“If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.” - Terence McKenna
Happy Saturday, feral people!
Test - 11.09.2013
A. Elizabeth or Power Elizabeth - 15 min cap
Clean 135/95# (power clean if you’re doing the power variation)
B. Evil Wheel 3x10-20 reps
Here’s a fun talk on evolution as a heuristic for health. Check it out, watch it while you stretch your hips. It gets rolling around 7:20.
"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends." - Joseph Campbell, Creative Mythology
We’re testing our Olympic Lifts tomorrow! Starting after a 10am warm-up, you’ll have 20 minutes to max your snatch or a snatch variation on which you have good form, then another 20 minutes to max your clean and jerk, or a variation thereof.
This is the last of our 3 week Clean/Jerk and Snatch Cycle. Go hard.
Clean & Jerk - 09.13.2013
A. Clean and Jerk 7x2
B. 3x1000m Row or 3x800yd Run 1:1 rest
Are you on the paleo challenge for september? Get. On. It.
"People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." - Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
Let’s talk about the paleo challenge, specifically for fat loss.
If you stick to the diet, there’s not much to think about, as you’ll have totally cut out junk food and almost any sort of paleo diet is low-carb. Don’t fuck it up by adding a bunch of sugar. If your first thought in trying to do this diet is how you can get away with things like “paleo pancakes” “Paleo Muffins,” or “Paleo oreos,” you’re missing the point. (And yes, coconut sugar is sugar. Honey is sugar, Agave is sugar).
Though there’s a bundle of reasons to clean up your diet (avoiding inflammation, improving sleep, performing better in the gym), fat loss is one of the most popular. Stick to the plan. If a dietary cleanup and carb cutting don’t do the trick we move to something else, but this is almost always our plan A and needs to happen before we consider other factors.
Testing - 8.31.2013
Boat Race, 3 Rounds For Time:
Rest 3 min
It’s party time.
Rachelle is hosting a get together this weekend; 7:30, this Saturday, August 31st, at 1 Franklin Square. In her backyard, specifically. Supposedly the shenanigans will include a bonfire, but let’s hope it’s just a regular fire so she doesn’t get arrested. There will be cool people (I.E.: me), paleo and paleo-ish treats, and we’ll all be within walking distance from Caroline street for Rx’d post-dinner twerking. Facebook RSVP here.
Onto the next order of business: It’s time to buckle down on the fridge and pantry. We’re doing a paleo challenge for the month of September. This is gym-wide, boys and girls. Everyone is invited.
September Paleo Challenge, As Rx’d
1 Month, For Form:
A. Strict diet (guidelines are HERE!)
B. Train and mobilize regularly.
C. Stay in it mentally, help each other through the hard parts.
*Form check: If your job is not paleo-friendly, quit your job. If your kids get in the way, scale down by giving them to the grandparents or putting them up for adoption. We’re not running with a weight vest, here.
We’ll have more relevant information up tomorrow and the days following. Until then here’s today’s program, and a picture of Bre hitting a personal record on her squat this Monday. The poor girl leaves for medical grad school soon, with florescent lights all day long, so send her some good vibes.
Snatch - 8.29.13
B. 2:00 ME Double Unders
3:00 ME Wall Balls 20/14# (attempt as many as possible UB – do not game)
3:00 ME KBS 24/16kg (attempt as many as possible UB – do not game)
2:00 ME Double-Unders
"People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them" - Eric Hoffer
Open Gym - 7.7.2013
I’ve posted Robb Wolf’s blog response to this talk previously but here is his podcast rebuttal, which I recommend listening to as well just to drive the point home. There’s been a lot of confusion, which in large part appears semantic and prone to logical fallacy, which I wish strongly to correct. So please proceed with the listening and reading.
Here, again, is Robb’s written response…
Robb recently also published this little gem. It’s got a few links to other articles, so it might take you a bit longer to get through todays recommended reading but, seriously now folks, do yourself a favor, and read ALL of these links. Edu-ma-cation away!
Your mission is to get through this material in full. Excelsior!