Slow and Steady: Does it really burn more fat? How did this Myth come about? What in fact happens in lower intensity exercise? Wondering how come so many people out there still believe in this myth? These are few questions that this article answers. But there is much more to it! Written by our awesome Kinesiology Consultant Tony Leyland (aka The Prof). Tony is a senior lecturer at Simon Fraser University in the School of Kinesiology. "...This article will discuss the commonly held belief that long slow endurance workouts are the best way to lose weight. If you have tried to talk some friends into CrossFit with the promise of improved body composition (in addition to all the other benefits) you may have heard this typical response. Of course many gyms have graphs up on the wall that are similar to the one shown below so it is understandable that many people harbour this misconception..." "...So does slow and steady burn more fat? The correct answer to this question is, as many things in health and fitness, a bit more complex than just giving a simple yes or no answer. I know you have heard this before but it really does depend on a few things…mainly training intensity and duration of exercise. Certainly the graph above (which as stated, is often on the walls of “Fitness World” type establishments) gives an inaccurate representation of the true picture..." Click Fat Burnign Zone Myth for full article. THURSDAY: TECH: 1 Squat Clean 3 Front Squats Athletes are going to perform 1 Squat Clean and 3 Front Squats in a row. Do not put the barbell down before all 4 reps are done. No racks needed. Work up to 75- 80% of your 1 rep max squat clean. Keep good form. Practice getting under and receiving the bar on the shoulders. WOD: 1 Rep Max Split Jerk Saw a lot of people setting new PR's on tuesday. It was awesome! Let's keep it going, getting strong and fitter! Xoxo Fancypants.