Are those nuts you’re eating really raw? Come on, get your head out of the gutter! Did you know that all almonds grown in the US are pasteurized using either chemicals or heat, regardless of whether they are sold as ‘raw’ or not? You can learn more here or here - enjoy!
Friday 9:30 crowd… and a devil dawg?
Did you guess the correct movement? If you said ‘deadlift’ I am really not sure where you’ve been for the past several years… however, if you answered ‘push press’ you are correct! The three key elements to a successful push press: DIP, DRIVE, PRESS
Set-up: Feet hip-width apart, bar in rack position, elbows down and in front of the bar, closed grip on bar
Execution: Dip (quick quarter squat), Drive (use the legs: extend the hips fully to drive the bar overhead), Press (press the bar out overhead, activating the shoulders and locking the arms)
Common faults: Performing movements out of sequence, pausing at the dip step, leaning forward / surrendering lumbar curve, muted hip
Spider genes in goats and cow genes in pigs? Check out the video recommended by JD on Friday… It’s worth the time to set aside and learn about the food you put into your body. Diet, like exercise, boils down to ‘you get out what you put in.’ Just because it CAN be done doesn’t mean it SHOULD be done…
Saturday: Up/Down, Side/Side, Forward, Backward… Sunday Special: 3 minutes of jump rope!?! Get some!
Is organic a scam? Read around and make your own informed decision… there are several resources and discussion boards available, not to mention knowledgeable CFers and other friends.
Great reading on this topic includes The Omnivore’s Dilemma (M. Pollan), In Defense of Food (M. Pollan) and Food Inc.
Friday workout… dodging the raindrops