Crusters

Nov 4th, 2011

Category: CrossFit

Crusters

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Strength
Clean and Jerk
2-2-2-2-2-2

WOD
3 Rounds
10 Squat Clean Thrusters (115,80)
50 Double Unders

DISCUSSION 15 Comments

  1. Gambee 11/05/2011 at 12:31 am

    C&J: 205 x 2 , 210 x 1
    WOD: 8:54 ADV

  2. Boyson 11/04/2011 at 11:42 pm

    C & J 225lbs x 2
    WOD: 11:33 RX

    Go PAts!

  3. sarahp 11/04/2011 at 10:37 pm

    looking forward to checking out that article.

    clean & jerk – 155×2!
    WOD – 11:40 Rx, didn’t have a a double under meltdown, so that is a win.

  4. Joe 11/04/2011 at 9:11 pm

    A. I have also read that, if the paleo diet were to be adopted on a vastly large scale, it would not be sustainable. Let’s be happy that it isn’t that widespread.
    2. The Pat’s secondary is atrocious. Is Lawyer Milloy interested in dusting off his cleats?
    D. Bummed I missed what sounded like a bomb 5:30 class.

  5. MT 11/04/2011 at 8:54 pm

    Alec, The author’s two main criticisms of the paleo diet seem to be:

    (i) the paleo diet encourages people to eat more meat than they otherwise would. The author sees this as bad partially b/c she is a vegetarian, but mainly because food resources in a world of 7 billion people are finite, and the amount of resources necessary to feed/raise poultry and livestock is high relative to other foods; and

    (ii) as a biological anthropologist, she believes that the logical underpinnings of the paleo diet are overstated and oversimplified.

    Your criticisms of the article, as raised:

    (a) “the author didn’t do much research/is biased” – this is a short article with a narrow scope and she is writing mainly from her experience as a biological anthropologist.

    (b) “She nowhere mentions that almost everyone who adopts a paleo style diet has great success with it, getting leaner, feeling better, better sleep, etc.” – first, this statement is just a subjective generalization with no evidence (coincidentally, the same thing you accuse the author of). Second, the article isn’t about the success of the paleo diet, so there is no reason to mention this.

    (c) “Her vegetarianism seems to be clouding her views as she claims that the paleo diet seems to doom more animals to death in factory farms despite the fact that eating grassfed beef actually kills less animals than eating a monocrop grain based diet…” – this misses the point. Her critisicm is that encouraging people to eat more meat, regardless of how it is fed, is not environmentally sustainable.

    (d) “She mentions grains in the article but does not state that there has been LOTS of research on how many anti-nutrients are in grains and how it can cause a host of problems for humans. She doesn’t mention that most people who drop grains feel better with improved digestion, sleep, weight loss, etc.” – the author also didn’t mention that the Patriots lack depth in their secondary and that my favorite color is blue. Mainly b/c these things are all outside the focus of the article.

    Overall I didn’t think the article was great. But, the author’s 2 main issues are valid topics of discussion. The paleo lifestyle (as it relates the promotion of a more meat intensive diet) is not for everyone, as the earth simply does not have enough resources to sustain it. And, second, the paleo diet proponents may have overstated a hunter-gather culture/diet that largely never existed in order to simplify and better sell their favored diet.

  6. Bish 11/04/2011 at 8:14 pm

    Solid 530 am competitors WOD this am lol… Nice work fellas!

  7. Goose 11/04/2011 at 7:48 pm

    tonight

  8. batts 11/04/2011 at 6:46 pm

    when will gg wods be posted?

  9. Sean 11/04/2011 at 6:13 pm

    Gambee, the advanced weight for guys is 135.

  10. Alec 11/04/2011 at 4:39 pm

    Greg, the article was idiotic not because I just accept the paleo dogma trend, which I don’t (I regularly eat white rice, butter, high quality dairy, white potatoes amongst other “non-paleo” foods, and I don’t consider those foods as cheats), but because the author obviously didn’t do much research on the issue, as a good journalist should. She also seems to be letting her vegetarian bias shine through (I have nothing against vegetarians or vegans) along with a bias in believing conventional diet experts.

    She nowhere mentions that almost everyone who adopts a paleo style diet has great success with it, getting leaner, feeling better, better sleep, etc. Her vegetarianism seems to be clouding her views as she claims that the paleo diet seems to doom more animals to death in factory farms despite the fact that eating grassfed beef actually kills less animals than eating a monocrop grain based diet or the fact that monocrop grains destroy topsoil and pollute rivers and destroy natural habitates while grazing animals (like grassfed beef) do the opposite.

    She mentions grains in the article but does not state that there has been LOTS of research on how many anti-nutrients are in grains and how it can cause a host of problems for humans. She doesn’t mention that most people who drop grains feel better with improved digestion, sleep, weight loss, etc.

    I’ve got other issues, but all I can say is I feel it was a poorly researched article, and I wouldn’t want people not trying it out and most likely improving their health because of this woman. I don’t buy into any dogma, which is why I have tried out adding dairy, white rice, and potatoes back into my diet, with success, while dropping almost all nuts because they give me stomach issues. I also think people should experiment with paleo and find what works for them. Paleo is not one size fits all; as one of the commenters stated, paleo is macro-nutrient agnostic.

    Questioning trends and ideas and offering feedback and intelligent criticism is great and I’m all for it. But when you write an article as a journalist that is read by so many people you should at least do some research and be objective and unbiased, which I feel she was not.

  11. Gambee 11/04/2011 at 3:57 pm

    What is the ADV weight? 135?

  12. Greg 11/04/2011 at 3:19 pm

    I’m curious why you thought the article was idiotic? Much of it was totally reasonable questioning of the paleo trend. I didn’t think the tone was overall negative either, just questioning. Isn’t that a part of CrossFit, questioning accepted dogma?

  13. Sean 11/04/2011 at 12:58 pm

    5:30am class killing the advanced weight on the WOD this morning!

    C&J: 195×2

    Almost made 200×2 but failed on the second jerk (twice)

    WOD: 7:07 adv

  14. dudley 11/04/2011 at 12:55 pm

    C&J 185×2 pr
    10:10 ADV…solid 530am class today

  15. Alec 11/04/2011 at 12:31 pm

    Happy Friday!

    C&J 230×2 (weak sauce today)

    6:42 ADV metcon

    Thumbs down for NPR on this negative (idiotic) article on paleo diet:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/10/27/141666659/the-paleo-diet-not-the-way-to-a-healthy-future?sc=fb&cc=fp

    At least most of the comments are positive.