Good Times, Memorial Day

General-Haggee

Being awarded the purple heart at Camp Ramadi by the then commandant General Haggee was a feeling in my military career that let me know the top is always near.  To have the highest commander of troops pin on an award from battle was very motivating and inspiring, even though it carries memories of a near death experience.  I believe they will balance the situation as a whole and thus the foundation of Alpha Body Hardening.

 

3/8 Marines

3/8 Marines

The men who served in and the women who served alongside of 3rd BN 8th Marines embodied a team from all angles.  making valuable contributions to bring the team home.  From the front lines to the admin clerks a team is a motivational and inspiration group that can and will support the movement.

 

 

Commanders

As a personal bodyguard I never imagined that I would have an opportunity to secure the top commander even if for a short while.  Just watching my commanders interact with the Corps top leaders was an experience not to many ever experienced.  Being on the front lines but gaining over-standing as to why we do what we do was the most valuable experience in my military career.

 

3rd Bn 8th Marines PSD

Happy Memorial Day to all who served and all who continue to serve. Salute!

 

And to those that support the troops. Salute!

 

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more than you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

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The Self Chakra

A.B.H. The Self Chakra

The Self Chakra also known as The Solar Plexus Chakra is the third Chakra of attainment and discovery of Self Identity.  It’s energies are a expression of our ego and can readily be understood through our desires and wants.  Self Identity is gaining awareness of the balance of Self as a spirit and physically, when we change its only to get to who we really are as a being.

The Solar Plexus Chakra can be represented by the color yellow. Or a flaming yellow-orange as it is one above the second Chakra.

A.B.H The Self Chakra

The Self Chakra energies are responsive to balance and imbalance.   As we move through life experiences, a strong sense of Self concept is established.   The creativity begun with the Root Chakra and developed with the Adrenal Chakra has moved the thinker to collect experiences which form the awareness of what we possess.  Work needs to be balanced with recreation, relationships need to be a process of giving and receiving, daydreams need to be balanced with night dreams, and perhaps most importantly our outer Self ad inner Self need to become known so both can operate in a balanced manner.

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more than you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

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The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra

 

Sahasrara which means 1000 petal lotus, is generally considered to be the Chakra of pure consciousness, within which there is neither object nor subject.   Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either at the crown of the head, or above the crown of the head.  Sahasrara is represented by the color white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body.

Focusing on this Chakra you may have the feeling of an overflowing cup of water on you’re head.  And also an opening feeling like your head is being to connected to a flow of fresh air. The number 33 can be attributed to this Chakra as well, God Head as I call it during my meditations.

 

My Alpha Body Runneth Over

 

“The crown chakra can be balanced through prayer and meditation, color and sound therapy and chakra meditation. Since the vortices rotate at certain frequencies, they resonate with musical notes that make the chakra achieve balance.  The musical note for balancing crown chakra is B.  The Tibetan Bowl is one of the music sounds that help to achieve this balance. In nature, viewing the mountain tops helps a lot.  In yoga poses the lotus, the headstand and all meditation poses help. A daily head message is a good way to achieve balance.”   Janet Erickson Energy Healing and Spiritual Healing

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more than you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

 

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Alphapy Wallstreet

Alphapy WallStreet

Alphapy WallStreet

 

Yes indeed Alpha body Hardening grace the streets of the nations capital when it comes to making and bringing in capital.  My small but well equipped team of Stephen M.(Photographer and Sports Analyst) and Mike J.(A.B.H Admin/Creative Developer); took on a journey to bring a holiday cheer to offer Fitness & Fashion Beads and a great investment Christmas gift to yourself.

Fitness & Fashion Beads Give Away

 

All those who thought I was selling something my appearance and handing out fliers were not totally wrong.  But those who listened and accepted some where presented free beads based off of their receptiveness to ensure our beads would be worn by those who believe in it.  And those received will have a chance to win prizes once the company is ready to officially launch, so hold on to those beads you never know you might get a sparring apparatus.

Alphapy WallStreet

On the investment side those who openly received our flier have a prosperous opportunity to make a great investment and save money.  Who does not want that??? Business is about making deals that make money, and if you invest in a company that is very promising. Which is lead by a creative, conscious and ambitious leader who goal is to help people and in the process make a sufficient profit for those who invest in him, Alpha body Hardening.

Bonus:

Along the side the great inventions under the companies CEO mind is a plan to ensure the possibility of half if not all your investment money into Alpha Body Hardening will be worth the wait. Because in just a few weeks you are going to be able to write off Alpha Body Hardening as an investment.  So would say how can you do that?

