N=1 The Greatest Experiment of All Time

Ever feel like this?
N=1 The Greatest Experiment of All Time

There is a lot of data and research out there and often we hear from TV personalities, Doctors and now your Coaches different (and conflicting) things. So where do we start? The answer is easy, start with yourself.
When you read research you have to keep a lot of things in mind.

•How was control maintained?
•Was it a qualitative or quantitative approach?
•What is the margin of error?
•What room was left for human deviance/defiance?
•How was the data reported?

This is the thought process I go through when I read published research. And although this is a lot to consider, it has to be done, because you do not want to have your Grandmother tell you, “don’t believe everything you hear.” So without going too far down the junk science wormhole, and how “Doctors” on TV are paid by sponsors to make recommendations I want to get to my point. If you hear something crazy and totally off the wall from your Coach here at Riptide Crossfit, such as just try eating nothing but real food for 30 days and see what happens. This is a N=1 experiment. You are your own control, you know when you deviate from the control (real/process food), and you know how the data will be reported (look, feeling and performing better).

In the past, we have seen that

“Doubt is the origin of wisdom” ― René Descartes

Part A:
Strict Press
Set 1: 5 @ 60-65% of 1 RM

Set 2: 3 @ 70-75% of 1 RM
Set 3: 1 @ 80-90% of 1 RM
Set 4,5: 5 @70% of 1 RM
Rest 60 seconds between sets

Part B:
Complete as many reps as possible in 2 minutes of:
Bear Crawl Length of gym and back
Lunge length of gym and back
5 Push Press
10 Burpees
15 Pull-ups
Rest 2 minutes

Complete as many reps as possible in 4 minutes of:
Bear Crawl Length of gymand back
Lunge length of gym and back
5 Push Press
10 Burpees
15 Pull-ups
Rest 2 minutes

Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
Bear Crawl Length of gym and back
Lunge length of gym and back
5 Push Press
10 Burpees
15 Pull-ups
For this workout you will start on the Bear Crawl at the beginning of each round, no matter where you left off the previous round.

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