#868 – David Weck | The Weck Method

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Piece it together.

David Weck (00:01):

And how, how do I sound? Do

Sevan Matossian (00:03):

I, we’re live. Oh, you sound great. You sound great.

David Weck (00:06):

Okay, perfect. Perfect. It’s not a computer.

Sevan Matossian (00:08):

Yeah. You sound great. You know, it’s weird, uh, the, that question you asked me right before we came on, what’s better? A computer and a phone. And it’s funny, a year ago the answer was like, always computer, but with people’s technology and phone and phone cameras and new microphones on cameras. It’s, it’s like, yesterday I had did a podcast. The guy was on the phone. It was like one of the best audios I’ve ever had. I was like, wow.

David Weck (00:26):

Wow. Yeah. On the phone. And is this, is this going out on video or is it just audio

Sevan Matossian (00:32):

Video? We’re live now.

David Weck (00:33):

Oh, okay. See, I, uh, I was in Colorado Springs and I slept on my glasses. So I have a, a set of prescription sunglasses that you tell me.

Sevan Matossian (00:44):

Yes, <laugh>. Hey, you know what’s funny? I, I always take out, I, I buy, uh, sunglasses and then immediately take out the lenses and put in prescription lenses.

David Weck (00:55):

Yeah. Well these are prescription sunglasses. Yeah. And now I’m, I’m my, I’ve got my, uh,

Sevan Matossian (00:59):

Your last pair. Use them if you have to. You don’t. You look cool. You look like you’re stoned.

David Weck (01:04):

Oh no. I don’t want that. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (01:05):

I’m joking. I’m joking. I’m joking. I’m joking. I’m joking.

David Weck (01:08):

<laugh>, because that used to be the case.

Sevan Matossian (01:10):

Hey, hey, listen, I got longtime listeners already. Um, uh, loving on you. Look at this guy Jay, this guy, because we’re live. He says, how the fuck did you get we on Chevon moving up in the world? Well, thanks <laugh>. Thanks a fucking lot. Great to wake up to that

David Weck (01:25):

<laugh>. I love

Sevan Matossian (01:27):

It. At least one of us feels good from the comment,

David Weck (01:30):

<laugh>. Well, there’s gonna be other ones where you feel better. Probably

Sevan Matossian (01:33):

<laugh>. Um, we, we crossed paths and I didn’t even know it. You were, uh, Greg Glassman’s house last month on a, on a Friday. Yes.

David Weck (01:42):


Sevan Matossian (01:43):

So I was there, but I got really sick Friday, so I didn’t make it to Friday’s event. I was like in my V R B O, like just with the chills. And then I ended up being there. I went to the Saturday event, and then I went to the party at his house on Saturday. Were you there on Saturday also?

David Weck (01:55):

No, I was not there on Saturday.

Sevan Matossian (01:57):


David Weck (01:58):

So I, I went to the event and then I flew out after the event.

Sevan Matossian (02:02):

Okay. Are, are you a, okay, so you’re not a Phoenix guy. Where’s home for you?

David Weck (02:06):

San Diego.

Sevan Matossian (02:07):

Okay. Okay. That makes sense. Okay.

David Weck (02:10):

And that was quite an event. I really en enjoyed that.

Sevan Matossian (02:13):

Yeah, that was cool. Is that your first time, uh, meeting Greg or you guys, do you guys go back?

David Weck (02:18):

No, no. I met him that Friday, the day before. Uh, it was fantastic. And I have all the respect in the world for Greg, and I was very honored to be invited.

Sevan Matossian (02:29):

Can you tell me how your guys’, uh, paths crossed?

David Weck (02:32):

Yeah, it was through Mark Bell. Mark Bell sent a text and said, listen, you two guys <laugh>, you two have to, you guys gotta meet.

Sevan Matossian (02:39):

Oh, fantastic. Yeah. Great. Okay. Awesome. And I’ve, and I’ve met Mark, I, I’ve had Mark on the show. Oh. And, and, um, and I, and I’ve, uh, hung out with Mark a couple times at Greg’s house. Good dude.

