ARTICLE: Violence or Disease: What's Killing Americans?



Record your best Squat Clean + Front Squat + Push Press + Push Jerk 1 rep max lift.



    For time:
    15 Clean & Jerks, 115/75 lbs
    30 Wall Balls, 30/20 lbs, 10/9 ft
    12 Clean & Jerks, 115/75 lbs
    20 Wall Balls, 30/20 lbs, 10/9 ft
    9 Clean & Jerks, 115/75 lbs
    10 Wall Balls, 30/20 lbs, 10/9 ft

    9 min Cap
    Competition: 95/65#
    Performance: 75/55# 14/10#
    Fitness: 45-65/35-45# 10/6#


    We live in a time of unrelenting media coverage of war and cataclysmic weather events.

    There’s an old saying in the media industry: “If it bleeds, it leads.” And so we see widespread, relentless coverage of battlefields, mass shootings, local crime and violence, and natural disasters.

    This focus generates fear and confusion, and it takes the focus off what’s really happening. But data needs no spokesman.

    So what’s killing the majority of Americans? Is it violence? Is it weather and natural disasters? Is it war?

    Let’s look at the data.

    What’s Killing Americans?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the top 10 killers in America in 2015 as follows:

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