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  • Knowledge Blog

    OLD SCHOOL IS IN

    There has been a trend across the industries, since forever, to reintroduce past approaches. The automotive industry has the modern classic–old aesthetics with modern technology. Clothing manufacturers are always bringing their old lines back. Architecture finds a way of holding on to both antique and modern elements.

    Old school is cool, yeah? Aside from the sentiment there’s a lot of marketing behind it. That’s partly how existing customers are retained while attracting young blood. Old school also works, which is why there is a growing trend in the food industry to push ingredients and recipes that were found to be beneficial centuries ago. It’s a trend I’m picking to be the big new food/health/wellness trend of the year.

    It’s because old school works, and now science is able to evaluate why certain ingredients were so prominent in diets from particular regions. However, it’s not changing the message. The message is still to eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and minimal sugar; keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat; use herbs and spices to flavour.

    And that’s what you should be doing most of the time. Do not fall into the trap of purchasing products that contain these ingredients. Yes, turmeric is a wonderful anti-inflammatory spice that’s been used by populations of the subcontinent in their cooking for decades. But you don’t need a pill that contains turmeric. How about you find ways to cook with it?

    Food and supplements are BIG industries and that means they’re in it to make money. Fair enough. Your nutrition, however, doesn’t rely on what most big food industries are peddling. You’ve just got to eat real food, the way your ancestors did. Do what your great grandmother did!

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    THURSDAY 14-06-2018

    ENDURANCE CLUB

    A. JUMP ROPE WARM-UP

    2 min slow single skips
    1 min rest
    2 min quick singles
    1 min rest
    2 min high knees on the spot
    1 min rest
    2 min double or tiple under attempts

    B. CONDITIONING

    5 rounds for time:
    21/15 cal. bike or row
    55 double unders

    CROSSFIT

    In teams of 4 for time:

    80 DB front squats in total
    16 rope climbs in total
    30m heavy sled push each
    60 DB front squats in total
    12 rope climbs in total
    30m heavy sled push each
    40 DB front squats in total
    8 rope climbs in total
    30m heavy sled push each
    400m run as a team