Tuesday 160531

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Reps for time:
Power snatch, 95#(65#)
Lateral jumps over bar

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So much fitness is one photo.

So much fitness is one photo.

If you know the name Tim Ferriss, you know that he will basically try anything and stick with it if it works for him or makes his life easier.  His 4 hour books, 4 Hour Workweek, 4 Hour Body, and 4 Hour Chef, are packed with lessons he’s tried and found successful over years of research.  A while back I read an article about what he, Tim Ferris, does in the morning to get his day started.  I don’t think they would all work for me, but I did find most of what he does and talks about interesting.  

Click HERE to read the full article on Greatist.com.  

Here are a few of the more interesting morning routines from a man that has streamlined most of his life.  

Start With Meditation
Ferris suggests doing 10 to 20 minutes of meditation every morning. If you think of all of the thoughts rolling around in your head like dirt that’s shaken in a jar, I find that the dust doesn’t settle until about 15 minutes into my practice. This really creates that calm before the storm of the day, and it has helped me with better thinking and clarity of purpose. If you don’t like meditating, find something repetitive that has a meditative nature to it. That could be lifting weights or calisthenics that involve counting your breath or movement.

Identify the Habits That Help and Hinder You
I’m a notorious snoozer, so I really need to set my phone away from my bed to force me to crawl out of it. Or you can get something like Clocky, the alarm clock that literally rolls off your nightstand if you hit the snooze button.

Punish Yourself (Sometimes)
If you’re used to going to bed at 3 a.m. like me, you can’t just lie in bed at 10 p.m. and think you’ll fall asleep right away. You could use something like melatonin to help, but I made a pact that I would punish myself for a week. No matter when I went to bed, I would wake up at 7:30 a.m. And sure enough, my sleep habits started to shift.

Plan an Afterwork Activity
This isn’t technically part of my morning routine, but it’s still a great practice. Find some type of activity—ideally something physical—that officially ends your work day. It’s even better if that commitment involves another person, like a lifting buddy at the gym—that way there’s a social punishment for not going, which is always a great motivator.

There are a few additional morning hacks that Ferriss has found helpful.  Click the link above to visit the site and read the entire article.  

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