If I only had a brain

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Run 400 meters
10 Front squats (bar only)
Posterior flossing, 1 minute each
Tricep mash, or Super rack
Ankle mobility w/ band
10 Thrusters

Strength: (Same for Classic and Advanced)

 20 minutes to establish a 1 RM Front Squat

 Notes:  Get your ass to grass!  Remember, this is training for your clean!


For time:

15 Thruster (135/95/65)
Run 200 meters
20 Thruster (95/65/45)
Run 400 meters
30 Thruster (65/45/35)
Run 800 meters

18 minute cap!

 Notes:  Use dumbbells if easier to keep pace up, or if athlete is limited by rack position.

Cool down:

3 rounds:
15 GHD Sit-ups
15 Back extensions



This picture has been appearing in the paleo blogosphere for the past couple weeks. I find it extremely fascinating and I can’t help but wonder “why are we not as smart as these ants?” We live in a world full of an extremely high level of intelligence. People all of over the world are saving lives with their medical discoveries, creating art that can make you weep and solving Google algorithms faster than Josh Bridge’s Fran time. Despite how smart and awesome we are as human beings, we’ve somehow lost the biological ability to differentiate between real and fake food. Wow, that’s nuts to think about. Or maybe we never really had that ability to begin with . Or maybe we evolved into eating fake foods so slowly that we hardly noticed the change. It just amazes me that we don’t have the biological “sense” that these small insects seem to have so deeply ingrained in them that steers them away from fake food. Looking at this picture makes me feel like the decision to eat something crappy or not eat something crappy should be simple. It’s pretty black or white. Yes to real food and no to fake food. It’s not at all complex for the ant – why is it for us?

I’m not proposing I have answers as to why this is because I absolutely don’t – I don’t know much about ants or anything pertaining to their genetic make-up/intelligence – I’m just sharing the thoughts that run through my head when I look at this picture. Much like watching Camille Leblanc-Bazinet do muscle-ups I look at these ants and think, “why can’t I do that?”

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the picture – share below if you feel so inclined.

Also – here is a great post from the vault about healthy cooking oils and fats (for the newbies or if you need a little refresher)!

– Jamie

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