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Strategies for Success on Any Nutrition Program. 08/27/2021

Strategies for Success on Any Nutrition Program.

http://boisekettlebells.ning.com/forum/topics/strategies-for-success-on-any-nutrition-program

Strategies for Success on Any Nutrition Program. Strategies for Success on Any Nutrition Program. 1) You must log everything you eat and drink. No exceptions. If you don’t have an accurate account of what…

08/20/2021

Morally speaking, I know it seems “cleaner” to eat a plant-based diet, but it’s actually impossible to be a vegan because there is no such thing as a bloodless diet. 

All life requires death. 

It’s important to understand that a meatless diet is not a bloodless diet. Many animals lose their lives in the process of farming vegetables. Birds and butterflies are poisoned by chemicals, rabbits and mice are run over by tractors, and vast fields of mono-cropped vegetables displace native populations of animals that once lived on the land. The farming of vegetables is not humane to rabbits. 

"But I didn't intend to kill the bunnies for my soy burger," I hear, "That means it's morally okay." 

If I drive to a certain store to buy some tofu and on the way, I accidentally run over a chipmunk, did I still kill it? Yes. But do I have any guilt or culpability? No. It is clear that I had neither foreknowledge nor intention that my driving would kill the chipmunk. 

What if I told you that each time you went to that store to buy tofu, you were definitely going to run over a family of chipmunks on your way, that this was inevitable. If you know that you are going to kill the chipmunks on the way to the store to buy tofu, is it still morally ok to go to the store, even if you’re not intending to kill the chipmunks? 

It seems to me that if you’re aware that your actions cause a known effect, then intent is present. 

In order to produce vegetables, animals are killed in the process. Is it still morally better to eat vegetables? 

If you equate the life of a rabbit or chipmunk as equal to that of a cow and are truly looking to kill the least amount of lives to feed your own, then I would argue that killing one cow that lived on pasture is actually causing less death than the number of animal lives that are lost by modern row cropping techniques. The principle of least harm may actually require the consumption of large herbivores (red meat). 

We are part of nature. As much as we like to avoid the thought, life is not possible without death.

08/20/2021

This is why every day is “leg day!”

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08/19/2021

Don't waste time in the junk zone!

L*D = Long Slow Distance.

08/18/2021

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Less time 'training', More time moving 08/03/2021

Less time 'training', More time moving

Less time 'training', More time moving Kettlebell coach, Sarah Smith, shares her experience with Original Strength and how implementing the Original Strength RESETS have not only helped herself to...

Iron and The Soul by Henry Rollins - www.oldtimestrongman.com 07/20/2021

Iron and The Soul by Henry Rollins - www.oldtimestrongman.com

This essay has made the rounds in the past. Always a good time to re-read and then share

https://www.oldtimestrongman.com/articles/the-iron-by-henry-rollins/

Iron and The Soul by Henry Rollins - www.oldtimestrongman.com IRON AND THE SOUL by Henry Rollins I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. Completely. When I was young I had no sense of myself. All I was, was a product of all the fear and humiliation I … Continue read...

Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Public Health Problem 07/19/2021

Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Public Health Problem

Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Public Health Problem This article aims to alert the medical community and public health authorities to accumulating evidence on health benefits from sun exposure, which suggests that insufficient sun exposure is a significant public health problem. Studies in the past decade ...

07/13/2021

Fat men are less masculine. The extra fat they carry feminises their hormone balance and reduces their testosterone levels. But the reverse is also true: if fat men lose weight, their testosterone levels rise.

To the full article: https://www.ergo-log.net/weightlossmoremasculine.html

Neural Drive & Why You're Not Ed Coan Explained by Stuart McGill 07/12/2021

Neural Drive & Why You're Not Ed Coan Explained by Stuart McGill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nThwoXCDukk

Neural Drive & Why You're Not Ed Coan Explained by Stuart McGill Dr. Stuart McGill goes into depth describing what Neural Drive is and how to tap into it. He explains what made Ed Coan the greatest Powerlifter of all time ...

Photos from Sustainable Dish - Diana Rodgers, RD's post 07/06/2021

Photos from Sustainable Dish - Diana Rodgers, RD's post

[07/05/21]   Quick reminder that IKSC is closed today.

[06/30/21]   Remember:IKSC will be closed on July 5th. All other class times normal this week.

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression 06/24/2021

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression

New insight into how anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids could help reduce depression Research led by King’s College London shows, for the first time, a link between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and an improvement in symptoms of patients with depression

I trained with kettlebell experts and learned I was using the weights all wrong. Here are 3 of my mistakes and how I fixed them. 06/18/2021

I trained with kettlebell experts and learned I was using the weights all wrong. Here are 3 of my mistakes and how I fixed them.

