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July 21, 2009

Tuesday

WOD

CFSB Weighted Pull Up 3-3-3

“Nancy”
5 rounds for time of:
400 meter run
95 pound Overhead squat, 15 reps

Believe it or not I’m too tired to do all of this in one post so this will be a meager first installment. Thanks for prompting me Rich with your encouragement! It holds me accountable. Anyhow…

When you are deprived of sleep, grehlin, a substance in your body, is increased and this makes you want to eat more. Not to mention that sleep deprivation reduces the amount of leptin in the body, a substance that suppresses appetite and lets you know when you are full. So, when you are sleepy your body tells you it is hungrier than it is and cannot let you know when you have filled up as efficiently as it could if you got enough rest. It is no coincidence that research has shown a corrilation. MSNBC reported that in a national study those who got less than four hours of sleep a night were 73 percent more likely to be obese than those who got the recommended seven to nine hours of rest, scientists discovered. Those who averaged five hours of sleep had 50 percent greater risk, and those who got six hours had 23 percent more.

Check out this article for a preview of some more things we will cover about sleep in the near future.

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  1. Nicole Reply

    Great posts Mark! I’ve recently (past week or so) been having trouble getting sound sleep. I usually fall asleep on my back and wake up in the same position in the AM, but lately I have been tossing and turning all night and am having to take a nap during the day. Not sure the cause, stress, over training, fruit (sugar) too close to bedtime? After reading your blog and the link to Robb Wolf, I think all of these factors may be contributing to my issue. Time to make some adjustments and see if I can get back on track! Thanks again for the posts!

  2. Mark Lee Reply

    Glad it will benefit you Nicole. I have struggled all my life with good sleep. I just took it as ‘well, that’s how it is’ But the more I dig the more I see how getting this kind of thing under control is vital! There is more to come…

  3. Richard Reply

    Another great article Mark. I really enjoyed Nancy this morning, OHS are a great exercise!!!

  4. Mark Lee Reply

    Rich you gave it everything you had-nice work!

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