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Happy Thanksgiving 2014

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50 Ways to Show Gratitude for the People in Your Life

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Thanksgiving Meal Prep!!!

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Diamond News | 0 comments

A Primal Thanksgiving Menu



It’s two days away from Thanksgiving here in the United States, and that means a significant portion of my readership is scrambling to put together a Primal menu. Things are easier now with the rise of the ancestral health community and the growing preponderance of related recipe blogs, but a lot of you are still wasting precious time combing through their volumes or converting standard Thanksgiving recipes into Primal-friendly recipes. You have better things to do. You have family and friends to visit, footballs to toss (or kick, as the case may be), piles of polychromatic leaves to roll around in, and thanks to give. Even if you’re an international reader, don’t celebrate Thanksgiving or know quite what it’s all about, you still like to eat great food.

Mark’s Daily Apple:  Read entire article here 

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Athlete Spotlight on Michael Chillo

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Athlete Spotlight | 0 comments

Athlete Spotlight on Michael Chillo





 Name and “board name” (or what should your board name be)?  Mike or Mike C.

What are your stats (optional)? Where did you grow up?  Where do you live now?  Born in Brooklyn. Live in North Massapequa now.

What do you do for a living?  I am a Physician Assistant in the Surgical ICU and Cardiothoracic ICU at Winthrop University Hospital

When did you become part of the Diamond family and why did you join?  In January of this year. I joined because I wanted to become as fit as I could possibly be and to see how far I could push myself.

What was your athletic background before joining CFD?  I’ve played soccer since the age of 4. In school I ran track, played lacrosse and tennis.

What is your favorite wod/exercise?  Well its’s definitely close between cleans and box jumps

What is your least favorite wod/exercise?  Snatches are probably my least favorite.

What is your biggest milestone, achievement, or “A-ha” moment at CFD?  Getting my first muscle up on the rings.

What goal(s) are you looking to accomplish?  To become as strong and as physically fit as possible.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of CFD?  Outside of diamond I love to travel, hang out with friends, run, swim, go to the beach and play a pick up game of any sport.

What is something that we may not know about you?  I love dancing to all types of music.

What is your favorite cheat meal?  Cheese cake

What is some advice or encouragement for someone just starting CFD or thinking of starting?  Basically don’t knock it until you try it. Don’t listen to what other people say until you actually experience what crossfit is for yourself. I can honestly say that joining crossfit has probably been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve never been as fit or as strong as I am now. Having great people around you to support you at the same time makes it that much better. That encouragement to “pick up the bar” or get that extra rep helps you to push yourself even further.


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