Tuesday Black Session Week 3

Back on The Chosen Path

WAR WorkoutA1. 5 front squat/5 push press/5 thruster x 5 (115/95/75)    Rest 20A2. 15 TnG Clean High Pulls X 5(same bar-same weight)    Rest 3 Minutes    +B1. 15 Knees2Elbows    Rest 20B2. 15 HSPU OR 10 Handstand Wall Walks    Rest 3 MinutesGYM NOTE: let's be efficient and crisp at these movements. On A1 we are looking for 5 good front squat, followed 5 good push jerks, followed by 5 aggressive thrusters. Remember, hips play an important role in both the push jerk and the thruster in that the hips must open fully prior to the press. If you press before opening hips you lose all momentum, therefore taking the hips out of the movements. Don't take the hips out of the movement. We will hammer technique prior. On A2 it is similar: Dead to mid thigh/pockets, hips, and then pull, elbows going up, not back. Don't let your legs and hips collapse. You need to think about jumping, and slightly coming up on your toes. Wall walks and handstand pushups are just like they sound; we will review these movements at the beginning of class. The HSPU's take time to get because so much strength is needed to accomplish this movement. Let's have a good day. Thanks.Classroom Presentation / Discussion:A. WAR Presentation: “WAR as a tool to stay on track"Some Thinking Out Loud:Read the below article, it's pretty interesting. I was prescribed Ritalin (known today as Adderal) as a kid and I can still remember the euphoric high I would get while walking to school as 10 year old.  I remember forgetting to take the drug one day, and specifically thinking that the walk to school wasn't near as fun as when I took Ritalin; needless to say, I never again made the mistake of forgetting to take the Ritalin because I didn't want that walk to school to be BORING; I wanted, and needed it to be FUN-right? So as you can see, my addictive thinking started when I was a 10 year old.My parents thought Ritalin was the best thing for me at the time because our family doctor told them so; and this doctor was a well trusted friend of the family so they had no problem with putting me on the drug. Think about all of the young kids that are being put on amphetamines because they simply act like kids - running, jumping, playing, daydreaming.  What's wrong with a kid day dreaming? What's wrong with scattered, creative thinking? What's wrong with a kid, at this young innocent age, having an imagination, and even being the class clown from time to time? Nothing in my opinion, they are kids; they don't need amphetamines to steal their creativity! But that's exactly what happens.  I'm no research scientist, but I would bet that the majority of kids that are prescribed amphetamines at a young age end up struggling with addiction just like I do.Post your thoughts..... 

Adderall Abuse Can Cause Serious Long Term Damage

Students across the country are abusing a prescription drug typically used to treat ADHD. It’s the so-called “smart drug” also known as a “study buddy” called Adderall. Experts say one in 10 people use it without a prescription.”If it was like before finals or something and you’d get these messages on our campus messaging system,” said John McIntosh, a graduate student at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. “Everybody would get them. People either requesting or selling Adderall Ritalin, stuff like that.”That was McIntosh’s experience as an undergrad at a New York University. Here in Utah, the abuse continues.”I had a few friends my freshman year use Adderall, primarily to study but sometimes they’d also use it for recreation,” said a student who didn’t want to reveal his identity.He explained that he noticed Adderall helped his friends study, and that’s actually the problem: Doctors say that when taking Adderall under a doctor’s care, people usually do well. However, when used without a prescription, people can begin the downward spiral of addiction.“Then it starts to pervade other facets of life. And they really like it, and then it becomes a habit,” explained Dr. Glen Hanson with the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. “They become dependent on it, and then it begins to change the brain chemistry, the brain biology.”Hanson explained that abusing Adderall is every bit as addictive as methamphetamine because it’s basically the same thing. Eventually it can distort reality and you become psychotic.”They develop paranoia, and so they think people are out to get them, out to hurt them,” explained Hanson. “And it’s not unusual to find heavy users actually look like a schizophrenic”.In fact, Hanson said mental health experts such as psychiatrists or psychologists couldn’t distinguish between an amphetamine-induced schizophrenia and a naturally-occurring schizophrenia. “It looks just the same,” he said. Which is why Hanson said he and medical professionals are concerned with young college or even high school kids abusing Adderall. Long-term abuse can cause permanent neurological damage in a brain that’s still developing.”We’re starting to see people who have seriously abused the amphetamines, and whether they get Parkinson’s disease later on as they get older,” explained Hanson.Hanson explained that while young college kids use this drug to help them study, the effects may not be immediately obvious. However, it may already be too late. ”The brain’s already taken one step forward in that process that could show up when you’re 40, 50, 60 years old,” explained Hanson. “And you have a disease that you would not have had if you hadn’t been playing around with these drugs when you were a teenager or in your early 20s.”