Workout of the day


Deadlift 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1 reps

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There’s probably nothing more important to quality of life or health than maintaining work capacity across broad time and modal domains throughout your years.

Greg Glassman, "Defining CrossFit"


Uffe Ravnskov et al. argue that recent literature suggesting statins reduce heart-disease risk by lowering total (TC) and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) is flawed, as is the broader belief in the inverse relationship between TC and LDL-C and heart disease. The authors note: “The usual argument in support of the lipid hypothesis is that numerous studies of young and middle-aged people have shown that high TC or LDL-C predict future CVD. This is correct, but association is not the same as causation.” TC or LDL-C may be effective markers for atherosclerotic risk within an untreated (or minimally treated) population, but this does not mean these markers are causal in the disease state.

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Workout of the day


3 rounds for time of:

15 body-weight bench presses
20 single-arm rows, left arm
20 single-arm rows, right arm
1,000-meter row

Men: 40-lb. dumbbell
Women: 25-lb. dumbbell

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Couch Push-Up


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Run 5,000 meters

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By tracking the difference in time between workout attempts, we are looking at changes in power. We did not have to study this much longer to come to this understanding that your collection of workout data points represented your work capacity across broad time and modal domains. This is your fitness.

"What Is Fitness? Part 2", CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide

Cancer drug molecule

A review of additional scientific literature concerning experiments or studies that challenge the foundation of the somatic mutation theory of cancer, including non-mutagenic origins of metastatic behavior, the absence of gene mutations in cancer cells, the presence of cancer driver genes in some normal cells, and the fallacy of tumor cell growth advantage.

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Rest Day

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Listen to “Church Going” by Philip Larkin.

Recommendation of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference, Carlsbad, California, 2015, as published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine: “Using the innate thirst mechanism to guide fluid consumption is a strategy that should limit drinking in excess and developing hyponatremia while providing sufficient fluid to prevent excessive dehydration.”

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“Most of what we hear about hydration comes from companies and researchers with a vested interest in making it all seem complex and highly scientific. The current guidelines from the ACSM and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association have been updated to warn about hyponatremia, but they still promote the ideas that thirst is a poor indicator of hydration and that more than a 2 percent body weight loss should be avoided. The ACSM, NSCA and NATA all receive funding from sports drink makers, as do some of their members. If staying hydrated were as simple as just drinking to thirst, you wouldn’t need expert advice or scientifically formulated products like Gatorade.”

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The Open is the world’s largest participatory sporting event and a showcase of the global CrossFit community. In 2019, for the first time, National Champions from around the globe will qualify directly from the Open to the CrossFit Games. Every country with a CrossFit affiliate in good standing has an opportunity to send its top female and male competitors to the CrossFit Games. More than 150 national leaderboards will host their own national competitions as part of the Open. Participants will see where they rank among their fellow countrymen and women throughout the five weeks.

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