Monday 8/11/14

Monday 8/11/14

New Week!

This week, we’re going to be deloading a bit.  Working on some higher reps and working on form and mobility a bit more.  These de-load weeks are incredibly important to give your body and central nervous system a break and time to recover.  So, let’s take this week to mobilize and get that body moving properly.

This week, we’re going to be doing, what sounds like, a pretty silly challenge.  It’s the “Make Your Bed” Challenge.  I know that this sounds absolutely ridiculous, but I was listening to a podcast by Tim Ferriss and he was talking about how he learned this from a Hindu Priest named Dandapani, and how if you’re feeling anxious or have low grade anxiety, it can have resounding long term effects on that.  No matter what is going on in your life, how much you feel like things are out of your control, or if things are going crazy, at least when you get home you’ll have that one thing that you have control over.  It doesn’t have to be fancy with throw pillows and neatly tucked like a 5 star hotel room, it just has to be orderly.  I’ve been doing this for about a month now and I can tell you from experience that it really does have a long term affect.  Coming home and seeing that one part of my life, even if it is small and ridiculous, organized and controllable makes a HUGE difference on my day. In case you need more inspiration and have 20 minutes, this is a good speech.  It’s pretty hard to explain until you try it.  So, just for fun and even if it sounds goofy, give it a shot.  Every morning for the next week, make your bed.

Doesn't have to be fancy...

Doesn’t have to be fancy…


Only one announcement this week, and that is that the gym is closed this Friday.  I’ll be heading up to Tahoe for the Tough Mudder.  Please plan your workouts accordingly!

Daily Dose

3×20 Push Press

3 RNDs:
400m Sprint
10 KB Bent Rows
20 American Swings

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