080222 FRIDAY *Updated* – Josh
Jimmy snuggles up to the bar after “The Bear” bar complex.
Classic from the CrossFit Mothership (and especially good if you don’t have any equipment).
4 rounds for time:
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“Scientists found 70-year-olds who take regular exercise, eat well, and do not smoke greatly increase their chance of living until 90.
The researchers estimate that longevity is only at most 30% down to our genes – the rest is down to lifestyle factors. . .
—-ODDS OF LIVING TO 90—
No risk factors: (Non-smoker, normal blood pressure, normal weight, no diabetes, regular exerciser): 54%
One risk factor:
Sedentary lifestyle: 44%
High blood pressure: 36%
Three risk factors (for instance, sedentary lifestyle, obesity and diabetes): 14%
All five risk factors: 4%
(All odds for a 70-year-old man)”
“Dr Gerald Shulman, who led the research, said: “The message is that, with ageing, the AMPK pathway has reduced activity.”
He said this meant a person would have to work harder when trying to maintain the same benefits from exercise as they did when they were young.
“AMPK activity in our skeletal muscle is probably a good thing because it activation stimulates glucose uptake, increases fat oxidation [fat burning], and promotes mitochondrial biogenesis [production],” he said.
Dr Shulman added that the reduction could be a contributing factor to the development of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes because of its effect on fat burning and mitochondria production.”
Video: Crazy French Soccer Stunts
Today is the one year anniversary of the death of SSG Joshua Hager. He was killed Thursday February 22 2007 in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.
In honor of Josh’s life and all sheepdogs who ‘put it out on the line’, an alternate to the workout posted above (or in addition to), can be completed by those who choose.
95 pound Overhead squat, 21 reps
95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps
95 pound Overhead squat, 9 reps