vader ones, there newest one, Hitler vs. Darth Vader 3, wasn’t as good as the rest. It wasn’t even as lyrically strong as Blackbeard vs Al Capone, though it was graphically stronger. I have to say that, unfortunately, in the new video Hitler did win lyrically. However, Darth Vader does get the best of him in the end anyways. I don’t know why I’m cheering for any one of those guys in particular, but I guess in my mind I think of Vader as less evil than Hitler. Lol

The Hunger Games

These videos were made before the Hunger Games movie came out.

Warning: Gorey

MainstayPro did an amazing job with this. It’s an insight into the book that doesn’t get covered extensively. It’s a great extra. The quality, location, acting… everything is done well. It is dramatic, yet beautiful. I absolutely love what they have done. Int he behind the scenes you can tell they put a lot of work into it. The fight choreography is well planned, too.

This scene is not quite as well done as the Quarter Quell video, in my opinion, but it is still wonderful. Rue’s death is horribly, yet beautifully done. She shows a real measure of pain and fear (which I thought was slightly lacking in the actual movie).

They have also made a web series for Finnick and Annie’s story. Although, it is the same actor who played Haymitch in the Quarter Quell video, it looks like a good series. I have not yet watched it, but I definitely will. I think that the actor is better in a more serious role such as Haymitch… but i shall see.

Pokemon musical

This is awesome. It’s so cute. I love how they bring Pokemon into the world. I especially like the puppets. The live action and effects are great. And the song is kind of catchy. Corny musical aside, it’s worth a watch. They definitely know about Pokemon and it’s an original take. I enjoyed it.

Wonderous Win?

This is sad. Wonder Woman is probably my favorite super hero of all time. I would have to agree, though, that (In this situation) she would have lost. It was a close fight. They seemed almost evenly matched because Rogue had permanently absorbed Ms. Marvel’s powers. I would think that her ability to absorb Wonder Woman’s powers would only make them more even, but I guess they were added on top of what Rogue already had. The most important thing, to me, seemed to be the fact that she could anticipate attacks.

Still, a part of me wants to hold on to hope that Wonder Woman could have won. I think if she had known not to punch her in the face the outcome might have been different.

What do you think?

Super Nova Battle

I freakin’ love this! What a concept! :p

In this video scientific fact, backed up with facts from each story, is met with witty comments and awesome fight scenes. I find it impressive that Goku achieved most of what he did through hard work. Yes, he was able to do more physiologically from the start, but he trained hard to constantly improve himself. I’m not saying superman didn’t, but a lot came to him more easily.  This was a close fight, but I would have to agree with the outcome. It’s longer than most videos, but I think it’s worth a watch.