Functional Strength/Core (Part 1)

I have a “Date Night” to look forward to this evening at Oast Brew House in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and then another weekend with the SunRype TRi-KiDS crew at Ridley College but, first, I wanted to squeeze in this quick and dirty functional strength and core routine here at home on my mat.  And, oh yes, I have the perfect album in mind, the ‘Hardpore Cornography‘  album by Bobby Braddock.


In case you’re wondering why this album is in my collection, allow me to explain:

  1. It cost me $1.00 at SRCvinyl Niagara
  2. It has an airplane on the cover, bitch.
  3. Umm, did you catch the title?  What an amazing addition to my Cornball collection of albums.

Need I say any more?

Now, who’s Bobby Braddock right?  Sadly, it’s not this guy:


No, it’s this guy:


You have to love a guy with enough balls to put his mug shot on the back cover of his album, right?

Bobby Braddock is an American country music songwriter and record producer. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Braddock has contributed numerous hit songs during more than 40 years in the industry, including 13 number-one hit singles for the likes of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mark Chestnut and Toby Keith just to name a few.  Now, I’m not really a “country” kind of guy but, again, look at the album title and the cover.

I had to have it regardless.

The album was released in 1983, aaaaand that’s about all you’ll find online about this album.   Not terribly shocking, actually.  The album contains only six songs (did I mention I only paid a buck for it?) and more or less features Braddock’s cynical side on tracks like ‘I Lobster But Never Flounder‘, ‘The Elderly Brothers‘  and ‘Dolly Parton’s Hits‘ (get it?).  ‘Avalanche of Romance‘ actually begins by crediting itself as the probably the worst song ever written and I believe that a pretty accurate claim.

It’s a hoot if nothing else.

How can you not  love a guy who pens this:

“I got into yoga with a girl from Saratoga.”

That shit is gold.

Unfortunately, what this also means is that it’s either not going to be a very long workout, or I need to put something else on afterwords.

Hence ‘Part 2’ of this afternoons workout (click HERE).


About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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