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The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.

Workout Tips for 220630

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Workout of the Day for 220630: Last-Chance Qualifier Workout 1: From 0-2 minutes: 20 thrusters, Max-rep bar muscle-ups in the time remaining. Rest 2 minutes. From 4-6 minutes: 20 bar muscle-ups, Max-rep thrusters in the time remaining.

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Intensity: It Might Just Save Your Life

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By all accounts, Paul Milligan was healthy. He ran marathons and triathlons, he was a cyclist, and he'd been doing CrossFit for the past decade. But after a few workouts left him surprisingly short of breath, he went to the doctor, who found major blockages in four arteries, necessitating a quadruple bypass. Scarier still, he had no symptoms at heart rates lower than 140 bpm. “The cardiologist told me if I had just been a jogger or cyclist and did not exercise at a CrossFit (workout) level of intensity … my five-year survival (prognosis) was less than 50 percent,” Milligan said.

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Workout Tips for 220616

Workout of the Day for 220616: On a Concept2 rower: Pull a sub-1:25/500-m pace for as long as possible, Rest 3 minutes, Pull a sub-1:30/500-m pace for as long as possible, Rest 3 minutes, Pull a sub-1:35/500-m pace for as long as possible, Rest 3 minutes, Pull a sub-1:30/500-m pace for as long as possible, Rest 3 minutes, Pull a sub-1:25/500-m pace for as long as possible.

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