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Rhodes and Hardway Bryan doing knees to elbows.


Overhead Squat

5, 5, 5, 5, 5

First two sets should be moderate weight (70% and 80% of your 5 rep max) the last three sets should be near or at your 5 rep max.

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Eva Twardokens doing some Overhead Squats and showing safe form and techniques:

Nicole Carrol’s attempt at overhead squatting her bodyweight 15 times:


Scientists discover that leptin may help Type I diabetics

The mechanism of leptin’s glucose-lowering action appears to involve the suppression of glucagon, a hormone produced by the pancreas that raises glucose levels. Normally, glucagon is released when the glucose, or sugar, level in the blood is low. In insulin deficiency, however, glucagon levels are inappropriately high and cause the liver to release excessive amounts of glucose into the bloodstream. This action is opposed by insulin, which tells the body’s cells to remove sugar from the bloodstream. . .

Dr. Yu said the research team hypothesizes that leptin combats diabetes not only be suppressing glucagon’s action on the liver, but also by boosting the insulin-like actions of IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1), a hormone that promotes growth and mimics insulin.

“One of the things that happens when a child gets type 1 diabetes is their growth is stunted until they’re given insulin,” Dr. Unger said. “The same is true with these mice. However, we found that if you take a diabetic rat that’s not receiving insulin and make it hyperleptinemic, it almost catches up growthwise.”

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  • sarah

    We did Murph yesterday… here are our times-

    Jasmine-47:37 (green band, 100 toe pushups, 100 knee pushups)

    Mountain- 51:14 AS Rxd

    Margaret-55:31 (15 kipping pullups, 85 green band, 150 toe pushups, 50 knee pushups)

    Sarah-55:40 (50/50 kpullups/jpu, 200 knee pushups)

    All I can say is just, OUCH!

  • Craig

    The girls (and Mountain) are crazy. Sarah is clearly trying to reduce memberships.

    Nice work!

  • Mark L.

    Sarah as your teacher is weakness leaving the body.

  • Sarah

    Thanks boys!