FallOut CrossFit – School of Elite Fitness Tri-cities, WA

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Men vs Women

If you didn’t already know that there is a difference between men and women well now there is proof! The New York Times recently published a study from Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. The author of this study Dr. David Rowlands had found previously that with male cyclist, they replenish the fuel in their muscle’s better if protein is included after a ride. Well that makes sense to us, but that’s only because most of the studies that have been done in the past had to do with men. But what about women? It turns out that post exercise protein may not be optimal for women. Researchers found that women report that their muscles felt tired, heavy, and weren’t able to ride harder then women who just consumed carbohydrates after a workout. But we have also heard of carb loading, it turns out that women didn’t benefit as much as men did from this practice and were only able to load about half as much energy into their legs. Why? It is thought that it is mostly due to estrogen some new science suggests. It turns out that when you give men estrogen and ask them to workout they burn more fat for energy then protein and carbohydrate to fuel their efforts just like women do. Check out the New York Times article above and let us know what you think. There is a lot more that needs to be studied to better understand the differences in exercise nutrition it seems. But regardless if you are working out at FOCF you are better for it anyways!

WOD: Friday

  • 2 Rounds

  • 400m Run
  • 15 jumps over box*
  • 15 DB Squat Cleans*
  • 30 Double Unders*
  • 15 Push Ups*
  • 15 GHD situps*
  • 30m Lunges
    • Level III: 24″, 55/35
    • Level II: 20″, 35/20, 3x single unders, knee PU, 3x sit ups
    • Level I: 20″, 20/12.5, 3x single unders, knee PU, 2x situps


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