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Weekly Workout Row 500 meters @ 1 breath per stroke (Rest exactly 1 min between sets off the rower) x 10 (for advanced I recommend 15 sets) ** Each 500 m must be faster than the previous one, if not, the workout is terminated** Notes: Exhale on the pull, inhale on the way in. This workout creates a high level of awareness around breathing consistency and how it relates to pace. If you are not paying close attention to your breathing patterns during any anaerobic or aerobic activity you are most likely leaving potential on the table. Your engine will be highly upgraded once you learn to breathe correctly. A long term investment in both health and resale, the Concept 2 rower is a potent machine. Quote Im pondering - “In keeping with something called self-determination theory, which holds that human beings need three basic things in order to be content: they need to feel competent at what they do; they need to feel authentic in their lives; and they need to feel connected to others.” ― Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging This book had a profound impact on me. When life is too easy we are depressed/anxious. When life is unorganized chaos we are depressed/anxious. When life is challenging, mission driven and socially connected we truly thrive. I highly recommend this read. What I'm reading, listening, watching or eating: Joe Rogan and Sebastian Junger Podcast A great chat on the importance of belonging, purpose and the unique findings on the increase of happiness during troubled times. Fascinating talk and ever better book, Tribe. Random During this "quarantined" time period it has a pleasure to see more people outside running and walking. There was at least a 50% uptick in people outside enjoying nature, raking leaves, playing with their kids etc. It felt somewhat nostalgic like Little House on the Prairie. Maybe this is because people not at a job 50 hours a week or tied to their phone waiting for their next work email? If these activities make people truly happy then why are we not pursuing them now, with more frequency? The saying goes, when I retire I'll move to the country and relax. But why not now? Why does the world have to contract some weird virus to make us all slow down, spend more time with our kids, play outside, hike and focus on our health? Where do our true values lie? That's easy to determine, just review where you spend the most time, money, energy and thoughts and you have your answer. To change your values you must change your daily actions, its that simple.
Have an amazing weekend everyone!
P.S We have had numerous questions about at-home equipment/items to improve health during this chaotic time, read our Coronavirus Survival Guide for insight into easy ideas for at home workouts, nutrition, sleep and the Zombie Apocalypse.
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