Workout of the Day
6X3/6 Front Squat/Back Squat @ 94% of November 22, 2013
Notes: On November 22nd we used 85% of our front squat 1 rep max. Today’s strength workout calls for 94% of what you used on Friday. If you did not do Friday’s strength workout use 85% of your Front Squat 1 rep max today.
There is no rest between the front squat reps and the back squat reps except to place the bar on the squat rack. Rest 1 minute in between sets.
3 rounds for time of:
10 Power Clean & Push Jerks 155/105#
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.
Scaling: Use ring dips and pull-ups or modified muscle-ups as a substitute for the muscle-ups. Reduce the prescribed weight on the Power Clean & Push Jerk.
SCHEDULE MODIFICATIONS THIS WEEK:
Regular schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thanksgiving: 2 morning sessions only, 9am-10am and 10am-11am. No early morning morning. No evening sessions.
Friday: No early morning session. No 11:15-12:15 session. 9am-10am and 10am-11am only for the morning. Regular scheduled Friday evening sessions.
“What’s deviant, he insists, is our modern diet. Dementia, chronic headaches, depression, epilepsy and other contemporary scourges are not in our genes, he claims. “It’s in the food you eat,” Perlmutter writes in his bestselling new book, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers. “The origin of brain disease is in many cases predominantly dietary.”—Gary Drevitch, Forbes
“A Mayo Clinic study published earlier this year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that people 70 and older with a high-carbohydrate diet face a risk of developing mild cognitive impairment 3.6 times higher than those who follow low-carb regimens. Those with the diets highest in sugar did not fare much better. However, subjects with the diets highest in fat were 42% less likely to face cognitive impairment than the participants whose diets were lowest in fat.”—Gary Drevitch, Forbes
“This low-fat idea that’s been drummed into our heads and bellies,” Perlmutter says, “is completely off-base and deeply responsible for most of our modern ills.”
“Changing one’s diet is a challenge, he acknowledges. Giving up the gluten found in most carbs makes it even tougher. “The exact parts of the brain that allow people to become addicted to narcotics are stimulated by gluten,” Perlmutter points out. “People absolutely go through withdrawal from gluten. It takes a couple of weeks.”
“But the change is worth making, he says, at any age.”—Gary Drevitch, Forbes
Actually the parents were fined for not packing a “grain” in the child’s lunch. So with all the nutritional information available today the Manitoba (Canada) school system came up with Ritz Crackers as the grain that would satisfy their school lunch policy. The parents were fined $10.00. Since this incident Manitoba has gone over to a hot lunch because parents failed to provide “balanced” lunches for their children.
I’m not going to comment on the grain issue or the lack of nutritional knowledge on the powers that make school lunch policy. No. Something else bothers me about this even more than the nutritional aspects.
I love the country of Canada. It’s my second favorite country on the globe. I have many good friends in Canada, from coast to coast. I also realize it is a socialist country.
Is it really necessary for the school to provide strict guidelines for what their children bring for lunch?
Is the school administration smarter than the parents? (Apparently not.)
Is it really necessary for the government to instruct you on how to eat?
If you somehow justified the school’s role for the last question then at what point can the government NOT interfere with the lives of its citizens?
Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m crazy. If I got real creative I bet I can come up with some far-fetched examples like:
A NYC mayor who attempts to ban salt in NYC restaurants.
A NYC mayor who attempts to ban large sodas in fast food restaurants.
A NYC mayor who attempts to ban food donations to homeless shelters because the salt, fat and fiber content can’t be assessed.
Oh…that’s right. Those things really happened.
Imagine the government used its perfect track record and infinite knowledge to provide “affordable” health insurance to everyone?
Wouldn’t that be something?—George