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October 23, 2019

Workout of the Day

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Listen to The Sea by Frank Bridge.

Science is immersed in a crisis of reproducibility, but how can science go so badly wrong? Here, an anonymous author with intimate knowledge of the academic world and its research and publishing practices addresses this question, drawing examples from his formative years in the university and ensuing professional life. Citing firsthand experiences wherein he witnessed the impact of questionable research practices, conflicts of interest, and perverse career incentives, he explains how “the very enterprise of research can deviate systematically from the paths of truth.”

Read MoreWhy Do Scientists Cheat?

The second workout of the 2020 Open asked athletes to perform as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of 4 dumbbell thrusters, 6 toes-to-bars, and 24 double-unders. For many, there wasn’t a need to intentionally break up the sets (although many double-under sets were frustratingly broken due to trips and misses). The best performers in this workout breezed through smooth and unbroken rounds, with few if any misses on the double-unders. For those athletes, it was largely a difference of rest and transition time. Here's a look at who participated, which workout versions they chose, and how they fared.

Read MoreOpen Workout 20.2 Analysis

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