Workout of the day


Rest Day

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Charles IV of Spain

“Charles IV of Spain and His Family,” by Francisco Goya.

Workout of the day


3 rounds of:
7 dumbbell bench presses
5 strict L pull-ups

Row 1,000 m for time

Post total dumbbell load as a percentage of body weight, and post row time.

Framingham Scientists

Framingham Heart Study scientists, 1948.

For a modern disease to be related to an old-fashioned food is one of the most ludicrous things I have ever heard in my life.

Dr. Peter Cleave, surgeon captain

“Problems associated with the [Framingham Heart] study may be categorized as 1. methodological, 2. analytical, 3. presentational, and 4. interpretation error. The first problem can generate error independent of the investigators, while the latter three problems can be or are definitely generated by the study investigators.” —Russell Smith

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Workout of the day


3 rounds for time of:

1 minute of L-sit hold from the ground
2 minutes holding a handstand
500-m row

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L-Sit At Home


“Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor of a similar magnitude as smoking, in terms of life expectancy.” New research suggests current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific.

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Workout of the day


7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

Strict muscle-ups
Single-leg squats, right leg
Single-leg squats, left leg

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Trends in cancer incidence (1975 to 2014) by sex.

Do not allow thirst for profit, ambition for renown and admiration to interfere with my profession, for these are the enemies of truth and of love for mankind, and they can lead astray in the great task of attending to the welfare of Thy creatures.

Maimonides, "Prayer for the Physician"


The prevailing view today is that cancer is a “genetic disease” involving nuclear mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Although this somatic mutation theory is currently the dominant theory for the origin of cancer, the mitochondrial metabolic theory is emerging as an alternative explanation for the origin of cancer.

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Combo Hip-Back Ext

Extension work on the GHD can be both similar and dissimilar in action to CrossFit’s nine foundational movements. The GHD hip extension is similar because the spine is held in neutral throughout each rep. Both the GHD back extension and the GHD hip and back extension require deliberate flexion and extension of the spine. While the spine is always held rigid when lifting, training flexion and extension on the GHD builds strength, positional awareness and coordination that can be applied to other movements.


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