“Always wear shoes that are good for running or fighting.” -Joe Strummer
I believe Amy Winehouse made popular the terminology for the third kind of essential footwear…
And that brings us to this stimulating discussion with the Robb Wolf and clinical psychologist, Marianne Brandon, on how evolutionary theory can help us understand our desires to bone, and in particular, how the loss of our instincts when it comes to sex is impacting our relationship & sexual satisfaction.
If this were a book instead of a blog, here are the three sections that would be underlined in no. 2 (the note-worthy bits):
- How masculinity and, perhaps emasculation, and is affecting our sexual relationships. (For more on that, check out this flick.)
- How acknowledging the role of our evolutionary wiring can help remove the moral component and guilt than can be associated with our primal instincts, whether we’re talking about the bodily urge to consume the highly palatable foods, or the conflicting urges of novelty and security when it comes to sex in/and our relationships.
- How movement – feeling and being connected mentally with one’s body – is a first step in reconnecting with our sexual instincts.
So yet again, it’s all connected, always changing, and the solution to the “problem” generally lies somewhere between the extremes.
16 Dec | F
Warm-up | AD x 5:00
Single-arm press x 5 ea
Banded rows x 10
Plate squats x 5
Work | Chin-over-bar holds 3 x :20, rest x 1:00
Ring dip holds 3 x :20, rest x 1:00
Pistols 3 x 5 ea, rest x 1:00
Wall walks 3 x 3 [slow + unbroken], rest x 1:00 (yes?)
Stretch it out | 20:00
15 Dec | F Eve
Mobility | 3x
Glute press x 10
Single-arm plank x :25 ea
Banded clammies x 12 ea
Banded glute bridges x :45
Warm-up | 3x
AD x 1:00
Wall walk + 5 lateral walks ea way
Palms-up BB row x 8
Work | NFT
AD x 15 cals
KB row x 10 ea (26#)
HS walk x 10′ (7′ max.)
-Rest x 2:00-
KB clean + press + snatch + 5 swings – ea side (35#)
Zercher squat x 5 (95#)
-Rest x 2:00-
Single-leg banded hamstring curls 5 x 3-5 ea (blue)
Stretch | 10:00
Th | Despite having written it on the whiteboard correctly, I mis-read the assignment and did 5 rounds of the first part (likely 6 because I lost count and did an extra round to be sure), and only 3 of the last. I thought I was getting off easy on the hammies. The single arm KBS were interesting because my torso really wanted to twist when I was using my left hand, which I’d like to investigate.
F | WOD (word of the day, obvs, because we drink the bean ’round here not the kool-aid): Post-activation potentiation in contrasting sets. Okay, that’s more of a phrase.
Now to the training: ring holds were a challenge for real, with the instigation of the shoulder shrug occurring at about the 15s mark. Experimented with body position, which helped some by the third set.
CMU exterior walls comes in handing when stringing together wall walks. The goal “bottom” position was for my body to be parallel to the floor, which was about 3 rows of block up, or +/- 24″. I found at about row 4 (+32″) I had to slow way down and try to get lower, but… didn’t hit the goal point each time. So close. We’ll see next go around. Stringing them together made them much more challenging. Hello, breath.