Monday’s Workout: 5 rounds of 7 reps of the “Bear Complex.” The Bear Complex consists of a Power Clean, a Front Squat, a Push-press, a Back Squat and another Push-press. No resting or regripping during the round, but rest as needed between rounds. Work up to a max load.
Here on our ranch, the yard and gardens are now humming with so many busy bees that if I let our two-year-old go barefoot outside, I’d probably get arrested for child endangerment. Meanwhile, a suburban woman recently complained to me that she hadn’t seen a single bee in her garden this year. This contrast would make perfect sense to scientists at the University of California – Berkeley, who’ve just released a study showing that grazing lands provide critical habitats for wild bees and other pollinators.
The research was led by Berkeley environmental sciences professor Dr. Claire Kremen, among the world’s foremost pollinator authorities. The team evaluated the role of wild pollinators, concluding that they are essential to our food system and that livestock grazing areas are vital for protecting them. “Preserving rangelands has significant economic value, not only to the ranchers who graze their cattle there, but also to farmers who need the pollinators,” Kremen concluded from her study.