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July 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Thursday 07/07/11

in: Workout

WOD:

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.

Telma rocks the rower with the 5am crew.

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?

  • 4 +6 rx

    Posted by: chris 8:49 pm on July 7th, 2011
  • I got in 2+ rounds (almost 3). Shoulder felt good with the heavy TGU’s (that wasn’t the case a few months ago)!!!

    Posted by: Caroline 6:35 pm on July 7th, 2011
  • Interestingly, Zabriskie’s entire team was gluten free during the 2008 Tour de France, and I know Christian Vande Velde and perhaps others still are. Apparently they ate “vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and fresh, well-prepared food” in addition to gluten-free grains and noticed substantial performance improvements. Sounds fairly close to paleo.

    http://www.mensjournal.com/winning-without-wheat

    Posted by: Joni 5:02 pm on July 7th, 2011
  • 5 rounds rx

    Posted by: Tcubed 9:48 am on July 7th, 2011
  • Relevant: http://i.imgur.com/RelEZ.png . I’ll eat everything except the immigrant workers.

    Posted by: Kyle 8:55 am on July 7th, 2011
  • I got 4 rounds Rx. That darn kettlebell was HEAVY!

    Posted by: Ross 6:15 am on July 7th, 2011

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