SPARTAN PERFORMANCE CROSSFIT SUFFOLK
Ten rounds for time of:
135 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
WOD Demo with Tommy Hackenbruck and Taylor Richards-Lindsay – video [wmv] [mov](Courtesy of CrossFit.com)
Holiday party at Vamos Brazilian Jiujitsu and CrossFit Suffolk next week, January 14th at 7:30pm. Further details to follow.
Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress "I'll let you in on a little secret: A little piece of my soul dies every time I hear someone say, "The "cold and flu season is here."
Think about it. Does the influenza virus read the calendar and say, "Hey, it's December, we better start infecting people!" Of course not.
Truth is, we're constantly being attacked by pathogens – it's the environment that we create for our body that changes. We seem to enter a cold and flu "season" because we're stressed out, eating like pigs, and drinking like fish!
Despite calls for holiday cheer, the holidays can be stressful. We're traveling far distances to see family and friends and the travels are far from pleasant. We're stuck on the freeway or in commuter trains, or camped out in airport terminals because our connection from Cedar Rapids was delayed.
Once boarded, if you're really lucky, someone who could be a contestant on The Biggest Loser squirms in beside you and starts hacking up a year's worth of phlegm into a greasy hankie. Your patience throughout this experience is finally rewarded when you arrive at your destination, where you'll get to spend the next seven days arguing politics with your in-laws and sleeping on a leaky air mattress.
It doesn't help that during these times of stress we get bombarded by gluttonous feasts loaded with sugar and alcohol. Studies have shown that sugar may depress the immune system for up to five hours, while booze can depress the regenerative hormone human growth hormone (HGH) at night during sleep.
The point is, it's not the flu season! We're putting ourselves in an environment that's conducive for a virus or bacteria to take hold and cause us to get sick!"—-Robert Yang for TNation.com
Fear Is The Only Thing We Should Fear "It comes down to this—if you believe in your fears, if you believe in your weaknesses, and if you expect the worst, that is what you will get. If you’re afraid of being hurt, you will get hurt. If you’re afraid of failing, you will fail. If you expect the worst, you will get the worst. So expect the best and you’ll get it. Believe in yourself and your choices 100 percent. If you expect to lose in life, you already have."—Nicholas Bronkall for Elite Fitness Systems
Hmm…this sounds a little familiar. I will try to follow that!