Tis The Season

Emmett Z rocks the Christmas goose wool sweater vest. Apparently special fashion rules apply to people with double bodyweight front squats and 7 minute Helens.

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. —Plato

Tis the season, for flus and colds that is.  NPR claims this flu season will be a particularly gnarly one. Here are a few easy tips that will keep you healthy and well through the winter.

  • Wash your hands often. Regular hand washing is your best defense against viruses.
  • Clean your equipment. You should be wiping down bars and bells after using them anyway, but during flu season it is especially important to clean up after yourself. There are specially treated wipes under the time clock. Grab one and run it up and down your bar after use, or even before if you want to be particularly careful. The same goes for benches, abmats, floor mats, and anything else you have been sweating on.
  • Stay warm. It’s been pretty cold lately and a 10,000 square foot warehouse gym with concrete walls doesn’t exactly make for a cozy atmosphere. Wear layers and take them off as you get warmer and warmer. When you are done training, get a sweatshirt back on asap. You may feel warm, but your body is rapidly cooling off and that can be dangerous.
  • Boost your system with fish oil, Vitamin D3, and wellness formula. Fish oil and D3 are staples, add in a little wellness formula during the cold winter months and flu season.
  • Don’t hibernate. Get into the gym and train hard and regularly. Plato (see quotation above) had it right 2,400 years ago.

Stay well, stay healthy, stay strong, stay fit.

Workout:

Press 3-3-3-3-3

Then:

20 Wallball

15 Deadlift (245/165)

40 Double Unders

25 Wallball

10 Deadlift

40 Double Unders