Friday, July 6
Here's some stuff I saw this week:
1. People not getting enough exercise from long walks - The Guardian story says that just getting in 10,000 steps a day is not enough to ward off the health problems associated with aging.
"Aerobic exercise, such as walking or gardening, is good for the heart and improves the circulation. PHE’s review said that muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities are also vital for health and future wellbeing, but they are neglected.
In older adults poor muscle strength increased the risk of a fall by 76%, PHE said. Those who have already had a fall are three times more likely to fall again. Strengthening and balance activities not only help prevent falls, but also help improve mood, sleeping patterns, increase energy levels and reduce the risk of an early death."
2. The new weight classes for weightlifting have been announced by the IWF. I case you are thinking of competing soon, you'll want to know where you fit in. (These still have to be voted on by the IWF Congress). Men on page 1, women on page 2.
3. Here's Chris Henshaw teaching the Aerobic Capacity course and explaining why we need to train at different speeds and develop gears. If you never train it, you don't know what it feels like, and it is very hard to pace with knowing the feeling of each specific speed and time domain.
Workout for Friday, July 6
150 Wall Balls For Time
*Must be completed as 15 Sets of 10*
**Keep an eye on rest time, try to stay consistent!
Mile Run or 4km Bike