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TUESDAY 1901011https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wcGACELC9Q9wPyR2jP4qbAP8BDWG7hNK?ogsrc=32
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WOD:Complete as many reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
1 strict pull-up, 2 push-ups, 3 squats
2 strict pull-ups, 4 push-ups, 6 squats
3 strict pull-ups, 6 push-ups, 9 squats
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Each round add 1 rep to the pull-ups, complete double that number of push-ups and three times that number of squats. Start at a higher round if you think it will allow you to complete more reps in the 12 minutes—e.g., 5-10-15, then 6-12-18, then 7-14-21, etc., or 10-20-30, then 11-22-33, then 12-24-36, etc.
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Post starting point, finishing point and total reps completed to comments.
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Graphic:Keys' Carefully Selected Countrieshttps://thescienceofnutrition.wordpress.com/tag/seven-countries-study/
Mike Eades comment: The Denise Minger piece completely misses the point, which is that it doesn’t matter if there is still a relationship between fat intake a death from heart disease when all the countries are counted. These kinds of studies of entire populations are called observational studies, and they are absolutely worthless in terms of determining causality. Denise goes to great length in her piece to ‘prove’ that there really is an association between fat intake and death, but it doesn’t matter because the notion that fat intake causes cardiac death can’t be proved with an observational study. These kinds of studies are trash, or rubbish as you would call them. It’s difficult for people to understand because there often are correlations in these kinds of studies, but they’re meaningless. The first graph of the Keys’ data you showed, the one with only six countries, was cherry picked to make the correlation appear even stronger, but it still is observational data, thus meaningless.
I’ve attached the famous Yerushalmy and Hilleboe paper that put Keys over the edge. Had this paper attacking him not been published, Keys would probably have gone on to other things, but since his famously large ego was so violently punctured, he made it his life’s work to ‘prove’ that fat, more specifically saturated fat, caused heart disease, i.e., the lipid hypothesis.
Check Essentials Seven Countries validity
To DO: Our abstract of Keys work written by Eades and select representative paragraphs
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Essentials:Russell Smith intro to Keys; Eades text; discussion of 1953 study vs. Seven CountriesNeed article page layout (7 countries PDF/quote)
Gary Taubes coment: Smith and Pinckney may have been the first people to critically, methodically examine the evidence in support of the diet-heart hypothesis and the low-fat dogma that was taking over the country back when they wrote their monumental two-volume report. I used it when I was researching Good Calories, Bad Calories 20 years later, and went through much the same learning curve. By that I mean, I had begun investigating public health in the early 1990s because physicists I had worked with on my previous books urged me to get involved. They had the occasion to review the epidemiologic data in support of the idea that electromagnetic fields from power lines caused cancer and had been stunned -- dumfounded, as Smith and Pinckney might have said -- by the lack of rigor and the dismal understanding of science demonstrated by the researchers themselves. In particular, that epidemiologists would make biased observations, cherry pick the data to fit their preconceptions, and then present the associations observed as implying a causal relationship when no such causality could be inferred. My first articles on public health issues (first for The Atlantic and then the journal Science) delved into precisely these questions and I, too, was dumbfounded. I had spent the better part of a decade learning about the level of rigor and skepticism needed to establish reliable knowledge (to "not fool yourself and you're the easiest person to fool," as the Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman put it), and this was considered a luxury by epidemiologists -- too hard to do -- and so unnecessary. Much of the discipline still feels this way: That associations that emerge from these epidemiologic surveys can be used to infer causality when, well, they simply can't.

This was the kind of pathological science (the "science of things that aren't so," as the Nobel Laureate chemist Irving Langmuir memorably defined it) that Keys was doing and Smith and Pinckney were documenting. Yes, Keys study was a landmark study because nobody had ever done such a huge, multi-country study before. But it was also landmark in that it pioneered the practice, standard operating procedure still today, of overinterpreting associations as evidence of causal relationships. Russell and Pinckney were dead on in their summary of the value of this study and how it was embraced foolishly by the public health establishment. What's more, Keys stacked the deck in doing his study by choosing his seven countries in advance in such a way that he predetermined what they would find. There's a reason why researchers randomize study subjects, or select them at random, even when the subjects are entire nations or populations within those nations. It serves the purpose that shuffling cards does in a poker game and prevents precisely this type of deck stacking. Had Keys chosen, for instance, France and Switzerland for two of his seven countries, instead of, say, Japan and Greece, he would have come up with an entirely different conclusion -- in this case, that consuming saturated fat is beneficial. There would have been no French paradox and perhaps we would not have had to live with the tragically misguided diet-heart hypothesis that this "landmark" study helped advance and the low-fat-is-a-healthy-diet dogma that resulted.

