Friday, January 20, 2012
Did you know?
Bodyweight back squat x 3
A few quick facts for you....
1) The average person watches more than 4 hours of TV a day, that amounts to 2 months a year.
2) In an 80 year life, thats 13 years watching TV (watching images of other people living fictional lives)
3) The average person spends 143 min per day starring at a computer screen (doesnt include work)
4) Americans work 350 more hours per year than Europeans (9 extra weeks)
For most people that is over 6 hours per day of meaningless time, spent doing nothing.
In our house we dont have cable and our TV is 18 inches. We are not anti TV as we know it has a time and a place in most peoples lives. But we spend our time having quality conversation, with no background noise, we read ALOT, and we cook alot (which leads to great conversation in the kitchen). Dont get me wrong, we have our Thursday night television shows (office, parks and rec) and watch an occasional football or basketball game. But the above statistics leads to some bigger questions that should be answered by you. What is missing in my life that leads me to spend so much time in front of a TV or computer? Looking back on your life someday, how would you have rather spent those 13 years? Big stuff.
The Garage Gym is going to be packed this weekend with 13+ competitors, plus spectators, and judges. If you are preparing to swing by, DO NOT park in the back by the gym, park on our lawn (left side). Our driveway is slippery as its winter here and we just had a serious melt and re-freeze, walk slowly and carefully.
Good luck this weekend to all those competing, and that have the courage to learn something about them self and step outside their comfort zone....all of you have already become stronger just by signing up.