Thursday, June 26, 2008

Do full squats!

many professionals in the industry advise against full squats

millions of people all over the world disagree.

"Partial squats are never good. They neglect the hips and hamstrings. When an athlete stops above parallel, his knee joints are forced to halt the downward momentum, but once the athlete goes below parallel that stress is transfered to the more powerful group in the hips, hamstrings, and adductors. Full squats keep all these muscle groups proportionately strong."

Bill Starr - Strength Coach John Hopkins University Sept. 1997

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


How many times do you think people have used that post title?

Anywho, I PR'ed today by 61 seconds.

21-15-9 reps for time:
thrusters, 95lbs


Yeaaaaa.. And I just recovered from a brutal workout the other week. Why'd I PR again? Maybe it's because I'm on my first day of my 5-day Reset! I forgot to take pictures of myself as a "beforehand" so I'll hopefully remember it tomorrow morning.

Morning - AM Multivitamins, Strawberry Shake
Mid Morn - Iced Lemon Bar
Lunch - Vanilla Shake, 15oz can of Lite Sliced Peaches, Braeburn Apple, 5oz Black Forest Ham
Afternoon - Peanut Butter Bar
Dinner - Chocolate Shake + Hard Boiled Eggs (2)
Evening Snack - TenX Blast Antioxidant Bar, PM Multivitamins + Episodes 4 & 5 of Battlestar Galactica: Season 3

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Easy as pie.

Nutrition 101: The One Rule to Remember (from the Modern Forager):


Let’s keep it simple: Eat real foods, preferably in their natural state. I think it’s pretty easy to figure out what is “food” and what isn’t. A few things to remember:
  • Food grows and dies. It isn’t created.
  • Food rots, wilts, and becomes generally unappetizing, typically rather quickly.
  • Food doesn’t need an ingredient label (and probably isn’t in a package either).
  • Food doesn’t have celebrity endorsements.
  • Food doesn’t make health claims.

Let’s give some foods this simple test and see if we should eat them:

  • Broccoli - Most certainly a real food
  • Steak - Deliciously real food, straight off the cow
  • Oreo cookies - Hold while I read the ingredients. Are you serious?
  • Eggs - Bingo
  • Walnuts - Check
  • Spaghetti - I don’t recall seeing a spaghetti tree on my last hike
  • Pop-Tarts - Just seeing if you’re paying attention
  • Pasteurized/Homogenized Milk - Nope, not in its natural state
  • Raw Milk - Yep, real food, naturally

It's so easy, but today's society wants to make it so difficult. Stop playing into the hype! Real food will put you into the best state in your life.