070202 Friday

++ Next Group Workout Monday, Feb 5 @ 0600H at THE SHED++

Matt B. Cranks out some deadlifts

Workout:

For time:

225 pound Deadlift, 21 reps

Run 800 meters

225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps

Run 800 meters

225 pound Deadlift, 9 reps

Run 800 meters

Post time to comments.

(If 225lbs is too much weight to maintain form for that many reps, scale back the weight).

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Articles: Alternative Fitness Programs for Kids –

“Dance Dance Revolution” to slim down kids

“Skateboarding in Gym Class”

My teenage cousin was on the path to a life of obesity and diabetes before achieving mastery of DDR (Dance Dance Revolution). Now he is in great shape . . . seriously. As serious as about 50 lbs of weight lost in a matter of months. His new found fitness has allowed him to be more self confident and to take up many more physical activities such as bike riding and other sports.

Some might argue that DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) and Skateboarding are not ‘functional’ for the real world. They aren’t technically. Considering the current state of our obesity plaguing our youth, I’ll take any kind of fitness we can get these kids to try – in the hopes that they will continue to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and exert themselves on a regular basis. I see these activities as ‘gateway’ sports (get them hooked early on, before the ‘hard’ stuff).

Besides, you haven’t lived until some gangly kid ‘pwns’ you on DDR, or or you bash the hell out of your shin trying a kick flip. -jj

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  • Craig

    Great story and great articles!! I’ve seen the kids at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk drenched in sweat waiting for their turn on DDR. I remember thinking, “this could create change in kid’s perception of fitness.” I hope the game makers head in the direction of DDR. Maybe the Wii is the next step to making kids active.

    Janice wod (scaled DL to 75lbs): 21:12
    Craig as rx’d: 16:48

    I’d come around the building for my second 400m and hear Janice pounding out her DL reps – slam, slam, slam. Awesome workout.