Tucked within the training programs of many athletic disciplines is a particularly challenging type of workout called the AMRAP workout.
Standing for “as many reps as possible”, AMRAP workouts challenge athletes to try to perform a movement – such as pull-ups or push-ups – as many times as they can within a set amount of time.
These types of workouts are intense, and they can be a great way to track the progress of your fitness over time. In fact, the climbing gym I go to actually uses the AMRAP format to test our fitness in their general exercise classes.
But, aside from its benefits in the gym, the idea behind the AMRAP workout can actually help you become more productive as well. Read More…
Sometimes we need something unexpected to come and shake up our perspective.
Well, I’m not sure I needed this, exactly, but it happened anyway.
You sly dog — you got me monologuing!
Well, not me. Thomas is the one monologuing today, as I was suddenly unavailable for reasons that will likely become clear next week.
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Have you ever noticed that as certain things become better or worse, your overall happiness doesn’t seem to change very much?
Well, you’re not alone. The hedonic treadmill, or hedonic adaptation, may be to blame.
A while back we did an episode about the research needed to buy a new home after we realized we both wanted houses at some point.
This week, we’re continuing that topic by going into the actual cost of buying a home. The mortgage may be the first thing you think of, but it turns out there’s a bit more involved.
Ever heard of this thing called social media?
Well, it turns out it’s more than just a prime source for the finest Minions memes. Having a decently-sized follower list can make a big difference depending on your career or artistic aspirations. But how do you do it?
We’re back again this week with another reader Q & A, so hold on to your hats or whatever else is on your head.