Friday, July 30, 2010
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Friday, July 16, 2010
We have a few short weeks to get ready, and currently have almost enough people for two solid teams. If you are interested in competing, please contact me right away. We will be meeting soon to talk training, nutrition and other details.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Teams of 6, use a 10-12 lb ball.
· Scoring is exactly like tennis. Teams play best-of-five or best-of-seven games.
· Points are scored when a team: fails to catch the return, fails to return the ball across the net, returns the ball out of bounds.
· The ball is served from the back line. The serve is rotated among one team until the game is won. Teams alternate serving after each game.
· The ball must be caught on the fly and immediately returned from the point it was caught. There is no running with the ball or passing to teammates.
· Each team's court is divided in half. A ball returned from the front half of your court must be returned to the back half of your opponent's court. If the ball doesn't reach the back court, the opponent is awarded the point.
· A ball that hits the out-of-bounds line is a good return.
· A player who catches the ball out-of-bounds, or is carried out-of-bounds by the force of the ball, may return in-bounds before the return.
· A ball that hits the net on its way over is a live ball. (If it was thrown from the front court, it must reach the opponent's back court to be good.)
· Teams may substitute at dead ball situations.
· Women serve from the mid-court line.
· Women may pass once before a return.
· Women may return the ball to any area of the opponent's court.
· Good sportsmanship is required. Points in dispute are played over.
Our CrossFit Kids Program is into its second week and has become increasingly popular. Because of the limited class size we require you to sign your child up for a specific day and time to come to class. Please check with Jenn or Mel from 8am to 2pm to reserve a spot for your CrossFit Kid. Thanks!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Rest the amount of time it took to row the distance. For example, if you rowed 500m in 1:48, you will rest 1:48 seconds.
Due to a lack of (working) rowers, we will pair up with alike ability partners, one rows while the other rests. You may also arrive early to start this one, it would really help to get everyone through in a timely manner!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
While we've been dutifully eating our fruits and vegetables all these years, a strange thing has been happening to our produce. It's losing its nutrients. That's right: Today's conventionally grown produce isn't as healthful as it was 30 years ago — and it's only getting worse. The decline in fruits and vegetables was first reported more than 10 years ago by English researcher Anne-Marie Mayer, PhD, who looked at the dwindling mineral concentrations of 20 UK-based crops from the 1930s to the 1980s.
It's happening to crops in the United States, too. In 2004, Donald Davis, PhD, a former researcher with the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, led a team that analyzed 43 fruits and vegetables from 1950 to 1999 and reported reductions in vitamins, minerals, and protein. Using USDA data, he found that broccoli, for example, had 130 mg of calcium in 1950. Today, that number is only 48 mg. What's going on? Davis believes it's due to the farming industry's desire to grow bigger vegetables faster. The very things that speed growth — selective breeding and synthetic fertilizers — decrease produce's ability to synthesize nutrients or absorb them from the soil.
A different story is playing out with organic produce. "By avoiding synthetic fertilizers, organic farmers put more stress on plants, and when plants experience stress, they protect themselves by producing phytochemicals," explains Alyson Mitchell, PhD, a professor of nutrition science at the University of California, Davis. Her 10-year study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that organic tomatoes can have as much as 30 percent more phytochemicals than conventional ones.
But even if organic is not in your budget, you can buck the trend. We polled the experts and found nine simple ways to put the nutrient punch back in your produce.
Sleuth out strong colors
"Look for bold or brightly hued produce," says Sherry Tanumihardjo, PhD, an associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A richly colored skin (think red leaf versus iceberg lettuce) indicates a higher count of healthy phytochemicals. Tanumihardjo recently published a study showing that darker orange carrots contain more beta-carotene.
Pair your produce
"When eaten together, some produce contains compounds that can affect how we absorb their nutrients," explains Steve Schwartz, PhD, a professor of food science at Ohio State University. His 2004 study of tomato-based salsa and avocado found this food pairing significantly upped the body's absorption of the tomato's cancer-fighting lycopene.
Buy smaller items
Bigger isn't better, so skip the huge tomatoes and giant peppers. "Plants have a finite amount of nutrients they can pass on to their fruit, so if the produce is smaller, then its level of nutrients will be more concentrated," says Davis.
Pay attention to cooking methods
Certain vegetables release more nutrients when cooked. Broccoli and carrots, for example, are more nutritious when steamed than when raw or boiled — the gentle heat softens cell walls, making nutrients more accessible. Tomatoes release more lycopene when lightly sauteed or roasted, says Johnny Bowden, PhD, nutritionist and author of "The Healthiest Meals on Earth."
