Ancient Chinese Secret….or not.

Did you know that there could be benefits to yelling during a workout?

First, in a Men’s Health issue, they report findings done by an Iowa State University research team that state you can possibly increase your strength by 10% by performing a quick grunt or yell before an exercise.  This technique is called a kiap.  The thought is that the expulsion of air might stabilize the core and allow force to travel more rapidly through the limbs for a lift.

Then there is ancient Chinese wisdom that believes yelling out loud is good for your health.  Dr. Peter Calafiura, an American psychologist, agrees that yelling can have a positive mental influence.  “[yelling] might trigger endorphins, a natural high.”

And then there’s Chris Kaag’s version of yelling.  It’s classic.  It is motivating as heck.  It is unifying.  Take a peek at this oldie but goodie for some classic good ole CF yellin’!  And if you are missing Chris while he’s gone, this might give you a good dose until he returns next week! I don’t know about you, but watching this makes me want to go out and conquer the world (or at least the next CF class that I take!).