Time For The Gnews (Fri 9/10/10)

By September 9, 2010CFMC Blog Archives

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No, that’s not a typo either. First person who can identify what I’m talking about in the title gets to make Jackson do burpees. But not more than 300. Actually, since it’s Jackson we’re giving burpees to, let’s make it the first 5 people who can tell me what the reference is from… Anyway, on to the gnews:

1. Fight Gone Bad 5 – there are only like 2 weeks left before FGB5, and there is an embarrassingly low number of people on the CrossFit Montgomery County fundraising team. This is not just another Saturday WOD folks – this is an international CrossFit event, and you must register in order to participate. It’s no big deal – you give them your name, tell them what team you’re on, give them a fundraising goal, and then send a few emails telling people you’re doing a fundraiser and that you’d appreciate it if they made a small donation. They even give you a fundraising page for you to send to people so they can make their donations online. It’s easy – go do it. Fight Gone Bad is a great event, unless it’s just going to be both of us who are currently on the team doing it that day, that is. Also, you do NOT have to be a member of CFMC to participate in the event at my gym. So tell everyone you know about it. FGB is a great WOD, and the fundraiser is a great cause – do your part to help.

2. Lost and found at the gym – There is a box of items that people have left over the past year at the gym sitting on the bench between the bathrooms. I would like to make a strong suggestion that you look through that box sometime soon for anything that belongs to you. If you don’t, then the chances that you’ll pass a tattered man standing on the median holding a cardboard sign while using your sports bra to keep his sleeping bag rolled up will increase dramatically.

3. Paleo Challenge – the registration for the CFMC Paleo Challenge ends on Saturday at noon. If you have any desire to dramatically improve your health, make yourself better at the gym, and shed unwanted body fat, make sure to get yourself in this challenge. Even if you don’t win the cash prize at the end, you’ll end up in much better shape and will find yourself singing songs in praise of the one who came up with the idea in the first place (which was Danielle, actually).

That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this installment of “Stuff Tai Wants To Remind You”. Now quit screwing around and get back to work.

Today’s WOD:

10 Rounds for time:

3 Muscle-ups
5 Kettlebell Snatches (24kg/16kg)
7 Kettlebell Overhead Squats

*For the kettlebell stuff, alternate hands each round. For example, do the first round all with your right hand, second round do with your left hand, etc.

  • Mike C.

    Tai I take it you are teaching med ball cleans to the newbies from the straight arm shoulder shrug you have going on there

  • Annie

    No Gnews is good Gnews without Gary Gnu!

    Can I just give the burpees to Dan?? He’ll appreciate them much more! 🙂

  • rlw1988

    OMG!! Am I the only one who remembers The Great Space Coaster? Gary Gnu’s, no gnews is good gnews. Wow, you took me way back Tai!

  • Julie G.

    92 page free Primal Cookbook

  • Leena

    Thanks for sharing Julie!

    Almost a week in now… and I have found that I have strong cravings for french fries, potato chips and SALT. -Anyone else with a salt craving?

    -And what to snack on when watching a movie for example?


  • Julie G.

    Leena, not the best if trying to lose weight but I reward myself and remain Paleo with sweet potatoe fries. I use sunflower oil or high heat coconut oil for frying. and of course unsweetened dried fruit, nuts, and beef jerky.

  • Julie G.

    None of this stuff is cheap, but maybe you could get ideas of stuff to make yourself. http://paleofoodmall.com/#snacks

  • Leena

    sweet potatoe is in the same category as potatoes if i understand correctly!?

    -thanks for the link!

  • Julie G

    You are right. Sweet potatoe is listed as “food to be avoided” on Dr Cordains list; however in his book “paleo for Athletes” he lists it as an optimal for recovery. So although not optimal everyday as I said for me it is a sensible cheat.
    Mark Sisson Marks daily apple and Robb Wolf also advocate after workouts for recovery.