This email is coming to you from the back porch of our Kauai AirBnB, where it’s currently 73 degrees and sunny. There’s a nice breeze and I’m sipping on Hawaiian coffee. Sorry. There has literally been boatloads of rain this Fall in the Seattle area, so this feels amazing!
Here’s what I found fun, interesting, or noteworthy this week…
Fun toy that I played with –
Torque Fitness Tank M4 (aka Torque Tank)
The fitness center here in Poipu just happens to have one of these new functional fitness toys. It’s essentially like a sled pushing device that has wheels and adjustable resistance.
The Torque Tank is not a cheap toy, but it allows you to do sled pushes without noise, on any semi flat surface, with adjustable resistance. Pretty cool!
Workout of the week –
This is an old Cascade Classic workout that we’ve done several times in The Get Better Project. It’s great because (if you’ve weighted it correctly) you probably will not put the weight down for 10+ minutes. So good!
Here it is!
27-21-15-9-15-21-27 for time:
Alternating DB snatches
*Holding the single DB that you use for snatches anywhere you want.
RX is 50/35 pound DB, but you should pick a weight that will allow you to do at least the round of 27 unbroken on both snatches and squats.
Now that I’m thinking about it, this would be a really fun workout to try with a heavier weight (like a 70/50 DB). But only after you’ve done it unbroken a few times with the prescribed weight.
Thought I’ve been pondering –
This kind of goes back to the old phrase… if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.
For some reason people think it’s a good idea to criticize others because they don’t know them, or they can’t hear what you are saying. We see this all the time in sports social media, and everyday life.
Well, I have this rule that I do my best to live by. If the person that you’re talking about cannot hear what you’re saying, you can ONLY say good things about them. Period! If you want to criticize them, it has to be to their face. Again, period!
You can, however, say all the nice or positive things in the world about another person when they are OR are not around (and on social media).
I guarantee that if you live by this rule it will improve your life! I’ve been doing my best to live by this rule for almost 10 years, and it’s one of those things that comes back to you once you do it long enough. #FeelGoods
That’s what I have for you this week. If you need anything at all, please let me know. Remember, you are a freaking rock star! Act it, live it, be it!