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500-m row
100 double-unders
20 thrusters

Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.

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High Knees

High knees and burpees


This 2016 ProPublica article found that doctors who received money from drugmakers and device manufacturers were two to three times more likely to prescribe brand-name drugs at high rates than others in their specialty. In general, doctors who received any money were found to prescribe a higher percentage of brand-name drugs than doctors who did not. ProPublica’s research found that nine out of 10 cardiologists who wrote at least 1,000 prescriptions for Medicare patients received a payment from a drug or device company in 2014, as did seven out of 10 internists and family practitioners. Dr. Richard Baron of the American Board of Internal Medicine notes doctors “almost have to go out of their way to avoid taking payments from companies.”

Read the article Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

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CrossFit Total

Back squat, 1 rep
Shoulder press, 1 rep
Deadlift, 1 rep

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Learn the mechanics of fundamental movements; establish a consistent pattern of practicing these same movements, and, only then, ratchet up the intensity of workouts incorporating these movements. ‘Mechanics,’ then ‘Consistency,’ and then ‘Intensity’– this is the key to effective implementation of CrossFit programming.

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Rest Day

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The Oxbow

“The Oxbow,” by Thomas Cole

On March 27, 2019, PepsiCo sent CrossFit, Inc. a cease-and-desist letter regarding the artwork accompanying Professor Tim Noakes’ Hyponatremia of Exercise series. CrossFit, Inc. created the image for this series exposing Gatorade’s deadly marketing campaign. The artwork served to elucidate Gatorade’s hydration myths, not advertise or indicate a commercial good or service. As such, it fell solidly within CrossFit’s fair use rights. CrossFit will not comply with PepsiCo’s demands and is prepared to defend its rights to the full extent of the law. CrossFit also will continue to shine a light on the fatal consequences of the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries’ efforts to make a profit through the corruption of the health sciences—including nutrition, exercise, and hydration.

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12 minutes of stretching
12 minutes of L-sit practice
12 minutes of handstand practice
12 minutes of plank practice
12 minutes of scales practice

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Professor Tim Noakes highlights key moments in the evolution of official drinking guidelines from 1880 to 2007, focusing on various organizations’ departures from sound scientific practices in the 1980s and ‘90s. He reviews, in particular, the American College of Sports Medicine’s Position Stands of that era, as well as the U.S. military’s similar acceptance of the Zero-Percent Dehydration Doctrine despite the lack of scientific evidence supporting the associated drinking guidelines. As evidence of the danger of these recommendations mounted, the U.S. military began to revise its position. The sports drink industry, however, continued to overlook the risk of overhydration. As Noakes comments, “When commerce becomes involved in science, the rules of proper scientific conduct soon change.”

Read MoreThe Hyponatremia of Exercise, Part 7

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