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CrossFit Open 14.2

For as long as possible:

From 0:00-3:00
2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats, 95 #(65#)
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:
12 overhead squats, 95 #(65#)
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 6:00-9:00
2 rounds of:
14 overhead squats,95 #(65#)
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Etc., following same pattern

Post results to BTWB and the printed score sheets available in class.  Be sure to file in the accordion folder by first name.

Keith working on his levitation skills, just in case it shows up in the Open.

Are you part of the 63 percent of Americans who drink coffee every day? According to a new study 63% of Americans drink coffee every day and 83% of the adult population drinks coffee, maybe not daily, but at some point enjoy a tasty cup of the sweet nectar of the Gods.  

In his new book, “Caffeinated: How Our Habit Helps, Hurt, and Hooks Us.” Murray Carpenter talks about what we should all know about our caffeine habit.  

Here are some of the keys points you can find in his book, out on May 13th.

A healthy dose of caffeine is a different amount for each person depending on who you are:  Doctors consider moderate caffeine use to be in the 300-400 milligram levels, but 300 milligrams may be perfect for some and send others into a caffeine high.  

There is no standard amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee, even with the same brand:  Starbucks gives approximate levels of caffeine in their cups of coffee, 20 milligrams per ounce, but one researcher found that the levels could vary more than two fold from cup to cup.  This explains why I love and hate starbucks coffee!

Caffeinated beverage makers don’t have to label how much caffeine is in their products.  The FDA doesn’t require the manufacturers to label how much caffeine or the quality of caffeine used.  A number of tea manufactures are starting to label the caffeine content but good luck finding the caffeine content on energy drink labels as the manufactures are still not required for the Food and Drug Administration to level how much caffeine is in each serving.  

These are just a few of the key takeaways from the article used as a reference.  The full article with link to the book can be found HERE.


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