Squatch

For time:

20 squats (air)
200m run

30 squats (air)
400 m run

40 squats (air)
800 m run

40 squats (air)
800 m run

30 squats (air)
400m run

20 squats (air)
200 m run

Post time to comments. 


Daily Extras - To each round add the same amount of situps and superman back extensions as you have done squats for. 


Workout Notes:

  1. Note the two 800s back to back.
  2. Squats are named for how they are weighted.
  3. No sloppy squats!
  4. Many of you should be doing the extras today.

Go To The Pain

I have become fascinated by pain as of late. Particularly pain from the cold. I recently read a book ("What Doesn't Kill Us"), that explains it like this:

We live in a 70 degree world now and it's probably not healthy for us. 1000 yrs ago, the human body had to cope with large daily temperature swings of 50 + deg depending upon which parallel she lived. Large swings in ambient temp forced our bodies to work to regulate our core temp. Just like any other natural stimulus (sunlight, exercise) our bodies have adapted health benefits linked to adaptation to natural phenomena. Why wouldn't it? I mean, we all know that the sun's rays can be damaging in large amounts, but we also know that without sunlight the human body becomes sick and weak boned. Wouldn't the same be the cold and other natural phenomena?

Anyway, I'll have a lot more to say about that later. More interestingly (to me) are the experiments I've been conducting on myself in an effort to increase my resistance to cold and perhaps reaps some of the healthy benefits.

The point is, Shea (below) and I have been talking about some of my cold tempuring efforts (stunts?) and Saturday morn after I ran my FitZoner mile in the early a.m., in the rain, bare chested, Shea jumped on board and also ran her FitZoner mile in the rain - in a tank of course! Many of you have noticed I'm not wearing 4 layers of shirts anymore. Cold tempuring baby! Those cold showers are starting to work! I'll tel you more about them later.

For now, check out the Wim Hof Method. This stuff is starting to gain credibility in the highest acedemic circles. 


From Lil Kate on GPP KIDS ACADEMY:

Hi Parents,
Just another quick update - so it seems I have chosen a time where soccer/other sports are pretty busy for everyone, which caused our class size to be pretty small yesterday. We need a minimum of 10 kids to make this class possible, so that means we need at least 4 more kiddos before the end of the week in order to keep the session going. If your kids have friends that you think would enjoy the class, please have them sign up! You can send them my email and I can contact them that way.
I am still planning on holding a class on Wednesday this week (tomorrow) at 4pm regardless of the number of kids.

If we don’t have enough sign ups (10 total) by Friday at noon, I will email you all letting you know and you will get a full refund of your money.

Thanks for all your support! You are awesome!!!