Oh the fun we have at the Shed
Lose your Breakfast with Luca:
4 Rounds for time of:
10 Turkish Get Up/Lunge, Lunge/ Lie Down(5 each arm 20%BW)
10 DB Power Cleans(20%BW)
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It’s official low fat diets are wrongRead the article here
“Low-fat diets didnâ€™t reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, colorectal cancer or invasive breast cancer, according to three large studies published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The researchers divided 48,835 women into two groups based on diet– one group with 19,541 women consumed a low fat diet and the other group with 29,294 women consumed their usual diets Â– and followed the women for 8.1 years.”
“. . . Politically correct dietary theory, for example, postulates that high-fat diets — particularly diets high in animal and saturated fats â€“ can raise cholesterol levels to unhealthy levels. But in the much-vaunted Framingham Heart Study involving 5,200 men and women who have been extensively studied in over 1,000 published reports since 1948, high cholesterol levels were not associated with increased heart disease risk after age 47.
After age 47, in fact, those whose cholesterol went down had the highest risk of a heart attack. â€œFor each 1 mg/dl drop of cholesterol there was an 11 percent increase in coronary and total mortality,â€ reported the study’s authors.”
The 7 people at Monday’s 0600 class was already a blur of motion before sunrise. What were you doing?
As many times as possible, complete the following exercises
20 sledge hammer swings (15lb men / 10lb women)
20 dumbbell push presses (35lb men / 15lb women)
100m dumbbell farmer walk (45lb men / 30lb women)
“God’s Workout” – By Virginia Heffernan (a non CrossFiter).
“The superfit walk among us. They saunter or strut, depending on whether theyâ€™re showcasing their magnificent agility or their oxlike strength. They ignore the chatter in the health media over treadmill technique and pedometer steps. They scoff even at seemingly rigorous practices like Mysore Ashtanga yoga and marathon training. They are Americaâ€™s self-styled fitness elite, adherents of a punishing online exercise regime called CrossFit, which orders its followers to cultivate a distinctly martial â€” not to say paranoid â€” ideal of â€œphysical preparedness. . .â€
And Lisabeth Darsh owner/trainer from CrossFit Watertown has already issued a response:
“Letâ€™s hope that Virginia Heffernan is right and weâ€™re wrong. Letâ€™s hope, like she writes in her New York Times article (God’s Workout), that we CrossFitters are preparing for “an imagined moment of heroism that may never come.” May all of our efforts at achieving a fighting level of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) just be the result of succumbing to ridiculous hyperbole designed to make us buy into Greg Glassmanâ€™s crazy dream of bringing people home alive. Letâ€™s hope (outside of the military, fire, and law enforcement personnel among us) that we civilians and desk jockeys never once have to use physical strength to survive in this world.
Thatâ€™s a big hope. . .”
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