“Never outsource your self reliance”
Dispatches from the Front 003:
I have a long tenure in bullshit developed by group think and big organizations.
- Liberal Arts Degree by a private university.
- Served as an Intelligence Officer in the US Army deployed twice to Iraq.
- Worked as a government contractor
- Worked as a federal employee for the Department of Energy
- Working with people with substance use disorder
In each of these experiences I trusted that someone “behind the green curtain” knew what they were doing. In each of these experiences in my life I was able to advance into higher levels and gain a sneak peek behind the green curtain and was disappointed to say the least by the decision makers.
In college I didn’t learn much other than the discipline required to complete assignments in order to graduate on time.
In the military I was sent to a war that was caused and promoted by faulty intelligence.
Working for the government I could write an entire book about the lack of intestinal integrity and intellectual capacity.
The opioid crisis was started by Pharmaceutical companies promoting pills as non-addictive, who then paid off government officials for FDA approval. The problem then was further intensified by Doctors who then flooded our area with scripts for cash.
What attracted me to CrossFit in the beginning was that it flipped the bird to the exercise establishment. It was created out of a field of fraudulent and pseudo science. 20 years ago “experts” proclaimed you had to separate “cardio” and “strength” training, even further segmenting strength training based on body parts not functionality. Coupled with a “low fat” diet with the foundation being “healthy” grains = equals a recipe for an obesity epidemic.
The common theme I’ve come to understand is never to subcontract your ability to think critically. People in positions of authority may not be as smart as you think and may not have your best interest in mind.
Some things that will help dig a little deeper.
- Are you taking their word for it? Why?
- Where are you getting your information from? Who is funding that source?
- Have you talked with someone with an opposite view?
- Does it pass the common sense test?
Always remember first reports in critical situations are almost always wrong. And never take anything at face value until you’ve done your own analysis.
Live your dream,
What You Need to Know:
Bring a Friend Week starts tomorrow! If somebody you know hasn’t tried us out yet and wants to give PSKC a shot, all classes, including ERGOUT, are free the entire week. If they end up investing in a membership after this week, they will get $50 off their first month, and you get $50 off your next month as part of our referral program.
Front Porch Coffee Friday from 0630-1100 August 5th!
Events Coming Up:
- Tuesday: Group Bike Ride @ RCAC. Ride starts at 6 PM (Weekly)
- Thursday: Group Run @ RCAC. Run starts at 6 PM (Weekly)
- 8/6: Summer Bummer Team competition at The Health & Wellness Center. Presented by the TCC.
- 8/13: 1st Annual Mound Park Games 9 AM-6 PM. Presented by The Hilltop Initiative.
- 9/10: Color for Hope – 5K Color Run and Event for Suicide Awareness
On Tap This Week:
Lift: 5×3 Front Squat
Sweat: 15 RFT
2 Front Squats (155/105)
4 HSPU or Dbl KB Strict Press
6 Box Jumps
***20 minute cap
Sweat: For Time
2 KB Snatches (53/35)
20 Double Unders
4 KB Snatches
40 Double Unders
8 KB Snatches
80 Double Unders
1200m Run/1000m Row
10 KB Snatches
100 Double Unders
Lift: 5-4-3-2-1 Hang Clean
Sweat: 6 RFT
20/14 Cal Bike
8 Hang Cleans (155/105)
25 Wall Balls
***25 min cap
Sweat: 5 Rounds x1:00 min Stations
***Max Reps at each station
Sweat: Teams of 3
***1 partner working at a time
100/80 Cal Bike
6 Muscle Ups or 6 Pull Ups (per person)
100 Deadlifts (185/125)
6 Muscle Ups
100 Bar Facing Burpees
6 Muscle Ups
100 OH Swings (53/35)
6 Muscle Ups
100/80 Cal Row
Don’t Eat Sh!t: “Six Tips for Healthy Eating”, via CrossFit.com
Dale’s Docket: (Stuff I’m watching, reading, listening, using, or buying)
Watch: 22 CrossFit Games 3-7AUG – Watch the Fittest in the World compete in Madison. I’ll be on site working for CrossFit. Be sure to tune in and watch and be inspired by some incredible athletes compete at the highest level of the sport.
Listen: Tim Ferris with Master Investor Ed Thorp This is a great podcast to better understand numbers, theories of finance and investing.
Read: Behind the Scenes, McKinsey Guided Companies at the Center of the Opioid Crisis Inside look at how powerful consulting firms help Big Pharma push more opioids into the market.