Because we are a sports equipment company, we will be producing and storing equipment. In consumer business its a lighter form of real-estate.

Alphapy WallStreet

 

Consult a physician/financial adviser

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

 

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The Heart Chakra

Alpha Body Hardening The Heart Chakra

 

The Heart Chakra is the chakra of Commitment. The Heart Chakra  is located at the center of the Heart. It is mainly responsible for the energies of compassion and love. This chakra is the center of the whole chakra system as it connects the lower and upper chakra together as a conductor.  The Heart Chakra is activated focusing on you chest region and taking controlled natural breathes you will feel your lungs opening up; and your mind light as a feather.  The balance of The Heart Chakra enables us to give and receive what the universe has for you, what you put in is what you get back.

That is how you beat karma by not sending out anything to hit you back,  I have been studying that for years just a little giveaway  :)

 

 

The Heart

 

“With the Heart Chakra we easily move beyond learning from our physical experiences only.  Now we can learn through experiences stored not only in the brain’s memory but also in the permanent memory of the soul.  This frees us to integrate information and understanding into our consciousness to influence our actions for the growth of Self and others.  As reasoning is heightened, we develop foresight enabling us to create more completely the ideals we hold.  Far beyond the setting of physical goals to accomplish, ideals incorporate the meaning of desires.  When ideals are created, individual values reach to unite with universal values and thus enhance the quality of life for everyone.”  Kundalini Rising, Mastering Creative Energies

 

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more than you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chakras

Alpha Body Hardening on Chakras

Chakras or Main Energy Points

The spiritual body is conceptualized as being 7 energy points located along the spine of the body.  These points are sometimes called chakra points or energy points.

Energy

The first chakra is found at the base of the spine with the color red. ,The root chakra externalizes as the adrenal gland and controls the skeleton, nervous system, sense of smell, the spine, bones, teeth and nails.  It is associated with stability, stillness, grounding and courage.

The second chakra is found above the first chakra and located near the sexual organs. It is identified with the color orange. The sacral chakra externalises as sexual organs and controls the sense of taste, the reproductive organs, kidneys and bladder, feet and legs.  It is also associated with enthusiasm, personal creativity, sex (including relationships), fear and anger.

The third chakra is found at the solar plexus with the color yellow. The solar plexus chakra externalizes as the pancreas and controls the sense of sight, the autonomic nervous system, lower back and muscles, liver, spleen, stomach, gall bladder, and digestive system.  It is also associated with self-control, vitality and inner strength.

The fourth chakra is found at the center of the chest, near the heart with the color green. The heart chakra externalizes as the thymus gland and controls the sense of touch, the heart, breasts, vagus nerve, the blood circulation and the immune/endocrine system.  It is also associated with love, harmony and personal transformation..

The fifth chakra is found near the throat with the color blue. The throat chakra externalizes as the thyroid gland and controls the lymphatic system, the metabolism, hands, arms, shoulders, mouth, vocal cords, lungs and bronchial system, sense of sound, the throat, neck and voice.  It is also associated with self-expression, confidence and truth..

The sixth chakra is found slightly above the eyes and is sometimes called the “third eye” location with the color violet. The third eye chakra externalizes as the pituitary gland and controls the left eye, lower brain, nose, ears and endocrine system and the left part of the brain.  It is also associated with intuition, clairvoyance and peace of mind..

The seventh chakra is found at the top of the head with the color white. The crown chakra externalizes as the pineal gland and controls the right eye, upper brain and central nervous system.  It is also associated with unity with the divine and universal consciousness..

Also you cannot forget the physical aspects of balance.  Ancient Indian and Chinese medicinal arts, Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Kung state that physical balance and well-being is rooted in a clean and well-functioning digestive system.  Ingesting foods that are easily digestible, are high in vitamins and minerals and provide balanced nutrition are the best ones to target.   Also very important is drinking plenty of plain fluids to flush out the bowels, kidneys and liver and the use of laxatives to aid cleansing is very helpful.  Stay away from intoxicants of any kind.  It is not easy to release dependency on stimulants as they become part of our lives and diet.  But a gradual reduction towards non-ingestion is a preferred goal.

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more then you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

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Ambition

 

CEO & Founder of Alpha Body Hardening on Ambition

 

Ambition:   1. A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.

 

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
Pearl Bailey

An entrepreneurs question to himself is.. Do I have it?? how much do I have??

