On Thanksgiving Eve I did not sleep at all. I got in bed and then lay awake for hours. I finally fell asleep around 4:30/5 a.m. and then slept for maybe 3 or 4 hours. Not sure why, maybe it was all the food, maybe it was the hectic 3 days of baking and preparing food while balancing work, who knows. As a result, on Friday I got out of bed and felt like total crap.

Usually Fridays are a heavier training day for me, but given that I was sleep deprived that definitely was not going to happen. I wanted to do something because movement is medicine, but I knew I had to listen to my body. So I kept it light & worked through the following:

Part I

To get my body moving I started with a Simple and Sinister protocol with 20kg (44lbs), 5 min 1H swings and 10 min get-ups.

I felt warmed up and a bit more human after this so then I moved onto

Part II

Double 16kg (70lbs) kettlebell jerks and swings. I set my timer for 20 one min rounds and for AMRAP alternated between 5 double bell jerks and 10 double bell swings. I completed 14 sets.

Part III

I was in the mood to do more swings so I finished with 100 2H 32kg (70lbs) swings. I set my timer for 10 rounds of a 20/20 work rest split and completed 10 2H swings during each 20 sec work interval.

Total work time was 42 min.

The holidays can be a tough time to stay consistent with workouts while managing the stress of cooking, baking, holiday dinners, parties, shopping and work. However, consistent exercise can also help to reduce the extra stress we have on our plates during this time of year.

Mentally it helps us to feel like we’ve taken time out for ourselves during this time of giving to others, and it helps us to sweat a little so we can truly enjoy that extra slice of pie without a second thought.

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Yours in Strength,
Artemis
Artemis Scantalides
Owner
Iron Body Training Systems &
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