At EAT SLEEP WORKOUT LIKE AN ANIMAL (ESWLA), we offer kick-ass designed quality clothing that is intended for ALL fitness enthusiasts who give 100% Every time, Everyday, in their Sport, and still want more!! We at ESWLA want the clothing to tell the World who you are with the head-turning designs that tell a story! This clothing was never intended for the average fitness individual, but for those who truly know what it means to WORKOUT LIKE AN ANIMAL!!!
WE – (ESWLA apparel owners) do not go about our tasks half-ass, whine like babies, or complain when it gets tough! NO!! WE Suck it Up!!!!!! WE look forward to the challenge that lies ahead. Animals do not half ass go about Life, they live it fully and give their all in everything!! WE are a tenacious, determined people who will fight for that last rep, run that extra 5 miles, or surf down that huge wave!! For many of us our sport(s) are a huge part of our life and we truly love it!! Enjoy!!
WE came, WE paddled, and WE conquered the 2012 U.S. Outrigger Championships on September 8th-9th!! This is the last race of the 6 man outrigger canoe season, it’s a longgg paddle!! 30 miles of open ocean racing from Catalina Island to Newport, CA!! It took our team of 9 men 5 hours and 4 minutes to complete the journey across the Pacific Ocean channel to reach the mainland!! Some of the men had raced the previous day before, a 26 mile race to Catalina Island! Double duty, that is tough!!!
At the end of the day WE paddled all out. What an experience, this is the Life of an ANIMAL!! Some of the men were so tired it required effort to just put their hands to their mouth. My team and all the other competing men from the other 60 boats are ANIMALS!! There is no holding back!!!
This past Saturday was another Awesome day, it was Iron Outrigger Champions Canoe Race in San Diego! I had been training hard in preparation for this Race, for it is the sports largest race event in the lower 48 states and I wanted to represent my Club: Kai Elua, to the best of my capabilities. I have been competitively outrigger canoeing since the beginning of the year. Even with all my years of training it has taken time for my muscles to adjust to the demands of this Amazing sport. It requires a really strong back (this is your main power source), core, legs, and flexibility, especially in the hips – this was my weakness a month ago. Now incorporate these muscles and multiple this by doing a stroke/rep a couple thousand times in one practice session on the water!!
During the other previous races I had utilized my back some and relied more on my arms and shoulders. After doing a brutal 13 plus mile ocean race in Los Angeles in the beginning of June my lower back was in tremendous pain during the race. I was not rotating enough to provide some relief in that area. I had been enduring this pain for several months, just ignoring it and pushing through. Just imagine thousands, yes thousands of strokes with your lower back stuck in one position. It was insane!! Something had to change after that experience.
Though the most helpful exercise (I devised) of all was mimicking the hip and back rotation while paddling. I used a cable machine with a single row stirrup handle and sat on a large exercise ball set far enough back that when my arm and back was fully straight the weight that I had chosen from the stack was being suspended in midair. While rotating my hips and back forward and slightly downward in a 1-2 sequence (simulating my body position during blade entry in the water I would reach out as far as comfortably possible and then explode back up by applying power from my forward positioned leg and then rotating my hip back and pulling at the same time with my back to straightened position. After hours of this for a number of weeks I could really feel the difference!!
Needless to say my team went out there on Race day and took home 3rd place in a 6 mile Open race against veterans who had been doing this for years!! Including myself there were 3 other guys who had less than a year’s worth of experience paddling on our team. We not only did great, but we passed plenty of boats including our own Clubs Veteran boat in the same race!!! Training hard and believing in yourself does pay off!! Be the Animal go out there and show everyone what you’ve got!! If you’ve got the Animal in you feel free to show it with one of the Awesome apparel pieces!! Have fun and Workout Like an Animal!!!
This clothing company was started in part to send a message; a message of belief in oneself, finding the joy in every day, and knowing what it means to be YOU!! It was built around the energy that comes from within, the passion that uniquely drives you, it is about finding your Life!! This amazing energy is present in all of us, it runs all day long, from sunrise to sunrise, you only have to tap into it!! EAT SLEEP WORKOUT LIKE AN ANIMAL is about breathing this Life and experiencing it not only in the gym or during your workout, but every single minute of the Day by being present and enjoying its AWESOMENESS… Be that unique Animal who gives their ALL!!, who fights to live their Life, and has a damn great one while on this Planet!!
When you put forth the amount of intensity and give all your energy to the days awesome happenings and tasks like you do when working out think about how great YOU feel at the end of the day!! Life as we are all told is really too short, when you begin to really live every single day, what then? Time slows down, in return allowing one to experience all it has to offer. Not a minute goes by unnoticed, all activity around you and the people you come into contact with is uniquely felt, embraced, and lived. Don’t be another one of the “Walking Dead,” you have the power to Live today! For more click continue reading!
When I talk about intensity and putting forth all your energy, this is what I mean!! Enjoy!!