070105 Friday – Atrophy is the enemy
++ Next Group Workout, Monday Jan 8th 0600H 2040 N.Main #14 ++
Craig and Stavros admire the new Olympic Weightlifting Platform.
10 sandbag over the shoulder throws (alternating R,L,R,L)weight: 90lbs approx
10 water ball over the shoulder throws(alternating R,L,R,L) weight: 70 lbs approx
10 heavy bag over the shoulder throws (alternating R,L,R,L) weight: 50lbs approx
An ‘over the shoulder throw’ is when an object is picked up off the ground (deadlift) lifted up to shoulder height (clean), then tossed over one shoulder or the other.
Jeremy with the water ball
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Follow up strength work:
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“To their surprise, Baldwin’s team found that while isometric exercises did prevent leg muscles from withering, they did not stop a decline in the amount of contractile proteins in those muscles. The muscle was actually degrading on the molecular level.”
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“A more unconventional possibility is that astronauts could stave off muscle atrophy by taking a pill. Anti-atrophy pills are only speculative right now, Baldwin says, but there are reasons to believe that they might be possible.”
If a pill does comes out that provents muscle atrophy, I wonder where this would fall into the ‘chemical enhancement’ realm.