Friday, April 16, 2010

Four rounds for time of:
Row 500 meters
Rest 3 minutes

David Lipson 1:19.1, 1:23.7, 1:24.3, 1:23.5.
Tommy Hackenbruck 1:29, 1:29, 1:36, 1:36
Ben Crook 1:24, 1:26, 1:32, 1:40
Rob Orlando 1:27, 1:32, 1:34, 1:41
Tanya Wagner 1:41.1, 1:44.9, 1:48.7, 1:47.7
Post times to comments.

Mark’s Daily Apple brings us…
A Quick Guide to Bacon


BaconThin, thick, smoky, salty, hearty, meaty, maple, chewy or crispy. Different strokes, as they say. Nonetheless, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone – especially a Primal type – who doesn’t sing bacon’s praises. (Too bad so many CW followers eschew this fine delicacy.) Nonetheless, I wanted to address some questions dangling out there in the MDA comments and forum. Is bacon an indulgence or an acceptable stock ingredient in Primal eating? Do we need to shell out for nitrite-free? What about organic? Is there really such a thing as grass-fed pork?

A couple of weeks ago in the How Much Is Too Much post, I joked that there was no such thing as too much bacon. As much as I love my pork belly, I should clarify that the comment was tongue-in-cheek. Most folks got the jest, but it’s worth highlighting. When it comes to bacon, the fat is delectable. The protein is functional. The taste – phenomenal. The salt, however, (as a number of you pointed out) can be the problem. Although brands vary significantly, bacon generally averages around 1000 mg of sodium per 3.5 oz. serving. As I mentioned last week, I think reining in the sodium intake is a worthwhile endeavor. [keep reading]

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  1. I read that article this morning and I love how it comments that there is no such thing as too much bacon – lol!

  2. rowing!?!?! This going to be painful.

    • you are supposed to be good at rowing….

  3. Laura, I think you need to see someone about this obsession with bacon. : )

    • A butcher, perhaps?

    • Bacon is gr8, and don’t you forget it!

  4. I have to ask… I watched that video of Tommy Hackenbruck on the row and honestly, it didn’t really look like they were moving all that fast. If I hit 1:50 on my row, I feel like I’m flying. Is there some form / trick I’m missing?

    • The only “trick” is to create the longest and most efficient stroke as possible. It’s not the speed, but the quality of the strokes. Maintaining between 23-28 strokes per minute is ideal, but you just have to do the best that you can. You need a strong and powerful drive with the legs, followed by just as a powerful pull with the arms. A quick return after the stroke will allow you to hopefully cycle through with the efficiency that you need. Also Tommy being a tall, relatively heavy athlete (which is the ideal size for rowing) who also just so happens to be the #2 CrossFit Male in the world kinda works to his favor too 🙂

  5. 2:13.6 / 2:16.8 / 2:17.8 / 2:17.2

  6. 1:56 – 1:55 – 2:00 – 1:59

  7. 1:38, 1:50, 1:48, 1:50

  8. 1:58
    2:03
    2:03
    2:02

  9. 2:01
    2:08
    2:10
    2:11

    I hated that.

    Push jerks
    88/98/110/120(bad form/120/125/130F

    These just didn’t feel right today. Not enough explosion. I was pushing up rather than dropping down under the bar. It makes me think I would be able to do much more weight if I wasn’t muscling the bar up.

    • Good job on those push jerks! 🙂

  10. I don’t officially remember, but I think it was…
    1:31, 1:46, 1:44, 1:42

    and it did indeed hurt as predicted.

  11. Great times, Mac! Yes, pain. . .

  12. 1:54, 1:56, 2:07, 2:00

    Can anyone spot the brick wall I ran into? =)

  13. 2:12.8 | 2:16.3 | 2:15.7 | 2:13.5

    I must not have pushed myself hard enough because this didn’t suck.

  14. 1:53/1:56/2:06/2:05

    Done on Saturday AM.

    • Good Job Meeks!

  15. Damper(7/8)
    PR 1:31

    1. 1:35
    2. 1:50
    3. 1:48
    4. 1:43

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