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Failure

July 19, 2009

“I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoyed the process.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Bullshit!” – Fox90x Board of Directors

Press Release

May 29, 2009

Joe Fox received an official warning from the Board of FOX90X today. Chairman, Aaron Clark, said, “We are on the honor system here, and we commend Joe for his honesty and desire for an intense workout. We are proud of what he’s accomplished to date, but he’s got to follow the program. He received a light warning, and we’re counting on him to stick with it from here on out.” Joe Fox had switched Tony Horton’s prescription for a Kenpo workout with an extra dose of Plyometrics. Plyo is considered one of the toughest workouts and Joe was looking for “Extreme.” Steadman Von Steadman, Worlds Most Interesting Man and FOX90X Senior Vice President of Bodily Development said, “Foxes think they are smarter than everyone, even Tony Horton. We just have to keep them honest now and then.”

Day Two – Juan Zorro

May 21, 2009

My Dearest Fans,

I know it’s been a while, and yes, I have been receiving all your fan mail. I am sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I promise the lag time between each post will shorten. I am not one of those “get you popcorn ready,” or “I love me some me” type of athlete. I am one of the people, and I love the people. I know I am just an “Average Joe (Pun intended)” without your support. So let me update my peeps on my progress up-n-dis-BITCH!

Today is day two of the FOX90X workout program, up to this point neither Joe nor I have waivered on our commitment, meaning, A lot of people have already lost money on my tough little bro.

We switched it up a bit; I followed the regimen, as directed by my sensei, Tony. Joe didn’t listen to our sensei’s advice, and he just got dropped kicked like that blond headed thug in the karate kid. I’m so on my game right now I could catch flies with chopsticks. Enough about me, I know you want more, but back to the workout.

Like I stated, I started with the first phase yesterday: arms, shoulders, back, and abs. I actually did better than I thought. I realized a couple of things in the process: (1) I need to up the weight on my arm exercises, and (2) I am not as good at pull-ups as I once was. Also, to complicate matters, that damn thing wouldn’t say on the frame and it kept falling off. After a couple of times of landing on my knees and in one case lacerating them, I stopped the pull-up portion. I am not making an excuse here, but I am not as good on my knees as my fine brother is.

Anyways, I am going to rig my pull-up bar by adding a 1×4 on the horizontal face, attaching it via couplings, and I am going to install an addition piece of trim on the door header to ensure the bar catches. I will do this tomorrow in fact. I was pooped after the workout, but I didn’t feel the jelly arms like I did in off-season football training. I must admit, it was a hell of a workout, but by all means achievable by any able body man or women.

This morning I awoke to the aroma of coffee, it was nice. I am now supplementing my usual half-and-half with soymilk, and I must admit, it may become a permanent change. I then read young Joe’s blog and saw how he struggled with the “Plyometrics” workout the night before. It made me a little nervous, I must admit, but I new I had a head start on young Joe because of my “Biggest Loser” training. Also, if there is one workout that I excel at it is those that involve my legs.

So I got geeked, went upstairs and put on my ultra-revealing shorts (That’s for my lady fans). I decided not to wear a shirt and shoes for that matter. I don’t know why, but I did. It was rather liberating. The workout was tough, but not unbearable by any means. I was able to complete the whole gamut of exercised, but I did cheat a little sometimes by not going down into a complete squat position all the time. I didn’t want to spend myself too much the first go around, because I wanted to see if I could do it – and of course, I succeeded.

Anyway, I wanted to give a shout out to Joe. Joe, don’t be discouraged, remember I had a head-start, and the purpose of this is not to beat one another, but to finish it, and the bi-product will therefore be a great body, like we once had. Fight through it, and never give up. The object is to improve each time. All you need to do it show improvement and the rest will follow.

Allen at Work

May 8, 2009

Allen was lagging behind on pictures for the blog (he doesn’t have a camera), so his boss was kind enough to take these shots with the work camera. Joe, now you know what you’re dealing with…

SANY0963SANY0964SANY0965SANY0966

Getting Close

May 7, 2009
Pepperoni for the People

Pepperoni for the People

Chin-up bars in the mail. DVDs on the way soon. Fun should begin next week, mid-week.

Pick a Winner

May 5, 2009

Fox Family Lore

May 4, 2009

The legend begins over twenty-five years ago. Allen and Joe Fox were born of the hearty batter of inland Maine and the seed of upper class Georgia. Their formative years were spent in California where the sun and surf penetrated beyond their pale Irish skin and baked within a deep, glossy self-confidence only found on the West Coast. In the early 1990’s the boys were uprooted from their natural habitat and grafted into the culture of Little Rock, Arkansas. They were svelte and athletic and quickly made friends in the heart of the South, yet Arkansans always knew there was something different about these boys. Somehow their attitude was always above reality. Somehow they were always justified in their actions. Their opinions were never wrong. Their bodies were “50 years ahead of modern man.” It never felt right, but no one could prove them wrong. Friends were haunted by their inability to prove a negative, that the Foxes were not a superior race.

So, early in the Spring of 2009, during the country’s great recession, a challenge was set forth. An opportunity for the Foxes, pitted against one another, to finally prove their superiority. 120 days to complete a 90 day workout. Hand crafted by the godly inspired hands of none other than Tony Horton. Arms, Shoulders, Plyometrics, Abs, Legs, Hammies, Yoga…the gauntlet was thrown down. Could they complete…P90X!!!!!!

And thus the challenge begins….welcome to FOX90X 2009. It should be a fun summer.