10am til Noon. Not limited to lifting, you can work on your body weight skills or anything you like really. Don’t forget about Benchmark Training, still time to hit a “Girl”, “Games” or “Hero” workout. You can also use this time as an Open Gym Session, just make sure you have a plan.


Fixing Droopy Elbows in the Jerk

The exercises I described (Dip-pause-push press and Dip-pause-hold) are basically forcing the athlete to practice holding the correct posture. When I have athletes do sets of five in the Dip-pause-hold exercise with their maximum jerk weight, they often tell me afterwards that their core (torso) feels trashed. That’s good, because the exercise is supposed to develop ALL of the muscles that stabilize the body during heavy jerks. Their POSTURE is being strengthened.

12 Must-See Documentaries About Science, Nature & Culture

Is there a sad gap in your Sunday evening entertainment now that Game of Thrones is over for the season? Since my college days, I’ve been obsessed with documentaries, specifically ones about the science and the environment. Most of the films getting all the headlines these days show gruesome and disturbing clips of animal cruelty. Unfortunately, films like Cowspiracy (see this awesome response here) do nothing to celebrate sustainable farming techniques and are incredibly full of inaccurate information, which lead viewers with Meatless Mondays, or even veganism, as the only call to action.

I also have a long list of overly dramatic french films from my Dr. Marten wearing, art student days, sure to throw you into a deep black hole of despair, but I’ll save those for another post.

Maybe you’ll watch one of these one your own, with your children, or even consider hosting a community screening. I’ve had people come up to me after them talking about how they have completely changed their eating after a local screening of Fed Up.