Proper sleep impacts mental, physical health

A good night’s sleep is important for everyone, but the true benefits of a restful night for people’s minds and health is sometimes misunderstood and under-appreciated. Signs of poor sleep hygiene may include frequent sleep disturbances, daytime sleepiness and taking a long time to fall asleep. Studies have linked poor sleep to depression, obesity, heart … Continue reading “Proper sleep impacts mental, physical health”

OHS Day 50: The Last Day of Week 14! (Ryno)

Week 14 is a short week, cause Coach needs a vacation before football season gets kicked off, making his life much busier, but we ended the week with a little Tennis Golf. From the big painted M in the end zone of the football field, to the backstop of the softball field, we smacked tennis … Continue reading “OHS Day 50: The Last Day of Week 14! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 49: The First Day of Week 14! (Ryno)

The first day of Week 14 reminded me of a very important lesson I thought I’d learned early on in this Boot Camp. I ate a decent sized early lunch, but besides my grilled chicken sandwich and some steamed veggies, my body didn’t have enough fuel to perform at its best during my workout. Out … Continue reading “OHS Day 49: The First Day of Week 14! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 48: The Last Day of Week 13! (Ryno)

Coach put me through the ringer yesterday with the “Sinister 6”, and I found out today that he used the same workout on his basketball team, which challenged them just as much. That makes me feel a little better, about my progress, since the basketball team struggled to finish it out just like I did! … Continue reading “OHS Day 48: The Last Day of Week 13! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 47: The Sinister 6 Kicked My Butt! (Ryno)

Coach found another use for his Center Mass Bells(which you will get to see him demonstrate them on “Thursday with Coach Kilgore” this week!), and he came up with the “Sinister 6” workout. It involved a circuit of 6 stations with 6 reps(sometimes 12, but I’ll explain), and you had to complete the circuit 6 … Continue reading “OHS Day 47: The Sinister 6 Kicked My Butt! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 46: Week 13 Begins Sans Beard! (Ryno)

I’m back for Week 13 of the Operation Healthy State Boot Camp, and I don’t have my trusty beard with me! I’m excited to see what Coach has in store for me the rest of the week, but I’ve got to get my diet back in line if I hope to continue to see gains … Continue reading “OHS Day 46: Week 13 Begins Sans Beard! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 45: My Last Day of Week 12 (Ryno)

Today, I had another circuit of Center Mass Bell exercises, and I’ve gotta say, they are a lot of fun to work with! During my circuit today, I couldn’t sit the CMBs down, which worked on my grip strength and had some veins popping out on the back of my hand. I will be missing … Continue reading “OHS Day 45: My Last Day of Week 12 (Ryno)”

OHS Day 44: Coaches New Toys/Torture Devices (Ryno)

Coach Kilgore got some new toys, and he was anxious to use them during our workout. The new “torture devices” are called Center Mass Bells, and they are similar to a kettle bell, except the handle in in the middle of the weight. The multi-purpose exercise equipment brought a welcome change-of-pace to the workout, and … Continue reading “OHS Day 44: Coaches New Toys/Torture Devices (Ryno)”

OHS Day 43: Day 1 of Week 12! (Ryno)

The final week of Phase 1 for Operation Healthy State is underway, and I can’t tell if I’m more excited about the progress I’ve made or if I’m just anxious to see where the next phase will take me. At the end of the week, I will be giving an update on my weight loss … Continue reading “OHS Day 43: Day 1 of Week 12! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 42: Active Recovery Day (Ryno)

Because I did so well(and pushed myself so hard) yesterday with the 200 rep workout, Coach Kilgore gave me an active recovery day, which simply means a less strenuous workout to help the body heal without your muscles and joints getting tight and stiff. My active recovery included a couple 5 minute rounds on the … Continue reading “OHS Day 42: Active Recovery Day (Ryno)”

OHS Day 41: 200 Reps Today! (Ryno)

Today, Coach Kilgore set up a workout circuit that had 10 stations, and I had to complete the circuit three times. When he broke it down, I would be trying to complete 210 reps total in the 3 circuit rounds, and I managed to finished 200 of those 210 expected reps! I continue to exceed … Continue reading “OHS Day 41: 200 Reps Today! (Ryno)”

OHS Day 40: Some Changes Coming for OHS! (Ryno)

You will want to stay tuned later this week, as Ryno takes over “Tuesdays with Coach Kilgore” and transforms it into “Thursdays with Coach Kilgore”! With only a few days left in the first phase of Operation Healthy State, I’m doing my best to shave off another few pounds, before Coach takes the intensity up … Continue reading “OHS Day 40: Some Changes Coming for OHS! (Ryno)”