Potomac – Tuesday 140408


“Don’t talk about ‘progress’ in terms of longevity, safety, or comfort before comparing zoo animals to those in the wilderness.” -Taleb

This is the most succinct explanation of the Paleo/CrossFit model that I’ve seen. I have been putting statistics on zoo animals in my Paleo Challenge briefs for a while now because they are staggering. For instance wild Asian elephants live for THREE TIMES LONGER than their relatives in zoos.

By inhibiting animals natural freedom and hence their natural instincts, activities and diet, no zoo animal can be called as healthy as their wild counterparts. We try to recreate some of our more “natural” conditions within Potomac CrossFit. We eat the way we’re designed to eat, we change our physical stimulus frequently, and we are all a part of a pack to one degree or another. But we’re definitely not as healthy as our hunter/gatherer ancestors in terms of the type of chronic disorders that are killing the majority of the western population.

I like to just keep this in mind the next time I sit in front of a computer for several hours at a stretch and meditate on how to eliminate the stuff that’s causing my slow march towards a non-infectious disease driven death. Standing desk is on the list, what’s on yours? -Brian PCF

PS. This is a little bit of an O.G. workout. A lot of folks that are still around went down to Regionals in 2009 in Virginia Beach. This was the last event, here were the results [women, men].

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Warmup: EMOTM 8 Min
3 Hang Squat Snatch
3 Situp to Straddle
Alt: 3 Kipping TTB/3 Planche Pushup

RX’d Level II Level I
EMOTM 10 Min
5-10s Ring L-Sit
5-10s Ring Back Lever
21-15-9 reps for time:
Squat Snatch, 95/65
CTB Pullup
EMOTM 10 Min
5-10s Box L-Sit
5-10s Ring Inversion
21-15-9 reps for time:
Squat Snatch, 75/55
EMOTM 10 Min
5-10s Box Tuck Sit
3 Toes to Wherever
21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead Squat, 55/35
Assisted Pullup

Post time to comments. Compare to Mid Atlantic Regional CrossFit Games 2009.4 [women, men].

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