Archive for April 19, 2012

CrossFit: Grace

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Today, we met up with CrossFit girl Grace again. We have been doing cleans, power cleans, clean and jerks for some time now. Seems like every time I go to workout, we are doing some sort of oly lift with the word clean in it. I’m not complaining because strength work is key to getting stronger and fitter! But — they are darn hard!

Today- was Grace!

Warmup
50 Double Unders
2x–
10 push ups
10 Squats
10 Pass Thrus
10 Good Mornings

Mobility work

Skill

Clean & Jerk

WOD

Grace 

Clean and Jerk 135 lbs. 30 reps for time

I tried 95# which is standard for ladies, and could lift it but my form is just not good in the transition. Until I work on it, I have to lower my weight because it will be super next to impossible for me to sustain 95#s for 30 reps. I went down to 75# which was hard — still.

Time: 5:26

Kids are Getting Fatter!

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Kids are getting fatter, and many will have to do some serious calorie cutting to avoid that fate as they grow up.

That’s the grim news from a new study that looks at how children have become heaver since 1971. It’s not news that the number of obese children has doubled since the 1970s, with 1 in 6 now officially obese.

What’s new is that these researchers calculated just how much less a child would have to eat on average to stop the trend towards obesity.

Let’s do the math.

According to this new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, children and teens need to cut their calorie intake by 41 calories a day, to stop the weight gain trend. Otherwise, children and teens will weigh about four pounds more across the board.

Read more at NPR: Kids Will Have To Cut Serious Calories To Halt Obesity Trend

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