David Weck (02:51):

Yeah. I love Mark. I’ve become very close with Mark, and I met him, uh, probably within the last year, but he’s such an exceptional guy. And, uh, when I met him I was like, oh my gosh, this is perfect. Because he had an interest in running and I was like, okay, you’re a big dog and I’m gonna help you move like a big cat <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (03:13):

Oh, that’s cool.

David Weck (03:14):

And now he does. So it’s a great story.

Sevan Matossian (03:17):

And, um, I was born in, uh, 1972.

David Weck (03:21):


Sevan Matossian (03:22):

And if I would’ve, if you, if someone would’ve asked me, how long has the Bosu Ball been around? I would’ve said, uh, since before I was born,

David Weck (03:31):


Sevan Matossian (03:32):

Be because it it’s in every gym I’ve ever been in. They’re there. I, I don’t remember. I don’t. And then, and then as I do research on you, I see it wasn’t, you didn’t, uh, invent it until, well, you didn’t start producing it until 1999, which is,

David Weck (03:44):

Yeah, 1999 was the invention. Okay. And I sold handmade prototypes back then. So what you see came out in like the end of 2001, 2002 was the factory built one. Uh, and it’s funny, I was b I was born in 1970.

Sevan Matossian (04:00):


David Weck (04:01):

So we’re, you know, right around that same age.

Sevan Matossian (04:04):

Yeah. You’re moving Great, by the way. Incredible kudo, kudos to you.

David Weck (04:09):

Yeah. Well, you know what? I was a b plus athlete. I played Diviv three football cuz there is no division four Uhhuh <affirmative>. And that gave me the motivation to be like, okay, I gotta play smart, otherwise I’ll get beat by bigger, faster, stronger. And so in football, it was Xs and O’s and studying film to gain the advantage. And then after football, it was biomechanics to gain the advantage. So I am athletic enough to feel what is true and what’s worth pursuing and what’s not. And I’m not athletic enough to get paid to do anything athletically except for teach other people to be, be more athletic. And the success of the Bozo Ball gave me the time to, to spend all my time studying movement. And, you know, if, if I wanna go learn guitar, the guy better know how to play the guitar <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (04:58):

Right. Right.

David Weck (04:59):

I want sometimes sat at a PowerPoint and learned, you know, oh, this little scientific study that he’s now telling me about <laugh>,

Sevan Matossian (05:06):

Uh, Alison nyc Oh my God, this is the guy who invented the Boso ball. I know. It’s crazy. Right? Crazy. I was thinking about how many people’s lives you’ve affected and inspired and how many days of lives you’ve added to people’s lives. You know what I mean by that? Like the ma like someone buys that thing, brings it home or sees it at the gym. And let’s say they u let’s say they use it for 10 minutes and you added 10 minutes to their life, and then someone else, they got inspired to work out the rest of their life with it. And you added three years to their life. And God, it must be just your contribution to, uh, but you probably kept some assholes alive too. But I won’t hold that against you <laugh>. Um, uh, it’s crazy the contribution

David Weck (05:46):

You made. It’s a very special, it’s a very special product that, um, you know, there, there’s the developmentally challenged ones who, you know, you get the call from the mother saying, you know, oh my gosh, you know, my son wasn’t able to do anything for more than two minutes. And, you know, they, they were with the bozo ball for, you know, 30 minutes and the therapist, you know, da da da. So it, it is definitely a feel good product in that sense. And it’s one of those things when I’m, when I’m at the bank, you know, and the teller behind the window just get to chatting, she’s like, oh my God, I broke my ankle and had surgery and I’m using your boss. I just bought it from my house and, you know, my husband started using it <laugh>. Yeah. So that, that’s the feel good part of it.

Sevan Matossian (06:25):

It, it, it’s basically in e every, uh, you know, out outside of the, the CrossFit space, it’s basically been in every gym that I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Right. I mean, I’m, I can’t think of like,

David Weck (06:37):

It’s a lot. It’s definitely a, a lot. Um, you may see, are

Sevan Matossian (06:41):

There knockoffs? I’m assuming you’ve been robbed too, right?

