Workout of the day

24

For time:

Row 500 meters
21 thrusters
Row 1,000 meters
15 thrusters
Row 500 meters
21 thrusters

Men: 135 lb.
Women: 95 lb.

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At-Home Workout

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At-Home Workout

Bent-over rows and push-ups

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Dr. Nortin Hadler, emeritus professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals, reviews the AstraZeneca-funded JUPITER trial of Crestor (the pharma company’s statin or cholesterol-lowering drug), particularly its claim that there is “unequivocal evidence” of the drug’s effectiveness. In this 2008 article, Hadler concludes, “I'd have to treat a hundred or more people with Crestor for a year to spare one of them a cardiovascular event that they would not have otherwise had. I'd have to treat several hundred for a year to spare one a heart attack, and perhaps hundreds more to spare one a stroke. I am unwilling to even suggest a life-saving benefit. …the reduction of 56 percent may be hard to ignore, but it calls for reflection rather than prescribing zeal. It is a reduction in a very small outcome to an even smaller outcome.”

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Workout of the day

72

3 rounds for max reps of:

Body-weight bench presses
Strict pull-ups

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Khan Academy

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The highly influential JUPITER trial (2008) considered the impact of rosuvastatin, commonly known as Crestor, on heart disease risk. Over two years, Crestor dramatically decreased cholesterol levels and total cardiovascular events. However, the trial was and remains controversial because it was stopped early (which may have exaggerated its effects), showed a significant increase in diabetes in the treatment group, and involved multiple conflicts of interest.

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Workout of the day

5

Rest Day

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Listen to Frédéric Chopin, Etude Op.25 No.1 “Aeolian Harp.”

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In this comment posted to CrossFit.com on Aug. 5, 2015, Coach Greg Glassman elucidates CrossFit’s position on fitness education as contained in the Level 1 seminar, names CrossFit’s aspiring competitors (the NSCA and ACSM), and discusses their attempts to impose their certifications on all fitness trainers via licensure bills. The context is CrossFit, Inc.’s 2015 resistance to fitness licensure in Washington, D.C.

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Caduceus

In contemporary U.S. culture, the caduceus, which depicts two snakes winding around a staff, is widely used as a symbol of medicine. However, prior to the 19th century, there is limited use of the caduceus in a medical context. In ancient Greece and Rome, for example, the caduceus represented Hermes and Mercury, respectively, and the Rod of Asclepius was widely associated with medicine. More recently, health-care organizations frequently use either symbol, with professional associations more likely to display the Rod of Asclepius and commercial organizations and hospitals more likely to use the caduceus.

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Workout of the day

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With constant motion and slowly:
21 single-arm dumbbell rows, each arm
9 ring dips (deep and strict)
30 squats
15 single-arm dumbbell rows, each arm
12 ring dips
30 squats
9 single-arm dumbbell rows, each arm
15 ring dips
30 squats

Men: 50-lb. dumbbell
Women: 35-lb. dumbbell

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The Wrist

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Wrist Movement

The joints and muscles of the wrist are not as simple as those seen in the shoulder and elbow, where only three bones articulate. At the wrist, there are several distinct articulations between the radius, ulna, and the carpals, a group of eight bones collectively termed the carpus.

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Fatty Liver

"Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a liver manifestation of metabolic syndrome. Overconsumption of high-fat diet (HFD) and increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages are major risk factors for development of NAFLD. Today the most commonly consumed sugar is high fructose corn syrup. Hepatic lipids may be derived from dietary intake, esterification of plasma free fatty acids (FFA) or hepatic de novo lipogenesis (DNL). A central abnormality in NAFLD is enhanced DNL. ... In summary, fructose metabolism supports DNL more strongly than HFD and hepatic DNL is a central abnormality in NAFLD. Disrupting fructose metabolism in the liver may provide a new therapeutic option for the treatment of NAFLD."

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