SPARTAN PERFORMANCE                                        CROSSFIT SUFFOLK


Snatch one rep every minute on the minute for 15 minutes.

Austin Malleolo on today's WOD – video [wmv] [mov]


While watching the above video of Austin performing the workout of the day keep the following in mind:

Austin was number one in the Northeast Open and Northeast Regional for 2011.  Austin is 24 years old, 5'5", 167lbs.  Austin has a 220lbs. Snatch, 295 lbs. Clean, and a 570 lbs. Deadlift.






Looking To The Dietary Gods:  Eating Well According To The Ancients  "A student once asked Epictetus how he ought to eat. This, Epictetus replied, was simple. The right way to eat is the same as the right way to live: be “just, cheerful, equable, temperate, and orderly.” He meant that meals embody the principles and the disposition of the person who eats them. Food means choices and choices mean a chance to fulfill our principles. [So think: being thankful, eating just what you need, tipping generously, caring about where it comes from and how it got there.]

Epictetus was not alone. Philosophers have been experimenting with food for centuries in hopes of finding the best ways to be healthy and to enjoy life. (Seneca, for instance, was once a vegetarian for a year.) They sought to curb the impulse to gluttony just as strongly as they fought the urge to obsess over their weight and appearance. They looked to minimize harm and to live in accordance with nature—just as we wonder about animal cruelty or shop organic today. Ultimately, they understood that everything we do—especially something with life or death implications like diet—is a platform for philosophy, that something you do at least three times a day is worth doing well."Ryan Holiday from the Blog Of Tim Ferriss


Army Bans Split-Toe Shoes

You Vibram Five Finger haters are in good company.  Apparently the United States Army believes the VFF is an ugly shoe.  Go figure!  The Army cannot have it's personnel wearing unattractive foot wear.  What would our enemies think of us if our fighting men and women were allowed to do physical training in ugly toe-shoes?  Let's face it, wearing VFF may provoke our enemies to attack us, ergo, wearing VFF is actually a security risk for our country.—George

1 Response

  1. Barbara

    “Think about what a better person you could be if you didn’t fucking hate yourself after gorging your face at a dinner, or feel sick and bloated with gluten, to which you’re allergic. If you felt in control of, and confident about, your body instead of lethargic and dissatisfied.” These two sentances from this article really hit me. Nothing crazy and scientific, just fact. I think this is going to help me a lot. Thanks as always!!!

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