A 75 YEAR OLD CROSSFITTER vs. EZIKEIL EMANUEL

CrossFit October 9, 2014:

Each for time:
Run 100 m
Run 100 m
Run 100 m
Run 100 m
Run 100 m
Run 200 m
Run 200 m
Run 200 m
Run 400 m
Run 400 m
Run 400 m
Run 800 m
Run 800 m
Rest 1 min between efforts.

100's are EMOM x 5 (5 Intervals)
200's are E2MOM x 6 (3 Intervals)
400's are E3MOM x 9 (3 Intervals)
800's are E5MOM x 10 (2 Intervals)
If you fall behind pace. Rest 30 secs between intervals and 1:30 minute between sets.

Training Camp:

High Hang Clean 5-5-5
Use the heaviest weight you can for each set.
Rest as needed between sets.

5 rounds for time of:
Row, 200 m
Thruster, 45/35 lbs
Rest 1:30

Article:

It’s an intentionally provocative attention-grabber, but Emanuel does have a solid point to make, and some data to back it up:

“The question isn’t living longer. The question is high quality life, which is what most people want. And that’s why I think constantly asking ‘how long am I going to live’ is the wrong question to ask. …(How well am I going to live) is the right question.”

- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”

Bravo. Emanuel got this right. Extending life without extending function is cruel. And, to a large degree, that’s exactly what the American health establishment has accomplished.

In his Atlantic Monthly article “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” Emanuel cites the work of USC researcher Eileen Crimmins,

“The results show that as people age, there is a progressive erosion of physical functioning. More important, Crimmins found that between 1998 and 2006, the loss of functional mobility in the elderly increased. In 1998, about 28 percent of American men 80 and older had a functional limitation; by 2006, that figure was nearly 42 percent …

So American immortals may live longer than their parents, but they are likely to be more incapacitated. Does that sound very desirable? Not to me.”

Our health care system has increased life without increasing health or fitness. We’re on our way to a nightmare scenario:

“I have this fear that some day medical science is going to get average life expectancy to 150. And yet, it’s still, at 75 you go into the nursing home and they’re wiping your fucking ass and feeding you with a spoon and you’re watching Oprah all goddamn day long … for 75 years. That for me, was like dying at 75 and going to hell.”

- CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman in 2009.     Read More


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