Archive for October, 2010

Just another day reading and surfing and I came across this article on T-nation (a popular body building website, if you’re into that kind of stuff). There’s a lot good articles there that relate to training and give some good information if you want to change up training routines/goals, etc… mostly for people that want to end up looking like Schwarzeneggar in his younger days. Every once in a while there is a post that’s good for the general training enthusiast. I found this one article that really got me interested. It relates training to the practices of the samurai.

Read “Samurai Strategies for Strength” here

If you don't know this movie reference then I'm not sure what to say to you....

One of the quotes that jumped at me: “There is a tendency in other cultures for most people to stop training, to stop trying to improve, after they reach a certain level of skill — and this is one of the reasons why the Japanese have had an advantage in virtually everything they do. They have been culturally conditioned to never stop training”  (Samurai Strategies).

This is very true in many aspects of what we do, especially when we train. We get to a certain level of fitness (or maybe have no real fitness level at all) and are just satisfied with being able to walk to the grocery store and back without going out of breath. Or we already know how to do the perfect precision jump, and so we never work towards jumping further/higher/with more precision. Its something that we should always have in the back of our minds, that we could always be doing slightly better. Push for it, and even if you don’t get there you have the satisfaction of having given it a shot anyways.




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Its been a while since I posted a workout for you. This one is for those dancers… pure conditioning joy to be had for however long it takes for you to finish it! I gave it a shot today at the end of my practice (which was limited due to certain injuries) and a few other bboys also jumped in on this too for a few sets. Here it is:

5 or more sets of:

Bear crawl (forwards and backwards across width of the dance studio)
1 Burpee (push up + jump)
6 step clockwise + push up
6 step counter-clockwise + push up


Its a simple enough routine to follow but it gets progressively harder as you do more sets. I got to 15 sets before I had to stop (only because I was starting to feel hungry, lol).  Give it a shot and see how many sets you can pull. Try to keep it within 20-30 min.

As for the beast mode challenge? I’m thinking about holding another session for some of you guys that couldn’t make it. I’m not going to post the workout just yet until I get more people to try it out. In short, keep your eyes peeled, another session is in the works.



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TvB presents THE BEAST MODE CHALLENGE! This is the second in a series of outdoor training opportunities to improve personal fitness. Similar to the last session i held, I’m looking for eager participants and constructive feedback.

This is a group training session that works towards improving:

– muscular endurance

– muscular power output

– cardiovascular endurance

This is perfect for athletes in traditional sports (basketball, football, soccer, or hockey to name a few). It’s also just as beneficial for the unconventional athletes (I’m talking to you bboys/bgirls and traceurs!)

This is an official challenge to you athletes! Training in general tends to be hard, but this will work you out in a completely different way. If you are interested in joining in on this session, contact me at the email address below. I’m only accepting a limited number of participants, so sign up as soon as you can.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. I am also asking for a minimum $5.00 donation which goes towards funding further training sessions. Please email me at bboymetaflex@gmail.com in order to register.

This session will be held at HURON PARK COMMUNITY CENTER (map link below). The meet time is Saturday, October 23rd at 9am and will begin at 9:30am SHARP. The event is scheduled as 2 hours, but may be longer or shorter depending on how participants respond during the training session.


The two hours includes:

– Warm up

– Description of the Workout (a brief overview of what the workout entails)

– Performing the main exercise

– Cool down and stretching

– Collective feedback/discussion (if time permits)

Make sure to bring water (LOTS of it), and small snacks just in case for after the workout.

All the best, and hopefully I’ll see you there!

Mugabi M. aka MetaFlex!

Email: bboymetaflex@gmail.com

Website: http://www.traceurversusbboy.wordpress.com

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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/metaflexTVB

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Part 2 of the vid from last week. This time we get to see some of the bboys and bgirls from Toronto throw down.



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Manifesto 2010 just finished this past weekend, and a good time it was!! Footage below proves it 😀

Check it out, look out for part 2 coming some time soon.



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