Dean takes a leisurely stroll with some 45lb plates (ones that he will have to do burpees if he puts them down).
Olympic Weightlifting Warm up (in addition to class warm up):
Overhead squat – 10 reps with PVC, 10 reps with empty bar, 10 reps with empty bar again or light load.
3, 3, 3, 3, 3
Post loads to comments.
Bonus mini metcon to follow.
“. . . It may be that a few extra pounds actually protect older people as their health declines, but that doesn’t mean that people in the normal weight range should try to put on a few pounds,” said Mark Kaplan, DrPH, coauthor and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University. “Our study only looked at mortality, not at quality of life, and there are many negative health consequences associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. . .”
What this study doesn’t seem to address is to the health of the underweight people (people who are sick tend to be very “underweight”, cancer, etc) . . . And the fact that many athletic people are considered “overweight” due to the added muscle mass (I am borderline obese for example). Once again the BMI demonstrates it’s flaws -jj
Video: Highlights from the 1999 World Championships where Shahin Nasirinia wins the Gold Metal for the 85 KG weight class (187lbs). He is wearing red and black vertically striped singlet. I recommend watching the entire video, but you can see his snatch at 0:42 (175 KG, 385lbs! I believe), and 1:33. His clean and jerks are at 2:30 5:08 and 8:58. His final lift is 215 KG (which is 473 pounds!).