Below is an interesting piece on the fitness movement “MovNat”.  The takeaway is nothing new from what we really already know: natural movement is essential for ideal health and fitness.  If you aren’t running, throwing, lifting, climbing, balancing, etc, you are ignoring very important aspects of your fitness.  Call it CrossFit or MovNat, but functional movements performed properly make up the basis for any fitness program worth a damn.  We are at the point where we should know better.

“In the late 19th century, Dudley Allen Sargent – virtually the founder of physical education in America – warned that without solid physical education programs, people would become fat, deformed, and clumsy. Sound familiar?

Fitness has become accessory to the life of the modern man. It is up to each of us to exercise or not. Most people don’t, and being out of shape has become both ubiquitous and commonly accepted. It has become okay to be a physically soft, inept grown-up. Superficial, cosmetic improvements in body shape remains the primary motivation to the few who exercise, and globo-gyms are filled with “mirror-athletes” — people obsessed with their own reflection”…(continue reading).

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Add jumping to the list of functional movements I listed above.

Workout of the Day
Push Jerk
Find your 1 rep max.
Work up to a 1RM as quickly as possible.
then
3 rounds for time of:
50 double unders
7 jerks @ 80% of 1RM

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.