Happy Thursday. We are about 39 weeks pregnant and this baby is coming out any time soon. Hope you’ve been staying safe and keeping healthy.
Here’s 1 idea from me, 1 exercise to master and an article to enhance your brain…
1 IDEA FROM ME
Do cardio for the right reasons
It takes about 7 hours of moderate paced cardio to burn 1 pound of fat (or 3500 calories).
It takes about 3 minutes per day to plan out your diet to create a 400 to 500 calorie deficit, which will help you burn 1 pound of fat in a week.
One takes 7 hours of work. The other takes 3 minutes of basic math.
Hey if you want to do cardio then go ahead. But…
Do it to improve your endurance.
Do it to train your breath.
Do it for increased energy.
Do it for the dopamine release.
Do it for the increased lung capacity.
Do it because you want more flexible blood vessels that can react to changing stressors more effectively.
Do it to get outside more in nature.
But please …
Do not do it for weight loss.
It’s like taking a teaspoon trying to empty out the ocean. You’ve got better use for your time.
1 EXERCISE FOR YOUR HOME WORKOUTS
11 Pushup Mistakes and How to Correct Them by Renaissance Periodization
One of the most overused and underperformed exercises out there is the pushup.
After seeing Mark Wahlberg and Doctor Oz completely bastardize the exercise I thought it best to clear the air on how to do a REAL pushup.
I know, I know…your pushup form is wicked awesome already. But even if you find one little technique adjustment in this video I will have done my job.
The guys over at Renaissance Periodization are practically form Nazi’s. They are strict about how to do an exercise and for good reason.
It’s one thing to pump out reps in quantity but it’s way more effective for your body to pump out quality reps.
Watch the video and let’s clean up that form would ya?
1 Article to Read While Pretending to Work
This article was written pre-quarantine but it’s needed for the times we’re in.
The news can be addictive. “If it bleeds it leads” is the motto news stations use to get your attention.
The news is meant to stress you out. It’s meant to release dopamine. It’s meant to cater to your curious nature for information. The news stations have to make you feel a certain way in order to keep on watching.
The reality of it is: It does nothing for your life.
According to the article:
Let me ask you this: when was the last time you made a major life decision based on a news story?
Or: when was the last time information from a news story directly impacted your life? And I don’t mean, “It made me really, really upset,” impacted. I mean, like, actually impacted you.
Chances are you can’t remember. That’s because the vast majority of news is irrelevant.
Car chases. Bank robberies. Celebrity overdoses. Sports scores. Homeless people throwing feces at each other.
None of us ever really have the experience of seeing a news story and immediately thinking, “Man, I need to change what I’m doing.” If it’s ever happened to me, I don’t remember it.
The news does not tell you what job to take or how to deal with your angry husband or what the best brand of headphones is or what to feed your kids in the morning.
It doesn’t help you to be a better friend or explain why you have panic attacks or advise on the best way to deal with an unruly child.
The news is pretty much useless for helping you determine what to do with your life.
Read more here.
This is a call to control your feeds of information. To be selective with the forms of media you put into your brain.
Watch things that grow you instead of keeping you in a perpetual state of fear. It’s your choice.
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– Coach Dan
Ps. I’m currently going down a deep rabbit hole on all things mushrooms …