Posts tagged sleep

How to Get More Sleep & Level Up Your Life

Never once did I rest in a bed while playing Fallout 3.  Resting to recover health seemed really stupid when all I had to do was kill everyone in my path and take items from their lifeless carcasses to heal myself.

Sadly, when it came to my own sleep in real life, I never took it seriously either.

Sleep may be one of the most important tools we can use on our quest for fat loss, muscle gain, or living a more overall healthy life.  Yet, many of us get less than sufficient sleep and then pound 5 Hour Energy, coffee(s), or Monster/Red Bull all day just to get us to five o’clock.

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Daniel Koppenhaver on Being a Firefighter, Mastering the Mundane, & Competing at the US National Weightlifting Championships

In this episode I interview one of my best friends, Dan Koppenhaver, about his experience of competing at the US National Weightlifting Competition in Dallas, Texas and what went into his training.  Dan is a full time firefighter in Durham, NC and when he is not at the station he is usually lifting.  Dan has made huge sacrifices to reach the level he is at now, including, waking up to train at 4am before he pulls a 24 hour shift at the firehouse.  

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