Yes, neither Smith nor Pinckney were hotshot academics with Ivy League imprimaturs, but they were good scientists nonetheless. If nutritionists today took this kind of rigorously skeptical look at the evidence, we might actually work our way out of this fix. As it is, it's left up to journalists like myself and the working practitioners like Smith and Pinckney who want to make their patients healthier, regardless of the advice we're getting from our governments and health organizations.
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Link:None
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Comments:Ravenskov, Eades, TaubesKaren will get lined up
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WEDNESDAY 1901022https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E0K1xiZgJmmA3lws7Gw6AIuW-l10ILFV?ogsrc=32
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WOD:For time:
9 thrusters
1,000-m row
15 thrusters
1,000-m row
21 thrusters
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Men: 65 lb.
Women: 45 lb.
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Graphic:Grandma GTFU - Stands up and puts hands overheadStand up and put hands over head.To be shot in home set
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1G68YFthaP2J38apB-zbDvIHZMdFXuIFq
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Caption:Off the couch. Off the carbs. Get up and save your life.
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At Home:Au/Pt squat videoFilmed on cyc wall. Need edit.
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Blurb: "The squat (sit to stand) is essential to your well-being. The squat can both greatly improve your athleticism and keep your hips, back, and knees sound and functioning in your senior years."
-Greg Glassman, 2002
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At Home:Bacon and Eggs video
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Link:Mann in Peoplehttps://people.com/archive/dr-george-mann-says-low-cholesterol-diets-are-useless-but-the-heart-mafia-disagrees-vol-11-no-3/
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Comments:gtfu
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THURSDAY 1901033https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13ChA6vbGp6zAapxuzjNgkU2WnbM5GeM3?ogsrc=32
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WOD:Deadlift 5-3-3-1-1-1 reps
Practice slowly descending from a handstand.
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Graphic:Draw the slow descent. Overlayed images or stick figure drawingLikely to be Zach, Nicole working on itHandstand image rework - Nicole
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Essentials:Science Lesson
Conj, hypothesis, theory, law
http://journal.crossfit.com/2007/12/conjecture-hypothesis-theory-l.tplEssentials - rewrite excerpt Olivia
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Quote:??? TBD but something feisty Greg handstand quote - Leif
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Comments:explain the slow descent
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FRIDAY 190104Rhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LaaR2iF3ktCFazaL2cuXJxO9owbGxWEa?ogsrc=32
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WOD:Rest Day
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Graphic:Music - Setie Gymnopediehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xm7s9eGxU
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Battles:CrossFit Battles TimelineTimeline, CDC/NIH, NSCA, etc. - Olivia will manage
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Comments:Explication of SetieWrite up this week for Greg
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SATURDAY 1901051https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1shdawL9tFwmire43vUo4kIXdVGtfVzzO?ogsrc=32
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WOD:For time:
50 strict pull-ups
100 push-ups
150 squats
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Graphic:Anatomical planes - Lon Kilgorechange image to single skull - Nicole
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Caption:The intersection of the cardinal planes.
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Essentials:Frontiers in cell development and biology, July, 7, 2015
Rewrite the abstract for home page (3-4 lines)- Seyfried and a paragrah from Frontiers in cell development and biology, July, 7, 2015 with link to paywall - Karen
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Blurb:“Cancer is widely considered a genetic disease involving nuclear mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. This view persists despite the numerous inconsistencies associated with the somatic mutation theory. In contrast to the somatic mutation theory, emerging evidence suggests that cancer is a mitochondrial metabolic disease.”
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Essentials:Anatomical Planes and AxesLon skull graphics with write-up.Edit Lon piece - Olivia
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SUNDAY 1901062https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yXgO-gOJ3brfN7XdFyBKL909H3HYl4Rp?ogsrc=32
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WOD:3 rounds for time of:
15 inverted burpees (supine to handstand)
1,000-m row
15 burpees over the rower
No "golden" - prone to stand, etc.
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Graphic:Bob in transition from stand to proneShoot in @Home setPat to action - Karen
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Caption:"Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans." -National Council on Aging
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At Home:Cooking - Salmon salad New image and recipe - Karen
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At Home:The Burpee
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Blurb:The burpee is a mainstay movement in CrossFit used to develop fitness. However, in certain populations, the burpee (prone to stand) is a critical skill required to safely lower one's body to the ground and stand back up.
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LA times logo only as image - Leif
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Link off will just be LA Times logo for thumbnail
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MONDAY 1901073https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FpcTlpCfN9KYAeXpYLvxrPU9o2m2VnBQ?ogsrc=32
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WOD:21-15-9 reps for time of:
Dumbbell clean and jerks
Strict pull-ups
GHD sit-ups
Men: 35-lb. DBs
Women: 25-lb. DBs
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Graphic:Deadly Quartet: Erick/OliviaFrom ErickCaption to be written- Olivia.
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Caption:A powerful paradigm shift with important implications for treatment from 1989Kaplan, Norman M. "The deadly quartet: upper-body obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypertension." Archives of internal medicine 149.7 (1989): 1514-1520.
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Essentials:Norman Kaplan's Deadly Quartet
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2662932
Karen post link to study download as comment
The deadly quartet abstract to be rewritten by Gary Taubes and also paragraph selection and citation. Abstract should include worfds 'paradigm shift' - Karen. Leif to change image to B&W.
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Destiny to draw Kaplan portrait Abstract will be edited
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Blurb:Dr. Kaplan provided an alternative to the traditional view that obesity is the cause of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, initiating a paradigm shift in our understanding of the cause of these conditions - and thus how we might prevent them.
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TUESDAY 190108Rhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18cv9ZlUtQ9ZpyXQ8eYGnytkplkx-EDQL?ogsrc=32
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WOD:Rest Day
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Graphic:Poem Pied Beauty (in rest day sheet)Replace image with poem text - Leif
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HealthWTF?https://www.crossfithealth.com/2018/01/01/wtf/
Redraw graph - Erick- https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/life-expectancy-vs-health-expenditure?country=USA Quotation from our world in data and link to article - https://ourworldindata.org/the-link-between-life-expectancy-and-health-spending-us-focus - Brian : Karen
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Updated graph from Erick
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Link:Feinman as external linkhttps://feinmantheother.com/2012/07/11/reading-the-scientific-literature-a-guide-to-flawed-studies/
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Blurb:"The quality of nutrition papers even in the major scientific and medical journals is so variable and the lack of restraint in the popular media is so great that it is hard to see how the general public or even scientists can find out anything at all."
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“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” Dr. Marcia Angell.

Quote should link off to book
Unbold the quote to make it look smaller - Leif
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