Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vitamin D

"D" is for Domination

In 1927 a controversy arose in the athletic world.

The German Swimmers' Association had decided to use a sunlamp on their athletes to boost performance. Some felt this ultraviolet irradiation constituted "athletic unfairness."

In other words, doping.

How could sitting under a sunlamp be construed as doping? Because, according to Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss, this artificial sunlight penetrates the skin and converts cutaneous 7-dehydrocholesterol to previtamin D3, which in turn becomes 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D in the kidneys.

That in itself might not constitute athletic unfairness, but if you're deficient in Vitamin D (which is pretty damn common), then modern studies have shown that it can indeed be a performance enhancing substance.

The irradiation of athletes has continued since.

Read the rest of this article here

Notice the lines in the shirt at the lumbar spine, this is an arched back and what your back should look like in any pulling motion.

Hand Jumps

M/E Front Squat
2x2 Pistols

4 Rounds
3 Power Snatches (Men use 95#/Women use 63#)
10 Burpees

Post loads and times to comments

1 comment:

  1. 265 on the Front Squats. The same as my old PR. Not happy with that, but it just wasn't my day. Not going to blame the moon and the stars for it. It felt better than last time and if Justin got stronger in it I know I did too. Next time will be a PR.

    Pistols 70x2

    Didn't do the rest because my shoulder was hurting during the warm up for the snatch with just a PVC pipe so I didn't want to push it.