SPARTAN PERFORMANCE CROSSFIT SUFFOLK
Five rounds for time of:
Turkish Get-up, 45 pound barbell, 21 reps
Run 400 meters
***BURPEE CHALLENGE DAY 18
Jon working hard on his grip strength. Jon uses CrossFit to enhance his conditioning for Brazilian Jiujitsu. Jon trains at Vamos Brazilian Jiujitsu nearly every day!
Science, Pseudo-Science, Nutritional Epidemiology, and Meat "Back in 2007 when I first published Good Calories, Bad Calories I also wrote a cover story in the New York Times Magazine on the problems with observational epidemiology. The article was called “Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?” and I made the argument that even the better epidemiologists in the world consider this stuff closer to a pseudoscience than a real science. I used as a case study the researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, led by Walter Willett, who runs the Nurses’ Health Study. In doing so, I wanted to point out one of the main reasons why nutritionists and public health authorities have gone off the rails in their advice about what constitutes a healthy diet. The article itself pointed out that every time in the past that these researchers had claimed that an association observed in their observational trials was a causal relationship, and that causal relationship had then been tested in experiment, the experiment had failed to confirm the causal interpretation — i.e., the folks from Harvard got it wrong. Not most times, but every time. No exception. Their batting average circa 2007, at least, was .000."-—Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories
So this High School in California is offering "extreme fitness" as part of its physical education curriculum. Guess which training methodology they went with? If you guessed CrossFit you're quite correct. Check out the video in the above link. It's sure to warm the cockles of your heart.
To the administrators of Saratoga High School I say good for you! In a time when physical education is sometimes considered low priority in some school districts and in a time when there are detractors calling CrossFit "dangerous" you have showed outside-the-box thinking and courage.
How great would it be if all school-age children had CrossFit classes during PE? I don't believe it's outside the realm of possibility. I also believe the CrossFit community has the ability to make this a reality!—-George