10am til Noon. Not limited to lifting, you can work on your body weight skills or anything you like really. Don’t forget about Benchmark Training, still time to hit a “Girl” or “Hero” workout. You can also use this time as an Open Gym Session, just make sure you have a plan. “Dragon” from April 1st is also an option, workout is on the Influx Whiteboard.

SUNDAY READING/WATCHING

The Open is Over 🙁

Fantastic work by all of you who took part in our 1st Open Intramural. Great atmosphere at all of the sessions and lots of fun to be had smack talking online. The winning team was “Chalk dirty to me” AKA “Team Purple”. We will be having an informal debrief following the Sunday Strength Session at Sprig, please feel free to join us. For those signed up for the Games and wondering how they fared here is the CF Games MaD CrosssFit leaderboard.

 

Sustainability Part 3 – The Real Cost of Feeding The World

If you’ve noticed that organics and humanely-raised animals cost more than “regular” food, you’re not alone. The cost of better food is indeed higher than their industrialized counterparts. There is an assumption that health food prices are higher simply because it costs more for farmers to grow.  This is partially true as growers of non-industrialized holistic foods incur more bumps, loops, and jumps than an industrial grower. You may think I am referring to organic certification fees and a higher rate of loss to pests, rodents, and insects since they do not use GMO products which naturally keep away predators, but that is just the beginning. The meat industry specifically has suffered through decimation in the number of federally inspected meat processing centers in the U.S. In 1967 Congress passed The Wholesome Meat Act which, over the course of 50 years, eliminated 2/3s of the USDA inspected slaughterhouses.

Don’t Let My Patella Hit You in the Face: The Myth of Weightlifting’s Danger

Civilians have always seemed to have this perception that weightlifting is a bone snapping slaughterhouse where it’s just a matter of time before you jump into the bottom position of a clean and your patella will fire out of your body and shoot across the room. I guess it’s because of the heavy weights involved and the positions of the Olympic lifts, I don’t know. But it gets annoying that people think our sport is the most dangerous physical act imaginable.