Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pull, Ye Mighty Steeds!




The simple act of pulling hard is very primal. Weather pulling something closer to you or pulling yourself closer to something, there is fantastic capacity to be earned here.

All of the movements that compose the core of a solid training program should be this natural. Think of the movements we use everyday in our training and otherwise. Sure, some of the equipment we use is fashioned to get the job done efficiently and we refine the technique to optimize biomechanics, but really all we are doing is: Pushing, pulling, putting things overhead, picking shit up off the ground, running, jumping, throwing etc. None of these are the invention of a single mind. They are part of our universal physical language.

The 6am gang is fairly well-versed in the primal-pull. Into oblivion!



I'm fairly sure the winning team utilized Corby's secret warm-up technique...

video

Stay Pre-Historic,
-Boz

PS The identity of the NutBroker is still largely shrouded in secrecy. First one to identify correctly in the comments wins a bag o' macadamias

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A factoid i found interesting (as a heavy almond snacker) - almonds sold in clear bags are generally higher quality than those sold in sealed packaging. Likewise, almonds sold in the domestic markets are actually of a lower grade than those sold in Japan and India.

Thanks Nut Broker!

raj

Sean said...

Raj & the Nut Broker, that's some good info. I read that as I ate some sealed packaged almonds in disgust. How dare that sealed package give me low quality almonds. I am going to put these almonds in a clear bag tonight and feel much better about it. It will be like they magically became high quality nuts. Ha, nuts.

Anonymous said...

how is the level of almondness measured?

Anonymous said...

Nutbroker says...

"Almondness" is measured by usda regulated 'grades'. Different nuts have different grading systems. Almonds are graded:standard, select, and supreme.grades depend upon acceptable percentages of things like scratches, insect damege, and doubles (the almonds versions of twins) per selected representative sample.

Next lesson, sizing and varietals! Is that handfull of almonds a california, nonpariel, or mission variety???

mike CF[SD|B-X] said...

Boz and KStar,

I'm fairly certain that aside from the general awesomeness of SFCF, Snax, CJ, and I want--no, need(!)--to visit your place (again, CJ and I) strictly for Tug O' War battles and the kaho witi steel french fry. I'm pretty envious of your trainees!

Adrian said...

Anytime! You guys are always welcome...

-Boz

Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo! This is Zoe's first appearance in the SFCF blog!
-Kathy