Over half the members of our gym can climb the rope! How cool is that? We like to see everyone swagger out the door after a rope climbing workout. In this photo Karlina climbs the rope while her son, Nathan, looks on. How many of you have a mom that can climb the rope?
This week's Whole Life Challenge weekly lifestyle challenge is to read a boo everyday for 10 minutes. The WLC folks think this practice is important because:
"It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of books to who we are. They allow us to spread ideas. They teach valuable lessons through stories. Maybe most importantly, they allow us to pass vast amounts of valuable information from one generation to the next. Without them, human culture could not have evolved to the level it has.
Yet, how many people sit down to read a book anymore? More often than not, we consume bites of information, the whole story in 500 words or less. How often do we soak ourselves in the luxury of the written word, in the kind of wisdom and knowledge that only time can offer, in the sorts of stories that compel and transport us?
Humans have learned and shared most things throughout history through stories. It’s how our brains are wired. So this week, we’re going to revisit what many of us probably enjoyed in our childhood — sitting down to read a book. Practice this for just ten minutes a day and see what it brings to your daily experience of life.
Stop for a moment and remember the last time you read a good book. Remember how satisfying it was. You can have that feeling back any time you like. Just pick up another one."
Did you know we have a lending library at the gym? It's in the Coaches' Office. We have many books about nutrition, exercise and yoga. We also have several copies of The Lone Survivor. The Lone Survivor is the story of Lt. Michael Murphy and his Seal team. Lt. Michael Murphy is who we honor every Memorial Day when we do Murph. His story is worth reading.
30 Thrusters 75/55 lbs
3 Rope Climbs 15 ft
20 Thrusters 75/55 lbs
2 Rope Climbs 15 ft
10 Thrusters 75/55 lbs
1 Rope Climb 15 ft
Today we continue working on our thrusters with a rope climbing variation of Fran. We have been working on our thrusters for nearly 5 weeks now. We have used light, medium and heavy weights.
Today use the same weight you used for the Whole Life Challenge workout, it should be light. Aim to complete the first set of thrusters in 2 or 3 sets. Aim to do the second and third set unbroken. The goal for these sets is to practice doing lots of reps unbroken. When you repeat the Whole Life Challenge workout in November, your score is dependent upon how many unbroken reps you can do.
We are working on stamina, power, strength, coordination, pacing, and perseverance. Good Luck!
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