EP143: Childhood Friends are the Best Kind of Friends!
Fitness Tip of the Week
A great way to maximize time and work on all areas of training is to create a mini-circuit or tri-set that includes the following three things: Mobility, Carries and Strength. Lets discuss how to build this program. Lets say you are going to do a pushup. What is involved in performing this act? Chest and shoulders. So, before doing your set of pushups, you perform a stretch that will help loosed those muscles to ensure proper form. Then you pick up a weight and carry it overhead to wake up the shoulder stabilizers and get your trunk warm and ready for action. Then, you perform the pushup. Lets say you are doing 3 sets of 8. Prior to each set, you perform the mobility and the carry. Same concepts for the lower body. Mobility to get loose, sled to get the muscles firing, strength move to get jacked!
These three tenants support every day life. We want to get up off the floor or out of bed with no discomfort. How do we do that? By staying supple. We want to be able to carry our kid or move a couch with friends without injuring ourselves. How do we do that? By carrying or pushing/dragging sleds for distance. Lastly, we want to fight father time by building and maintaining lean muscle. How do we do that? By performing strength exercises.
You Still Haven't Met Everyone...
As I walked out of a cafe last month I came across a sandwich board that read, “You still haven’t met all the people who are going to love you”. Typically, I would not think much of this sign but this day was different. It was April 28th and on this day nine years ago, I received a phone call that I will never forget. I shook my head and thought, “I guess the world would not let me forget about my brother today“.