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Goon and Goblin Resurgence 9/12

This one comes from Jacob the Goon.

What is your favorite non-mainstream sport (ie. not football, baseball, or basketball) to both watch and play?

CrossFit Cures Chronic Disease

"We sit collectively (CrossFit trainers) in unique possession of an elegant solution to the world's most vexing problem. And it may be so elegant that it's optimal" That is Coach Glassman's intro at a Level 1 seminar in California. What is this problem, you ask? That would be chronic disease.

CrossFit may turn out to give people a pass on cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and just about every other chronic disease we know of.

This is a bold statement; I am proudly in the worship-Glassman group, and I was still skeptical when I first heard this somewhere around a year ago. But man, the stuff coming out is pretty convincing. Of course, I would expect the same knee-jerk reaction I had: there's no way that's a legit claim. And I'm not asking you to watch one video I post and be convinced.

But watch this video. [note, it's Coach Glassman. Course language, obviously]

"All of it is preventable. Much of it is reversable."

From the Vault: Parents Partner Carry and Pigskin

Two years ago we had Sundays split; one kids session and one parents session. The latter proved to be one of the most enjoyable coaching experiences I've ever had, and once we get the numbers consistent again, we'll bring it back (more from the kids side than the parents).

Here are two of my favorite highlights from that group:

October 11, 2015

Mr. Carey: "I'm so scared right now!"

..........

September 13, 2015

R.I.P. Ryan Anderson's free safety career and Mr. Z's hamstrings.

Be on the lookout for some fun team workouts this fall.

Beast Mode: Jay

Jay Junkin is back in action full-time with the Champions Club after landing a local engineering job in the Madison Heights area. He is trying to get in his Summer 2015 shape and he's been off to a good start since early August. Last time today's back squat workout came up it was May 2015 - aka Jay's prime form. He started off at 225-lbs. for his set of 10 last time, and worked up to 275 for his 3 singles.

Today he low-balled his first few attempts, then on the way back up the ladder he finished the day with a set of 10 at 205 lbs. Check it out.

By the looks of it, 225 might have been a possibility. Either way, he's not too far off.

Recommended reading: The Z axis

Summer 2017 Final Attendance

After some double checking, adjusting, and guessing, here's the Summer 2017 attendance numbers as close as we can see them.

Name          Attendance        Total Possible          Percent
1Andre 26 31 84%
Shakes 58 72 81%
Elizabeth 57 72 79%
Binno 34 48 71%
Sabal 47 72 65%
David Sap 42 68 62%
Murley 43 72 60%
Erika 42 72 58%
Crawford 41 72 57%
10Conor 40 72 56%
Fry 39 72 54%
Jacqueline 39 72 54%
Mr. Warthman 39 72 54%
Jacob 38 72 53%
Josh 38 72 53%
Mrs. Fitz 37 72 51%
Issac 29 58 50%
Mrs. Carey 36 72 50%
Ricky 31 63 49%
20Josh H 14 29 48%
Erica 33 72 46%
Mrs. Howey 13 29 45%
Craigen 31 72 43%
Kroll 31 72 43%
Mr. Carey 31 72 43%
Mr. Z 31 72 43%
Mrs. Dawkins 25 58 43%
Avery 30 72 42%
Pat 30 72 42%
30Maria 29 72 40%
Reggie 29 72 40%
Bubs 27 68 40%
Steven 28 72 39%
Sophia 22 58 38%
Mrs. Pip 27 72 38%
Jay 11 30 37%
Cory 26 72 36%
Lindsey 26 72 36%
Kenny 25 72 35%
40Crystal 24 72 33%
Jennifer 24 72 33%
Kris 12 36 33%
Emily 19 58 33%
Alyssa 22 68 32%
Mrs. Bass 13 42 31%
Olivia 14 47 30%
Carter 21 72 29%
Mrs. Kroll 20 72 28%
Alan 19 72 26%
50Arlene 18 72 25%
Nolan Wesner 15 62 24%
Mr. Wonsil 17 72 24%
James 13 72 18%
Madelyn 13 72 18%
Mr. Auggie 11 72 15%
Elle 7 72 10%
Nate 7 72 10%
Fecht 4 72 6%
Mama V 4 72 6%
60Finegan 2 72 3%
EP 1 72 1%
Conamora* 10 10 100%
Zeena* 9 10 90%
Simone* 7 10 70%
Sydni* 7 10 70%
Drew* 7 10 70%
Natalie* 4 6 67%
JT* 4 6 67%
Josh* 5 8 63%
Ender* 6 10 60%
Lily* 6 10 60%
Jacqueline* 6 10 60%
Bryce* 2 4 50%
Samantha* 5 10 50%

The attendance numbers were a little bit down this Summer, and while there may be some mistakes in there it's probably not too far off. If you think your attendance number should have been better, let me know and I can send you the days there were marked absent and you can double-check.

On the plus side, we could have a pretty solid carry-over from the Summer to the fall. Jacob, Jay, and Alan are on board. The babies are staying. And I'm working on our 10 am session as well.

So again, thank you guys for another fun Summer and let's keep it rolling for the next couple months!

Quote of the Week vol. 207

"I don't know of an adaptation to nutrition that is unique to nutrition. I don't know of a positive adaptation to exercise that isn't also a feature of eating right. I can get you to eat right and make all this good stuff happen; you can eat wrong and I can introduce exercise into your life and make all this good stuff still happen. Together it's a tremendous force."

- Coach Glassman

Couch + CrossFit - Nutrition = CarterMy hope is to be steadily emphasizing the health/lifestyle improvements that come through the CrossFit program more than in the past. We have a lot of good athletes here who are good in spite of their lifestyle. Let's see if we can slowly bridge the gap.

Campus Improv Eats - 9/6/2017

We are going to start doing this thing where some of our college kids send a picture of their meal options and their meal choice so I can write some stuff about it. This is the first one courtesy of Alyssa Jabara.

Here's the layout:

Alyssa got to campus a little earlier than most other students, so there were slim pickin's as far as food choices go. We have some eggs (probably powdered), sausage, biscuits, and gravy. We can also assume there were probably cold cereal choices somewhere nearby. Here's what Alyssa went with:

Not bad Jabara! It is always good to look at the food on your plate and immediately sort into categories. Here we have:

  • Protein: Eggs (about 2 eggs), sausage
  • Carbohydrate: Buscuit, probably the gravy
  • Fat: Maybe the gravy

When I look at this, the first thing I would notice is the lack of fat (assuming the gravy is mostly carbohydrate - if not, then I'm wrong). Yes, the eggs have some fat, yes the sausage has some fat. But assuming Alyssa has softball conditioning, as well as practice, I would think she could add some extra. This is why the first thing I recommend buying are peanuts, almonds, cashews, and such; most places have some kind of protein available, every place has carbohydrate available (favorable or not), but there is a definite lack of fat. However, I think she balanced out the protein and carbohydrate pretty well (again, assuming the gravy is high in carbs).

Remember, you are always one meal away from being balanced. Even if you don't have perfect options in front of you, you can make the best out of it.

Win or loss?: Considering the options, I count this as a win. A loss would've been losing the sausage and adding another biscuit. Or something along those lines.