2-2-2-2-2 @ 80% of 1 rep max
Broad jumps to be performed immediately following back squats. Post loads to comments.
Lance Comes “Clean” on Oprah
According to “anonymous sources”, Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout his cycling career during an interview with Oprah today (the interview will air on Thursday). There has been speculation and accusations for years and about a week ago the rumor mill was saying that he was about to confess. Big discussions went up all over the place with some defending Lance while others used it as an opportunity kick him while he was down, expect more of the same in the coming days and weeks.
This leads me to wonder about the future of our sport. I’m sure there is not a single sport out there that hasn’t had it’s issues with competitors trying to find a competitive edge in some way. We have plenty of examples from football, baseball, track & field and of course cycling. While CrossFit has been pretty proactive about testing, you have to think that if the prize purse continues to rise, or if more big throwdowns spring up like the OC Throwdown or the Outlaw Open, each with $10,000 cash prizes, that some cheaters are going to spring up.
Over the last couple of seasons, some folks have popped positive for banned substances. My understanding is that all of the cases have been folks who were taking a supplement that they purchased at a store and didn’t realize was banned. This is not an excuse, if you plan to compete at that level, you gotta know all the rules. On the upside, we are not yet seeing blatant dopers enter our ranks. I’m hoping that we don’t see that day, but knowing human nature, I believe it may be an inevitable.
What do you think? Is Lance pure evil or an unfortunate product of his sport and a scapegoat? Will this unfortunate trend bleed over into our sport and way of life?
I know the Lance issue can lead to VERY HEATED debates. Let’s keep it civil here, but I am interested in your thoughts. I’ll post mine as well.
Fox Sports: Lance Tells Oprah He Doped