TGIF

It’s been an AMAZING week

Finally at the end of the high volume cycle and we’re moving on to the mid-volume/mid-intensity cycle next week. We’re going to be lifting a bit heavier, so be ready!

 

Not to make everyone jealous or anything, but that was my view last Saturday. (It was amazing)

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
SL
HBP

Get{Strong}
4×12 Press
4×10 Floor GHD

Get{Fit}
AMRAP 15:
TGU’s
(Work up to a heavy single on each side)

Not too awful!

A good start!

Yesterday wasn’t too terrible! We’re off and running, let’s keep the week going solid and keep Getting{Fit}!

Jessica laughs when I tell her to add weight…

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
sPL
4×8 SLDL

Get{Strong}
4×12 Bench
4×10 L-Sit Leg Lift

Get{Fit}
3 RNDs:
1 Min. KB Swings
Rest 30 sec.
1 Min Alternating
Rest 30 sec.

Short Term Fix

FitCampers!

It’s another great week! The weather is getting nicer and we’re starting to see more blue skies. A few of us went for a short hike on Saturday morning, and it was gorgeous. Cool air, green grass, fresh air… I’ve never been to Ireland, but I feel like that’s what it would have been like to hike there. A few of us have decided to try to go for a hike every weekend moving forward, if you’re interested in coming along, I’ll be posting the locations and times and we can coordinate every weekend. In fact, the next one on the books is going to be the 18th! Details to follow. We might have one before that, depending on availability and weather!

Also, we’ve got the Spartan Race coming up! Let’s all run it together! Go and register here, and the team name is Get Fit Camp Spartans! We’re doing the sprint, which is the shorter version, and we’re taking off in the morning, 9:15-12 time slot. Let’s have some fun!

Quick Fix Vs. Long term change
Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of people on cleanses, short-term diets, or “diets with an expiration date” as I like to call them. These are diets that have an ending point, like the 21-day fix from Shakology, or even something like The Whole 30. I want to make it perfectly clear though, I have nothing against these programs. If used properly, they can have incredible results and can really change people’s lives. The problem that I have with these diets, is that they don’t do anything to help with habit or lifestyle change.

Toward the end of these diets or cleanses, people just end up counting down the days until they can cheat or go back to doing whatever it was that got them to want to lose weight in the first place. Heck, I’ve done Whole 30’s where I tell myself, “In 4 more days, I get to drink again!!!” What’s the point then? I haven’t changed anything. I’ve only delayed the inevitable of going back to eating bad food and drinking without really knowing why.

If you’ve already got a SOLID foundation of eating consistent foods, doing something like this can really help with weeding out some other bad habits, or even finding out about food sensitivities. Doing something ultra-strict like a Whole 30 can do a great job of that. Cutting out foods that can cause auto-immune issues or digestive issues for a period of time and then slowly introducing one back in at a time, can be really telling about your gut health and food tolerances.

These diets with expiration dates, cleanses, or “quick fixes”, are really good for the possibility of losing weight in the short term. When it’s done, you get to go right back to what you were eating and drinking beforehand and more often than not, you’ll end up gaining the weight back, if not more.

Instead, think about a way to develop the good habits that you’ve already got, and slowly and effectively develop new and better habits that will not only help you lose weight, but get healthier, but keep the weight off for life.

That’s what the ProCoach program does, and has been proven to do. It helps you to develop those basic foundational habits that will lead to CONSISTENT healthy eating on a daily basis. Then, and only then, would instituting a more advanced program like a Whole 30 would be appropriate, in my opinion. That way when the expiration date comes up, you’re less likely to fall back into bad habits since you’ve already developed a solid nutritional foundation.

ProCoach is currently closed, but we will be opening a new class in the near future. Please keep your eyes peeled for an email from Get Fit{Camp} for information as to when the new class will open up. Or click here and fill out the information at the bottom of the page to get on our waitlist!

Until then, work on the basics, kick butt in the gym and let’s have a great week.

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
MN
RC

Get{Strong}
4×12 Bench
4×12 DB Curls

Get{Fit}
4 RNDs:
20 Sit Ups
15 KB Swings
10 DB Push Press

Thursday!

Almost hike day!

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting pretty excited about this hike! Even if it’s a short one, it’ll be good to get out, get some fresh air, move the legs a bit and enjoy nature. I haven’t decided on a location yet, so I’m open for suggestions. We can meet somewhere neutral or at the gym, depending on where we decide to go. Then we can go out for some brunch and hang out time!

Let me know what locations you’re thinking!

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
SL
HBP

Get{Strong}
4×12 Pause Squats
4×12 DB Rows

Get{Fit}
4 RNDs:
200m Sprints
10 Box Jumps
10 KB Push Press L&R

Hump daaaaay!

Wait, what?

These short weeks always throw me off. I guess we’ll be halfway through the week! This is going to be a tough one, but you’re going to love it.

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
FL
SLS

Get{Strong}
4×12 Press
4×12 Chin Ups

Get{Fit}
Double Death By:
Burpees
Rest 2 min
AMRAP 3:
KB Swings (AHAP)

Thursday!

Tough week but…

…the rain is coming again. So, that means that we’ll probably not be running as much again. I just wanted to get a few runs in while the weather was nice. Looks like we’re going to be getting another whole week of rain! I hope that everyone got their floaties out!

In case you missed the ProTip Tuesday, here it is again!

Just a quick heads up as I forgot to mention this, the gym will be closed Monday for Presidents’ day!

Let’s go out and play again! Looks like it’s going to be raining for the next couple weeks, so maybe a hike wouldn’t be the best idea, so how about some pool? We can meet at the pool hall on Almaden again and play. Who’s down?! I’m thinking Saturday, the 25th.

