Monday, November 26

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend and got to spend some quality time with the important people in your life. Of course, you are all important to us, so we’re ready to get you back in the gym!

Remember to sign up for the Griffins hockey game outing by this Thursday so we can get the reservation in. The game is Friday, December 14 at 7 pm. We will not have a 6 pm class that day.

I saw this article over the weekend that covers a study on how lifelong exercise helps keep us younger. To most of us, this probably seems like common sense, but the study showed that people in their 70s had similar muscle tissue to active 20 year olds!

The study also showed that these people had much better aerobic capacity than people the same age that did not exercise throughout their lives.

There is definitely more to learn here, but it’s reassuring to know that the hard work we are putting in now will pay off 30, 40, or 50 years down the road.

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds, according to an uplifting new study of a group of active septuagenarians.

These men and women also had much higher aerobic capacities than most people their age, the study showed, making them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages, the study’s authors concluded.

Read the full article here: Regular Exercise May Keep Your Body 30 Years ‘Younger’

Workout for Monday, November 26
Back Squat
4X5 @ 65% to 75%

For Time:
Thrusters (135/95)
30 Double Unders (or 60 Single Unders)

CrossFit 616