Friday 8/9

Deadlift @ 225/155
Ring Dip

Saturday’s (8/10) class will be held at Jane Steele Park, formerly Hamilton Street Park, at the end of Myrtle from 9:30-10:30. Also Open Gym on Sunday (8/11) will also be cancelled. We are hosting a Level 1 CrossFit seminar and apologize for any inconvenience.

The following article is a recent posting in the CrossFit Journal. For those of you who are unfamiliar the CrossFit Journal is an entirely FREE resource for all things related to CrossFit. These topics might be about coaching, technique, exercise science, nutrition or any number of other subjects.

Additionally it’s hands down the best resource for information on all of these things. I say that as someone with a Masters Degree in Exercise Science, and I can absolutely tell you that I have learned more from the Journal than I have from all of the books I had to study combined.

The next time you find yourself with some time to kill start sifting through some of the material in there, you’ll be glad you did.

The Lunatic Farmer

By Chris Cooper

In Nutrition, Rest Day/Theory

August 07, 2013

PDF Article

Internationally known for his agricultural practices in Virginia, Joel Salatin calls it like he sees it—and there’s a lot he’s calling out.

Joel Salatin is possibly the most influential farmer in America.

He doesn’t work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Calling himself a “lunatic,” he’s most famous for his central roles in Food, Inc. and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as well as several speeches on the TED stage. Salatin abhors many commercial farming practices, concerns himself with “the pigness of the pig” and says the “organic” label is a scam.

He calls his methods, among other things, “exercising ecology.”

“Isn’t it incredible,” he asks, “that the people who put Froot Loops and Pop-Tarts at the base of the food pyramid, who tell us that feces in our food is OK as long as it’s irradiated, that GMO food is safe but raw milk isn’t—these are the people in charge of our food?”

They’re also the people in charge of food labeling, and according to Salatin, the “organic” label just ain’t what it used to be.


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