12 min AMRAP
8 Turkish get-ups (53#/35#)
10 Box jumps (24″/20″)
12 V sit-ups
Post completed rounds and reps to comments.
News Flash: Vegans Don’t Eat Fish!
Anybody watching the Tour de France? Much like all sports on television, I don’t watch nearly as much as I used to. There is a story coming out of the peleton that has the herbivores all aflutter. David Zabriskie, an American cyclist on the U.S. based Garmin-Cervelo team is looking to become the first cyclist to ever finish Le Tour on a vegan diet. There’s only one catch…he plans to eat salmon twice a week. He feels that this will help his body absorb the iron it needs to endure an event of this magnitude. Hmmm…does this seem problematic to anybody else but me? I have nothing against David Zabriskie, he’s one of our best time trialists. I also have nothing against somebody shouting out the benefits of a vegan diet for athletes…well, maybe I do, but that’s a different post. I do have a big problem with the media going bonkers over a non-story! Sorry, but if he is eating salmon twice a week he IS NOT A VEGAN!!! A vegan, by definition is somebody who does not eat or use any animal products whatsoever. At best, Mr. Zabriskie could be classified as a pescetarian, but definitely not a vegan.
Is this an interesting experiment regardless? Sure, he’s definitely going to be consuming less quality protein than his teammates and counterparts. If he does well am I likely to trade away my bacon for some quinoa? Absolutely not! I will be annoyed by all the non-meat eaters pumping this guy up as some sort of hero for the vegan/vegetarian world though.
Here’s an interesting question: If a true vegan cyclist swallows a bug during a race is he/she still a vegan?