In episode 31, Tim and I talk with Kyle Cerminara, NCAA All-American wrestler, former wrestling coach at Edinboro University and University of Pennsylvania, professional MMA fighter about training at the Olympic Training Center, Steve Mocco, MySpace, maintaining a relationship while training and competing, Cael Sanderson, what makes an athlete world-class, world championships in jiu jitsu, physical prime, selfies, motivation, extremist personality: all or nothing, oreo cookies, cars, women, chiropractic, acupuncture, sauna, love, physical attraction, jealousy, honesty, etc.
Kyle on training intensity at the Olympic Training Center:
“The word ‘break’ and the word ‘overtraining’ are two things I absolutely hate.”
Tim Carpenter on what “love” is not:
“Love is not obsession, insecurity, possession. None of that is love.”
- Kyle Cerminara: @kycerm on instagram, facebook
- Cerminara MMA: facebook, website
- Tim Carpenter: facebook, blog, gym
Linda and David Story
The following moral dilemma is discussed on the podcast:
Linda and David love each other very much and wish to see each other. But they have a problem. A wide river separates them, David on one side and Linda on the other.
Steven owns the one and only boat that is capable of crossing the river. Linda goes to him and tells of her plight. She asks Steven if he will take her across the river in h is boat so she can see her love. He says that he is willing, but only if she will sleep with him. Initially, Linda says no, however, later seeing no alternative, she consents.
When Linda arrives at David’s house, she is wracked with guilt, so she tells him all that has happened. He becomes enraged and throws Linda out of the house.
Linda happens to have a very good friend who also lives on that side of the river and goes to that friend for help, but the friend says, “I’m sorry but I don’t want to get involved,” and sends Linda on her way.
Finally, Linda tells an acquaintance, Michael, what has happened. He gets angry and returns to David’s house with Linda. Michael gives David a sound beating.