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Yup…it is that time of year again – Spring!  Time for Spring Cleaning.  This will be a 6 week cycle and we will perform Oly lifts 2x per week.  Hopefully we will all get as good as KTF is at getting to the bottom of our lifts


Back To The Basics
Cleans – 4 sets of 5 reps
Front Squats – 4 sets of 8 reps
GHD – 3 sets of 10 reps

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Cleans find a heavy single…

Happy guys finish last, says new study on sexual attractiveness

Women find happy guys significantly less sexually attractive than swaggering or brooding men, according to a new University of British Columbia study that helps to explain the enduring allure of “bad boys” and other iconic gender types.

The study – which may cause men to smile less on dates, and inspire online daters to update their profile photos – finds dramatic gender differences in how men and women rank the sexual attractiveness of non-verbal expressions of commonly displayed emotions, including happiness, pride, and shame.

Very few studies have explored the relationship between emotions and attraction, and this is the first to report a significant gender difference in the attractiveness of smiles. The study, published online today in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion, is also the first to investigate the attractiveness of displays of pride and shame.

“While showing a happy face is considered essential to friendly social interactions, including those involving sexual attraction – few studies have actually examined whether a smile is, in fact, attractive,” says Prof. Jessica Tracy of UBC’s Dept. of Psychology. “This study finds that men and women respond very differently to displays of emotion, including smiles.”

In a series of studies, more than 1,000 adult Read more Wednesday 110525

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OK TitanFit Crew – we need to get everyone caught up with the missing strength WODs.  Today we need to complete DL or BSquat (whichever you have not done most recently).  We need to complete these WODs as we are doing CFT the first week of June.  So get to it!

For those that are on schedule…

Clean and Jerk (yes it is still Spring Cleaning until June)

Clean and Jerk:
Work up to 80%* x1, 70% x1, 83% x1, 73% x1, 85% x1, 75% x1, 88% x1, 75% x1 notice the wave?
* of your 1RM

Tomorrow “Cindy”

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All reps are started on the minute
66%* x1 x5
71% x1 x5
76% x1 x5

Rest as needed between these sets
80%* x1
85% x1
88% x1
90% x1
92% x1
*Of 1RM

Tomorrow, Press

A European study finds that those who ingest less sodium have an increased risk of cardiovascular death, but U.S. experts are taking the results with a grain of salt.

By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY

Updated: 05/03/2011 6:36pm

Doctors have long encouraged patients to slash their salt intake for good heart health.

The American Heart Association encourages people to consume no more than 1,500 milligrams a day of sodium to reduce their risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease. This is less than half of what people consume now.

One reason for this advice: Read more Wednesday 110504