We are back from Iowa. We had a great time doing the show, American Storm while we were there, and we also had one heck of a workout while we were there too. I would like to share this story. We decided, my brother and I, that we could beat the rest of the crew of American Storm while we were in Iowa, at a game of basketball. 2 on 5. Yes, that’s right. 2 guys against 5 guys. Now, although this seems like a huge mismatch, it turns out, it was. But not the way you might think. The short story of it all, is that Terry(my brother), and I, literally SPANKED the rest of the cast. They also had our stage manager, and our sound and lights man at their disposal for substitutions. Playing to 25 by 1’s and 2’s, we beat them 25-5. The math doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I know. But here’s the thing. The rest of the guys in the show, have great bodies, they look amazing, and go to the gym. They do their lifts and their cardio. Their workouts are good, but they lack one thing. Diversity. All these guys know is lifting weights. Now, I’m not trying to knock them, but this was no competition. No one on the other team had any basketball experience. Nor did they know how to move laterally, or transversely. They didn’t know how to change direction. The thing about this is, you need to be able to do that in life. It’s that simple. Now, you won’t necessarily have to guard a former college athlete in the sport that they played, but what about if you go on a snowboarding trip. You need to know how to move side to side, and twist and turn when necessary, or else it’s going to be a pretty unexciting trip. Or lets say you are playing with your brothers kid. Running and chasing them around. That kid is going to be all over the place. Wouldn’t you like to be able to keep up with them? The point I am trying to make here, is that weights and cardio and the traditional workout are great for “bodybuilding”, but for daily life “fitness”, they don’t account for much. So diversify your workouts. Learn to do something new. Take up a sport, or lessons of some sort, or just play like a kid. You’ll be more competitive when you challenge two former college basketball players to a game they love. If you are interested in watching the mayhem, I posted it on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubDXLFH6jLs