Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
After 10 days we are in 88th spot... there are 274 teams.
Badlands Underground have collectively rowed 301,451 meters! If we break it down further and take out all the virtual teams. We are 58th / 183 teams and if you want to go head to head with only the health clubs with 50 or less members we are 6th / 9 teams.
Hats off to Ken who has rowed 10k not once but three times and he just keeps getting faster! His lovely wife, Lynn, decided to join in the fun and rowed her first 10k on Thursday!
I have almost registered everyone (yes if you have not found the time to log on I have did it for you).
Thursday, September 23, 2010
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Double unders
Kaine has the the top time so far of 23:00 mim. Post to comments if you have a better one!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Grass Fed vs Grain Fed
This info is taken in part from Eat Sleep Fast:
Read it! Ask questions! Do your own research!
* The Animals Health: Cows are a ruminant. What this basically means is they are designed to digest plant based foods only. They have three stomachs, the first is called a "rumen." Cows basically semi-chew their food, swallow it and allow the bacteria in their rumen to break the cellulose down further. Then they regurgitate (yummy) this semi-digested food and swallow it again. This allows the cow to actually use the grass, and they eat the bacteria as well! Cool huh? Ok, maybe only to me. By feeding these animals grains, they develop a conditions known as "acidosis" or "acid ingestion." The bacteria in their guts create a variety of acids. When they are on pasture they create plenty of saliva to neutralize it. But since a grain based diet is low on roughage, they do not ruminate their food as long, leading to this net acid load. If this continues long enough, which in feedlot it does, the cows develop "rumenitis." This is an inflammatory state of the rumen wall. They develop ulcers because of it and cannot digest food nearly as well.
* The Environment-Agriculture is easily the most destructive act we have done to our planet in the last 10,000...or of all time for that matter. Soil is the basis of life on earth, and the planting of annual mono-crops (wheat, soy, corn etc) year after year destroy top soil. Without top soil there will be nothing. This is why the answer to world hunger doesn't involve feeding the starving grains. Planting annual mono-crops is not a sustainable practice, when all the top soil is gone, what will you grow? We need agricultural practices that build top soil, not destroy it. Raising animals on a perennial poly-culture does just that. Ruminants eat the grass, expend the waste as urine and fecal matter, and that right their builds topsoil. What do you actually think is more destructive to the planet, eating a steak from a cow raised on a pasture, or replacing it with some pseudo soy burger shipped here from Mexico? Let's see, I killed one animal to eat my meal (the cow) and you killed countless by plowing your field for soy, destroyed top soil while my cow built it, burned plenty more fossil fuel getting it on your plate, and damned rivers to irrigate it. Basically you destroyed entire ecosystems to eat a shitty tasting piece of fake meat. Thumbs up to you. Substitute the soy burger for; bagels, cereal or low-fat bran muffins. My steak still wins any day of the week.
* Nutritionally- Basically, grass-fed kicks ass in the nutrition department. It's total fat content is lower, making it higher in protein. It has a far better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, is higher in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), Vitamin E & C and Beta-carotene ..."
One of the local farms, this one located in the Cypress Hills, has Grain Fed Beef for sale:
Poker Cattle Co.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Click here: Fall Challenge Sign in as a new user. Set up your rowing log book. Then click the TEAM tab and join our team. Important once you scroll down and find our team, you must confirm that you want to join the team.
After one day we are sitting in 144th place :(
I know we will move up once everyone logs in their meters.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Reduce weight by approx. 10%
You will have 1 minute to do the reps. If in 1 minute you have completed the reps the next minute you have one minute of rest, If you did not complete the reps the following minute you do strict pull ups to complete the reps. For example, 15 reps and you only completed 10 in a minute, the next minute you do 5 strict pull ups.
Everyone needs to add themselves to the team. Click on this link Concept2 Fall Challenge.
On the left side of the page click "New Users". Follow the instructions. Once you have created a online log book, click teams. Find "join a team" link, click on our team name. If you are having troubles click here:
Easy! Then every Friday enter your meters in your online wod book. If you do not have access to a computer talk to me, as your team captain :) I can add you to the team and enter your meters.
It would be awesome if everyone at the gym was part of the challenge. Friends, family anyone who has access to a rower or ski erg can be part of our team and the Fall Challenge. We could win a Concept2 rower.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
|Daiya Vegan Cheese|
Daiya cheese is free of soy, casein, lactose, gluten, egg, wheat, barley, corn, rice and nuts. There are no artificial ingredients, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, or animal products of any kind. Daiya melts like cheese, grates like cheese and tastes like cheese. Fortunately, for those with dairy issues, Daiya does not digest like cheese, but rather digests like other whole, plant-based product.
When in San Diego, we had some gluten free pizza topped with Daiya Cheese. It was sooo good! We had seconds... maybe even thirds! Definitely worth a try.
You can buy Daiya cheese in Calgary and Edmonton.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
High Octane Fruit
Eat lean strong easy to digest proteins
Energizing Oils that smooth the way
Natural clean fruit alive and full of enzymes
lots of seeds
as raw as possible
sometimes a smoothy with an easy digest protein
loaded with antioxidants Cacao/ greens cell food
Time to cook
Egg Veggie Surprise
handful of spinach
Be creative with what u got
1-3 cloves fine slice garlic
must cook with coconut oil
low to medium heat table spoon of coconut oil
Start with a sprinkle of garlic and a third of ur dark leafy greens
top lightly with wicked minerals (salts)
should look like lots of greens, cover and mild steam
looking thick and heavy add a bunch more but not all greens maybe a few tomatoes
cook to good texture add a bit more oil
4 eggs if ur working hard 6 if ur 200+ working crazy 3-2 laddies
eat big u got time to digest this one nicely
keep yolk till cytoplasm has properly formed white covered
then break the yolk stir smoothly
lower heat when near cooked taste/spice
Add the freshies/bit of garlic if u dare
blend well turn heat off simmer
thanks for great food and people that enjoy feeling food
if bowels are irregular, restore balance first
then routine eats with foods that agree with your digestive system