David Weck (06:43):

There’s, there’s probably a hundred knockoffs, but Okay. You know, there, there’s none of real significance. Okay. Um, and it’s hard to make a quality bosu ball, like without putting some money into it. Okay. So it’s, it’s not exactly like the most attractive thing to knock off in that sense. Um, cuz if you build a piece of crap, it doesn’t perform very well, cuz nature does not, it does not encourage a large inflatable half a ball. Right? Yeah. It wants to go around. So when you have a, a good one that has nice pressure, then the, the force on the platform is very significant. So if you build a cheap one, odds are, it sort of doesn’t have any kind of resilience or bounce to it.

Sevan Matossian (07:27):

Uh, b before we, um, dig in here, I wanna show you guys, uh, what, um, Weck is doing now. Oh yeah. The, the David Weck method. Um, so last night after, uh, watching this, it was 10 30 at night, just got off the assault bike. I was sweating, staring at a big pile of meat. I was about to eat. And I, and I propped my phone up and I did, I did, I tried to do this without a rope. I spent about five minutes fooling around just, just with my hands, right. And, uh, man, uh, God, the, it reminds me of just all the hippie shit I used to hang out with and that those guys were really onto something with all those, all those things spinning things that the they’d be doing outside the dead shows and stuff.

David Weck (08:07):

Yeah. The performer arts, right? The point. Yeah. And the fire sticks.

Sevan Matossian (08:12):

<laugh>. Yeah. Okay. So listen up people listen to this. Here we go. One

Speaker 3 (08:16):

Piece of advice and one only it would be learn four patterns without jumping through the road. Underhand figure eights look at the hands, they’re connected to the body, what happens there matters.

Sevan Matossian (08:32):

And notice how his hands move. He looks like someone who either knows how to fight or handles guns,

Speaker 3 (08:36):

Figure eights,

Sevan Matossian (08:38):

Some sort of, he does something with his hands. That’s

Speaker 3 (08:40):

Underhand side, which is dragon side. Which is dragon. Okay. Overhand. See that Now it’s going overhand that direction, dragging on the other side. Oh, we’ve got sneaks. I forgot. No I didn’t. I saved it for last. The sneaks.

Sevan Matossian (09:01):

Yeah. I want to be able to do that

Speaker 3 (09:03):

Behind. You’re going behind the back and you’re getting organized so that when you put the

Sevan Matossian (09:12):

Rope, you’re getting organized. We ask what he meant by that.

Speaker 3 (09:15):

Down. You have muscle memory that you can you do anything better? Literally anything. Learning every step stronger. God bless

Sevan Matossian (09:23):

God. You move good dude. God, you move. Good. Uh, what do you mean get organized? First of all, what, sorry, sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. What is that? And um, why are there knots in it for shorter people? Is that what the knots are for?

David Weck (09:38):

Yeah. On that rope, a knot takes out six inches and the better you are with it, the shorter you can roll. Okay. So it, you know, if you’re not as good, a little bit of length gives you some leeway. But since the objective is to not jump through the rope, and it was 2004, I was in New York City, I met Buddy Lee at a convention. We were both

Sevan Matossian (09:58):

Oh, great guy.

David Weck (09:59):

Amazing guy. We were both teaching. And 2004 I watched Buddy with his rope and I was just dazzled and I was like, I want to do the rope just like him. And he gave me one of his speed ropes, the one with the metal handles. And I got home in San Diego about 11:00 PM at night. And I sort of reflected for a minute. I’m like, all right, I saw all this like, wish, wish, wish all around his body. I’m like, I’m not gonna jump through this thing cuz if I don’t jump, I gotta rotate and I’m not gonna get tired. I’m not gonna beat myself up. So 30 days, no, no jumping and I’m gonna get good with the rope. So that’s what set it into motion. And what happens is with that attenuation of, if you don’t jump through it, there’s four patterns that emerge.


You can either be going over, you can be going under, you can be doing one is over and one is under at the same time. Or you can have one behind your back and one in front of you. And that’s all you can do with it in terms of like the basics. And so what I did was I aligned those patterns with the cardinal directions, north, south, east and west. And I organized my body to have that mathematically precise rotational capacity of everything integrated in real time. Like where and when. And I was about, let’s see, I was 34 years old when I started this. And in New York City where I lived before San Diego, I had studied Wing Chun, martial art and, and, and the, you know, the tan sal and the Bon Sal. And I learned nothing in this martial arts class. I read the book. So I had principal <laugh>. But, but the, how

Sevan Matossian (11:44):

Long did you take that class by the way?

