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Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Push Press 5. 5. 5

and then. . .

25 sumo dead lift high pulls (45#/30#)
10 pull ups
10 push ups
10 sit ups
3 rounds for time

 800 M run for time


Pictured are Dylan and his brother Tyler.  Tyler is 10 years old and has been training hard 3 days a week to prepare for his sports in the upcoming school year.  Tyler plays football, baseball and hockey, which is his favorite.  In addition to improving his sports performance Tyler also has been working on his nutrition and making healthy choices.  He switched from sugar laden cereals to eggs and nitrate free ham for breakfast.  Recently while at a restaurant for lunch he ordered grilled chicken and was brought fried chicken tenders.  To the shock of the waitress he politely repeated his order and asked that she return the unhealthy chicken tenders.  (Most likely breaded and fried in rancid vegetable oils).  That is a smart young man that is beginning to realize how important nutrition and training are to his potential as an athlete and at such a young age.  We should all be so wise!

Why is it that the most important members of our society and our future (our children) are given the most unhealthy menus to choose from in many restaurants?  Children’s menus typically consist of pizza, chicken tenders, hot dogs and hamburgers on white bread,  macaroni and cheese and fluorescent colored soft drinks.  Most of these so called “foods” are not home made and are processed with many additives and chemicals.  Then society wonders why there is so much obesity, allergies, asthma, immune problems, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and many others among our children.  It’s what America is feeding them.  These medical concerns were largely non existent until about 3 or 4 generations ago.  The cure?  It’s rather obvious to me:  fresh whole foods such as pasture raised meat and poultry, wild seafood, organic vegetables and fruit–back to our traditional foods untampered by man.  Mainstream America and health officials appear to be clueless tho, it’s up to us folks!


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