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February 20, 2019

Workout of the Day

Clean and jerk 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1 reps

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This small clinical trial, published by Christopher L. Chapman et al. of the University of Buffalo, considers the impact of soft drink consumption (Mountain Dew) on kidney function during and after activity, specifically simulating the impact of soft drink consumption on physical labor in heat. The study found that “consuming a soft drink during and following exercise in the heat reduces renal function and increases markers of AKI compared to when consuming water.”

Read MoreSoft Drink Consumption During and Following Exercise in the Heat Elevates Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury

"The medicine ball is somewhat less intimidating than a bar, weighs less and seems to be more suggestive of the practical functionality of the clean than is the clean with the bar. The medicine-ball clean efficiently demonstrates to the developing athlete the critical sequence of the hip accelerating the object to maximum extension, the hip retreating toward the squat, and, finally, the hip squatting the object to full extension."  —Greg Glassman

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