Friday, October 22, 2010


  1. tubameat | October 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    People, I just stumbled across this site written by my friend Lis, who runs CrossFit Watertown (CT). Some inspiring words here. Enjoy!

    Steve D

  2. tubameat | October 22, 2010 at 9:53 am

    esp. resonant w/yours truly is the short essay, “Burning Cars”

    • StuLu | October 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm


      An amazing site. I have been engrossed with reading the content all day! Thanks for sharing this and I have am spreading the link.


  3. b-kay | October 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Alex M.: 205-215-215-lbs., 3:51 (115-lbs.)
    Ralph A.: 195-205-205-lbs., 7:49 (115-lbs.)
    Erez Y.: 175-185-175x-lbs., 5:35 (95-lbs.)
    Robbie S.: 160-165-165-lbs., 5:23 (115-lbs.)
    Paul M.: 150-155-160x-lbs., 5:46 (85-lbs.)
    Kris C.: 115-120-120-lbs., 4:42 (70-lbs.)
    Jessy C.: 105-105x-100-lbs., 4:45 (65-lbs.)
    Ted K.: 95-115-105-lbs., 4:23 (30-lb. dbs)
    Mark C.: 115-125-125-lbs., 5:26 (75-lbs.; sub: sdhp, squat)
    Ryan B.: 80-80-80-lbs., 6:43 (20-lb. dbs)
    Keena S.: 95-95-95-lbs., 5:10 (70-lbs.)
    Sean M.: 215-215-215-lbs., 5:20 (115-lbs.)
    David O.: 165-165-165-lbs., 2:34 (95-lbs.)
    Glenn C.: 175-185-175-lbs., 3:49 (35-lb. dbs)
    John B.: 170-180-185x-lbs., 2:24 (95-lbs.)
    Stuart W.: 165-175-175-lbs., 2:44 (35-lb. dbs)
    Sidra C.: 160x-160-160-lbs., 4:44 (80-lbs.)
    Josh M.: 160-165-170x-lbs., 3:31 (95-lbs.)
    Brian T.: 150-155-160x-lbs., 3:49 (90-lbs.)
    Leota B.: 110-110-110-lbs., 3:25 (50-lbs.)
    Holmes H.: 115-115-115-lbs., 3:13 (25-lb. dbs)
    Anne M.: 115-115-115-lbs., 5:00 (20-lb. dbs)
    Jen M.: 100x-95-95-lbs., 4:34 (30-lb. dbs)
    Ryan D.: 115-125-135-lbs., 3:00 (25-lb. dbs)
    Jon H.: 85-85-85-lbs., 4:04 (20-lb. dbs)
    Joe P.: 255-255x-255x-lbs., 6:09
    Jeremy N.: 260-270x-260x-lbs., 4:58
    Steve D.: 205-215-220-lbs., 4:40 (135-lbs.)
    Bill G.: 195-205-215-lbs., 3:38 (105-lbs.)
    Meghan M.: 195-200-205x-lbs., 2:47
    Johnny A.: 160-180-185-lbs., 4:11 (85-lbs.)
    Jeff W.: 160-175x-160-lbs., 4:54 (90-lbs.)
    Sakar P.: 150-150-150-lbs., 3:05 (35-lb. dbs; sub: back squat, sdhp)
    Caitlin S.: 120-125-125-lbs., 3:11 (35-lb. dbs)
    Campbell R.: 85-90-90-lbs., 3:18 (20-lb. dbs)
    Livia S.: 80-80-80-lbs., 3:53 (20-lb. dbs)
    Rachel Z.: 65-65-60-lbs., 3:47 (15-lb. dbs)
    Dave R.: 245-255x-250-lbs., 4:21
    Josh O.: 275-275-280-lbs., 3:25 (135-lbs.; sub: sdhp, deadlift)
    Joseph P.: 240-245-250x-lbs., 3:25 (85-lbs.)
    Marco M.: 200-210-220-lbs., 4:38 (105-lbs.)
    Jerry C.: 175-185-185-lbs., 4:23 (85-lbs.; sub: 2x deadlift, 2x pushup)
    Jonathan H.: 145-155-155x-lbs., 5:26 (105-lbs.)
    Joe F.: 175-185x-175-lbs., 4:12 (105-lbs.)
    John G.: 145-150x-145x-lbs., 4:49 (85-lbs.)
    Lisa C.: 85-95x-85-lbs., 3:17 (25-lb. dbs)
    Rajesh N.: 95-95-95-lbs., 5:20 (20-lb. dbs)
    April H.: 65-65-65-lbs., 4:02 (20-lb. dbs)
    Linda K.: 65-65-65-lbs., 4:34 (20-lb. dbs)

  4. jdowen | October 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Hey all

    Someone had posted this NYT article a few days back:

    I had meant to comment but never got around to it. It’s worth noting that this article seems not to have been written by anyone with a nutrition or food background. The article refers to paleo man eating grains, but then identifies the sources as mainly cattails and ferns. When we talk about grains, we are talking about hard seeds from certain types of grass (corn, wheat, millet, sorghum, rice, rye, barley, oat, etc.). Neither ferns nor cattails are grasses. Ferns reproduce via spores, and cattails via flower pollination. Neither produce hard seeds of the type we mean when we talk about cereal grains.

    The fact that paleo man was grinding up these plants (and also tubers) to produce flour as a dense carbohydrate source is useful information, but it should not be confused as evidence that paleo man was eating grains.


    • Erez | October 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      That was me.

      I’m going to skirt the issue of what cavemen did or did not eat, because, as I mentioned, I think it’s not so important in predicting what we should eat. Instead, I’ll shift the conversation to modern scientific evidence, along the lines presented in Robb’s book.

      Paleo’s issue with grains and legumes is twofold: glycemic load and antinutrients (namely, lectins). Also, for some grains, there is the issue of gluten sensitivity. Relative to grains, tubers have, on average, a somewhat lower glycemic load, fewer lectins, and no gluten. Thus, the degree to which tubers are better than grains depends on the degree to which we are sensitive to relatively small increases in glycemic load, and to lectins and gluten. I don’t know the answer to this: Robb’s book doesn’t really explore the costs of these ‘marginal’ increases (perhaps because it’s not written for econ dorks like me–he seems, rightly, to be focused on getting the larger message across). However, I am only getting started on reviewing his citations, and these may provide some answers.

      Bottom line, though, you should do what works for you, and Paleo is working for a lot of people. Also, people, eat more vegetables, damn it.

    • coach | October 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm


      Two words: thank you.



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