Most of you by now have heard us mention the problems with grains and suggest you implement a “Paleo” diet. Robb Wolf’s book was just released, hit the NY times bestseller list, and is sold out in bookstores. I picked up a copy off amazon and am just starting to dig in. So far a good read, and Robb is always enlightening. Here’s a taste:

It will come as a surprise for most people that the underlying cause of all the issues described above, in these very different people, was the same thing—a common component in nearly everyone’s diet. Gluten.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye oats, and barley. Other grains such as corn and rice have similar, but less problematic proteins (we will talk about that later).

OK, calm down, I get it. Bread, pasta, and cookies are yummy. They are also likely killing you. The other sections of this book I’m willing to give you a “pass” on understanding the technical points. Most people kinda get the insulin/high-carb issue. People are slowly realizing there are “good fats.” So, I’ll not hold you responsible for that material. However, I insist you read this grain issue, ponder it, and then do what I recommend.

We are going to learn the whole story about gluten, grains, and their roles in disease. I’ll then give you quantifiable measures for determining how much healthier you are without them. Then it’s all up to you. If you want to be healthy, you will find some level of compliance that works for you.

Thursday September 20 2010

Mobility: Hips & Shoulders

Skills: Work on the Kip. If you have the kipping pullup down see if you can get a kip-up.

WoD:

“Josh”

Josh

  • 21 Overhead Squat (96/63)
  • 42 Pullups
  • 15 Overhead Squat
  • 30 Pullups
  • 9 Overhead Squat
  • 18 Pullups

Finisher:

  • Partner up and time each other: Accumulate 1 minute total holding a handstand. If this sounds like no problem, do it freestanding.