Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 mins of:
12/9 Row Calories
12 Deadlifts, 155/105 lbs
12 Hand Release Push-ups

***Reminder***
The gym will be closed this weekend. There will be a park WOD Saturday at 9 am only.

From the CrossFit Journal

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Mark Bierman remembers the date: Aug. 21, 2011.

It was the day his son was born. And the same one on which he made an important decision to lose weight.

It happened after Bierman saw a picture of himself holding his newborn.

“I looked miserable.”

At 6 feet, 1 inch tall, then-27-year-old Bierman was morbidly obese.

“I was 500-plus, but that’s as high as the scales went,” he said. “So, I just knew that I was above that.”

Mark Bierman was just 27 when his doctor told him that without gastric-bypass surgery, he would die at 30. (Courtesy of Mark Bierman)

Less than a month later, he went in for his yearly physical exam. The verdict: Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, “through-the-roof” blood sugar, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, acid reflux, a vitamin D deficiency and a host of digestive abnormalities.

Bierman’s doctor told him there was only one way out of his predicament: gastric-bypass surgery.

“‘If you don’t have this weight-loss surgery, you are going to die. You’re not going to make it past 30. You’re not healthy enough to do anything other than have this surgery and lose the weight that way,’” the now-34-year-old recalled the doctor saying.

Bierman was unwilling to accept that answer.

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