Hope everyone is enjoying their St. Patrick's Day weekend! Surprisingly (or perhaps not surprisingly if you know my schedule), I actually worked both days this weekend to cap off what's been a busy past few days. That said, you can probably figure out that my St. Patty's day celebrations this year were very tame compared to previous ones....which is probably a good thing. Anyway, I figured it's been a while since I last posted an edition of weekly good reads. Enjoy!
To start off, here's a great article and review of a study that was recently performed involving CrossFit. Specifically, the study looked to see whether CrossFit actually improved several different physical fitness markers in individuals. While a blind look at the study would say that CrossFit is beneficial, the author of this article, Patrick Ward, does a wonderful job reading between the lines. For instance, only 43 of the 54 participants actually finished the 10 week program. (Hmmmmmm, I wonder why?) Anyway, give it a read:
Next, here's a very interesting article on the science of junk food. Yes, you read that correctly. I don't want to give away too much, but if you have a good chunk of time to kill, you should definitely read it (by the way, I wouldn't be surprised if Lay's new "Chicken and Waffles" potato chips were nothing more than flattened styrofoam peanuts dipped in carcinogens..)
Lastly, it's been a while since I uploaded a new squatting anthem. While you may want to punch me in the face for my taste in music, here's what I was squatting to (alone, with the volume turned up, mind you) this past week....