De-Load-ish

“(410): new years resolution: more sex, less car punching, more chipotle.” –ย TFLN

If you’ve never visited TFLN before, I’m sorry. It’s a real time suck that can be quite entertaining but ultimately may leave you rooting for the asteroid.

This week has turned out to be a sort of de-load week. Between the holiday schedule and the cold weather there have been an unusual amount of rest days. I’ve been enjoying them by catching up on reading, sleep, and podcasts. (And drinking cartons of eggnog.) Yes, lots of holding down the sofa with my ass – I can feel the kyphosisย setting in. (I just wanted to throw that word in there. In addition toย soil carbon cowboys,ย Robb Wolf is teaching me a new vocabulary.)

One of the podcasts in my queue was an older episode of Chris Kresser’s Revolution Health Radio. In it, Chris is asked simply what his definition of health is. Kresser’s response references the teachings of Moshรฉ Feldenkraisย and is a bit unexpected (or at least I found it to be) and rather poetic. You can listen to it hereย (34:40).

They say the key to achieving goals is clearly defining what they are and then establishing the steps required to reach them. So if ” to get/stay healthy” is on the list for 2015 it might help to figure out how, precisely, you personally define health – what is encompassed in your definition. Perfect macros and abz? Hitting a certain number on the scale? Nurturing relationships that help you relax and enjoy life? (‘Cause I ask you, what good are great scoops if ya’s got no one to squeeze ’em?)

nailed it
The Newsroom. I have also been catching up on The Newsroom.

28 December | Sunday
Rest Day

27 December | Saturday
30:00 EMOM:
Deadlift – Hang Clean – Front Squat – Push Press/Jerk
10:00 @ 85#
10:00 @ 95#
5:00 @ 100#
5:00 @ 105#

Stretch | 20:00


Ya know how I love the EMOMs and Saturday’s was outstanding; wasn’t sure how the hips would feel on the front squat so I kept the weight a little lighter to see how things would progress. The format of the workout allowed meย to really set up for the front squat and focus on position and movement. Things felt cautiously good (?), so I added weight – conservatively.

twain and a cat
And here is a picture of Mark Twain. And a kitty.

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