Interesting read about how sleep apnea could be linked to low testosterone and a higher rate of death in bigger guys, even if they are athletic.
Justin Medeiros Poised for His Best Open Ever
In preparing for all things Open this season, I noticed current “Fittest Man on Earth”, Justin Medeiros, has to this point not managed to finish in the top 50 worldwide for any open, which in turn led me to ask three questions:
How have other Games champions done in the Opens before and after winning the Games?
Why has Medeiros not done well (relative to his back to back podium finishes at the Games) in the Open to this point in his career?
Is he ultimately poised for his best Open finish yet?
The ketogenic diet continues to be a diet of interest within the sports performance space. Within CrossFit, articles and mentions of the keto diet began appearing on the site around 2019 and became the dietary preference of CrossFit founder Greg Glassman. It seems to be a natural progression of the once popular Paleo diet. Scale up the fat even more, scale down the carbs and protein, and you have the ketogenic diet.
If some fat is good, more fat must be amazing. It has become a keynote topic of the last several CrossFit Health conferences and well known keto authors and advocates frequently guest write for CrossFit’s website and speak at CrossFit events.
Paulina Haro Makes Move From Mexico to Train In Person at PRVN Training Camp
Mexican Paulina Haro is starting her 2022 season aging up into the women’s Individual division under the watchful eye of the Fittest Woman on Earth’s training camp, PRVN. After finishing third in the Girls 16-17 division last year, Haro decided her individual career would begin in Nashville, Tennessee alongside none other than Tia-Clair Toomey herself.
“I think I made this move because of my parents,” said Haro. “They always support me and when I was training in Mexico they were like, ‘You need to go over there and train with them because you’re part of the PRVN team.’”
This week’s workout of the week comes from the CrossFit Games and it’s Open workout 22.2. While we normally feature a workout programmed by a CrossFit Games athlete, many of you are already doing the Open on Friday nights. We will resume our regularly programmed workouts after the Open.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:
M: 225-lb barbell
W: 155-lb barbell
Time cap: 10 minutes
For tips and strategies for tackling this workout, we’ve assembled a list of strategy guides from around the CrossFit industry.
Learning To Breathe With Chris Hinshaw and Jason Khalipa
Chris Hinshaw joined the Effort Over Everything podcast with Jason Khalipa to discuss running on a self-propelled treadmill vs. running on the road, drills that help athletes learn to breathe, and how the sport of fitness is going.
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