080216 SATURDAY “Fast Filthy”
Trainer Nate shows excellent “Post Workout Nap Form”. Good job Nate.
Do you want to know what it takes to get a 20 minute “Filthy Fifty”?
Try this one on for size:
Perform as many repetitions as possible in 2 minutes for each of the following exercises:
Box jump, 24 inch box
Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, R,L,R,L steps
Knees to elbows
Push press, 45 pounds
Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
Post total repetitions to comments, or post total for each exercise if you can keep track.
Video: Maybe we should get this instead of hanging our rope back up? Aren’t machines great?
Probotics may protect endurance athletes from illness
“Probiotic supplements reduce the number and length of infections suffered by long-distance runners, Australian research has found.”
“. . . Over the four months, all 20 received two month-long courses of pills – one containing the bacterium Lactobacillus fermentum, and the other containing no active ingredients.
All the athletes then recorded any days in which they were suffering from symptoms such as coughs and runny noses.
They then compared the toll of illness across the group, finding a total of 72 days in which people taking the “dummy” pills complained of symptoms.
When the same number of “probiotic” days was examined, only 30 were hit by illness. “
Too bad they only studied endurance runners. They are notorious for being overtrained and under rested (leading to injury and illness), and Professor Jeremy Nicholson does make the good points at the end. But I do hope they are able to do more studies using a more diverse (and larger) pool of athletes in the future. -jj
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