Lets surround each other and build greatness is always in the back of my mind, Lets surround each other and build greatness replays in my head when I think selfishly.  It is not because I’m mean or selfish, it happens while I’m working on SELF.  So working on self leads you to be Selfish or perceived by others, and ambition is a desire to achieve something with hard work.  How can a person be selfish for working on themselves? Only if the person watching is not doing the same.

 

The best stories to use are your own because you know it better than what you heard or read or even seen, there is always multiple sides to a story and circumstances make people do the things they do.  So with that lets talk about my ambition and see if its ambition or selfishness.

Even though I’m a fitness oriented guy I do not eat healthy everyday, I do not exercise everyday and believe it or not I actually burn more calories laughing then I do running in a month.  Of course it sounds bad and would look bad but its real and life is real, I don’t live a commercial life where I’m all bulked up and have celery, eggs and protein for breakfast everyday. Its just pure ambition I eat.

Sometimes I go against what is right in order to continue on my path to completing my goal.  I remember days I would workout and not refuel my body because of lack of healthy foods, I would drink water and fast rather than waste a workout to fill it with the same junk I just worked out.  Days would go by and I have worked out 3-4 days straight and not even get 4 hours of sleep because I was working on studies or my inventions.

I would spend all day mentally preparing myself before workouts visualizing what I was going to do to that body part in training.  Then applying that same technique to my studies and inventing, the mental aspect of working and not sleeping can crush the body & mind.

CEO & Founder of Alpha Body Hardening on Ambition

So why do it? Ambition

When you have ambition you end up being selfish because nobody around you has any idea what you have, its like a good disease but no one knows you have it until you succeed(die).  I would always be in a rush when my friends see me, I would always be working on something physically or creating something metaphysically and be lost in that goal to where I wouldn’t acknowledge people or things happening around me.  I was lost in the goal always looking for new opportunities and ideas to push for the betterment for everybody around me.

Your soul is the man/woman and your Temple(body) is the car, so guess what is Ambition? Ambition is the key you use to start and drive the car. Once you put the key or push the automatic start button your in gear and moving once you stop or take out the key then you stop and are stuck.  Its so simple even a child can use it better then an adult.

I walk alone just me, no one ever understood my ambition so no one understands me, I can sit in a room for days and months and not come out until my goal or dream is completed or at least made an imprint from my mind into physical existence.  Thus when I was creating the sparring apparatus no believed I could make such an invention and bam 2 years later in the physical; no one believed my start-up would weather the recession and personal problems that occurred during those times and bam still here. I can go on but why waste any energy about rumors and the past, I’ll save it for the present and future.

 

“The world can’t hold me to much ambition” Jay-Z

 

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more then you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

 

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Winter Mass Tips

Winter Mass A.B.H Alpha Body Hardening

 

Its about that time for me to slow down on the running and shredding, to start putting on some Winter Mass to keep myself warm :) . I love cardiovascular workouts and have been doing them all out the summer I enjoy being light and powerful.  But now is the time to focus on getting a good pump and strength training, heavy weight and clean reps.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

My top 7 things for building mass:

1.) Twice as much protein as I was taking before.

2.) Calories intake increases as well.

3.) Barbell for majority of all workouts.

4.) Heavyweights that will allow me anywhere from 4-7 reps.

5.) Getting a good full range of motion and getting a good squeeze at the end.

6.) Always stay up on the multivitamins.

7.) Push yourself because nobody’s gonna lift the weight for you.

Also check out these links to other Mass related articles you may find something you want to newly integrate in your training.

http://www.bodybuilding.com/

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/

http://www.menshealth.com/

http://www.flexonline.com/

Exercise is one of the best ways in preventing the rapid growth of obesity in America.
Lee Haney

Consult a physician if you are going to try this and be careful not to do more then you think or act like superman. This is what works for me and I enjoy being lighter, stronger and powerful.

God bless and God speed to all those who keep up and those who do not, because we all are connected in one way or the other.

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Balance is the best way to being Durable

CEO/Founder of Alpha body Hardening

Balance:  An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

Balancing fitness and work can be quite difficult to the average person, even the above average can feel the effects of double tasking.  Like we say in the Marine Corps “Pain is weakness leaving the body”, so in order to gain results we have to go through some discomfort to get it.  You can’t expect to have a nice body if you don’t put in the work to stretch and force the new muscle to grow, or shred and tighten it up.

