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There was this great blog post I was reading the other day from Opex Fitness about managing your diet (here). Lots of great advice in that post, the number one nugget being “Every body is different. Therefore what works for one person will not necessarily work for you—or be the ‘gospel’ for you. Get to know YOUR body.” I particularly like the last reminder that you can not absolve yourself from completely “giving up”. You must keep trying. No, you don’t
always have to get it right, but it is imperative that you put some effort into managing your diet. If the Whole Life approach isn’t working for you, either on an emotional level or a physical one, it is your obligation to go out and seek a better path. It is completely okay to omit some things and add others that might be “taboo”–very much like we modify workouts or scale them to your abilities. One source I go back to time and again, that is not mentioned in the blog post (and I do agree that you should check out the Peter J. D’Adamo books mentioned), is Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Some wild stuff in there, information about historical diets and how traditional cultural cooking is so smart and efficient in getting the right stuff into your body at the right time–without mixing a powder or popping a pill in sight. It’s astonishing (or maybe it isn’t) how well we treated ourselves with food before it became industrialized. I’m not saying I want to necessarily live without modern transportation and communication, but it wasn’t all bad when the majority of our days were filled with just getting the days’ work accomplished that kept a roof literally over our heads and good food in our bellies. Okay, enough with the nostalgia–get out there and educate diets back squatsyourselves!


Friday’s WOD

Back Squats

Add 5# to your previous work load

Abs of Steel: Candlestick sit ups with straight legs



8 Sledgehammer Strikes
8 Box Jumps (24/20)
-Rest 1 min-
8 Plate Ground to Overhead (45/25)
8 Squats
-Rest 1 min-
8 KB Swings (53/35)
8 Burpees

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