Few exercises strike fear in the heart of the uninitiated quite like pull-ups. I've known plenty of otherwise strong and tough-minded individuals who avoid them simply because it's too humbling, which is a shame because the pull-up, as with deadlifts and squats, is one of those exercises that delivers serious results. Not only do pull-ups torch every muscle in the back, they also do wonders for your arms, your hands and even your chest. No other exercise hits as many upper-body muscles.
There is a famous scene in the movie Fight Club where the male leads discuss which historical figure they'd most like to meet, mano a mano. I have no interest in fighting anyone, but what about training? If I could take on anyone, historical or fictional, as a personal-training client, who would I choose? In Santa, you have an active senior with a high-stress, seasonal job, one that demands a ton of travel and the occasional all-nighter.
The thing I love most about my job is the people I meet. The gym is home to all sorts of people, each with a unique personality that often reflects their training style. In my experience, though, they can all be neatly placed into one of two categories: those who (sigh)...go to the gym, and those who GO TO THE GYM! The following gifts will go a long way toward turning the former into the latter, while further cementing the resolve of the already devoted.
The most valuable skill anyone can develop is the ability to shut up. Not every thought that drifts through your idiot brain needs to be shared.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm taking my own advice & logging off for a bit.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".