David Weck (11:46):

A couple years I think. But I learned nothing. It was just like, it was bad instruction and it was, you know, sort of this, you know, line up up, okay. Chain punched the person’s chest. Like what the fuck are we doing? You know, it was just so dumb. Um, but as soon as I did the rope, I was like, oh shit, I can program myself to be like you. I’ll hit that tons, I’ll hit that, but I’ll, I’ll be wherever I need to be when I need to be there. And you get the hook <laugh>. So I turn, like, I recognize that this would level me up from a Marshall standpoint better than anything on the planet. And jump rope is syncopated. So you got the half beat, like your hands go down, your feet go up, hands go down, feet go up. That’s float, that’s float.


Like the butterfly change your feet. You don’t change your center. Right. But the roll in the rope, the rope flow that’s on the beat that is hands down, feet down, everything up together, boom, boom, boom. And from that, I learned how to double down pulse when I run. And as soon as I learned that it was like Dion Sanders, Randy Moss, all these guys, they hit down, down, down. Cuz it’s ground force. And so you’re able to use your upper body to now spike ground force and you move without burden. It’s just all power. When, when Dion said cheated on stretch, cheated in stretch because he didn’t need to use his muscles as hard as most people. And that’s all what the rope taught me. It is like, it’s the Rosetta stone of training modalities. If you want to be better at anything, you learn those four patterns and you make a muscle memory, bang, you’re better at everything.

Sevan Matossian (13:31):

Uh, I wanna see if I can find a, um, a uh, little section of Deion running here. What did you call that again? Down what?

David Weck (13:42):

Oh, it’s a double both hands or both? Arms down. Pulse.

Sevan Matossian (13:46):

Okay. Uh, here we go. Let’s see if we can see, uh, if I can find a little clip of Deion running here.

David Weck (13:54):

You’ll see, you’ll, you’ll see him with the football. When he, when he hits that foot, you say, boom, boom, boom.

Sevan Matossian (13:59):


David Weck (13:59):

Yeah, here you go. You see that?

Sevan Matossian (14:02):

So that’s not the football, he’s not doing that to manage the football. That’s to get more spin.

David Weck (14:06):

So he, he’s doing that because he is holding the football, but when he doesn’t have a football, his hands are doing it down like that.

Sevan Matossian (14:14):

And what is that doing? Explain to me what that’s doing one more time. Well,

David Weck (14:18):

What it’s doing. Okay. So when your foot hits the ground, you’re doing a landing, loading, launching. Okay. Okay. When the hand, when the upper quarter, that’s the mass of your shoulder, your arm, when that comes down, it’s in between the landing and the loading. It’s microseconds. And what it does is it spikes the ground force that you hit, which engages the fascial that that connective tissue recoil. So you bounce off the ground faster. Is

Sevan Matossian (14:45):

That like, and someone is, that’s what someone does to you when you’re on a trampoline. They’re the they’re the arms.

David Weck (14:50):

Yeah. Right. They’re that they’re that little hit before. Yeah. Right. And Usain both does this. Christian Coleman does this. If, if you watch fast people and you know what to look for the, the body weight of the same side upper body. So your right arm, when your right foot’s hitting the ground, some portion of that arm, elbow shoulder goes boom, it spikes down. And that’s what get sends you up.

Sevan Matossian (15:15):

And you’re saying that this um, does this rope technique that we just watched have a name?

David Weck (15:22):

Yeah. Well we, the name that it is come turned into is rope flow. Okay. This, you have, you have jump rope and you have rope flow. And what I call it is, is I used to call it rolling the rope because like I’m roll, I’m rolling figure eights and I’m rolling with it. But the, the term that has really captivated an entire community is rope flow because it does, it ramps you up into flow state so reliably and so easily. Like I would be in a state where I had trained really hard the day before. I’m not in the mood to work out. And because you don’t have the burden of jumping through it, you can go slow and you can just get that beat Right. Put on a song you like, you get the beat, you get the beat, boom, three, four minutes later you, you dialed it up like a dimmer switch. You didn’t just flick on the lights and have to put on your sunglasses. It’s like, oh, ho ho ho. And you get yourself all ramped up into it. And there’s precious little footage of sugar Ray Robinson on the internet. But the very, the very little footage that there is, he’s doing the rope 90 plus percent of the time, he’s not jumping through his rope.

