50 Calorie Bike/Row
50 Deadlifts (225/155)
50 C2B Pull-ups
50 Calorie Bike/Row
50 Power Cleans (155/105)
50 Thrusters (135/95)
WEEK 4 FITNESS CHALLENGE
Max clean and jerk.
(Can be power or squat clean)
I will use the Sinclair Coefficient for scoring.
Please see link -> http://www.iwf.net/weightlifting_/sinclair-coefficient/
For this challenge, please submit your body weight and the heaviest C&J lifted.
*Top 5 male and female Sinclair scores will be awarded points (5 to 1 points)
**A point will also be awarded to each person who PRs their C&J.
WEEK 4 LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE
You knew it was coming…. it’s a no SUGAR and no ALCOHOL week!
Starts at midnight this Monday (tonight) and ends at noon next Monday.
**This challenge is worth 4 points/person
NO honey, artificial sweeteners, etc. Remember that there is sugar hiding in dressing, sauce, sugar-free gum, juice, protein bars, etc. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list.
(Exception for sugar: fresh fruit, whatever is included in your pre/post-workout protein.)
In terms of physiology, there’s a legitimate toll to the whole time change project. The circadian rhythm is a powerful physical phenomenon – right down to the molecular level. Hormonal levels, blood pressure, body temperature, even gene activity are directed by it. Although circadian rhythm is ordered and maintained internally, it’s obviously influenced by the external, namely light and dark cycles.
Particularly with the “spring ahead,” more of us find ourselves genuinely struggling. Companies see a rise in workplace injuries because people are tired. For their part, researchers who have analyzed large surveys have even found evidence that suggests we’re wired to stay on standard time. During non-working days, scientists found, “the timing of sleep…follows the seasonal progression of dawn under standard time, but not under DST.” In fact, their study (which also included observation of 50 individuals) concluded that, overall, humans’ circadian rhythm doesn’t truly adjust to daylight savings time period. (The people most negatively impacted, not surprisingly, were the night owls among the group.)
Messing with our bodies’ natural physiological patterns has, as you might expect, real consequences. A study presented to the Society for Neuroscience showed that mice whose day/night cycles were thrown off exhibited “weight gain, impulsivity, slower thinking, and other physiological and behavioral changes.” (Those of us who have ever been sleep deprived can probably identify with these creatures.) Incidentally, metabolic hormones— including insulin—were affected by the day/night cycle changes.