Thursday 130221

Snatch 2-2-2-2-2
Then every minute on the minute for 10 Minutes
1 Snatch + 1 OHS at 75% of heaviest 2 rep snatch

Post weights to BTWB.

You want me to climb this thing? Aaron, we are checking to make sure you’re keeping up with us.

So recently I moved to a new apartment and decided that I wasn’t going to get cable.  I know I will most likely regret this and probably end up ordering it, but for the time being I’m being more productive and finding different things to occupy my time.  So why am I telling you this?  A recent study suggest that if you want to be an athlete or more athletic getting rid of your TV is a good start.

A recent study in Canada followed 1300 plus kids in Canada and studied their television viewing habits over 10 years.  There was a direct correlation between the athletic ability and body measurements of the kids that watched less television and kids that watched more television.  Researchers recorded weekly television viewing time at 2 years and 5 years of age. Then, in 4th grade they tested the children for waist circumference and standing long jump ability.  As you’d expect kids that watched more television had a larger waistline and scored worse on a standing long jump test than the kids that watched less television.  The average amount of hours of television watched per week was around 8 for the 2 year olds and around 15 for the 5 year olds.

The study goes on to say that early childhood is when kids behaviors are shaped. The activities and messages kids are exposed to from birth to age 5 will have some effect in the way they behave later in life.

I’m not kid anymore, although I act like one, but I’ve made the decision to cut out my TV watching  and hopefully fill those hours with more productive activities.  And Facebook too, that thing was erasing hours from my day.

For more info on the study check out the link here.



  1. Russell :

    Hope I’m not missing something totally obvious here, but could the blog authors sign their posts? I mean, most of the time I can tell, but other times – lost…

    Just being blonde (JBB)

  2. slaughter :

    Aaron looks buff…. I miss him!

  3. Aaron :

    I am keeping up, no rope climbs here in Denmark though, limited equipment but but the joys of crossfit allow me to substitute and scale as needed. Thanks for checking in.

  4. Leslie :

    Secret menu at Panera- apparently secret menus are a thing- good no bread options.

  5. Amy :

    My guess on the author of the post is the one and only Clancy !

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