Saturday 03.15.14

5:30pm greasing the groove for their deadlifts.

5:30pm greasing the groove for their deadlifts.

2 Muscle-ups
4 Handstand Push-ups
8 Kettlebell Swings (70, 53#)

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Best friends do everything together, especially front squat.

Best friends do everything together, especially front squat.

Coaches Corner with Coach Montoya

I wish I could say I came up with this but it’s taken straight from the mind of Covey. It is a great way to recharge and refocus. It’s called the Four Dimensions of Renewal. And it has to do with preserving and enhancing yourself.

What I like so much about these is that they are all completely focussed on intrinsic aspects. Physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional. Often times when life gets busy these are the first things to take a back burner, but they are the things that allow ourselves to feel rejuvenated and energized.

Physical – To exercise on a regular basis preserves and enhances our capacity to work, adapt and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Healthier individuals are generally more productive and happy.

Spiritual – This is at your core it is your beliefs and values. It is usually a private area of ones life and a supremely important one. Spiritual renewal takes an investment of time, but like all of these it shouldn’t be neglected. Take time to clarify and organize your values and philosophy, or find time to meditate and relax.

Mental – Take time to learn, read, study, visualize, plan, and write. It promotes mental clarity, and optimal brain function. Taking time away from tasks to practice mental renewal is what will get you to be in the top of your field or allow you to learn new things.

Social/emotional – This one has to do with empathetic communication and creative cooperation. It doesn’t require as much time as the other three, we can renew this one in everyday interaction with other people by showing genuine interest and by being helpful to others.

If you feel like any of these things are lacking take time this week to get back on track. Try to hit he gym 5 time next week, take time to clarify and organize your values/beliefs, pick up a new book/learn something new, and do some good deeds for others or connect with a friend or family member you haven’t talked to in a while. See how you feel by the end of the week. If you feel great then rinse wash and repeat!