Workout of the Day
Five sets of:
Power Clean x 1.1.1
(rest 10 seconds between singles)
Rest 20 seconds
Tall Box Jumps x 5 reps @ 13X1
Rest 3 minutes;
Every three minutes, for a total of five sets, complete the following:
Power Clean x 6 reps
(use 75-80% of weighted used for three singles)
Push-Ups x 12 reps
(use Games standards – hands release off floor at bottom – but make sure butt and gut stay tight and maintain integrity of the movement)
Run 300 meters
(Focus on mechanics during this workout. Three minutes should be plenty of time to get this work in and some rest – reduce the run length if necessary. You should be striving for perfection in each movement. Figure out how quickly you can complete six GOOD power cleans, and twelve PERFECT push-ups, then allow yourself to recover on an easy run, and then repeat. And if you’re one of those kids that thinks they just have to crush themselves with a workout, don’t worry, you will have a chance to rev your engine on Tuesday.)
What to do if you don’t have a Snore Stop Extinguisher
Written by Michele Vieux
Those who know me well know to NEVER interrupt my sleep in any way, shape, or form. I don’t mind being made fun of for going to bed as early as most of the diners taking advantage of the early bird special. It is my mission to spread the word on the importance of getting your beauty sleep, and I intend to do so in a multi-part series of blog posts.
NEWS FLASH: SLEEP IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! If you are awakened during the course of the night, you never get the full benefits of shut-eye and the impact on your well-being is enormous according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Sharing a bed with a loud (or restless) sleeper can be insanely frustrating. Just like with secondhand smoke, it isn’t fair that you be punished for a partner’s bad habit, i.e. endure secondhand snoring. If you share a bed with a snorer, you could be waking up an average of 21 times a night, according to the Mayo Clinic. Chances are pretty good you are since according to the University of California Irvine, it is estimated that 30-50% of people snore. If you bunk up with a snorer, try one of these methods to regain peace and quiet:
- Spray the Snore Stop Extinguisher down the offender’s throat. I’m not going to lie, this is the most gratifying, and therefore tempting, solution. I have been obsessed with them since they were featured as a product on The Price is Right 10 years ago. If you don’t have one available . . .
- Roll the offender onto his/her side since people are more likely to snore on their backs. No, side sleeping isn’t the best thing for someone’s shoulders but if they are that worried about it, they can move to the couch.
- Prop the offender up on a couple of pillows which will keep the throat tissues from falling against each other.
- Dust furniture and wash curtains. It could be allergy related and cured simply by a regularly scheduled deep cleaning. If the snoring is caused by allergies, try having the offender use a NetiPot before bed to clear and irrigate the sinus passages.
- Make sure the offender avoids alcohol and dairy before bed. Studies have shown that alcohol causes the throat tissues to relax and vibrate against each other. Dairy products cause mucus which can lead to congestion and snoring.
If you’ve tried all of these but your bed buddy’s noise making is relentless, have him/her checked out by a doctor or sleep clinic since snoring could be a sign of a potentially serious disorder, sleep apnea, which means he/she stops breathing during the night.