Saturday 150829


Death by pull-ups

Rest 5 minutes

Death by push-ups

From The Atlantic

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors at Harvard not to teach rape law—or, in one case, even use the word violate (as in “that violates the law”) lest it cause students distress. In February, Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, wrote an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education describing a new campus politics of sexual paranoia—and was then subjected to a long investigation after students who were offended by the article and by a tweet she’d sent filed Title IX complaints against her. In June, a professor protecting himself with a pseudonym wrote an essay for Vox describing how gingerly he now has to teach. “I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me,” the headline said. A number of popular comedians, including Chris Rock, have stopped performing on college campuses (see Caitlin Flanagan’s article in this month’s issue). Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Maher have publicly condemned the oversensitivity of college students, saying too many of them can’t take a joke.

Two terms have risen quickly from obscurity into common campus parlance. Microaggressions are small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless. For example, by some campus guidelines, it is a microaggression to ask an Asian American or Latino American “Where were you born?,” because this implies that he or she is not a real American. Trigger warnings are alerts that professors are expected to issue if something in a course might cause a strong emotional response. For example, some students have called for warnings that Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart describes racial violence and that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby portrays misogyny and physical abuse, so that students who have been previously victimized by racism or domestic violence can choose to avoid these works, which they believe might “trigger” a recurrence of past trauma.

Some recent campus actions border on the surreal. In April, at Brandeis University, the Asian American student association sought to raise awareness of microaggressions against Asians through an installation on the steps of an academic hall. The installation gave examples of microaggressions such as “Aren’t you supposed to be good at math?” and “I’m colorblind! I don’t see race.” But a backlash arose among other Asian American students, who felt that the display itself was a microaggression. The association removed the installation, and its president wrote an e-mail to the entire student body apologizing to anyone who was “triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions.”

According to the most-basic tenets of psychology, helping people with anxiety disorders avoid the things they fear is misguided.
This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion. During the 2014–15 school year, for instance, the deans and department chairs at the 10 University of California system schools were presented by administrators at faculty leader-training sessions with examples of microaggressions. The list of offensive statements included: “America is the land of opportunity” and “I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

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Friday 150828


“Death by 10m”

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More equivalence between partners equals some-more exercise


Men and women who see themselves as equal partners in a attribute are some-more expected to attend in visit recreational practice compared with those in reduction egalitarian unions, a investigate in PLOS One suggests.

Greater gender equivalence was compared with increasing earthy activity in both sexes, a investigate showed. Interestingly, women seemed to advantage some-more exercise-wise from gender equivalence than men, researchers said.

Gender-equal relations might encourage incomparable team-work and yield any partner with some-more choice and freedom, including to do exercise, a researchers suggested. Previous studies have found matrimony cuts into men’s practice time to a incomparable grade than for women, even yet married group spend some-more time on earthy activity than women, a investigate said.

Researchers in a U.K. and Sweden analyzed information on 772 people who were married or vital with a partner. The subjects were enrolled in a incomparable investigate during age 16 and finished questionnaires during unchanging intervals until 2007, when they were 42 years old.

At age 21 and again during age 42, a subjects were asked how mostly in a prior 12 months they had exercised or participated in sports. At age 42, subjects rated a viewed turn of gender equivalence in their relationships.

Of a subjects, 42.7% of group and 36.7% of women rated their attribute as “totally gender-equal.” Men reported sportive some-more mostly during age 21 than 42, that wasn’t unexpected, a researchers said. But discordant to their expectations, it was women who intent in some-more visit earthy activity during age 42: 11.3% exercised each day compared with 6.5% of men.

People in relations they regarded as totally gender-equal were dual to 3 times as expected to rivet in daily practice as those in unions viewed as low in equality, according to a practiced results, that deliberate a series of children vital during home and operative overtime.

Caveat: Physical activity was self-reported and a duration, power and a form of practice weren’t known.

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Thursday 150827



20:00 AMRAP of:

10-135 lbs Push Press (or 65% of your 1RM if less than 135 lbs)
10-Box Jumps 24/20
10-KB Swings (M-73 lbs/F-44 lbs)

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Wednesday 150826


BSquat – 5/3/1 – use 90% of your 1RM for your math.  Complete:

5x 60%
5x 70%
5x 80%
5x 70%

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Tuesday 150825


Clean and Jerk

3x 75% x2
3x 80% x2

Clean Pulls
3x-5x 85%

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Monday 150824


Yup…that’s right…Babs!

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats
Rest three (3) minutes between each round.
Post time for each round (not including the 3:00 rest)

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Saturday 150822

Tabata This!

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Friday 150821

TTB Biathlon
50-TTB…each time you drop from the bar, run 260m

Scale – KTE vs. TTB
Scale up – 100 TTB

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Thursday 150820

2 @70% x2
3 @75% x3

Snatch Pulls
5 @ 80% x3

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Wednesday 150819

Dead lift 5/3/1
5 x55%
5 x65%
5 x75%
AMRAP (up to 10) x65%

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