Northern Cal's premier (and only) EBT scan center is presenting the fundamentals of EBT technology...de-bunking heart disease myths, unrecognized risk factors and non-invasive assessments for early detection this week!
I'll be present for Q/A and as a liaison for TrackYourPlaque.com
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Club Sport Renaissance
2805 Jones Road
Walnut Creek, CA
They will be offering a raffle for a free EBT heart scan ($499 value) and the TYP book by Dr. Davis :)
More Info: 925-939-3003
Come and visit!
Dr.Kim, medical director, and his lovely wife Kate are sponsoring . . .
So...What did you do this ABSOLUTELY, stunningly beautiful weekend?
I was in Marin with a half-marathoning MILF and enjoyed the inaugural Marin Half-Marathon ..the way WAY cool map HERE. WOW... spectacular, shimmering water views, balmy sunny warmth (88 degrees F), and amazing hill trails. Not as sensual or aromatherapeutic as the Boothe-Napa enviro 10K last year but extremely pleasant nonetheless. Dean Karnazes was in the house (the ultra-marathoner...of 50 marathons-in 50 days-in 50 states-fame who lives in Marin, CA now).
Some people may think Xfit and LSD (Long Slow Distance) like distance running don't mix. I'd beg to differ. Engaging and recruiting both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles are advantageous for several reasons.
1) Insulin control and sensitivity promotion, fresh air, vitamin D (aka sunlight)
2) Longer leaner muscles
3) Paleo is functional fitness and this definitely includes ancient evolutionary migration patterns in a search for food during winters, drought and famines
4) D*MN... it's sure FUN...!! and enforces extreme addictive endorphin release :) For me.
The benefits of Xfit/Paleo/intense, short functional workouts I've noticed over the last 12 months are...
--increased recovery (no muscle soreness, no acidosis at ALL now)
--improved anaerobic efficiency and lactate utilization
--improved aerobic endurance (esp with LESS running/training)
--though I'm heavier (lean muscle -- though I'm kind of a (!)PHATYY right now) higher overall VO2 Max and O2 uptake efficiency -- I go further, faster, with far less EFFORT (that defies PH-YSICS *HAAAA*)
--for some reason, my best Xfit days are the ones where I do a 5mile run (~10k) beforehand... go FIGURE...
--I'm becoming a better functional pharm . . . A N I M A L
Read more great, endurance-building tips from Chris (eg, big LSD hill-hiking fan) at ConditioningResearch.com on his interview with the CrossfitEndurance.com guru Mr.MacKenzie from April 9th 2009 below.
Our gym DiabloCrossfit.com is offering a special training in Gymnastics Basics and PARKOUR next month. You can't get more functional than Parkour... (not just for frogs or leapin lizards *hee*). Parkour is also known as street gymnastics (like all things 'street' Madonna somewhat popularized Parkour to laypeople...ck out the awesome French parkour Jump vid CLICK HERE. Our most stellar DCF gym has had in fact various parkour training sessions already from the Crossfit Marin folks. How cool, eh? Also, triathlon training (LSD!) is offered by our resident-fellow Xfitter Jan weekly on Saturdays with a 25mi-bike at 7:45am and at 2:45pm a 6-mi trail run in the Briones park.
In Virginia, another Xfit gym called SPARTA Fitness does Parkour also. Their motto: supported by a raw (I like that *WINK*) training facility designed to forge the Warrior mind and body through the CrossFit method and Parkour... click here.