Fitness Industry Flourishes, Yet Obesity Rates Rise in the U.S.

The First Pull #80 // October 17th


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VNR # 132: Can endurance athletes benefit from CrossFit?
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Mike Ritland Podcast: Navy SEAL CrossFit King Dave Castro
Dave Castro discusses CrossFit Games’ origins, fitness testing, social media, interests, and his personal experiences.


CrossFit Linchpin: Thoughts on Dr Andrew Huberman’s training ideas
Pat discusses events, metrics, longevity, running preference, and accessory work in CrossFit Linchpin training.


Jocko Podcast: Never Give Up. Never Quit. Bounce Back. With Travis Mills
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Huberman Lab Podcast: Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett: How to Understand Emotions
Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses emotions, neural circuits, language limitations, and affect’s role in emotions.


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The global fitness and health industry annually earns over $90 billion, with the U.S. as its largest market in revenue and number of fitness centers. Despite this, obesity is prevalent in the U.S., with 41.9% of adults and nearly 1 in 5 children being obese between 2017 and 2020. The obesity rate exceeds 35% in 19 states, showing a rise from the previous year.

btwb Community Highlights

PRs of the week!

Brad PRs his 3 x 1 mi Run by 16 seconds!

Megan hits a new 5 x 5 Front Squat!

Mike PRs his Strict HSPU by 1 rep! 

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