Dara, Noah and Meg doing OHS for Nancy during Femme Fatale Week. Today, the OHS are from the rack.
This week's Whole Life Challenge is to intentionally spend 10 minutes of your day without any digital or technological distractions. This doesn't mean just turning off our phone, tablet, or computer. It means shutting it down and putting it in another room, or leaving it in your car for 10 minutes. Put it somewhere you can't see it.
The Pavlovian response we have to our digital distraction is a recent cultural phenomenon. Most of us have seen this digital distraction arise within out lifetimes. How many of us can remember life before cell phones? I can. I got my first cell phone in college when I was 25.
Now, our digital devices rule our lives. Every chirp, ring, tone, or whistle elevates our heart rate, spikes our adrenaline, and leaves us living our lives as slaves to something that doesn't really matter.
What matters? Time with ourselves without digital devices, time with our family without digital distractions, time in nature, time in simplicity. Our lives are stressful, and we can manage that stress by turning off our digital distractions for 10 minutes everyday. The folks at Whole Life Challenge call is a digital detox. We challenge you to a 10 minute digital detox everyday this week. Good luck!
Today's workout is a break from the stress of metabolic conditioning. Today we start a short overhead squat strength cycle. By keeping the reps high, the weight will naturally be low. Focus on a tight core and active shoulders. The overhead squat demands a strong core, good shoulder mobility, and balance. Good luck!
5-5-5-5-5 reps for load of:
From the rack. Increase weight each set
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