Daily Dose

Get[Gymnastics}
MN
RC

Get{Strong}
4×12 Press
4×12 DB Fly

Get{Fit}
4 RNDs NFT:
20 KB Swings
15 Push Ups
10 Leg Lifts

ProTip Tuesday – Drinking Challenge Week 2

Week 2!

We’re into week two of the drinking challenge, how’s it going for you so far?

Do you feel like you’re starting to make better choices? Are you asking better questions? Are you reading labels?

In case you missed the video on the first week, click here to watch it and catch up a bit.
Here is the video for week two, giving you tips on questions to ask yourself and some thoughts about the process.

As always, if you need help with these challenges, how to develop better strategies for implementation, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you need help with nutrition, we’re having our new ProCoach class starting on Monday February 27th. The last day to sign up is on Friday the 24th to join the class. If you sign up by Friday the 10th, that’s THIS FRIDAY, you’ll save 20% on the entire year program. Click here to join the class and change your life, do it today!

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
SL
HBP

Get{Strong}
4×12 Back Squat
4×12 DB Row

Get{Fit}
4 RNDs:
20 Alternating KB Swings
10 KB Swings
10 Swings L
10 Swings R
Rest 1 min.

Spartan races, NEAT and ProCoach

FitCampers!

April the 2nd, the Spartan race is happening! There’s been a significant amount of interest in doing an adventure race of some sort and Rachel had brought this to my attention a while back. We’re going to be doing the Spartan Sprint, NO THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO SPRINT THE WHOLE THING!!! The Sprint is just the shorter version, coming in at 3-5 miles instead of the 8-10 mile one. We’re going in the morning heat, somewhere between 9:15 and noon. We’ll figure out the details as we go, but we’ll be leaving early Sunday morning to get up there an hour and a half before our start time. This is a good thing since it will probably be hot there in the afternoon. Come join us and have some fun! Sign up here, the team name is Get Fit Camp Spartans! You can put that name in and search for it so that we’re all in the same start time.

We’ll also be having special training sessions on the weekends at the Campbell community center to help prep us for the fun!

Today we’re going to talk very briefly about NEAT.

NEAT is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. This is all of the energy that we’re expending when we’re not sleeping, eating or engaged in sports-like activities/working out. Basically, whenever you’re doing yardwork, fidgeting, taking out the trash, walking around the block, house cleaning, cooking or just generally moving without the expressed purpose of “working out”.

Think of the last time that you did a bunch of yard work or gave the house a deep cleaning. At the end of the day, you might have felt pretty tired and worn out even though you “didn’t do anything”. Our bodies do an amazing job of using stored energy during these times. In fact, there have been some studies that show that in rural agricultural areas, workers have high NEAT simply because they’re out working all day long. They tend to be able to burn way more energy than someone in the more industrialized areas. These workers tend to have very low NEAT because they sit at desks all day.

When someone talks about a “metabolism” problem, it’s probably not metabolism at all, it’s a NEAT problem. A movement problem. As in, not moving enough problem. Someone may work out 5 days a week for an hour or so a day, but in the grand scheme of things that’s really no time dedicated to movement at all. Most people in this area work 40 hours a week at a desk. In a typical work week, there’s 5 days, so 120 hours. 40 of those hours are spend sitting at a desk, that leaves us with 80 hours. 8 hours a day sleeping (let’s just play pretend here and say that we’re all getting 8 hours a night.), that leaves us with 40 more hours. Minus 5 hours for working out, that leaves us with 35 hours. 35 hours left for eating, showering, running errands, watching TV, etc. and that’s not even counting the hours on the weekends. Do you see where I’m going with this? There’s usually more time throughout the week than we think that we have to get more activity in.

People with “faster” metabolisms, may have genetics on their side. However, I’d wager that a lot of times, these are the same people that are much more active throughout the day as well. Maybe they have a job that supports a lot of movement, like a nurse or auto-mechanic. Someone that moves, lifts and is constantly on the move. They may also couple that with 4-5 hours a week of INTENTIONAL exercise. Couple that with great eating habits, like the ones that we learn in ProCoach, and you’re got a recipe for fat loss and a lean body.

So, this week write down the FIRST thing that you can do to increase your NEAT. How can you start to incorporate more movement into your day? Go to the Facebook page and post there what that ONE thing that you’re going to do to start adding in more movement.

Speaking of ProCoach, how are your New Years Resolutions working out for you? Have you fallen off or given up? You’re in luck! There’s a new class starting on February 27th! The last day to sign up is Friday the 24th, and if you sign up by the 10th, you’ll save 20%! Go sign up here now to reserve your spot in this life changing class. Also share this opportunity with your friends and family, this is a great gift and a nice way to connect with someone you love.

Let’s have a great week and move more!

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
FL
SLS

Get{Strong}
4×12 Bench
4×12 SLDL

Get{Fit}
EMOM 12:
10 Jumping Pull Ups
10 Burpees

Tough week!

Almost there…

It’s been a tough week so far and I’m so proud of all of you for trucking through it. Friday is just around the corner. Let’s get after it!

Daily Dose

Get{Strong}
C&J Practice
Then:
3×10 Goblet Squat (quality)
3×12 KB OH Press

ProTip Tuesday – Episode 12, DRINKING CHALLENGE!

A Drinking Challenge?!

Not exactly what you think it is. Watch this for a new two week challenge!

Daily Dose

Get{Gymnastics}
FL
SLS

Get{Strong}
4×12 Press
4×12 Chin Ups

Get{Fit}
3 RNDs:
15 KB Swings (AHAP)
200m Sprints
1 min. Rest