”[A]t present there is absolutely no solid evidence that strength training—or any other exercise or dietary program—will substantially prolong our life spans. But the preponderance of the scientific evidence, flawed as it is, strongly indicates that we can change the trajectory of decline. We can recover functional years that would otherwise have been lost.”
Take the time and read this article. One of the key benefits of barbell/strength training is quality of life. I don’t want to live to 100 if I am bed ridden at 50. We all know the immediate or short term benefits of strength training; body composition, confidence, overall functionality as a human being. Another benefit is slowing down the aging process. At 41 I have more energy, I am stronger, have more mental clarity am still able to try new athletic endeavors because of the CrossFit lifestyle. But it’s not just me. Look across the gym and across the country as the growth of CrossFit and gyms like CrossFit has taken off. We are fortunate to live in this time where a revival of sorts is happening.
box jumps 24/20
wall ball 20/14
C) 50 GHD complex