I don’t like endings. I am not too crazy about new starts either to be honest! I am at my happiest in the comfort zone of the known cushy middle part, where routine is the norm and every day’s tasks are laid out before you like a familiar friend.
But in life, all good things do come to an end, and the time has come for myself and Cobus to move on to the next chapter of our lives.
There are some special mentions I need to make of people that made each and every day just that much more awesome – from the dynamic coaching and dedicated admin teams, to the Concept Cardio class mates, the 15:00 Aesthetics Club, Girl Friday’s, Caileigh, Ruz and Kathy, Tash, Wessel and Marlize, Lisa and Craig, Andre and Jenna, Tia, The Lewis family, Tayla, Sean and Dani, The Cooke family, Bruno and Gazza, The Coetzee family, Mamoketse, The 18:30 crew, The CFJ / RFC and REF Families, The 2013 Regional Team, and every team mate that I have competed with, and of course not forgetting Imtiaz – who started us on this epic journey!
I cannot mention every single member’s name or every single special memory, but please know that as cliched as it sounds – each and every one of you has made an enormous impact on my life, both physically, emotionally and spiritually and there will most certainly be a CFJ shaped hole in my heart.
I can remember most of our member’s first class, or first time you stepped into the facility. I have memories of almost every one of you – and those memories I will cherish for a very long time to come.
I leave you in the capable hands of the coaching team, who will continue to dedicate their time and efforts in making you better athletes and better at life! In the admin office, I leave you in the dedicated hands of Sean as Facility Manager and Tayla as Client Service Manager. They will be on hand to assist you in any and every aspect with regards to your memberships and whatever else you may need. Their dedication is unrivaled and I have full confidence that they will continue to take CFJ and Rebel Fitness Central onwards and upwards!
Thank you to each and every one of you for making this past 7 years into an indescribably humbling, fulfilling and life changing journey!
In closing, as always – Lekker Nag ne! 🙂
” Just because everything is changing, it doesnt mean it has never been this way before. All you can do is know who your friends are as you head off to your war”
20 walking lunges
10 single leg glute bridges
5 sissy squats
1: 20/15 cal. row
2: 15/10 cal. ski
3: 55 double unders
A: STRENGTH CONDITIONING
5 giant sets of:
8 barbell split squats/leg, AHAP, hi-bar position on back
10 hip thrusts w/ a 3 sec hold at the top, use a plate or DB
12 sissy squats
B: ODD OBJECT CONDITIONING
30m Dbl DB front rack carry, heavy
3 rope climbs, anyhow to 5m
30/24 cal. bike
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EBEN KILLIAN!
B: CLEAN & JERK
EMOM 42 minutes
8/10 cal row
12 box jumps
10/12 cal ski erg
15 sit up and throw with med ball
12 KB swings
15 air squats
Establish a 3RM in 15 minutes
These are reset reps, NO TnG. But it must not take longer than 50 secs to complete a set.
B. CLEAN & JERK
2 clean + 1 jerk
Establish a max in 15 minutes
4 plate get-ups, 20/10
400m plate run, 20/10
5 Zercher plate lunges per leg, 20/10
50 burpees with jump onto plate
6 plate shoulder to overhead, 20/10
600m run (no plate)
7 overhead plate lunges per leg, 20/10
70 wall balls, 10/7 to 3m
Should you be having another beer?
Many of us like to drink and maybe some of us drink too much but there is no denying that alcohol is part of our social fabric and way of life.
We drink for pleasure, leisure, creativity and social connections. We drink to celebrate, relax and destress.
But alcohol does comes with potential negative effects on your health.
Alcohol is a poison that we must break down and convert into not so poisonous compounds in order to enjoy the boozy buzz. Your body’s ability to do this is influenced by your genetic tolerance, age, biological sex, body size, ethnicity and your own unique combination of conversion enzymes.
Alcohol affects us in different and individual ways.
And because it is toxic to your body, your body will prioritise the metabolism of alcohol before other macronutrients. Which means that the meal you ate before you began drinking and the nachos that will be a good idea after a few more drinks, will get stored as fat.
But what about the benefits of drinking alcohol?
Alcohol is just one of many potential factors that impact on your health, fitness and wellbeing. There are studies that show some benefits to moderate drinking and then there are studies that disprove those studies and so the studies will continue.
The reality is, choosing to drink alcohol is about what you’re willing to trade and prioritise.
• Do you want a lean body and six-pack abs? Then you shouldn’t be drinking at all.
• Are you trying to lose weight? Trading your macronutrients might be a short-term strategy if you aren’t willing to give up alcohol completely.
• Are you struggling with health issues? Time to re-evaluate the wine with dinner every night.
• Are you training for a sport event or working to improve your athletic performance? Sorry, then no Sunday beers and braai’s for a while.
• Do you want to destress over drinks with friends? Find ways to manage your stressors so that you have only one drink instead of three.
So determine your health and wellness goals and lifestyle priorities. And then if you do decide to have another beer, do so because you genuinely enjoy it and it adds value and pleasure to your life.
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