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

Oh, interesting.

David Weck (16:38):

So it’s, I mean, and if you think about it, like jumping rope is a great conditioning, right? And it’s good coordination. There’s, it’s good, but there’s a lot of people on this planet that should not be jumping rope. Right. You know, the, the herds of people out there,

Sevan Matossian (16:53):

You mean you’re 350 pounds and, and that in your first activity in five years should not be like starting to jump or

David Weck (16:58):

Run. It should not be jumping a rope. And what if you got joint injuries or what if you got all that other stuff? And it makes, the great thing about rope flow is if you get good rope flow, well they’re putting the jumps if you want. Like, you mean that you suddenly look like a pro with the rope because you, you got the hands and the upper body.

Sevan Matossian (17:16):

See it looks like magic when you do it. Sometimes I’m thinking, did he just jump over it?

David Weck (17:20):

Yeah. That, that one move the dragon roll. The dragon roll is basically you bring it in front of you. Yeah. And you, you just flip it over and then you bring it behind and you’re flipping it like this. And this is funny, this is back in like 2006. A buddy of mine was doing it at San Diego State University. Okay. The guys had just lost in the finals this year. But he’s on the basketball court at, at the, at their gym there. Some guy is doing like two ball dunks in 360 s and he’s on the side just warming up with the dragon roll. And the guy who’s doing the Dunking stops and like does a double take because he is like, wait a minute. He ain’t jumping through it. But he looked like he’s jumping through

Sevan Matossian (18:02):

It <laugh>. Right, right. <laugh> ck Kevin says nunchucks is, is there some, is there a nunchuck component here?

David Weck (18:10):

Yes. Well think about nunchuck. Nunchucks are actually a jump rope with a very short rope and a long handle. Okay. Okay. So that’s what they are. So it’s very, very similar of the, these patterns of, of that rotation and movement through these spiraling, the figure eight never stops. So if I have the figure eight, I can always keep that movement going and then that movement will travel through my whole body. And in the, in the Chinese internal arts, they have three arts. They have shink, which is straight, that’s linear. It’s p it cuts the circle. Pua is the eight changing palms in that circles the circle. And then Tai chi is the center of the circle. Mm-hmm. That incorporates that figure eight in a much smaller form that you can’t see.

Sevan Matossian (18:59):

Uh, uh Is there an order that they practice those?

David Weck (19:02):

Um, well what I find is that most people pick one of those disciplines and specialize in one of them. I studied the Taiji much more than the others. I studied the baggo jean and I never really studied the xy.

Sevan Matossian (19:17):

Uh, what about, uh, the, the stuff, uh, today? How about jiujitsu? You, you fool around Jiujitsu TaeKwonDo?

David Weck (19:21):

I just start, I just started my Jiujitsu journey in July.

Sevan Matossian (19:26):


David Weck (19:27):

Yeah. I

Sevan Matossian (19:28):

Are are you join it?

David Weck (19:29):

Yes. I love it. I, uh, I, I’m not flexible and so being on the ground was never fun for me. Um, so, and my first Jiujitsu introduction was like private lessons with Solo rubi through my friend Steve Cora. I became very good friends with Solo and Sanji. Um, and I sort of back at that time was like, look solo. Like I so much appreciate it, but I just, you know, I, I don’t want to really do jiu-jitsu cause I didn’t wanna get on the ground. I’m not, you know, flexible. I just didn’t want to do it. And then years later, fast forward, my son is 14 years old, he got in trouble. So it was like, okay, we’re gonna do something here and so you’re doing Jiujitsu. And I was like, well if he does it, I’d better do it. And then I fell. You good. Dad fell in love with it. I fell in love with it. So

Sevan Matossian (20:19):

You live with him, you live at home with your kids?

David Weck (20:21):

No, I’m the, my kids are about six miles away and I see him every day.

