Friday 110325

Workout
Snatch – Heavy  single
Clean – Heavy single

Here’s an interesting read… Click the link for the full article.

Pushing Myself to Do More

“I can do more than I think.”

Is this my mantra, epiphany or moment of greatness? Regardless of what I call it, it’s my new motto, and I’m sticking to it.

On Tuesday nights, I settle in to watch “The Biggest Loser” with some really awesome, fun and knowledgeable folks via the Twitter world. On the most recent “Biggest Loser,” one tweeter asked a question about what we had learned from watching it.

“I can do more than I think” was my answer, and in the few days following, I’ve noticed that I find myself repeating my new motto.

In my workouts, when I feel like stopping, I have started to remind myself that I can do more, that I can push more, that I can give more. For example, in my cycling class this week when the instructor said to increase our gears, at first I thought it wasn’t possible. I was going as hard and fast as my legs could push! Then I started thinking about doing more, and I did. I ended up being able to push through two more gear changes.

This short, seven-word message sticks with me because I want more. I want to reach my goal weight, I want to run multiple races and I want to be healthy. To get there, I have to push myself to new limits and continually strive to do more than I think I’m capable of doing.

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Thursday 110127

Time to Oly Lift my friends…

Warm-up
Barbell FSquat and Clean Drops

Workout
Clean and Jerk
Find a current 1RM.  Then use 80% of that 1RM to complete 1 C&J on the minute for 10 minutes.
(Note the weight.  we will try the same weight for 2 C&Js on the minute next week)

Faster Walking Is Linked in Study to Longer Life for People 75 or Older

By Nicole Ostrow – Jan 4, 2011

Doctors can measure how fast elderly patients walk to help estimate their life expectancy and determine medical care, according to a research analysis.

At age 75, 10-year survival for the fastest men in nine clinical trials was 87 percent compared with 19 percent for the slowest, said researchers led by Stephanie Studenski, a professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, in a statement. For the fastest women that age, such survival was 91 percent compared with 35 percent for the slowest.

Life expectancyvaries and shouldn’t be based on age and sex alone, the scientists said. Measuring gait speed may become a tool for predicting patients’ survival and help doctors tailor care, as when deciding to order screening for prostate cancer, Studenski said.

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