Weekly Reading

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Cholesterol and piss-poor scientists.Another good explanation of cholesterol and it's history. Here are a bunch of articles on vitamin D.   If you have kids in school  bringing home every nasty disease,  I recommend reading through all of them. Another take on the second law of thermodynamics. I guess Neaderthals mostly ate meat.  I always have wondered… Read more »

Good Reads

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    I managed to find some interesting articles this week.  This first one discusses the differences between paleolithic skeletons and those post-agriculture.  From that scientists can determine, with a fair amount of certainty, the health of our ancestors.   Paleopathology.     In keeping with the paleo theme, this article discusses the importance of cooking in the evolution… Read more »

Yum

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     This picture alone should convince you  that eating real food is what you should be striving for.  It is amazing the crap we pump into our bodies, especially our children's.  I get fired up every month when my kids bring home the menu for their school's lunches.  It is things like these chicken nuggets… Read more »

Weekly Reading

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     My son and I were watching the History Channel last night.  They had an hour long show about the life of Gladiators.  We both found it interesting that they were not the buff, Spartacus type (to the disappointment of the pilot on Airplane), but rather they had a nice layer of fat around them. … Read more »

Darwin’s B-Day

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    In honor of the dude who drove the nuns nuts when I was in grade-school:The medical profession may finally be catching on Theory to PracticeRobb Wolf's take     Finally, I mentioned last month about Omnivore's Dilemma.  For those of us who are still trying to figure out the alphabet and are mesmerized by the… Read more »

Getting Caught Up

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I'm trying to get caught up on things that I have been meaning to post, so here they come. A former teammate of mine, and a friend to some of us who have been around Coronado for awhile, succumbed to cancer recently.  He was a father, husband, and a pipehitter.  Right after I found out,… Read more »

Play

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    I can't help but watch THIS VIDEO CLIP and subsequent INTERVIEW with a twinge of jealousy.  I want  this to be my gym.  This is what Crossfit was before there were such things as bumper plates, pullup bars, and Dynamax balls.  The movements are completely timeless and represent the ultimate in function and true fitness. … Read more »

Stuff to read and Lori’s Cat

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     I have a bunch of different articles that I have been meaning to post, but I have been completely slacking.     The first is an article about vegetable oil and weight gain.    Here are a few from Robb Wolf's site.  The first one discusses T. Colin Campbell, author of the meat and fat damning book… Read more »

New Year

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     With January 1st inevitably comes a whole new set of goals we want to reach by year’s end.  I’m sure most of you have set goals regarding Crossfit:  Dropping your Fran time or doing it required, a heavier deadlift, snatch, and clean, and so on.  Even more important than that, is to set goals… Read more »

The (Really) Big “O”

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     This is just too good to pass up, however Oprah getting back to her old, gi-normous proportions is an eye opener.  This woman has more money than a Saudi Prince, can have the pick of the litter for a nutritionist and personal trainer, can have all her meals prepared for her, and purchase the… Read more »