This past weekend saw a great gathering of the minds in the world of nutrition and health in Cambridge, MA at Harvard Law School for the Ancestral Health Symposium 2012. Many of the top recognizable names in the primal/paleo/ancestral health circle, such as Gary Taubes (Good Calories, Bad Calories),Robb Wolf (NorCal S&C, The Paleo Solution), Mathieu Lalonde (PhD Harvard, Ottawa native), Mark Sisson (Mark’s Daily Apple, the Primal Blueprint), and John Welbourn (former NFL player, CrossFit Football, Evolve Foods) gave presentations along with other top minds in the medical and nutrition field.
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There was a lot of great discussion over the weekend, and it’s great to see the real food movement picking up momentum. You can catch up on a lot of the by the minute action on twitter (#ahs12).
JustLift was recently contacted by Karen Chen (follow@ckaren15) of the Ottawa Citizen. She spoke with Coach/General Manager Greg Chin, and Athlete/Trainer Nancy Kozorezova to chat about their weightlifting experiences, and the buzz around the sport as a result of the Olympics in London.
From the article:
Niche sports get registration bumps thanks to Olympic medal halo
Weightlifting, judo, trampolining: These aren’t sports typically taught in gym class, but they’re the events that have put Canadians on the podium in London.
But in a burst of medal excitement, local judo dojos and weightlifting clubs started receiving calls from Ottawans inspired by Team Canada’s Olympic success within days after athletes picked up a bronze in women’s weightlifting and men’s judo.
This article was also featured in Saturday’s print edition of the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa’s largest daily newspaper.
It’s great to get some press and interest in the sport of weightlifting. Our goal though, is to take weightlifting from a niche sport and into the mainstream. It’s something that can be done year round, not just a couple weeks every 4 years!
Day 5 action in London saw Canada’s Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau compete in the women’s 69kg weightlifting. Although Christine Girard’s bronze medal performance yesterday would be tough to top, Marie-Eve put in a solid performance, topping the Group B competitors and finishing 8th overall with a 104 Snatch, 135 Clean & Jerk, and 239 Total.
Along with Annie Moniqui, Marie-Eve was competing in her first Olympics. At just 23, there’s a good chance it won’t be her last.