Sevan Matossian (20:25):

Oh wow. Good job. Yeah. Um, uh, some, uh, let me look at some of the comments here. Uh, he uses those hands to grab titties maybe, but probably <laugh> all good. Uh, what about, uh, uh, Sev needs six knots. Yeah, I’m only five. Five can my, um, I have three, I have three boys. Um, they’re young. Six, six and eight. Can, can I get one of those ropes and ropes and tie enough knots in ’em so that they accommodate them?

David Weck (20:50):

Yes, absolutely.

Sevan Matossian (20:51):

Okay. Wow. Awesome. You see kids doing that?

David Weck (20:54):

Yeah. Yeah. I mean it, where, what happened was the pandemic really like, it, it, it sort of took the, it condensed it into a full fledged movement and country like Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, um, over in Asia, it just took off. And we have people all over the world with a rope flow community. Now, see if you like hashtag rope flow on Instagram, you’ll see a whole world of people and they’re so passionate about it because it, it, it is so engaging and you do get into that flow state. So it’s good for your brain too. And more and more kids are doing it. And this is something that it’s become a thing now. Like it’s not gonna ever go away. It’s like, you know how jump rope is a thing? Yeah. Everybody knows it. Right. Rope flow is now a thing and arguably it is suitable for everyone.

Sevan Matossian (21:54):


David Weck (21:55):

Whereas a, you know, and, and I’m not poo-pooing the jump

Sevan Matossian (21:58):

Rope. No, no, I don’t, I don’t sense You are either,

David Weck (22:00):

By the way. Yeah. I mean, I, I think a rope is, it’s, I think that what it was was human humanity started with sticks and stones. And then the third major innovation was cordage, which tied those things together and gave them leverage. So it sticks, stones and ropes. I think that that’s what got humanity going. And then I think it was fire, I think it was the dogs of war. And then I think it was Secrets of Plants intermixed within that. And those six things is what, you know, gave us iPhones and computers and artificial intelligence and whatever else has coming.

Sevan Matossian (22:38):

What are dogs of war?

David Weck (22:39):

That is when you possess fire now, the big bad wolf isn’t gonna come eat you at night. And the beta, the beta wolf who’s not, you know, getting the girls now he’s willing to say, Hey, you know, I’ll, I’ll hang around for scraps and you know, we’ll become best friends. And now if there’s other hominins or hominins that also control fire, so all the other beasts are now fearful of you, you can stand an elephant down with fire. Right? Yeah. They, they’re, they’re programmed to just be afraid of it. So now that fire, once you, whoever gets the dogs first now can rule amongst the homini and homages because now the fire, the dog is attracted to the fire. It’s a dinner bell. Send the hounds in and go get them neander dolls and you know, get the six fingered people and go get ’em.


Right. So, and the dog is, you know, it, it warns you of danger if you’re up north, the dog pulls you on the sled and you put everything on track. So I’ve, I’ve played that mental game of, of trying to figure out like I was an actor for almost a decade. So you take the set of circumstances, you say, what would I do if I were in those circumstances? And then I just, you know, in imaginary, I just strip everything away. Okay, I’ve got sticks, I’ve got stones, I got ropes, I got fire. And that big tribe over there is coming to eat me tonight and kill me, eat my kids and take my women and my stuff. Like, what are you gonna do? Yeah. 3, 2, 1, go <laugh>. So I’ve, I’ve used that mental device to be very creative and it inspires me in terms of my training because I’ve, I face everything on locomotion and the objective reality that faster is faster.


So A to B faster is faster. So there’s no bullshit, right? There’s no subjectivity to it. So I know if my training is legit or if it is not, I’m now pretending because faster is faster. Now the other side of that is that it’s not just how long or how fast or how far it is. Can you get there in the face of opposition? Can you stay there in the face of opposition? So there is fight and flight and fight is subjective cuz fighter A beats B, B beats C, C beats a all right styles make fights. But you tether those together and you get the Marshall principles of survival like face the force and very simple basic things that today’s exercise environment, we we’re not motivated to get that base and that and that crystal clear, right? We’re training for something else. But it used to be that no, it’s, it’s about survival.


