Monday, April 9

Here's another great video from CrossFit on the diabetes epidemic facing our nation. It's a fact that soft drink companies target low-income communities with their marketing, and the effect of these efforts is that more and more people are developing type 2 diabetes. This diagnosis is showing up earlier and earlier in people's lives and what was once known as adult-onset diabetes is now plaguing our children.

The video explains this problem in-depth, and it's kind of scary. But there is hope, and that hope comes from us - those of us that are not choosing sugary drinks and food. As Greg Glassman says, we hold the solution to this problem by educating people about proper nutrition and exercise. 

The diabetes and chronic disease issue in this country is costing us billions of dollars each year and literally killing people. We can't wait for the corporations to take action - they're out to make money - so we have to fight against this tidal wave of disease with our personal choices. Don't buy this stuff, don't eat or drink it and educate the younger generation about the dangers of this high-sugar diet that's so easy to consume. 

 

Workout for Monday, April 9
Tempo Front Squats
5X2 @ 60% to 70%
2 Second Descent to BOTTOM
Come Up 1 inch, Pause for 2 seconds
Drive Up from Pause

9 minute AMRAP
9 Hang Power Cleans (135/95)
6 Shoulder to Overhead
3 Bar Hop Burpees

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