Please ignore the descriptions of how to do these exercises, but I agree with the sentiment that almost everyone that trains with kettlebells have almost no idea how to get the most out of them. That goes double for many gym trainers that haven't had professional training in their use themselves.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trained-kettlebell-experts-learned-using-110000890.html

I trained with kettlebell experts and learned I was using the weights all wrong. Here are 3 of my mistakes and how I fixed them. Using kettlebells incorrectly can cause wrist pain or bruises. During a swing, don't grip the kettlebell too tightly, Phase Six trainers told Insider.

Ice is for Drinks, Not Muscles | T NATION 06/06/2021

Ice is for Drinks, Not Muscles | T NATION

https://www.t-nation.com/alpha-life/icing-sore-muscles-slows-down-recovery-and-muscle-growth/

Ice is for Drinks, Not Muscles | T NATION T NATION - The Best Strength Training and Bodybuilding Articles, Workouts, and Supplements to Help You Get Bigger, Stronger, and Leaner!

06/06/2021

Taking full advantage of empty parking spaces and absolutely perfect weather for today’s training: Rowing, a few kettlebell movements and a little running/jogging/walking.

Taking full advantage of empty parking spaces and absolutely perfect weather for today’s training: Rowing, a few kettlebell movements and a little running/jogging/walking.

The Science - Elemental Labs 06/04/2021

The Science - Elemental Labs

This is the only supplement I've ever felt worth selling at my gym. I used to experiment with homebrews of something similar, but not after this came out. I might be the only place locally to get it, and at a price that is better than you can get anywhere:

https://drinklmnt.com/pages/the-science

The Science - Elemental Labs At LMNT, we like to cut through the BS, so here is our take: The ... It is added to baked goods, sodas, and even “sports drinks” that have too little in the way of ...

The effect of acute sleep deprivation on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and the hormonal environment 06/03/2021

The effect of acute sleep deprivation on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and the hormonal environment

The effect of acute sleep deprivation on skeletal muscle protein synthesis and the hormonal environment Acute sleep deprivation decreases muscle protein synthesis in young, healthy males and females. Acute sleep deprivation promotes a catabolic hormonal environment. Future research should investigate s...

Magnesium lowers cortisol levels 06/02/2021

Magnesium lowers cortisol levels

https://www.ergo-log.com/magnesium-lowers-cortisol-levels.html

Magnesium lowers cortisol levels By increasing your magnesium intake through your regular diet or supplements, you can increase the concentration of anabolic hormones like IGF-1 and testosterone, we reported earlier. But the hormonal positive effects of magnesium don't stop there. Magnesium supplementation can also lower cortisol l...

The Real Mediterranean Diet | Mark's Daily Apple 05/30/2021

The Real Mediterranean Diet | Mark's Daily Apple

https://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-real-mediterranean-diet/

The Real Mediterranean Diet | Mark's Daily Apple You've heard of the Mediterranean diet, no doubt. Perhaps your doctor has tried to turn you onto it. Maybe your parents or co-workers are using it to lose

05/25/2021

No one is perfect. Shut up and train.

Great post from @guadango about why scans don’t really matter.

Treat the problem, not the scan.

05/23/2021

One of the biggest concepts being missed in our push to reduce “emissions” is that cattle are actually part of the carbon cycle, while extracting fossil fuels are introducing NEW greenhouse gasses to the environment.

This graphic illustrates the "cow biogenic carbon cycle" versus the "one direction carbon highway" of fossil fuels is dangerously misguiding the public.

Cars are the culprit. Not cows. In fact, they're one of our best chances at sequestering carbon.

It’s very easy to say “cows are bad” but it’s a complicated, nuanced topic that I’m trying very hard to unpack for you in the Sacred Cow film and book. Please continue to help me share this message.

We're up against too much misguided propaganda and I need your help.

Please share this message and watch Sacred Cow. Visit www.sacredcow.info/film to learn more.

Infographic inspired by @smilingtreefarm - give them a follow!

05/23/2021

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Timeline Photos 05/23/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Sunday, everyone. There's a war on, folks. A war on meat. More specifically, there is a concerted effort by powerful forces to get people to stop eating meat, or at least seriously curtail its consumption.
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So when you hear someone like Bill Gates buying up farmland and telling you that meat-eating has a sell-by date fast approaching, know that he's serious. When you see Netflix pumping out slick vegan documentary after slick vegan documentary and half your co-workers watch it and decide to "try it out for a few months," know that this is all by design. There is a war on.
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Maybe the worst part is that "everyone knows" meat is bad for you, bad for the planet, bad for animals. This notion has been drilled into the collective unconscious so completely that even someone who's been eating Primal or paleo for over a decade gets a little nervous telling people how much meat they eat. At the very least, the awareness that the average person knows meat is terrible for human and planetary health is always on your mind. Right?
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So these forces who want to change the way the entire world eats have fertile ground on which to play. They have a head start on the psychological battleground. The wind is at their backs. Yet they won't win. Meat eating is in our DNA. It's what our brains are founded on. It's what our bodies need to thrive and survive. Animal agriculture is required for the rest of agriculture to work. Without well-raised livestock, we rely completely on petrochemical fertilizers.
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That's the reality. Life as we know it wouldn't work if all animal agriculture was stricken from the planet. It would be bad. Ugly. Miserable. And that's why it won't happen. Because in the end, on a long enough timeline, reality asserts itself. Reality wins. That which works best ultimately emerges victorious.
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Part of reality winning, however, is you—yes, you—doing your part. Buying sustainably farmed meat and wild caught seafood when and where you can. Informing others. Not getting dejected or giving up. Shopping local. Buying whole cows with friends and family. Hunting and fishing. Growing your own food. Raising chickens. Whatever you can. #LiveAwesome

