Archive for July 9, 2012

School Physical Ed Not Helping In The Fight Against Obesity

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No shocker in this info….

 

Physical Education Programs In School Not Enough To Combat Obesity In Most States: Study

Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Georgia kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick.

For older students, two states mandate the appropriate amount of physical education instruction for middle school, and none require adequate instruction at the high school level. Guidelines are set by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education.

McCullick’s study examined the role of federal courts in interpreting ambiguous physical education statues.

While public health reforms have emphasized school-based physical education as a means of combatting the childhood obesity epidemic, the study’s results found thatcourts typically do not interfere with state legislative decisions concerning curriculum.

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Get Your Pistols Ready!

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Yesterday I did CrossFit Total — 1 RM Back Squat, Shoulder Press, Deadlift. I didn’t do my normal weight with the first two but ended up with a 235# PR on my deadlift. Not everyday and every lift will be a PR. I felt pretty good about it all.

Coach Nick also introduced me to doing pull ups with a weighted belt. It’s actually a strap that holds a KB down your leg, like you have a set of balls. It was awkward but definitely made the pullups harder and will help me get stronger!

Nick also suggested getting a lifting belt so I ordered an Elite FTS belt. Should be interesting to see how this goes…

Today it was so frickin hot –we were sweaty just walking in the door. It was the type of WOD that is all about skills- you need mad skillz to do it!

Warmup

  • 800m run
  • bear crawl
  • Crab Walk
  • Bounding
  • Walking Lunges
  • DROM

Skill

  • Pistols
  • Push Press

WOD

  • 12 min AMRAP
  • 12 Push Press 115lb
  • 12 Pull Ups
  • 12 Pistols (6 ea leg)

total: 3+24

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