SPARTAN PERFORMANCE                                          CROSSFIT SUFFOLK


Ten rounds, each for time of:
100 meter Sprint
Rest 90 seconds

Post times for each round to comments.


WOD Demo with members of the CrossFit Level 1 staff by Again Faster Equipment – video [wmv] [mov](Courtesy of CrossFit.com)




Front Squats Made Easier    "….front squats are worth the temporary discomfort. This article will give you five tips and drills that you can try today to help you front squat more effectively and take your training to the next level."–Ben Bruno for TNation.com


 Do We Have A Set Point For Exercise?   

In animal studies, rodents bred over generations to voluntarily run for hours will, if deprived of their wheels, race around their cages until they’ve fulfilled their bodies’ seeming imperative for motion, while animals bred to be languorous and avoid activity will, if forced to swim or run, subsequently lie on their cage floors and not move for hours. They are not merely tired, Dr. Wilkin says, but obeying some inner physiological command. The animals seem to have a “genetically determined level of preferred energy expenditure,” he says, to which their bodies default.

But other researchers are not convinced. “Twin studies show that the environment, defined broadly as the physical and cultural environment, has a massive influence on the level of physical activity,” at least in children, says John J. Reilly, a professor of pediatric energy metabolism at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland and the author of a commentary accompanying Dr. Wilkin’s study. Children’s physical activity is determined largely by their living conditions — in other words, not their biology.Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times




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