Thursday 110804

Workout

Row 1000 meters
Rest 1 minute

Run 800 meters
Rest 1 minute

Row 500 meters
Rest 1 minute

Run 400 meters
Rest 1 minute

Row 250 meters
Rest 1 minute

Run 200 meters

The article below, from MSNBC,  is a nice contrast/counterpoint to yesterday’s read.  Let’s live it up!

Clean living key to long life? Don’t believe it

100-year-olds report lifetime of lousy health choices in major study

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Age may be its own virtue, but that doesn’t mean old people lived virtuous lives.

By Christopher Wanjek

updated 8/3/2011 9:40:27 AM ET 2011-08-03T13:40:27

Centenarians may have a great deal of wisdom to share, but this apparently does not include advice on how to live to age 100.

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that many very old people — age 95 and older — could be poster children for bad health behaviorwith their smoking, drinking, poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise.

The very old are, in fact, no more virtuous than the general population when it comes to shunning bad health habits, leaving researchers to conclude that their genes are mostly responsible for their remarkable longevity.

But before you fall off the wagon and start tossing down doughnuts for breakfast just because your Aunt Edna just turned 102, remember that genetics is a game of chance. What didn’t kill Aunt Edna still could kill you prematurely, the researchers cautioned.

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Saturday 080607

It has been 1 month since we last did Helen. So let’s give it a whirl today.

Workout:
“Helen”For time 3 rounds of:
Run 400 M/Row 500M (if your “normal” 400M run is sub 2:00 and you are rowing today, sub a 400M row for the 400M run. If like me you are 2:00 +, sub a 5ooM row)
21 – 24k KB or 55 lbs dumbbell swings M/ 16k KB or 35 lbs dumbbells swings F
12 – Pull-ups

You know the drill…scale to your fitness level. Those that can not do 50 or 35 lbs+ lbs KB swings need to use less weight. If you are unable to complete an un-assisted pull-up, jumping pull-ups (at a 2 to 1 sub) are allowed

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