I kind of feel like it’s a back to the basics kind of day. Enough with the new, big, fancy…whatever. This is all about just grabbing a barbell and moving some weight. Practice practice kids. You know what’s coming.
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Submitted for your viewing pleasure: 3 perfect examples of why it’s so hard to get people to take us as fitness professionals seriously sometimes.
Read to the bottom. I do have a point to make, believe it or not.
1. Breaking news: Apparently it’s supposed to be ok to trade in your concept II and SDHPs for a video game…
2. A lot of people have seen this one before, but seriously, it bears mentioning again. Insert whatever joke you want on this one.
3. Now this one you might not have seen. It’s maybe an iota more subtle than the handjob weight, but that’d be about it.
Here’s my point. 3 things that have or I’m sure will make a killing in the marketplace. 3 things put out by people looking to take advantage of a gullible public by marketing savvy, physiologically and technically ignorant people. These three things are exactly why what we’re doing here, what Steve is doing over at EFC (see links panel) and the work of qualified performance coaches is so damn important. These pieces of marketing garbage, detritus of a system intent on maintaining an obese, ultimately sedentary and uninformed society only serve to feed our money back into the same system that keeps us fat.
Do Less Work! Get More Results!….how does that begin to make sense.
I’m preaching to the choir, but that’s ok. Stay fired up about your training. Keep pumping the gospel of performance training for fitness to your friends and sooner or later, they’ll listen.
The following is for time. If you do not have a concept II or other brand rowing machine, please substitute in a SumoDeadliftHighPull at a ratio of 1 row:10m
.5 mi run
.25 mi run
I was introduced to this by my lovely sister in law last year and have sworn by it ever since. Kettlebellers and gym warriors listen up. Sore? Tight? I have 2 words for you.
Snap Heat is a beautiful innovation by someone smarter than I am. It’s a heating pad that’s filled with some kind of saline solution. There’s also a magic button inside the pad. When you press the magic button, mystical crystals begin to form and spontaneously generate heat that delivers Asgardian healing to your weary muscles.
Ok, so it’s a measured chemical reaction that delivers an immediate and steady heat that lasts for what seems like a couple of hours. Here’s the beautiful part, when you’re done and it’s gone cold, drop it in some boiling water, which resets the chemical reaction and softens the hardened crystals so the pad is reset and ready to go again.
Trust me. I’ve done the Tiger Balm patches, electric pads, microwaved towels…nothing is as consistent of a heat for as long without being plugged into the wall as this is. They’ve got different sizes and shapes for shoulders, back, neck etc. Go check it out. Thank me later.
Apologies for the late post. Time seems to be slipping by a little faster every single day.
Run 1 mile
2 rnds of the following
10 Thrusters (bb or KB)
30 Ball Slam
50 Body Weight Squats
Run 1 mile.
Mark time for entire evolution.
I’m always on the lookout for new tools and resources to make available to my clients and colleagues.
Here’s a couple I’ve run into or have had recommended to me over the last few weeks. The first two are particularly good for all our garage athletes.
Online Tabata Timer:
Love this one. It’s actually a dual interval timer more than a strict Tabata timer as you can adjust your work/rest or high/low intensity intervals. Free, simple good to go.
Full Screen Stopwatch:
Straightforward countdown timer or stopwatch.
Run Distance Calculator:
This is an amazing little map based site that very easily lets you plan out runs near where you are. Want to know exactly where that 400m run interval outside your house starts and ends? This site shows you. You can also access preset runs others have charted in your area. Very cool.
Thrusters can be either barbell or kettlebell. I’m posting both videos below.
50 Thrusters (10 less each rnd)
10 HP Cleans (plus 10 each rnd)
Record modalities and load.
You know, my lovely wife, Sherrie, made a great observation this morning. It was another one of those don’t-attack-the-working-class-by-taxing-out-sugary-beverages commercials. Says Sherrie “What? So it was ok when tobacco was the big baddie, but it’s not so funny when it’s your Coca Cola?” And she’s totally right. Much like tobacco in the very earliest days of of the anti smoking campaigns, the culture around drinking sodas hasn’t shifted yet. In 5, maybe 10 years it will though. We know sodas are linked to obesity and all kinds of associated diseases. But like most truths, it’s still in the transition from an intellectual understanding to real acceptance. What would you do if Katie Couric or Brian Williams lit up a Camel on the nightly news? Edward R Murrow did it all the time. But it was accepted then. These days we see Coke, Pepsi & Snapple advertisements everywhere. With as much sugar as 6 fudgecicles, I wonder how long it’s going to take for people to fight for an R rating on all movies that show Snapple Iced Tea consumption like they’re doing with cigarettes now? How long until the average joe out there starts to understand that getting your kids started on soda at a young enough age that they’re effectively hooked for the rest of their lives isn’t all that much difference from a health point of view than giving them their first smoke? How long before we get over it, start taxing the foods and beverages that are killing us get them out of our kitchens?