Summer’s Bounty

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Row 500 meters
Ankle mobility, 60 seconds each
Keg drill, 2 minutes

20 minutes to establish a 1 RM Squat Snatch

As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes of:
7 Overhead squats, 115/75#
14 Toes to bar
21 Kettlebell swings, 24/16kg

Cool down:
3 rounds:
15 Good mornings with barbell
4 Turkish get-ups, alternating, as heavy as possible
*Rest no more than a minute between movements



It’s officially SUMMER! Zeb just asked you to list below all the outdoor activities you are already doing or plan to do.  With all this activity you should be fueling yourself with SUMMER fruit and vegetables. Eating seasonally is not only great for you and your wallet but also the environment. Things grown in season usually taste better.  Imagine the beautiful, deep burgundy, heirloom tomato, vine-ripened in the sun and flavor explosion it will be in your mouth; vs. the winter tomato grown in a hot house, picked “green”, then given ethylene gas to appear red before being put in the produce section of your local Ralphs. So what’s HOT right now?


Stone Fruit: Cherries, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Pluots

Melons: Honeydew, Cantaloup, Watermelon, and many specialty varieties like Canary and Galia



Berries: Blues, Blacks, Raspberries, Strawberries,


Figs— Summer isn’t here until you have proscuitto wrapped figs, in my honest opinion.

Lettuce: Romaine, Butter, Arugula, Mache, Gem, Mizuna, Red and Green Oak, Watercress

Chiles and Sweet Peppers





Green Beans, try the more tender Haricot Vert variety.


English Peas


Tomatoes: Roma, Grape, San Marzano,  Cherry.  Heirloom Varieties include: Brandywine, Pineapple Marvel, Green Zebra, Cherokees, Roman Candles and Early Girl to name a few 🙂

Summer squash: Patty pans, Sunbursts, zucchini

Zucchini Blossoms, stuff these bad boys with meat and cheese and deep fry and you’re set 🙂


While this is only an abbreviated list of all the wonderful produce that is being grown with our current amazing weather conditions, be adventurous! Visit your area farmer’s market and buy something you’ve never had before and your hand at cooking them in your kitchen.

Off to get my Vitamin D on…


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