Archive for January, 2008

Grass Fed Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

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Jan 29 2008

For the NoVa/Washington DC Area here.

Again with the shoes…

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 29 2008
Seems like there is never a dull moment in the shoe debate in CrossFit. And I am happy throwing stones from my glass house. I just bought these for Oly Lifts.

And am bidding on some Puma H-Streets on Ebay. If I don’t get those, I’ll go for these from Adidas.

The myths of fruit

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 29 2008

Fascinating look at what fruit digests as (sugar and water) and how diminished they become through modern agricultural methods and by pre-slicing them. Article.

NYU Hidden Hunger

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Jan 29 2008

NYU’s School of Global Public Health is holding a conference March 27, 2008 – Hidden Hunger: Micronutrient Defincies & The Developing World.

My GF is going, I’m going to try to get as much of the literature as I can. Nothing posted on the website currently. These are the featured speakers:

Juan Pablo Pena-Rosas, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.Micronutrient Specialist, International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCt) – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Glen Maberly, MB BS BSc(Med) MD FRACPProfessor of Global Health and Director, Center for International Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Interim Director, Global Health Institute, Sydney West Area Health Service, Australia

Domingo J Pinero, Ph.D, M.S. Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Bodyweight Exercises

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 28 2008

So my girlfriend does not have much gear and doesn’t have a gym membership. So I just wanted to list all the possible body weight exercises that I could come up with so I could do a better job of doing the “constantly varied” thing instead of making her do the same thing all the time. So here we go:

Basic Bodyweight Exercises
Jumping Jacks
Mountain Climbers
Star Jumps
Handstand Holds
Headstand Holds
Jumping Squats
Jumping Lunges

Advance Bodyweight Exercises
Handstand Pushup
Divebomber Pushup

Ab exercises
Hollow Rocks
Planche Hold
Side Planche Hold
Leg Levers
Flutter Kicks

Need some stuff, but can find around the house/neighborhood:
Box Jumps
Jumping Pullups

She has some gear: Rings, 17 lbs Kettlebell, 30 lbs Sandbag
Ring Jumping Pullups
Ring Jumping Dips
Ring Pushup Position Holds
KB Swing
KB Sumo Deadlift High Pull
KB Turkish Getup
SB Clean & Jerk
SB Thruster
SB Front Squat
SB Back Squat
SB Turkish Getup

And here’s a thread that describes Eva T’s bodyweight workouts, some great stuff here:

All from

Some other places to look:

Have to put up this link as well, a very cheap home gym description and links in about 350 words:

That’s about all I can come up with now.

NYT Fitness Articles

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 25 2008

Two NYT Articles on Fitness being a life and death issue, and training kids for sports.

Robb Wolf’s Diet Tools

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Jan 24 2008

A great post by Robb Wolf with some very valuable material for your clients dealing with food intake and guicance.

NYT Diabetes Info

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Jan 24 2008

Significant amount of info on diabetes here.

Two Diabetes Articles from NYT

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 24 2008

Just wanted to throw the links up here. The first seems fascinating to me. The idea of diet doesn’t even get mentioned. Just that there are to surgeries that will shrink your stomach and that this is an answer to diabetes.

Surgical Treatment for Diabetes

This second one isn’t much better. Again, trying to find a more complicated solution to a drastically simpler problem. But with the complicated solution, you get a pill that you can get research money for, market, and sell, which equals $$.

In Diabetes, a Complex of Causes

A Really Bad Idea…

Uncategorized | Posted by brianpcf
Jan 23 2008

So a random, self-titled “rabid liberal” keyed a Marine’s car in Chicago recently and appeard in court 20 Jan 2008. This appears to have been a bad idea. Link.