Workout of the Day
April 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm
Then 1 set for max reps @ 3/4 BW, if 3RM is >125% BW then use BW
10 Squat snatch (95#/65#)
Compare to 06/13/13 and post loads and time to comments.
Nice high elbows, Lara.
Exercise Most Effective Means For Preventing Dementia
Last week we posted a link to an NPR article that discussed a new study that concluded that exercise improved cognition. Here’s yet more evidence that exercise helps keep your brain healthy. A recent study in the journal PLOS One found that when compared to other lifestyle choices, exercise was the most effective for preventing dementia.
Taking regular exercise is the most effective single lifestyle choice people can make to reduce their risk of dementia, according to one of the most extensive studies yet into people’s long-term health outcomes.
The 35-year investigation, carried out by researchers at Cardiff University, found that consistently following just four out of five key behaviours could reduce dementia risk by 60 per cent, while also cutting the chance of heart disease and stroke by 70 per cent.
For more information on this study click here: Exercise most effective lifestyle choice for preventing dementia, researchers say
April 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm
3 Rounds for time
12 Deadlifts at BW
21 Box jumps (24″/20″)
Compare to 09/21/13 and post time to comments.
Tonight we proudly kick off our 5th season of Survive & Thrive.
Don’t Pack Up the Slow Cooker Yet
Yes, it was 70 degrees yesterday and it was magical. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should pack up the slow cooker just yet. Is it just me or does the slow cooker feel like winter? At any rate, here are 30 (Whole 30, as a matter of fact) great reasons to keep the slow cooker out all year long.
Meatified: Thirty Whole 30 Slow Cooker Recipes
April 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm
Alternating EMOTM x 20 min
Odd: 3 Squat clean thrusters (heavy!)
Even: 25 Double unders
800m Run Time Trial
Post loads and time to comments.
Diane, a participant in our first ever Survive & Thrive group, works through the “Lauriel” WOD.
Lauriel’s Memorial Service
The memorial service for Lauriel Luther will be held this Thursday, April 10th at 5pm. The location is St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Poulsbo:
18943 Caldart Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
There will be a reception following the service at 6pm and food will be provided.
So that everybody can attend this memorial service, we will not be holding any classes Thursday evening. We appreciate your understanding.
April 5, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Dave keeps a watchful eye over T-Roy as he recovers from 14.5.
Agility, coordination, balance, flexibility … check, check, check and check. This is an amazingly athletic “dance-ish” performance.
April 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm
2 Person teams
150 Wall balls (20#/14#, 10′ target)
50 x 10m Sprint
25 Turkish get-ups (53#/35#)
Reps do not have to be evenly distributed. Only 1 team member working at a time. Post times to comments.
Brian Chontosh standing next to President Bush.
This CrossFitter Deserves the MOH, and We Can Help
There is a new petition circulating to have MAJ Brian Chontosh, USMC (Ret) reconsidered for the Medal of Honor. MAJ Chontosh, better known as just “Tosh” in CrossFit circles, is a dedicated CrossFitter and member of the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. He also does some other work for CrossFit HQ and is currently training 6x World Champion boxer, Robert Guerrero.
MAJ Chontosh was awarded the Navy Cross, which is the 2nd highest decoration you can receive in the U.S. military. When you read about the heroic actions that earned him this award, you will hopefully agree that he is deserving of the MOH. While it’s not really a consideration for this award, what is even more amazing is that Tosh went back to Iraq the following year and lead his Company through “Operation Phantom Fury”, also known as the 2nd Battle of Fallujah. (click the video link to seen Tosh’s Marines in action).
You can read more about MAJ Chontosh’s experience in this 2012 Stars & Stripes article: “They probably the most horrific days of my life’. More importantly, you can sign the petition to have MAJ Chontosh reconsidered for the Medal of Honor by clicking here: Award Marine Major Brian Chontosh the Medal of Honor
Navy Cross Citation for 1LT Brian Chontosh