Friday, August 14
Weekly Roundup time. Here's some of the good stuff I saw this week. 1. Make sure you know who is behind the information you are getting. Coca-Cola is now funding a group called Global Energy Balance Network that has influential scientists working to prove drinking sugary drinks and a poor diet don't lead to obesity.
Health experts say this message is misleading and part of an effort by Coke to deflect criticism about the role sugary drinks have played in the spread of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. They contend that the company is using the new group to convince the public that physical activity can offset a bad diet despite evidence that exercise has only minimal impact on weight compared with what people consume.
Here's the full blog post from the NY times: Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets
2. Can't keep your shoes tied during a workout. Check out this tip from Invictus CrossFit. I always double know my shoes even though I tie them the way she shows in the video. If you're doing double unders or jumping those shoes just don't want to stay tied so I think it's worth the double knot. Unless of course, stopping to tie your shoes is all part of your pacing and rest strategy.
3. MOBILITY! Do not try this at home, or at the gym! From All Things Gym:
Sasha Nievas and others doing seated Good Mornings in a Pancake Stretch position. Crazy mobility. Back is perfectly flat. The girls seem to have this down. The guys, not so much. Also, please don't try this.
4. Every wonder why every says Meijer's instead of Meijer? Here's your answer: http://michiganradio.org/post/story-behind-michigan-s?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=FBMichiganRadio5735#stream/0
Workout for Friday, August 14 Reminder: Wear clothes that you don't mind getting filthy! Don't wear white or light colors, tires leave dark marks!
15 min of Tire Flip Practice Complete at least 10 tire flips Practice tire flip technique, work up on heavier tires
Row Max Distance in 12 min At minute 3, 6, and 9 complete 15 Ball Slams