051016 "Slowly but Surely"

The message is spreading.... Our populations health has been pushed to the brink and there has to be some way to help pull in the reins and get folks back on track. 

In a perfect world I would hope that people would be as abreast in nutrition and health as they are in presidential politics but Im afraid that just simply will not happen. We live in a consumer culture where bright shiny packaging, catchy slogans and expediency rule the food world. Why cook something when you can grab and stuff your face with something that touts the benefits of a full days worth of nutrition!!

Well the FDA is making a tiny step in the right direction. They have agreed to take a top down look at food products and their claims of 'Healthy'. Recently I have seen this term on labels and literally laughed. Dietary guidelines have changed drastically in the last 5-10 years and what once was considered 'good for you' is probably now just a bunch of high fructose corn syrup wrapped around a low fiber food product. 

NPR just did an article you can read or listen to here, "FDA is Redefining the Term Healthy of Food Labels" 

While I may be frustrated with the lack of knowledge and the overall food coma that seems to have taken over the USA, I agree that Rome was not built in one day. To pull us back from the ledge is going to take time. Applauding the change that may happen is warranted; I just fear we will be colonizing Mars sooner than bringing down our obesity and diabetes problems!

Baseline:

Alternanting Tabata:
:20 work :10 Rest X 8
-Lateral Hurdle Drill
- Inch Worm W/ Push Up

Lunge Flow
Rotator Cuff drills

Snatch Warm Up
7x romanian deadlift
7 x snatch high pull
7 x muscle snatch
7X Sotts Press
7 x tempo overhead squat @ 23X1
7 x snatch balance
7 x power snatch to OHS
7 x snatch pull under
7 x hang (squat) snatch

WOD:

8 Min AMRAP

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,.....

Snatch @ 185/115
Clean and Jerk

* One of each, then two of each, then three of each... and so on. Look for quality of movement.