How To Carry 2x Your Bodyweight! (TWGU Vol. 3)

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Tuesday 9.3.19

Happy Labor Day! If you're looking to end the summer strong, you have to get loaded carries into your routine. Summer ending? No Way! It's Time To Get-Up and Go.

By Sean Griffin
 
Strong
Ditch the crunches! Grab something heavy and take a walk. Loaded carries deliver a ton of bang your buck. Just ask Wendy, who carries about 1.75x her bodyweight in the above video.

From developing grip strength to building core/back endurance, carries are a must for your workout routine. There are an endless variety of beneficial carries and they transfer to everyday life seamlessly for most people. We all carry groceries, carry our kids, help our friends move (okay maybe not that last one).
Healthy
Did you know that over 90% (yes, 90 percent) of the visible signs of aging are caused by the sun's harmful UV rays. So when we hosted our 4th Annual Primal Field Day two weeks ago, we were happy that CPG client, Jeff Meyer, recently launched a men's skincare start-up called Bottlecode. According to Jeff, the right daily SPF can block over 93% of those skin wrinkling rays and keep you looking younger, longer.

Check out Bottlecode's unique onboarding process and get a FREE SPF when you use the code SUNBLOCK at checkout.

PS - have you seen the EWG's Guide to Sunscreen
Happy
I'm a huge fan of Audible. In the last year, I've gotten into the habit of listening to books at very fast speeds.

Recently, while on a drive back from Indianapolis to Chicago, I listened to a book called The Go-Giver.  In this short parable (3 hours) the authors explain the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success. If you want to learn about how you can give exceptional value and enjoy extraordinary results, then I definitely recommend this book.
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CPG Swinger of the Week
 
Jacob Siska started at CPG this March after his fiance, Tina, bought him a class-pack as a gift! In the five months since this generous gift of strength, Jacob has DOUBLED his Getup to a 32k and looks stronger than ever for his wedding (this weekend)! @Tina... your timing was perfect 📸
"Where do I even begin? Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. The day began with a great workout at CPG with...my (very) soon to be wife."

Does it get any better, Jacob Siska? Congratulations!! 🤵
 
Primal Chalk Talk
 
Wondering what tomorrow's Primal Strength & conditioning workout looks like? Check out CPG's Instagram Story for our new nightly #PrimalChalkTalk. See each skill and a quick explanation of exactly what you can expect in class.
Primal Yoga: Sunday, September 8
 
Did you know once a month CPG hosts FREE YOGA for all levels! Everyone needs an hour here and there to relax, rejuvenate, and roll around on a yoga mat. This is open to CPGers, friends, and the community! Bring Your Own Mat (BYOM)
Save Our Youth Bootcamp: Saturday, September 21

Save the date for CPG's Save Our Youth Charity Bootcamp on September 21st. Non-members are welcome for a suggested $20 donation with all proceeds going to this great organization. Join us Saturday, September 21st at 10:00 am and 11:00 am!

675
 
That's how many pounds CPG record-holder Brandon Jones-Harris deadlifted at the 2017 Tactical Strength Challenge (see video below). This mark was good for 2nd place worldwide.
"Shoutout to Sean and Grant for making me stronger, faster, and more explosive."
 
This was the feedback from Brandon in 2015, two years prior to his 675 PR Deadlift.
The TSC Is Upon Us
 
CPG is hosting Strongfirst's Tactical Strength Challenge for the sixth time on October 26. CPG is one of 100+ international TSC host locations! What are you training for? 
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