Tuesday, January 8

“Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.”
—National Council on Aging

While many of us take the ability to get down and up off the ground for granted, for many older people this is an important skill to maintain to prevent injury. And while burpees may never be your favorite movement, I think we should all step back from time to time to appreciate the fact that we CAN do them.

Luckily, for most of us, movement in general comes relatively easy. Most of us can stand up, sit down, get up and down off the ground, and pick up things with relative ease. Of course some people can do more than others, but we should all appreciate what our bodies are capable of doing. Because those things might not last forever.

One reason I train is to keep my body moving well for a long time. I have backed off over the years from trying to beat myself into a pulp daily to more of a “workout to feel good” approach. Of course, you may have your own reasons for working out.

All I am saying is that we need to be thankful for what we can do. And I know there will never be a day where people don’t complain about having to do burpees, but hopefully behind all that complaining is an appreciation of the movement. Never forget that one day you are going to be really happy that you can push yourself back up after a fall!

Workout for Tuesday, January 8

Deadlift 4-3-2-2-2 *Touch and Go Building to Heavy Double For Time: Buy In with 50/35 Cal Bike Then, 5 rounds of 10 KB Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (70/53) 10 Push Ups

 

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