The ying/yang sign is the perfect representation of balance and a mirror like what’s in the top pic(kinda cool :) ) because they show opposite images and/or perspectives.  If I chose to workout with weights I would be strong, heavy and durable because the use of external force brings strength. And if I chose to do calisthenics I would be powerful, light and durable because the use of internal force brings power.  They both improve health and have differences & similarities, and they both make you durable.

Durable: Of withstanding wear and tear or decay; Able to perform or compete over a long period, as by avoiding or overcoming injuries.

Back to balance; I love to bring in new topics but I have to stick to the script, that’s keeping my balance bringing in new but stay with the old lol.

I play as hard as I work and we all should to this would show balance and how much has been accomplished.  If you feel guilty then you need to balance your work with your play, don’t beat yourself up just readjust. The biggest thing is to tip the scale in the direction you want.  You have to fail in order to succeed because once you fail you have seen it all and can’t be fooled on your way to success.

Never forget in the beginning there was darkness and from the darkness God created light, light is the opposite of dark.  Thus Balance was created and at the earliest of creation so with that said we as creatures from a creator must find and use balance in everything we do.  It’s not mandatory but makes things much easier.

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”
H. G. Wells

 

 

 

 

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“The Alpha Squad Tribute”

The Alpha Squad 3/8 Marines tribute

Semper Fi and Good day to all,

Dues and honors must be paid before I move on to the next title, and pay homage to my brothers and colleagues in arms & with out.  This post is a tribute and thank you to The Alpha Squad and mainly its founding members Ron Kramer and Jeff Cooley, R.I.P Nick Whyte who served for a short time with us.  Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to be apart of a brotherhood inside a brotherhood, I always thought the squad was special and had a deeper meaning to myself.

Words from the Founder of the Alpha Squad for 3/8 Marines P.S.D(Personal Security Detachment) fro 3/8 Marines.

“The term Alpha Squad was used to define the grade of males that I selected from the platoon. Each member of the Alpha Squad possessed exceptional physical ability, each of you were distinguished among your peers. It was important that we employed the best of the security detachment to deal with sensitive and potentially compromising situations. At no point was it questionable that you exceeded the standard as an elite specimen of male Marines which is why it was critical to employ your abilities and identify the Alpha Squad as the greater of the average war fighter.”

3rd Bn 8th Marines PSD

During 3/8 Marines two back to back tours in Iraq our first destination was Karma/Fallujah, Iraq and next Ramadi, Iraq.  The Alpha Squad mission was to ensure the personal security of the Battalion Commander and other battalion staff members who attended the missions with 3/8 P.S.D.  To break it down in a nut shell we were like the secret service for the President of the United States of America.  But not only bullets we had to worry about we had to carry metal detectors to find improvised explosive devices as well, and he loved to be in the front whenever shots were fired.

We found countless improvised explosive devices and been hit with them both on foot and in vehicles.  The temperatures would rise to 100-140 degrees and we would have to dismount to walk/survey the area of operations with the boss.  A lot of times it would just be the boss, another person and the Alpha Squad and we would walk so far from the convoy we would lose radio contact.  Then take contact from the enemy you would think he would want to wrap it up there, no he would stay and continue or do something else.  And with that if your leader isn’t leading from the front it would not inspire the troops to follow.

Now everything wasn’t all serious and full of sorrow and tears, we had fun and did stupid things mostly on my part but it was a learning experience. I remember when we went to clear and I.E.D(improvised explosive device) I that was placed in a whole at a crazy hostile grass bend, I was walking up to the bomb tired, and complaining about I don’t care I walk up to it attitude. Sgt. Cooley was like Nelson get back, then he ended up jumping in the hole lol(laughing out loud).  Good thing the battery died on the detonator while the terrorist ran off and left his clock timers in the house across the street. I found that funny after we made it home :)

In spectrum we all were dedicated to taking care of or bodies even with the vigorous missions we maintain a high level of fitness performance to sustain us during our combat operations and still achieving educational & fitness goals.  The bond will never be broken we share some interesting stories and goals is life and success is one of them.  Ron Kramer is currently studying Law, still looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger and competing in bodybuilding, Jeff Cooley is a Staff Sgt still leading marines and conducting business in real estate; and you know me I’m the guy here talking about these wonderful people lol(laughing out loud) :)

Special thanks to everyone who served with 3rd BN 8th Marines since its origination,  PSD every member was important and had a specific role in helping us make it through our journeys safe.  God bless each and everyone of you with prosperity and love.

All the armed services salute, Bartendaz Salute, Body by Chosen Salute, Firefighters Salute and 9/11 victims and helpers Salute.

The Alpha Squad 3/8 Marines PSD

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