Courtesy is a behavior [act] that shows respect, kindness, or consideration to someone. Acting with courtesy is behaving in a way that is without expectation of a return on investment or a boost to your own resume!
An act of kindness, large or small, can go a long way. What can you do today to show courtesy to someone?
While I love the feeling of pushing something heavy in front of me just as much as the next lifter, I know the back of my body is just as important. From the hunched over desk-bound worker to the super-fit bench presser, we can all benefit from strengthening our back muscles. For example, if you bench press (working the chest muscles/front of your body), then it would benefit you to do a back row (working the back muscles/back of your body). Similarly, if you push something over your head as in a shoulder press (working the shoulders) then your body would benefit from pulling something down such as a lat pulldown (working the mid-low back).
Some great exercises to work your back:
Cable Back Row:
Ever look at the Lat Pull down machine and wonder how to use it or why? This machine primarily targets the lats with supporting muscle groups including biceps, middle back and shoulders. Check out the directions to ensure correct use.
Incorrect Technique - Lat Pull down
Behind the neck variation is not recommended as it can be hard on the rotator cuff due to the hyperextension created by bringing the bar behind the neck.
By Chad - Your 5k-Marathon Run Coach • September 30, 2014
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night? According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 30 percent of the general population reports disrupted sleep. This can lead to fatigue, lack of energy, changes in mood, and trouble concentrating on tasks. Here are a few easy tips to try to improve your sleep:
Technique: Get creative with making sandwiches – try grilled or Panini style, roll or wrap, stuffed, open-faced or salad filled.
Taste: Make a nutritious, tasteful sandwich spread by using avocado pulp.
Try: Try leftover grilled chicken breasts instead of sliced turkey.
Tip: Keep tortillas in the refrigerator to keep fresher longer.