7 pax for Combine. Youngest was 39.5 years old. If you are reading this and (1) weren’t there and (2) are >25 years of age – then you are losing muscle and maybe more.
From @sweatscience: Note to self: “Low muscle strength was independently associated with elevated risk of all-cause mortality, regardless of muscle mass, MetS, sedentary time, or LTPA among US older adults” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28991040
Kettle Bells work pretty well. Boomer so impressed he called them out when taking us out at the end. Best part is they don’t require a lot of complicated exercises to work well. My two favorite KB exercises we did today: (1) Walking back and forth carrying KBs and (2) Kneeling down and standing back up holding KB. That is all you really need. Only thing better would be if we had a prowler to push and pull around a parking lot (where is Red Warrior?).
Workout went something like this:
Warm up with side straddle hop, pushups, 2 hand KB swing.
Partner up: 1. Suicides on Bball court while 2. Double KB squats. Switch. 1. Farmer carry Bball court down/back while 2. burpees. Switch. 1. KB lunge walk bball court while 2. mountain climbers then sprint to other end to grab KBs and switch. Do all this a couple of rounds each.
KB up/downs – change up which side KB is racked; change up which leg leads up/down.
Circle Up: RH swing, LH swing, goblet squats, LH snatch, RH snatch, goblet squat, LH high pull, RH high pull, goblet squats (run through this entire sequence without putting down KB)
Squat-curl-press, merkins, 2H KB swings.
oh yeah – break up some of these sets with sprints, suicides, carioca, side shuffle, backwards run and bear crawl/backwards bear crawl. Basically anytime I am too whipped to hold the KB any longer.
43% of attendees graduated from Davidson College – further proving superior intellect of Combine pax compared with the general public.
Now that you are smarter, healthier and likely going to live longer … what are you going to do with that?
The above is a serious question/challenge. Related, see below excerpt that I copied (nothing original) from one of Harry Gray’s old United Technologies ads from 1980+/- a year or two. Keep in mind the world population was smaller then. The message remains relevant. I routinely fail this test.
Take these words:
Chances are four and a half billion people won’t agree to live their lives by them.
But think how much better your life would be if just one person does.