Digest: Pull-up bars, your user manual, and emotional eating

Real talk time: you know that if I tell you about a program, I believe in it 100%, right? And yes, I do get a few shekels in my purse if you attend this course – but that doesn’t change the fact that I truly stand behind it. Cool? Cool. 

So with that said, if stress eating is stressing you out, my friend, podcast co-host, and business partner, Monica Reinagel, has a program for you. It is called “Overcoming Emotional Eating” and in it, she will show you how to finally break the emotional-eating cycle and step onto a path of greater self-awareness, self-mastery, and self-care.

The sessions are all online each Saturday in April (with replays available) and even though she’ll be digging deep into a rather heavy topic, I know that Monica will keep the sessions quick and light. Best of all, you will leave each meeting with a lot to think about, a few specific things to work on, and a confident smile.

Find out more at weighless.life and use the code: BROCKSTRESS to get 25% off. 

If any of the following topics happen to tickle your fancy, click the underlined text to read or listen.


Second Wind Fitness – A Strong Case for the Pull-up Bar
An inexpensive and discreet piece of exercise equipment that I think everyone ought to have in their home is a pull-up bar and my reason for that may surprise you. As much as I like how my back muscles look after I have been consistently practicing pull-ups, a more important factor for me (especially lately) is how my shoulders function and feel.

Second Wind Fitness – Create Your Own User Manual with Alex Wisch (WischFit)
In 6 hours and 8 minutes, Alex Wisch performed 1,000 strict pull-ups, 2,000 push-ups, and 3,000 squats, all while wearing a 20-pound weighted vest symbolizing the weight of mental illness, something he knows a little too much about.
* This episode touches on the topics of depression and suicide – listener discretion is advised.

Change Academy – 50K Tuneup: Alignment
In part 7 of our 50,000 Mile Tuneup series, we are checking our alignment to be sure that the choices we are making are steering us in the desired direction. 

Change Academy – 50K Tuneup: Brakes
In part 6 of the 50,000 Mile Tuneup Series, we’re taking a look at our brakes–which we bet you can guess is a metaphor for sleep.


Raise Your Arms in the Air

Especially as we age, it is important to keep our shoulders durable and mobile. This video demonstrates a number of different exercises you can do with Resistance Bands, Dumbells, or household items to make sure you are able to wave your arms in the air (like you just don’t care?) now and for years to come. 

The exercises in this video are:

  • Overhead Pull-aparts
  • Tricep extension
  • Dumbell External Rotations
  • Alternating Overhead Press
  • Cross-body Jabs
  • Pull Aparts
  • Band Dislocates

Do these a few times per month and make sure you remember to get your arm above shoulder level on a daily basis and you will be raising the roof well into your golden years.

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