080203 SUNDAY “A big Fat myth”
Clip from a new movie called “Fat Head – You’ve been fed a load of bologna”
Workout: Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes –
30 push press (45lb men, 25lb women)
20 walking lunges (25lb dbs for men, 15lb dbs for women)
10 pull ups
Post number of rounds and fractions of rounds completed in comments.
Cholesterol appears to be critical for strength and muscle gain
“At the conclusion of the study, the researchers found that there was a significant association of dietary cholesterol and change in strength. In general, those with higher cholesterol intake also had the highest muscle strength gain.
Cholesterol circulating in the blood also appeared to have contributed to greater muscle gain in the participants, Riechman said.
â€œOne possible explanation is through cholesterolâ€™s important role in the inflammation process,â€ he noted.
â€œAs you exercise, your muscles can become sore because they are rebuilding muscle mass. More cholesterol may result in a more robust inflammatory response. We know that inflammation in some areas, such as near the heart, is not good, but for building muscles it may be beneficial, and cholesterol appears to aid in this process.â€ “