Monday 140721

21-15-9 reps of each for time of:
Hang power clean, 115#/75#
Thruster, 115#/75#

Post scores to BTW.

Peter loves Thrusters.

Peter loves Thrusters.

Napping 101 by Colby Knepp

I love taking naps.

So much, in fact, I really look forward to that special 20 minute time slot in my day when I get lay down in a dark, cold room and zonk out for a little bit. This period of time allows my brain (and body) to disconnect from the madness and stress of life and recharge. Naps have become so important in my life that if I go without them for a few days, I notice a huge difference in how I handle stress and how my brain and body functions!

Here’s a quick primer on napping. 

  • 20-30 minutes: ideal for a boost in alertness and energy. You’ll feel like a new person after one of these. 
  • 30-60 minutes: no real benefits in this length of time. Studies have shown that you’ll wake up groggy with “sleep inertia” that may take up to 30 minutes to shake off.
  • 60 minutes: best length of nap for remembering names, faces and facts. In the middle of an intense research project? Studying for an exam? A 60 minute nap is the ticket to success.
  • 90 minutes: full sleep cycle. If you are not getting at least 7.5 hours of sleep each night, try to knock out some time for a 90 minute nap.

Feeling beat up? Run down? Lacking motivation? Go home and take a nap! For bonus points, take a hot shower right after and drink a cup of black coffee. You’ll feel like a champ in no time.


  1. Peter :

    Ohhh god that reminds me of so much suck. And I still hate thrusters!! 🙂

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