Three rounds for time of:
7 Muscle-ups
30 pound Dumbbell thruster, 21 reps


Rob Orlando on today's WOD – video [wmv] [mov](Courtesy of CrossFit.com)







*****There will be a Sunday session, 12/18 at 2pm-3pm.  Be advised!!



Managing Inflammation    "Like acute or short-term stress, acute or local inflammation is usually okay. But chronic/low grade inflammation tends to be systemic, and can lead to joint stiffness and overall muscle aches and pain. At its most serious level, it can result in heart disease or insulin resistance, and most chronic degenerative diseases (think cardiovascular disease, various forms of arthritis, rhinitis) and even cancer are driven by chronic inflammation.

The bottom line is that chronic inflammation means loss of performance, and possibly even more serious health problems down the road."Bill Willis and John Meadows for TNation.com

{Note:  We are told, on a fairly consistent basis, by people who would like to train, but don't, that "I have a bad back" or "I have bad knees".  Some of those people have been involved in major accidents where the impact did significant damage so their concern is legitimate.  Many claiming bad this or bad that often tell us they have no idea why their joints ache because they do nothing or did nothing to cause the problem.  In reality the overwhelming majority with aches of unknown origin do two things to contribute to their aches: (1) They do no physical activity on a regular basis and (2) their diet consists of "food" that promotes inflammation.  This combination leads to speeding up the aging process, slowing down the healing process after injuries,  overall weakness, disease and poor performance.  The above article is important for awareness of what causes inflammation and how to reduce it.—George}


Managing Your Fears    "The methods that they pull out from the fighters can all be applied in everyday life.  Some of it reads like pop psychology but the reality from which they extract these methods does lend some credance to it all.  The methods: scripting, framing, othering.  It also talks about how fighters foster fear in their opponents – winning fights before they start."-Chris Highcock, Conditioning Research

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