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This week's Whole Life Challenge Lifestyle Challenge is to Leave No Trace. Of course, we all practice LNT when we're in the backcountry. But, what about the when we're in the front country? Do we Leave No Trace where we live daily?
Here are the details on this week's Lifestyle Challenge from the folks at the Whole Life Challenge:
"We’re in a hurry. And being in a hurry, we often think we’ll take care of cleaning things up later. The problem is, because we’re always in a hurry, those things easily back up. And that backup can leave clutter, messiness, and a sense of being uncomfortable in our own spaces — both for you and the people you share these spaces with.
It’s sometimes hard to believe you have time to leave a place “traceless.” The “next” thing seems so pressing and the current thing so meaningless. How could taking the time to clean the dishes be nearly as important as getting to my appointment? What if there’s traffic? What will I do if I get “behind”?
Those may be the times you need to slow down the most. Leaving no trace is really a practice of practical mindfulness — stopping to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done. It usually doesn’t take as long as you think, and focusing on it gives you a chance to breathe — leaving no chaos behind and creating less chaos ahead.
Taking a moment to be and to breathe may be just the thing you need to have a positive impact on the important things you are about to do next."
Pick a Space to Leave No Trace
Skill work: Jump rope - single, double or triple unders
Buy - in: 5 minutes to establish max set unbroken double-unders. If you can do at least 20 double-unders unbroken you will do 50 double-unders for the workout. If you do less than 20 unbroken, you'll do 25 DU for the workout.
Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 mins of:
Level I athletes, spend no more than 1 minute completing the single-unders. The back squat load is decreased so that each set of squats can be completed in no more than two attempts. If necessary, decrease the load further. Level II, complete double-unders under 90 seconds or reduce the reps. At least 3 rounds of back squats should be unbroken or decrease the load. Ensure the hip crease is below the knee at the bottom of each squat. Stand up all the way by squeezing the quads and glutes. Remembering to brace the midline during the squats is essential especially as fatigue sets in. Strive to complete at least 4 rounds. Back squats are from the rack.
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