***46 Athletes worked out at CFO yesterday! That’s a new unofficial record! And the energy was THROUGH THE ROOF at 6:30p. Tricia was bringing the thunder!
Your Child’s Fat, and Mine’s Fine
Selling Kids on Veggies When Rules Like ‘Clean Your Plate’ Fail from NPR.
I caught these pieces as I was driving home from the gym this morning. This is more about our brains than our waistlines. As humans, pharmacy we tend to do better at everything when we EXPECT to do better – we also understand behavior examples and rewards even if we don’t think about it. There are some pie in the sky hopes, advice especially in the second piece. We have 3 kids, and we have had some veggie BATTLES at the table. Especially over things like ‘no thank you bites.’
BUT…this mindset of focusing on different things is similar to experiences in CrossFit and fitness. We believe in emphasizing the positive aspects of language to push ourselves. We will always try to use positive verbal cues like ‘keep moving’ or ‘up!’ rather than negative verbal cues like ‘don’t stop.’ We can apply this to nutrition. Hell, we can apply this to everything.
Workout of the Day
High Bar Back Squat
3 sets of 3. 60% of 1RM. This should feel light and fast.
For the final set, or even a 4th set, try a pause squat. Squat normally, but pause at the bottom for a good, long 3 count. 1 One thousand, 2 One thousand, 3 One thousand then UP!
3 Wallball Shots
3 Kettlebell Swings
6 Wallball Shots
6 Kettlebell Swings
9 Wallball Shots
9 Kettlebell Swings
Keep going up by 3s. How high can you go???