A Break Between Cycles
Welcome to another deload week! If you have joined our community since this current strength cycle began, then we use a deload week as a break from our strength cycle before the next one begins. Our next cycle is going to be back squat/split jerk, front squat, and deadlift. If you're a lover of squats, then this is your favorite 8 weeks!
How do you feel about New Year's Resolutions? When it comes to health and wellness being tied into a New Year's Resolution, I've never been a fan. Mainly because people tend to completely up-end their current lifestyle to make pretty drastic changes in their lives. And this article from CNN touches on that, as well as other issues, but also suggest ways to stick with it if you're starting to lose steam this far into January. In the seven years we have owned 13S, the best progress I have seen in someone's overall wellness is accomplished with small, consistent changes.
- - If you drink too much soda, try switching some of those cans to seltzer.
- - If you go out to dinner too much, try reducing that by once or twice a week.
- - If you like to cook, but you're bored making the same meals, find a easy meals cookbook that keeps things simple with a limited amount of prep work and ingredients.
- - If you come home from work and lounge on the couch, try using the first hour after work for physical activity a few times a week to start.
By taking what you know, and what you're already working with, and building on those healthy habits slowly you will gradually turn those small habits into a new healthier lifestyle.