And the Bible says the meek shall inherit the earth because it is the meek who are motivated to innovate and be conniving and, and, and, and trickery. So if I have a weapon in my left hand and my left hand’s behind my back, well I can feign compliance and stuff and then wow, get the bigger guy. You know, you watch 2001 Space Odyssey, that thighbone became the weapon that those little othe scenes beat up. The bigger ones put a big hole in their skull with the use of a tool that they didn’t even have to fashion. They just had to figure out how to use it.

Sevan Matossian (26:05):

What was the context in which, uh, it says that in the Bible, the meek shell inherit the earth. I’ve heard that as shitload of times and I wonder what the context is.

David Weck (26:12):

Well, you know, it, it, whatever its context is, I bend it to, you know, the, the narrative that I use to advance my understanding, and I’ll give you another one that I use is turn the other cheek. Yeah, you’ve heard that one, right? Yeah. So for me, you know, when I was growing up, turn the other cheek meant that somebody gonna slap you and then you’re gonna turn the other cheek and let them slap you in the other cheek. Yeah. Now what I say is this, the punch is coming and I’m gonna turn the other cheek, I’m gonna turn that cheek and I’m gonna beat your ass. Right. That’s sort of, you know, you can look at it many different ways, but I don’t think Jesus was a wimp. I think Jesus knew how to turn the cheek and turn the corner and, you know, Moses was a badass. Moses, let me

Sevan Matossian (26:59):

Let, let me, let me re just read this real quick. Uh, uh cuz someone had the same question I did. Apparently. How is it that the, the meek shall inherit the earth? And it says the meek do not represent those with a particular personality type of reticence, nor is this speaking to a weakness. In fact, the paradoxal power of this passage is that meekness is equated with strength, the strength of the Lord’s work, and the one who comes to God in total trust and complete surrender. So it’s meek in meek in relationship to God, not meek in relationship to his fellow man. Well that makes me feel a little better cause I,

David Weck (27:32):

Well, and,

Sevan Matossian (27:32):

And think about it, I kind of don’t want the pussies to take over. Not kind of, I don’t want ’em to

David Weck (27:36):

No, but but we are pussies if you think about like what we are without weapons and tools compared to a, you know, a chimpanzee,

Sevan Matossian (27:44):

Right? Sure. I just meant relative to one another.

David Weck (27:47):

Yeah. But what you want, you want, you want the good true red-blooded god’s honest, like you want someone who’s smart and good. You don’t want someone who’s dumb and good to, to, to, to be leading the way.

Sevan Matossian (28:01):

Right. Right. Or dumb and or yeah. Right, right.

David Weck (28:03):

Yeah. You need someone who has the attributes that, you know, God willing can shepherd humanity in a good direction. Unlike who has the fucking conch now. Okay. Right, right. Like that’s my, my dream, my vision CrossFit, who is a find a bigger population of doers and first responders and people who are just no bullshit, right? Yeah. And the way that I’ve heard it been said by Tony Plower is the CrossFit games is the best thing that happened to CrossFit and the worst thing that happened to CrossFit. Cuz suddenly it narrowed the spectrum of what you’re training for to a competitive event that is mostly sagittal. Because sagittal is measurable easy. Right. And what I’m thinking is you teach CrossFit head over foot, you teach CrossFit the ropes and suddenly you organize and integrate every single CrossFitter who’s just one of those never gonna quit people. Yeah. And now they have the fluidity and movement skill is better than mine cuz they’re a better athlete and younger gonna work harder. I mean, forget it, the sagittal numbers will go up, guarantee it. Yeah, yeah. But now you walk with an authority where it’s like physical balance, physical integrity is the one quality that cannot be faked and it cannot be purchased. And

Sevan Matossian (29:23):

Physical what? Physical what, sorry?

David Weck (29:26):

Physical balance, physical integrity. And there is only one absolute exercise. And that and training and movement and that is balance is better than imbalance. And that is absolute. And it’s, that’s the only thing that I think you could say is 100% absolute is balance is better than imbalance and people as strong as they are and stuff, if you don’t even step in balance, cuz you’re going faster, you’re going past your imbalance, you don’t even sense your imbalance 10 million steps later. Your lower back doesn’t feel as good. You see what I’m saying?

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