Eat within a week
"The nutrients in most fruits and vegetables start to diminish as soon as they're picked, so for optimal nutrition, eat all produce within 1 week of buying," says Preston Andrews, PhD, a plant researcher and associate professor of horticulture at Washington State University. "If you can, plan your meals in advance and buy only fresh ingredients you can use that week."
Keep produce whole
Precut produce and bagged salads are time-savers. But peeling and chopping carrots, for example, can sap nutrients. Plus, tossing peels deprives you of good-for-you compounds. If possible, prep produce just before eating, says Bowden: "When sliced and peeled or shredded, then shipped to stores, their nutrients are significantly reduced."
Look for new colors
If you're used to munching on red tomatoes, try orange or yellow, or serve purple cauliflower along with your usual white. "Many of us buy the same kinds of fruits and vegetables each week," says Andrews. "But there are hundreds of varieties besides your usual mainstays — and their nutrient levels can differ dramatically. In general, the more varied your diet is, the more vitamins and minerals you'll get."
Opt for old-timers
Seek out heirloom varieties like Brandywine tomatoes, Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage, Golden Bantam corn, or Jenny Lind melon. Plants that were bred prior to World War II are naturally hardier because they were established — and thrived — before the development of modern fertilizers and pesticides.
Find a farmers' market
Unlike prematurely picked supermarket produce, which typically travels hundreds of miles before landing on store shelves, a farmers' market or pick-your-own venue offers local, freshly harvested, in-season fare that's had a chance to ripen naturally—a process that amplifies its amount of phytonutrients, says Andrews: "As a crop gets closer to full ripeness, it converts its phytonutrients to the most readily absorbable forms, so you'll get a higher concentration of healthful compounds."
Thursday, July 8, 2010
50 Wallballs (20/14)
25 Box Jumps (24/20)
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
Adams' prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day is that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The myth had become so firmly established that, decades after the event and nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe that they and the other delegates had signed the Declaration on the fourth. Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776. In a remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become president, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the United States' 50th anniversary. President James Monroe died exactly five years later, on July 4, 1831, but he was not a signatory to the Declaration of Independence.
In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired, once at morning and again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.
In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.
In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.
In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled "The Psalm of Joy".
In 1791 the first recorded use of the name "Independence Day" occurred.
In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
Since 1959, the International Freedom Festival is jointly held in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario during the last week of June each year as a mutual celebration of Independence Day and Canada Day (July 1). It culminates in a large fireworks display over the Detroit River.
Since 1973, the Boston Pops Orchestra hosts a music and fireworks show over the Charles River Esplanade called the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular". The event has been broadcast nationally since 2007 on CBS.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Also, the WOD at 10am on Saturday's will be deemed "Open Gym" and there will be a WOD posted on the blog that you can do on your own, no trainers will be available.
Thank you for being flexible with our ever changing schedule!
Teams are 4-6 people with a minimum of one female per team, cost is $150 for the affiliate team. Individuals are $50.
There's a TON of info on the post below.
You can register through the links below.
We will get teams together shortly.
Now that I have your undivided attention, we have one hell of an event to announce: The Texas Throwdown. Brought to you from the same people that brought you the oh so amazing South Central CrossFit Regional Qualifier: South Central Regional Qualifier Video Recap
Mark your calendar for August 13 and 14, because you are coming to the Dallas Convention Center! GSX CrossFit will be hosting the Texas Throwdown in the dead-center of the 2010 Europa Super Show Sports Expo. 10,000 square feet of legit CrossFit competition, 25,000 spectators, Powerlifting Championship, American Strongman Championship, Hot “Fit” Mom Contest, rock climbing walls, car shows, Arm Wrestling Competition, Martial Arts tournaments and expos, Grappling tournament, MMA, and those sweet ass cash prizes. It’s going to more incredible than my limited vocabulary can get across! If you thought that the regional was cool, prepare to have your mind blown!
Any and all additional information about the event can be found here: http://texasthrowdown.gsxcrossfit.com/
Any questions or comments as well as potential vendor and partnership inquiries may be directed to Jeff Tucker via email: email@example.com or via phone: 817-944-5763.
When you get a chance, thank our Trainers for all their hard work in putting this together, and providing quality training for our community!
Just a reminder that our regular class schedule will resume on Tuesday, 6 July. CrossFit Kids starts next week!