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October 08, 2019

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Workout of the day

90

For time:

50 medicine-ball cleans
25 push jerks
50 medicine-ball cleans

♀ 14-lb. ball, 105-lb. jerk
♂ 20-lb. ball, 155-lb. jerk

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Med-ball Clean Progression

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medball clean progression

Progressions, such as that used in training the medicine-ball clean, allow us to gradually refine an athlete’s mechanics, solidifying a single point of performance before moving on to the next.

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This highly cited 1998 review links insulin resistance to increased heart disease risk. Dr. Scott Grundy, the review author, observed the “lipid triad” of high triglycerides, small LDL particles, and low HDL is common among those with metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. These conditions may also be mechanistically linked. Insulin resistance leads to increased liver fat, which increases fat VLDL production — in other words, insulin resistance may directly cause the lipid triad.

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