GOBBLE, GOBBLE We will be working out on Thanksgiving (9am) and Black Friday (10am). The Gobble Jog does run right in front of our gym, so get there early (or walk) to allow time for traffic and runners. There’s usually a little window where the cop will let you into the parking lot around 8:30am on Thanksgiving.
MEET YOUR MEAT – Have you ever wondered what all those labels mean on your meat? Hopefully today’s post can help out!
USDA ORGANIC Animals are fed only certified organic feed and given no antibiotics or hormones (ideal, especially if you eat meat often). They also have year-round outdoor access. but the cert has no rules for slaughter, so look for “Certified Humane” if you’re concerned about animal welfare.
GRASS-FED Meat from these cows (versus grain-fed ones) has less total fat yet more healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But the cows could have been fed in a lot, so the label doesn’t necessarily mean kinder.
NO ANTIBIOTICS If you can’t buy organic (it ain’t cheap), you at least want this stamp. Not just for yourself, but for the world. Experts think overuse of these drugs (used to prevent sickness in cows) could give rise to superbug diseases … in humans.
PASTURE-RAISED Better than grass-fed: the cows live outdoors and graze at their own free will. The animal has to have access to the outdoors for 120 days per year (However, regular inspections are not required).
GLOBAL ANIMAL PARTNERSHIP In this 5-step welfare rating scale, a well-treated animal will have at least a 3.
NATURAL A meaningless label, since the word applies to all fresh meat, whether or not it has this sticker. The term is code for “no artificial ingredients or colors added” and “minimally processed” (a vague phrase in itself).
So how does this affect me? As is often the case with food, a lot of things come down to personal preference. Organic and sustainable farming practices are better for the environment, and many can lead to a better quality of life for animals, too. If those things are important to you, some of these labels will be helpful when you’re choosing what kind of beef to buy.
When it comes to your own health, things are a little less cut and dried. There is evidence that antibiotics use in animals can lead to antibiotic-resistant infections in humans, and choosing meat raised without antibiotics can minimize that risk. Aside from that, there isn’t enough research yet to prove that organic or grass fed beef is significantly better for you, and we still don’t fully understand the long-term effects of eating animals that have been administered hormones—if this concerns you, you can opt for beef that’s raised without hormones, or you opt for organic beef, which can’t have been administered hormones or antibiotics. (via)
0:00 – 8:00
Super Dynamic Warmup
8:00 – 18:00
18:00 – 30:00
Review/Practice skills for today’s conditioning.
28:00 – 53:00
3x on each side, then rest while your partner works.
Overhead Reverse Lunge
L4 – 24/18
L3 – 22/16
53:00 – 60:00
Warm down mobility flow