Lauren (with the 20lb weight vest) and Travis have a ‘photo finish’ at the end of their 400m walking lunges.
Workout: “Tabata This” (last posted Dec 7th, 2008)
Tabata Pull ups
Tabata Push ups
Tabata Sit ups
No rest between exercises. The order can be changed if necessary.
“Tabata Intervals ( 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest repeated 8 times) is applied in turn to the Squat, Rower, Pullups, Sit-ups, and Push-ups with a one minute rotation break between exercises. Each exercise is scored by the weakest number of reps (calories on the rower) in each of the eight intervals. During the one minute rotation time allowed the clock is not stopped but kept running. The score is the total of the scores from the five stations.
A total score of 53 (Execllent score, BTW) is determined by adding up the lowest number of reps in any set of each exercise.
6 row (use the calorie counter and call each calorie a rep)
This score is a 53.”
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“. . . “The relationship between sweet preference and growth makes intuitive sense because when growth is rapid, caloric demands increase. Children are programmed to like sweet taste because it fills a biological need by pushing them towards energy sources,” said Monell geneticist Danielle Reed, PhD, one of the study authors.
Across cultures, children prefer higher levels of sweetness in their foods as compared to adults, a pattern that declines during adolescence. To explore the biological underpinnings of this shift, Reed and University of Washington researcher Susan Coldwell, PhD, looked at sweet preference and biological measures of growth and physical maturation in 143 children between the ages of 11 and 15.
The findings, reported in the journal Physiology & Behavior, suggest that children’s heightened liking for sweet taste is related to their high growth rate and that sweet preferences decline as children’s physical growth slows and eventually stops. . . “
Does increased ‘sweets’ intake mean increased growth (especially for bone growth), or do these kids just need calories (in which fat might be a better option)?
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