Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pressing and Rising

This is a fun update.

We have some killer new IG posts here.

And then a good meathead session in the Garage Gym.

1A) Pushup
1B) Band Pull

2A) Incline DB Press - 3x5 at 80
2B) TRX Underhand Row

3A) Close Grip Incline Press
3B) TRX OH Row

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip => How to Get Up Early

It really starts the night before, doesn't it?

I'll show you what to change in a moment, but first, a word of WARNING.

Listen, you shouldn't go from 7am to 5am overnight. Your body can't handle that.

Sure the first couple of mornings might seem exhilarating, but so does an affair (from what I hear!), and that's bad news.

And so is getting up too early too quickly.

You'll soon suffer from self-induced jet lag. Then you'll eventually crash, have regrets, and say, "Oh this getting up early thing is a stupid idea."

But it's not. Getting up a little bit earlier is a key to success.

So just start 5 minutes at a time. That's what I did back in 2006, going from 7:30am to 7:25am and eventually getting up at 5am without a problem.

Here's how to do that, starting with a little trick for the night before, and a plan for getting the best night's sleep possible.

1) The Trick: Set a Reverse Alarm.

You'll set this for 60 minutes before bedtime.

This is just as important as your morning alarm.

When the evening Reverse Alarm goes off, you'll start your wind down routine.

2) The Plan for Getting the Best Night's Sleep Possible

- Stop using all electronics, email, iPad, iPhone, etc. (Mandatory)
- Make your lunch for tomorrow. (optional)
- Have a bath (optional)
- Read to, or talk to, kids
- Catch-up chat with spouse/partner
- Read a real book or magazine (outside of bedroom) to make you sleepy
- Snuggle with spouse/partner

3) How to SuperCharge Your Sleep

In bedroom, practice best sleep hygiene practices:
- blackout shades
- cool room (65-67 degrees Farenheit)
- quiet as possible
- eye mask, ear plugs (optional, but highly recommended, especially when traveling and sleeping in hotels ... I've used these for years!)
- And remember, your bedroom is for TWO things only! :)

This is how you become a High-Performance Machine.

For more tips, watch my 10-3-2-1-0 Formula here:

Have a great night's sleep tonight!


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