Tuesday WAR Strength & Conditioning
Brooklyn BridgeWAR WorkoutA. Ring Plank Holds on a minute, rest a minute X 5.B. Slow Toes2Bar 10-12 Reps Rest 1 Minute X 5C. Tabata Sit Ups - 4 minutesD. Row a 5K for timeGYM NOTE: Slow Toes2Bar are just like they sound - slow and controlled.Interesting Blurb regarding exercise and learning. Take a minute and read it. ThanksIntelligence Observers of sports 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 U.S. 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 Delbrck Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin showed that baby rats born to mothers who were more active during pregnancy had 40 percent 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.