Tuesday 141021

Workout

For time:
30 box jumps, 30-inch box
30 chest-to-bar pull-ups
30 kettlebell swings, 2 pood
30 walking lunges with 95-lb. barbell
30 knees-to-elbows
30 push presses, 95 lb.
30 hip extensions, holding a 25-lb. plate
30 wall ball shots, 20-lb. ball to 11-foot target
30 burpees
30 triple-unders

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Wednesday 120111

Workout

Filthy 50!

Charlie found the follwoing on The Boston Globe website.  Thanks Charlie for sharing.  Looks like there will be a CrossFit commercial played during this week’s playoff game!

Reebok on a mission to get its employees fit

The company started with its own out-of-shape employees to spark a fitness revolution — as well as build confidence and camaraderie

By Jenn Abelson

 January 11, 2012

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

‘‘I was horrified in the beginning and crying like a baby,’’ said Reebok executive Peggy Baker of her CrossFit classes. ‘‘But I still come.’’

CANTON – To be blunt, Peggy Baker is an overweight, middle-age diabetic. Until last year, she had never lifted a kettlebell or done a box jump in her life.

The 54-year-old is also a Reebok employee and the poster child for the company’s new mission: to get consumers moving by setting an example with its own workforce.

Baker is one of about 425 employees at Reebok who are taking part in a new fitness program that is transforming the sneaker maker’s Canton headquarters. Participants lost over 4,000 pounds collectively during 2011 – roughly the weight of an small SUV.

FOR Business. Canton, MA 11/8/2011 Reebok employees participate in the 6:30am CrossFit class. Reebok employees workout during a CrossFit class at their offices in Canton, MA on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) Section: Business Slug: 11reebok Reporter: Jenn Abelson LOID: 5.0.517326336
Reebok employees get in shape
 
These workouts, called CrossFit, combine sprinting, gymnastics, powerlifting, kettlebell training, weightlifting, rowing, and medicine ball training, among other activities. The program is making waves at Reebok and gaining traction as one of the fastest-growing fitness movements in the United States. Reebok is capitalizing on the momentum with its first global marketing campaign featuring CrossFit, which will air during Sunday’s NFL divisional playoff between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers.

The TV spot will feature Read more Wednesday 120111

Thursday 100902

 Workout

Filthy Fifty!

By ANDREW POLLACK

Bears emerge from months of hibernation with their muscles largely intact. Not so for people, who, if bedridden that long, would lose so much muscle they would have trouble standing.

Why muscles wither with age is captivating a growing number of scientists, drug and food companies, let alone aging baby boomers who, despite having spent years sweating in the gym, are confronting the body’s natural loss of muscle tone over time.

Comparisons between age groups underline the muscle disparity: An 80-year-old might have 30 percent less muscle mass than a 20-year-old. And strength declines even more than mass. Weight-lifting records for 60-year-old men are 30 percent lower than for 30-year-olds; for women the drop-off is 50 percent.

With interest high among the aging, the market potential for maintaining and rebuilding muscle mass seems boundless. Drug companies already are trying to develop drugs that can build muscles or forestall their weakening without the notoriety of anabolic steroids. Food giants like Nestlé and Danone are exploring nutritional products with the same objective.

In addition, Read more Thursday 100902

Thursday 100422

Workout

“Filthy 50”

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

Exercise does not help weight loss for most people: new Harvard Med study

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2010) — Among women consuming a usual diet, physical activity was associated with less weight Read more Thursday 100422

Tuesday 080115

I got a few calls and an email asking for the 50 for today. That being the case, here you go!

Workout
For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

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