Saturday WAR Strength & Conditioning

Bad Lands

WAR Strength & Conditioning WorkoutA. Run 5K (Nature Park, the weathers supposed to be GLORIOUS)B. Ring Plank Holds 60 Seconds X 5C. 30-50 HSPU for timeD. Front Squat 2 Reps X 5 (lighter weight - 65%. Working on speed out of the bottom.  Try to get faster every set - resting 1 min. b/t sets.  If you find that you are slowing down your weight is to heavy. Xplode out of the bottom)NOTE: Listen to your body. Read the below article.  I'm a firm believer that the brain works best after exercise.  It just seems like I'm more receptive to all that surrounds me, and all who surround me.  Think about the High School or college kid that wakes up in the morning, exercises, and then goes directly to school; as apposed to the kid who wakes up 10 minutes before class, doesn't eat breakfast, and rolls into class half asleep.  Exercise puts our brain on track.  It's as real as it gets. IntelligenceObservers of the game of football might refute the claim that exercise leads to greater intelligence – and they would be partly right, says Ratey. "Exercise doesn't make you smarter, but what it does do is optimise the brain for learning."Physical activity boosts the flow of blood to the part of the brain that is responsible for memory and learning, promoting the production of new brain cells. Several schools in the US and the Netherlands have taken note. Pupils at Naperville Central High School near Chicago, for example, start the day with a fitness class they call "Zero Hour PE". Equipped with heart monitors, they run laps of the playground, and teachers say exam results have soared since the keep-fit initiative kicked off.Meanwhile, in Amsterdam, a test involving 241 people, aged 15-71, compared physical activity with the results of cognitive tasks. The researchers documented improved results among people who were more active, especially those in younger age groups.Yet more research suggests that exercise boosts intelligence in the very, very young. Experiments on rats at the Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin showed that baby rats born to mothers who were more active during pregnancy had 40 per cent more cells in the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for intelligence. If the same is true in humans, we can expect Paula Radcliffe's baby, Isla, to be a genius; Radcliffe was training for the New York marathon until the day before she went in to hospital to be induced – and won the race just nine months after giving birth.