Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
MCB Notes– This weeks schedule is posted. Please note a couple of schedule updates later in the week, and please confirm your spots for this week’s training sessions
- Doing a special program that you may have seen on the FB page, crazy 3’s. It’s 3 months of small group training, 3 sessions per week, 3 one on one sessions for $333. We’ll set a very specific goal to meet. If we meet it, you get another 3 months at no cost. You can start at any time in December, January or February. But you need to contact me this week- If you’re going to be in Ferndale, come in for a body fat test. For a $10 donation, you’ll get a digital body fat test and a calorie breakdown to go with it. Your calorie intake should ALWAYS be based on your body fat percentage and lean body weight. You CANNOT GET AN ACCURATE CALORIE INTAKE PROGRAM WITHOUT KNOWING THOSE NUMBERS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOUR TRAINER OR MAGAZINE TELL YOU. I also give you a short, easy to follow routine you can do one your own that’ll help you get the ball rolling or keep it rolling if you’re already doing something. Lastly, you’ll get a free group training session to be used at some point this month. Plan to give me about 10 minutes. By appt only
Too Cold to Exercise? Nope
By Jeff Watters
How many of you outdoor runners and exercisers pack it in for the cold winter months? Probably a good number of you do. How crazy would it be if you were told that these are the best times to be exercising? Not only exercising, but doing so outdoors? Well, I’m here to tell you that’s exactly the case.
One of the biggest questions from active people at this time of year is “when is it too cold to exercise outdoors?” The answer is never. There are far too many people that get drawn into myths about cold weather exercise; this prevents them from taking advantage of a truly great time to be out enjoying the great outdoors.
Some people worry that cold air will damage their lungs. If they do go out at all, they cover up their mouths with scarves in order to warm the air as it enters their body. Unnecessary! No matter how cold the air is, by the time it gets to your lungs, it’s body temperature. Any asthma like symptoms experienced during the cold weather exposure is because of dry air, not cold air. You would get the exact same response if you were to run someplace, such as a desert, where the air was just as dry but 70 degrees warmer.
Others believe that they need to wear so many layers of clothing that they’re hobbled by losing range of motion. So they slow down, no sprint work, worried that they’re more susceptible to injury. The truth is that you need to start out feeling a little bit cold. Your body temperature will elevate quickly. If you start out exercising and you’re warm when you begin, you have too much clothing on. Your body will be much more likely to dehydrate (yes! Even in the cold!) if you have too many layers on. The biggest hazard, hypothermia, comes only with a combination of wet AND cold. That’s because water transfers heat from the body so much faster than air. Another reason not to overdress. As long as you keep moving, your body generates heat. Plenty of heat to keep your core temperature above the 95 degrees needed to avoid hypothermia.
Doubt what I’m saying? We’ve been working out in the cold Michigan winters since 1995. Not once has someone stopped a workout because they were too cold. Here are the tips you’ll need to continue with your running / outdoor exercise routine until the spring gets here. Start with a “wicking” layer to pull moisture away from your body, both upper and lower body. Secondly, you’ll want some sort of insulating layer. Fleece is good but sometimes bulky. Avoid cotton. This layer should keep your body warm but not be too bulky. Lastly is your protection layer. This can be some sort of “shell”. This will be a light layer designed to keep the wind off of your body so your core body temperature stays where it should. If you don’t wear this, you could end up with that fun little wet AND cold combination we described above. And, just like your mother told you, always wear a hat and gloves. Your head loses the majority of the heat, if not covered, when you train in the cold. The first place your body will pull heat from is your extremities (hands and feet) so always keep them nice and warm.
Feel better now? No need to head to Florida or into the gym. Go plan your next winter race; you have no reason not to!
Jeff owns Motor City Bootcamp and Watters Performance LLC. He’s also a member of the Brooks ID and P.A.C.E Programs as well as head coach and trainer of Team Diesel Boxing. Follow his blog at jeffwatters.wordpress.com or visit his website www.jeffwatters.com
“I don’t want to live forever, I just want to live while I’m alive”MCB Notes- This week’s schedule is posted. Please confirm your spots- 21 training sessions in 24 days, starting tomorrow… who can do it?- I’m going to be setting up a North / South training schedule for the winter that will include some dates at both Bloomer (North) and Detroit (South). These will be weekend training sessions. Watch for the signup information to be posted this week- Last day for donkey kicks. Who did their 7500? Post that shit on the FB pageMuddy Watters Notes- Here’s your teaser… One day, larger and more open location, steeper hills, deeper water, nastier swamps and less deputies. In? Plan is one weekend only. 1 long race, 1 shorter race and once chance to run them both.- Playing with the idea of a destination event, meaning up north in the Gaylord area. Just sayin’- Information on early signup and dates will be coming soon. Want to train? Planning a couple of “pop up” training days. Was driving home from up north and kept admiring the backside of the ski slopes at Mt Holly. I’m thinking of a way to meet up in the quarry surrounding the area and bandit that bitch… stay tuned
“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.”Motor City Bootcamp training notes for this week- Short week with turkey day, so get here M-W morning for some ass kickings before having the rest of the week off. No training sessions from W pm through Sunday. Pick things back up next Monday- The schedule is posted, confirm your spots for this week- If anyone’s interested in doing a Th 5:30 am session at Hart Plaza, and will show up for it, let me know- Last week for donkey kicks. Who’s been doing them?- Kids program to start up after Thanksgiving. Signup through the end of this week. Only 8 spots- Great link to check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akwKRNt7fnM&noredirect=1- If you’re interested in this Winters High Profile Adventure Camp and/or the Lightning Strikes Adventure Race, see the flyer below
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UM – The protesters — led by the activist group By Any Means Necessary — issued a set of demands, including doubling underrepresented minority student enrollment, adopting a version of a Texas plan offering admission to anyone finishing in the top 10% of his or her high school class in Texas, having on-site admissions enrollment in Detroit’s high schools, and creating a special scholarship for undocumented students…
This is the same group (among others) that didn’t want race to be represented as a question on the application for admission (which it shouldn’t be). Doesn’t this contradict that or am I missing something? If there’s 10 open spots, why can’t the 10 best applicants be admitted, regardless of sex, age or anything else? A scholarship for undocumented aliens (which actually makes them criminals)? Come one!
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
― Calvin CoolidgeMCB Notes- The remaining training sessions for this week are posted. Back on schedule as of tomorrow at 5:30 am- How ‘them donkey kicks coming?- Looking to start back up with the kids program “Get in the Ring”. Let me know about any interest. I’ll have a start up date in the next week- If you didn’t get the Moosejaw discount code, you didn’t sign up to follow me on twitter. Sucks for you. But here’s another chance. Have another discount coming up for something different but equally bad ass. Follow my twitter account to get it. It’ll only be offered for a couple of days
This is SHIT! (super high intensity training)
15 sets in 15 minutes
10 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 5 minutes
9 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 4 minutes
7 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 3 minutes
5 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 2 minutes
knee push ups, as many reps as possible until complete failure