Tuesday, July 3

If you follow CrossFit on social media at all I am sure you've seen some stuff about the battle against Big Soda. It's a complicated story that can be difficult to follow, but if you want to know why CrossFit is in this fight, here's a great story detailing it from the Washington Post:

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

The simple explanation for those of you that don't want to read the full article, is that the soda industry has been funding research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM). Both of these organizations certify trainers and publish research on health and fitness.

It's easy to see how organizations partially funded by soda companies may have some conflicting interests when it comes to health and nutrition advice.

It's an interesting read that gives plenty of CrossFit backstory as well. Check it out and see what you think about this war on soda.

Workout for Tuesday, July 3
1) 9 Deadlifts (225/155)
2) 9 Dumbbell Thrusters
3)  ME UB Strict Chin Ups (scale with Band)
4) Bike 40 sec @ 65+ RPM / 55+ RPM

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