Chances are if you're a regular reader of this website you're more than reasonably strong, tough, determined, fit, and maybe just a bit stubborn (my superpower). Those qualities make you a very dangerous person in a Black Friday madness rush situation. Seriously, you could probably injure some people and/or get arrested!
Why go through all that trouble when you can get some serious Black Friday deals at home while you wear your pajamas. You can also multi task by snuggling with human and animal family members or do what I'm doing which is baking off a paleo pumpkin pie (1/4 of which is earmarked to share with a friend and training partner who is recovering from the flu).
So here's a list of online places (with some featured items) having great sales, many of which I am proud to report are purveyors of products I regularly use, enjoy, eat, lift, read, review, promote etc. Hopefully you will find some enjoyable items that will help you share your passion for a healthy lifestyle with your family and friends. Besides this is much easier and infinitely more convenient than having to post bail because you headbutted someone in line, right? :)
Starts: 11/28/2014 at Midnight Central
Ends: 11/30/2014 11:59PM Central
Highlights: Black Friday Sale features 25% off all their kettlebells. Use coupon code: BFSALE And even though it's not a part of the actual Black Friday sale, the gift of education (and possibly a new career) shouldn't be underestimated, many of the kettlebell, bodyweight and DVRT (featuring Ultimate Sandbag) certification workshops have active discounts too!
Ends: December 1st
Highlights: On top of the already great deals you can get from Hylete (use discount code: giryagirl25) on very high quality, heavy duty workout wear for men and women, they are offering free UPS Ground shipping ending December 1st!
Starts: Friday 12:01AM Eastern
Highlights: Get 25% off everything on the Affitnity.com website with promo code: blackfriday25 features some of the most unique fitness wear for women, surprisingly comfortable and practical too, while looking like a rockstar in the gym!
Starts: Friday 12:00AM Eastern
Ends: Monday 11:59PM Pacific
- 25% off all Supplements (Be sure to check out 180 for on the go holiday related recovery and survival)
- 18% off all Foods (stocking stuffers like Buffalo Jerky Warrior Bars, Hemp Force bars, Addictive Nut Butters, Zero Sugar Metabolate Chocolate...I need to write more chocolate reviews, this one is particularly awesome)
- 18% off all Fitness gear (One of those maces or battling ropes would make for an especially epic gift of strength!)
Ends: Midnight December 1st
Highlights: Free ground shipping on any order (Order must be under 75lb) over $25 at HyperWear.com. Everything is also already 20% off too!
Items of special interest include their very cool weight vests, and sandbells which are super unique exercise weight alternatives that are fun for everyone to use, but safe and interesting for kids and older people too. While I've had one of their 6lb sandbells for a while, and really enjoy using it for group and partner tossing/passing/etc ab drills, recently I played with the biggest one they make, the 50lb sandbell and it was a really fun challenge. The neoprene cover makes the smaller ones easier to grasp, but makes the larger ones evil wobbly unweildy challenges (in a good way).
Highlights: Buy one, get one free boxes of Dale's famous delicious raw protein bars, breakfast bars, and energy bars. Click here for complete offer details and learn how to get free shipping too!
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And of course for everything else?
And for a laugh, here's my Amazon wishlist of stuff (some of which is weird) that I want, but probably wouldn't actually buy for myself :)
While Thanksgiving is tomorrow, some of this Q+A may be a little on the "late" side but maybe not!
Q: What are you cooking or sharing for Thanksgiving?
This workout certainly isn't for everyone since it uses a "found staircase" I suppose a stepmill could be used for it, but part of the "fun" of the workout is self-regulating how fast you're taking the stairs, and sharing heckles with your training partner related to who has the inside or outside of the staircase.... Here in Florida we don't have many buildings with a ton of stairs, but this particular location seems to fit the bill for this workout.
Also, I decided to up the "fun" factor and wear my 10lb Hyperwear weight vest (click here for exhaustive review, photos, etc.) for the first circuit... to many 10lbs might not sound like a whole lot, but I can tell you it's very sneaky, especially during the... oh wait, during all of it. Towards the end, the swings felt like ALMOST a "break" HAHA! It was about 80 degrees and humid last night so those of you up north might not be able to relate, but starting on the 3rd round I began to sweat so much that after taking a jokingly emphatic break after the sit-outs*, I left a sweaty ear print on the ground. Yes... the outline of my ear!
FINALLY a New Podcast Episode... Guest Logan Christopher and I Talk About Eating Bugs, and Why You Might Want to As Well
A new, somewhat shorter episode (sorry it's been so long) just went up! If you're already subscribed on iTunes I bet its already waiting for you :). If you want to subscribe on iTunes then click here to do that asap. Alternately, you can listen on
Not a problem! Also, for Florida, since it dipped under 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) that meant everyone was running around freezing, or were gleefully wearing any and all of the "cold weather clothes" that they never get to wear. Seriously, you would have thought a bizzard was on the way, or that the ski lodge was next door. I understand though, unless Floridians travel at all during the winter, we don't get to wear any cold weather things. I'm sure people with fireplaces are hastily firing them up... A much more sane approach would be to check out the workout(s) below.
This certainly raised the temperatures across the board:
We warmed up withthen timed how long it took to complete 100 swings (participants chose their - both chose a moderate weight). I am proud to say that everyone was able to do it in a single set, which is always nice to see. It also means that next time they'll want to choose something maybe a little heavier? :) HAHA.
Now for the circuit -- 5 toasty rounds of: