070110 Wednesday

Which one of these is not like the others?

Workout(another gem from the CrossFit Mothership:

Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:

100 m Run

1.5 pood Kettlebell swings, 12 reps

10 Pull-ups

Post rounds completed to comments.



“The Most Important Exercise Tip”

“Cortisol is a hormone produced by the body under stress, such as anger, anxiety or fear, and it ultimately inflames and damages our organs. Exercise burns cortisol, and thereby makes us healthier and happier, Mandel says.”

“. . .Some say endorphins are even more powerful and yield a more euphoric feeling than opiate drugs such as morphine and opium, which park on the same receptors when introduced to the body.”

“A single exercise session lasting 20 or 30 minutes at 80 percent of your capacity brings on pain-relieving endorphins, according to work by Robert G. McMurray of the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

“Alan Goldfarb of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro also says endorphins are only associated with heavy weightlifting or any kind of exercise during which you sprint (such as during running, biking, swimming).”

Sounds like CrossFit to me.

I am off to enjoy my high . . .


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  • JJones

    95lb back squats subbed for swings.

    7 rounds.

    Went light today – Last night I ran 200m sprints combined with back squats and was feeling it this morning.

  • CraigH

    8 Rounds + KB Swings & 2 HSPUs

    Subbed hspus for p/u’s – elbow.

    Great one guys. I push much harder with the team.

  • laurar

    7 rounds plus 1 sprint and 12 kb swings.

    16kg kettlebell.

  • Stavros K

    10 Rounds and 1 sprint. Last 7 rounds were jumping pull-ups. Great workout, I was gassed.

  • JJones

    Right on Laura.

    Congrats again on your pull up progress.

  • laurar

    Thanks, Jeremy!