SPARTAN PERFORMANCE                                  CROSSFIT SUFFOLK


"CrossFit Total"

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder Press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

The CrossFit Total, CrossFit Journal #52, December 2006   "The way to bring more strength to the CrossFit approach is with the CrossFit Total. The CrossFit Total is the sum of the best of three attempts at the squat, the press, and the deadlift, the three most effective lifts in existence for developing and testing
functional strength."Mark Rippetoe



In the following video you'll watch a woman going up against a man in a grappling match and the woman wins, choking her opponent unconscious!  This is a good demonstration of sound technique executed by a skilled practitioner is more important than size or strength. You've heard us say this before and we're quite sure you'll hear it again–the Rear Naked Choke, a staple technique in Brazilian Jiujitsu should be learned by most, especially women interested in defending themselves.  The Rear Naked Choke is relatively easy to learn and super effective.  Notice the woman initiated the sequence while on her back with her opponent on top of her.





Why Sugar Makes Us Sleepy (And Protein Wakes Us Up)    "The importance of this research is that it reveals how the details of a meal – and not just the sheer amount of energy consumed – can dramatically influence the response of the body and brain. Not all calories are created equal; our mental gas pedals are controlled by factors we’re only beginning to comprehend."Jonah Lehrer, Wired


Phys Ed: How Caffeine Can Galvanize Your Workout    "At the same time, caffeine, while affecting muscles, seems also to have a striking effect on the central nervous system and on those parts of the brain involved in mood, alertness and fine motor coordination during exercise. In a study published last month in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, soccer players dribbled, headed and kicked the ball more accurately if they’d had caffeine than if they hadn’t."Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times

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