Monday, 18 Oct, 2010

Posted by Mandee on October 17, 2010   |   20 Comments

Box Squat: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2

3×15 Reverse hyper-extensions
3×15 Arched-back resistance-band good-mornings

Mere Christianity

‘Selfish’ Capitalists Saved Chile’s Miners

“One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.”— Dennis A. Peer

Question of the Day:
How prepared are you for the unknown and the unknowable? Yes, I’m asking about your fitness here, but are you prepared for other things as well? Food shortage, Tornadoes, Massive power black-outs, Terrorist attacks? Are these scenarios or others even worth considering?

20 responses to “Monday, 18 Oct, 2010”

  1. Tracey says:

    Interesting book. I will check it out.

    • Tracey says:

      ohhh! difficult read, then im out. I’ll try the other one.
      Can’t stay with something if I don’t understand it.

      • Andrew says:

        It is a fantastic read if you can stick it out. I know a few people that have it at the top of their list as favorite reads.

  2. Aaron says:

    Mere Christianity is great but I found it difficult to get into a rhythm reading it probably because of the 1940 language Lewis uses. It must be the generational gap.

    The best apologetic book I’ve ever read, one that had the biggest impact on me and one I highly recommend is The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Like Lewis, Strobel was an atheist and his intention with writing the book was to proof Christianity was false. Through his investigation and cross-examination of a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge and Princeton and an open and honest look at the facts, he is changed from atheist to Christian. Strobel is a former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune and in the book he challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? It’s a really powerful read and answered all my questions, even the cynical ones.

    Also if you enjoy Lewis, I would also suggest Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. It’s more humorous and told in the form of letters from Screwtape, an older demon to his nephew, Wormwood. Screwtape advises Wormwood on methods of temptation on a man they call “the Patient” and securing his place in Hell.

    • Emily D. says:

      The Creator and the Cosmos is another one to take a look at. It actually looks at science vs. Christianity.

      It was a tough read too(I never actually finished it) ….mainly because it is so scientific but still a good read.

    • Dean says:

      I’ve read Mere Christianity and thought it was pretty good. But I also really liked A Case for Christ. I would recommend “A Case for a Creator” which is also by Strobel. I actually liked it a lot more and I feel to explore if there is a God before exploring if Christ was Christ is an important order to go in. Strobel has done a good job with both books and I highly recommend them.

  3. Aaron says:


    Absolutely these scenarios are worth considering. After reading One Second After, Alas, Babylon and The Road (all great books and highly recommended) I’m currently looking to purchase at least 20 acres of land high in the hills with a natural spring, stock up on coffee, chocolate, whiskey, beef jerky, sugar, salt, AR-15’s, ammo, canned goods and any other commodities that will be more valuable than gold when it hits the fan after a natural, nuclear or EMP disaster. This is no joke. We could all survive a temporary black-out but what are you going to do when something bigger happens? It’s not a matter of if, but when.

    • Kerri says:

      This is an article/link that my Dad sent me a couple months ago, ensuring that I stock up, and still stay within my budget. It’s definitely not Paleo, ha, but, it is a good approach. Aaron, can I get an acre of that 20 acre plot?


      • Aaron says:

        Good info in the link and I think eating Paleo would be my last concern if a cataclysmic event occurred.

        But sorry, I can’t part with any acreage. I’ll need every acre for my tribe. No worries though, you would definitely be welcomed into the tribe. My only rule is every tribal member would have to contribute some kind of utility of value to the village such as food, supplies or skills from their old profession or hobby (sorry reality stars, drama queens and video gamers). Still on the fence about pizzaiolis, stockbrokers and lawyers 🙂 All CFers would be in. We’ll need healthy and strong members to build and man the look-out huts, hang gliders and catapults in order to help the Rebel Alliance defend against the Empiire…(oops, I think I got off on a tangent. Slow day at in the office. Keep it short and to the point Aaron. Short. And. Sweet. Whatever, how many people read our blog on rest days anyway?)

    • Ben says:

      Alas, Babylon is one of my favorite books and One Second After was also great. I’ve been thinking about these kinds of scenarios ever since reading AB in high school, but I lived in NOLA during Hurricane Katrina and that really kicked my desire to be prepared into overdrive.

      In addition to taking some steps to be prepared at home (canned goods, a garden/orchard, etc.), long term I am thinking about purchasing some rural or agricultural land.

      • Ben says:

        Another good novel is “World Made by Hand” which discusses a future after peak oil. “The Postman” is also pretty good, but has some sci-fi elements.

  4. Ramsay says:

    signed up for barbells for boobs

  5. Aaron says:

    Today felt like a box squat therapy, which always need.

    Bar only on the box squats, then used the Louie Simmons Reverse Hyper Ultra and the tan w/black band for the good mornings.

  6. AmandaJ says:

    Hate to miss today…have a work thing from 4-6…boo

  7. Brady W. says:

    Thanks for the Box squat therapy today Jake. Lots of good tips for me to work on. Bar only squats , with 45lb and 10 lb plates. Reverse Hypers and good mornings were fun and have had great posture all day long!

    Since my back surgery early this year, I believe my back is stronger now than before thanks to CF!

    QOD: The only thing I can think about for this is Zombieland refrences…Rule #2,The Double Tap. As for natural disasters, terrorist attacks,famine, and miscallanious scenaros that I personally have no control over, I tend to not concern myself over too long. But having basic survival skills and knowledge, like reading a compass, is something everyone should have. I’m not as ready as I was for Y2K, but I think I’d survive for a while.

  8. can't count to 8 says:

    Pr’d on squat clean – 295. Caught 300 very nicely but couldn’t stand up with it. : (

    Hang PC / burpee wod – 3:45 (30 s PR)

    Thank Patrick and Russell for the push. Fran cough now.

  9. Ramsay says:

    Does CFHSV ever have self defense workshops? I’ve seen videos on the main site and would come if we had one. We have had a crime spree in our neighborhood and its not sitting well with the ladies in the area.


    • Robert S. says:

      I can teach you to shoot.

      • Russell says:

        That’s what I was going to say. punching and kicking is only for when you are out of bullets, your knife gets stuck in bone, and you don’t have anywhere to run to.

  10. katie g says:

    Had to take off half way, just doing bar. Incredibly frusterating movement, but undoubtedly good for squat strength.