Tuesday, May 8

No weightlifting classes this week after the max-out week. We will resume weightlifting on Thursday, May 17. These classes are open to all 616 members and you don't have to attend every week, but if you want to improve your snatch or clean and jerk then join us at weightlifting. Every week - Thursday at 6 pm and Saturday at 8:15 am!

CrossFit: The Cure for the Modern Plague

Here's another great article from the CrossFit Journal on how CrossFit is leading the charge against chronic disease. 

The fact is, it doesn't have to be CrossFit, but any sound nutrition and exercise program can keep you away from the chronic diseases killing so many people in this country.

"Historians estimate the deadliest disease in human history killed anywhere from 50 to 200 million people in the 14th century. Today, chronic disease is poised to eclipse those statistics—in the United States alone, 133 million people (almost half the country) have a chronic disease."

This problem of chronic disease is out of control, and it's going to cost us so much money that even if you're healthy, you're going to be affected in some way.

The good thing is, we know that proper diet and exercise can ward off these diseases. So, things like better food and CrossFit gym memberships may seem expensive up front, but they are so much cheaper than years and years of medical bills that come from chronic diseases. 

Please read the full article to better understand this problem and the solution. It may be hard to make great decisions all of the time, but we can be a positive force for change in our communities. And we need to fight hard against this rising tide of disease.

Workout for Tuesday, May 8
Tempo Front Squat
3X2 @ 75% to 80%
4X2 @ 80% to 90%
3 Sec Descent
Use Stretch Under Tension
Explode Up
3 Sec at Top

10 min AMRAP
11 Wall Balls (20# to 10' / 14# to 9')
11 Push Ups
Run 1 Lap

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