The spinal erectors are a pretty cool group of muscles. First of all they allow you to stand upright so you don't have to hunch down on all fours or puddle up on the ground like Peter Griffin when he wished that he didn't have bones (You guys who watch Family Guy know what I'm talkin about). Located at the superficial base of the lumbar spine, the spinal erectors allow the vertebral discs in your spine to stack up evenly on top of each other thus making a column that can more efficiently handle stress and compression loading of the axial skeleton. Having said that, my spinal erectors are FRIED! I was dead lifting 507lbs for 5 sets of 5 in our DL/HSPU wod yesterday (and this was after I did my squat) so when I went to squat today my erectors were not happy. Betrayed by my own body, but I guess I had it coming. I abuse this muscle group like a redheaded stepchild. LESSON LEARNED...the hard way. I feel like 5 pounds of shit in a 3 pound bag today.
20 box jumps
4 rounds for slowest time: 1:15
5 Rounds: 8:02
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Tanning Beds Deadly as Arsenic
updated 10:52 a.m. MT, Wed., July 29, 2009
LONDON - International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.
For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as "probable carcinogens."
A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. Experts also found that all types of ultraviolet radiation caused worrying mutations in mice, proof the radiation is carcinogenic. Previously, only one type of ultraviolet radiation was thought to be lethal.