The Value of Eating What Your Ancestors Ate | Mark's Daily Apple 05/23/2021

The Value of Eating What Your Ancestors Ate | Mark's Daily Apple

We're talking minimum 1,000-2,000 years ago here.
https://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-value-of-eating-what-your-ancestors-ate/

The Value of Eating What Your Ancestors Ate | Mark's Daily Apple Everyone understands the intuitive power of eating the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate for hundreds of thousands of years. Sure, there's a lot of

05/21/2021

More true than it should be. The main thing is they are good for a much wider range of bodytypes than some tools. Still, nothing replaces a good amount of bodyweight training thrown into the mix.

From the occasionally sarcastic T Nation Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/testosteronenation

Two elite exercises for your abs 05/20/2021

Two elite exercises for your abs

https://www.ergo-log.net/two-elite-exercises-for-your-abs.html

Two elite exercises for your abs Looking for new exercises for your abdominal muscles? Why not try roll-outs and knee-ups for your abs? A study by sports scientists at California State University in Sacramento shows that these train your abs more intensively than classic exercises like sit-ups and crunches.

05/18/2021

It looks like these guys decided to award me with this new title for maintaining a bunch of different certifications and not screwing up too much over the years.

It looks like these guys decided to award me with this new title for maintaining a bunch of different certifications and not screwing up too much over the years.

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits 05/17/2021

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210412101921.htm

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits Humans cannot live on protein alone - even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon. Anthropologists argue such a protein-heavy diet would be unsustainable and document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people in No...

Consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function: Researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition, memory, recall and rest 05/14/2021

Consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function: Researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition, memory, recall and rest

Anyone recall Charles Poliquin’s meat and nuts breakfast?

Consuming nuts strengthens brainwave function: Researchers find that nuts benefit the brain by enhancing cognition, memory, recall and rest A new study has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.

Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation 05/13/2021

Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation

Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation More than 50% of people now live in urban areas. By 2050 this proportion will be 70%. Urbanization is associated with increased levels of mental illness, but it’s not yet clear why. Through a controlled experiment, we investigated whether nature experience would influence rumination (repetitive th...

Floor Living: Sitting on the Floor 05/13/2021

Floor Living: Sitting on the Floor

https://www.marksdailyapple.com/floor-living-do-you-spend-enough-time-on-the-ground/

Floor Living: Sitting on the Floor Sitting on the floor is healthy. Everyone knows that sitting in a chair for too long is bad for your health, but read on to find out why the floor is best.

05/06/2021

Most nutritional research relies on food frequency questionnaires, where subjects are asked to determine how often they eat a specific food or type of food.

It has been found that people report what they THINK they should be eating, not what they are actually eating.

They're much less likely to "remember" the bad food they ate, and more likely to "forget" about unhealthy behaviors, like how much they drink alcohol or smoke ci******es.

Let's think about it this way:

Do you remember how many onions you've eaten in the last 3 months?

How about beef? Do you recall how you ate it? In meatballs over pasta or in a sub smotherd in cheese with a large soda on the side?

Was the steak over a salad or was it in a Philly cheesesteak with a beer and a side of chips fried in vegetable oils?

Do you see the problem?

These correlational studies are highly flawed and susceptible to misleading results.

They're too often embraced as proof that a certain food leads to disease.

For too long they've condemned a nutrient-dense food, meat, that we've eaten for millions of years and used it as a scapegoat.

It's time we take a critical look at the assumptions and misinformation about meat, and reclaim our health and restore our planet.

It's not the beef, it's the Big Gulp.

The Greatest Piece of Exercise Equipment Ever Invented | Mark's Daily Apple 04/30/2021

The Greatest Piece of Exercise Equipment Ever Invented | Mark's Daily Apple

https://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-greatest-piece-of-exercise-equipment-ever-invented/

The Greatest Piece of Exercise Equipment Ever Invented | Mark's Daily Apple Not the barbell. Not the bicycle. Not the rower, the Airdyne, not the pullup bar. I'm talking about the Smith Machine, of course, specifically the squats

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The goal is to build strength and health progressively through quality movement, increased resistance, force production, injury resistance, and work capacity. Each training session is about building those things, not making training a competitive event. Save that for the competition floor or playing field. No one cares if you “win” your workout.

Nutrition, sleep, and stress management is 90% of your fitness goal. Modern life and man-made foods are at odds with our genetic heritage. The ultimate goal is to find what is optimal for the individual.

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