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Rest Day

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It Takes Two

It Takes Two

In 2010, Diane and Jim opened CrossFit Oyster Point in Newport News, Virginia, to help people improve their life and fitness.

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Frontiers

Researchers in France analyzed potential associations between five factors (demography, public health, economy, politics, and environment) and COVID-19 mortality rates. They found higher GDP and longer life expectancies were associated with greater risk of death from COVID-19 and claim this may be due to the prevalence of chronic disease and sedentarism in these populations. They conclude, “In the COVID-19 case, an advisable strategy may be to increase ... immunity and resilience and prevent sedentary behaviors through higher physical activity and better physical fitness. Hence, political strategies restricting physical activity (e.g., closing sport facilities) may ... (inhibit) the enhancement of population immunity in response to present and future viral aggressors.”

Read The StudyCOVID-19 Mortality: A Matter of Vulnerability Among Nations Facing Limited Margins of Adaptation

Workout of the Day

Complete as many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:

10 body-weight back squats
10 strict chest-to-bar pull-ups

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The Strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-Up

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The back squat requires the structures of the lower body and core to work synergistically. Optimal performance requires an adequate range of motion at the ankles, hips, and knees; superior lower-body strength; and a tremendous amount of core stability.

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Workout of the Day

Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:

1 squat snatch
3 clean and jerks
30 double-unders

♀ 105 lb. ♂ 155 lb.

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Shoulder press 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps

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Cueing the Shoulder Press

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Rest Day

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Hips Don't Lie: Deadlifts, Nasty Girls, and Wyclef

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Barbara
5 rounds, each for time, of:

20 pull-ups
30 push-ups
40 sit-ups
50 squats

Rest precisely three minutes between rounds.

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For time:

45 kettlebell swings
400-m run
35 kettlebell swings
800-m run
25 kettlebell swings
1,200-m run
15 kettlebell swings

♀ 24 kg ♂ 32 kg

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Skin the Cat

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Workout of the Day

5 rounds for time of:

Max-calorie row in 60 seconds
Turkish get-ups

♀ 25-lb. TGU ♂ 50-lb. TGU

Complete a total of 40 reps (or calories) each round. For example, if you row 25 calories, complete 15 Turkish get-ups that round. If you row 30 calories, complete 10 Turkish get-ups that round.

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Paul Knowles and the members of Cohort CrossFit struggled when their gym closed earlier this year. Now they are among the lucky few who have resumed operations and are doing well in their part of New South Wales, Australia. For the many who are still struggling with mandates or staring down the barrel of an impending second closure, Knowles’ story may provide a few ideas and a flicker of hope. Here, he shares some of the things he learned while adapting to the challenges of COVID, and he explains how he remained present for his community and motivated to keep fighting.

Read MoreCreating Community During COVID — Lessons From Cohort CrossFit

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Rest Day

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Andy Workman: Army Shape

“When I started (CrossFit) I was 263 pounds, and now I fluctuate between 215 and 220 pounds,” Workman says happily. “I feel like (I’m in) Army shape again.”

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Back squat 7-7-5-5-3-3 reps

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High-Bar Back Squat Hand Position

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Government actions around the COVID-19 pandemic have devastated local gyms, putting thousands of gyms at risk of closing forever. The Community Gyms Coalition, an alliance of more than 15,000 local fitness facilities, is urging Congress to provide up to $30 billion in direct relief to help local gyms survive and recover. To convince Congress to support this approach, we need your help. Please take five minutes to send an email to your members of Congress to urge them to include direct support for gyms in any upcoming relief legislation.

Email Your CongressmanUrge Congress to Provide COVID Relief to Help Gyms Survive