7 rounds for time:
7 Sumo Deadlift High Pull @ 95/65
7 Ring Dip
I remember my days back in the corporate world (HR) that it was all but understood that roughly 25% of all employees were severely under-performing. And 10% were all but out the door and set to be fired! I also remember working with a lot of different types of people. Some were educated and smart, some were educated and, well, not so smart. Some were un-educated but smart as hell.
Shouldn’t we then assume that, even though all doctors are educated that at least a certain percentage of them just aren’t very good at their job?
In the words of the late George Carlin.
“Somewhere in the world is the world’s worst doctor. And what’s truly terrifying is that someone has an appointment with him tomorrow morning”.
So how do you know?
I always see people put things on Facebook like “Should I get a Galaxy S4 or and iPhone 5”? Or “What’s a good Restaurant in Traverse City”? Shouldn’t we do as much research on our doctor as we do on our next smart phone purchase? I’m not necessarily saying to put it on Facebook, but did you do research on your doctor? Did your friend tell you they were “good”? What does that mean anyway? If that doctor is good for your friend does that mean he/she is good for you?
I am by no means saying to stop going to the doctor or not to trust yours – I don’t however put the health of my entire family in somebody’s hands without doing my own research.
Here are a list of things you may hear that should put you on high alert when visiting your doctor.
1. Your BMI is too high. There are people with high BMI’s that are perfectly healthy and then there are people with low BMI’s with elevated body fat percentages that are unhealthy. BMI is meant for populations. Not individuals.
2. Don’t lift heavy weights. This is almost always bad advice. Find a trainer that knows what they are doing and learn to lift heavy weights. The hard part here is finding somebody that knows what they are doing.
**Note – if the trainer/program does not include barbell training you need to look elsewhere. Assuming the goal is to get stronger.