5/27/15 – AMARA – WLC Week 4: AMARA


The fourth Lifestyle practice, starting Saturday, May 23, is to get 7 hours of sleep each day.

* Every day of week 4, starting on Saturday, May 23 and ending Friday, May 29 you will earn your lifestyle points for getting 7 hours of sleep before the day is over. The first time you score yourself will be Saturday evening for the sleep you get from Friday to Saturday. The last time you will score yourself is Friday evening for the sleep you get from Thursday to Friday.

* When you wake up on Saturday, you will either have gotten 7 hours of sleep or you will finish getting 7 hours before the day is through. Remember, you will score yourself for your Friday night through Saturday sleep when you enter your score for Saturday.

* You must accumulate 7 hours of sleep every day. That means you can make up a short night’s sleep during the day with a well-planned nap. Think it’s cheating? No sir. As a matter of fact, mid-day naps may decrease the risk of coronary stress.

*Start counting your sleep time when you close your eyes and turn out the lights. Time in bed reading, talking, or watching TV does not count as sleep time.

Each week a special sponsor will help us to make this challenge a little more meaningful. This weeks lifestyle challenbge is brought to you by our good friends over at AMARA.  Here’s a little bit about this amazing company:

Today, Amara is highly regarded and thoroughly enjoyed as a drink that nourishes athletes and promotes healthy, balanced lives. But we continue to set our sights higher. We work with leading beverage scientists and medical doctors to continually improve our beverage’s ability to hydrate, energize, and nourish Amara drinkers. Our approach is holistic, meaning that we consider the bigger picture of what it means to live well, be healthy, achieve as an athlete, and take care of the planet. This is why all of our ingredients are Paleo-approved and contain zero artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors, all while maintaining a low-calorie profile. With just the right amount of Organic Agave Nectar and Monk Fruit, Amara tastes delightfully sweet, without overloading you with calories or crashing your energy and diet with processed sugar. Amara’s packaging is also low-profile, designed to leave the smallest possible environmental footprint and fit our mission to clean up the oceans.

How could you not appreciate a company with values like theirs? This weeks lifestyle challenge winner will receive a little something special from AMARA!


– Joey


Workout of the Day

A. Every 3 minutes, for 15 minutes (5 sets):
Seated Shoulder Press x 6-8 reps @ 2111
*Use the time between sets to stretch calves and hip flexors.
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
10 Strict Handstand Push-Ups
10 Strict Pull-Ups
20 Russian Kettlebell Swings

*If you don’t have strict handstand push-ups yet, modify this to a L-Seated Strict Dumbbell Press with a weight that will be challenging to get 10 unbroken reps on the first set.

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