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

Fat is NOT the Enemy

I know what you’ve been told, but they don’t have all the facts, or they are bending the truth. A study in the most recent Scientific American Magazine “Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart” Those “healthy” grains that they have had at the base of the food pyramid all these years is not the best option and the new pyramid makes the old one look good it’s so confusing. Want some proof? Thanks to Gail and her attention to detail she has cataloged her own cholesterol scores while on the Kadlec Heart Healthy (CHIP) diet and the Paleo diet. Exact data to come, but the overall trend suggests, that while on the CHIP diet her cholesterol continued to rise over the year. She was put on a cholesterol lowering statin which brought her levels down, but not enough, so more medicine (double the dose) was the best option now that “diet” doesn’t work, again levels lowered. Now in November of ’09 she starts on the Paleo diet (full blown paleo by December), “meat, veggies, nuts, seeds, little starch, no sugar…” while on the same dose of the statin, her LDL dropped another 20 points, HDL rose, triglycerides dropped too! She also eats eggs, the cholesterol king! Want more information on the topic. This is a long read in the NY Times by author Gary Taubes of “Good Calories Bad Calories” titled “What if It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?” talks about how the low fat fad became established dogma. Thought?

WOD: 3 rounds

  • 75¬†double unders
  • 21 Kettlebell swings
  • 12 pull ups
    • Level III 53/35
    • Level II 35/20 (3 times single unders & bands)
    • Level I <20/12.5 (2 times single unders & bands)

Working up a sweat!

It’s starting to get colder outside now, but we are still staying warm with the workouts indoors. But make sure to bring workout clothes that can keep you warm we still will be doing workouts outside the gym as well. Today was an ab intensive set today. You may not feel this tomorrow but let it settle in your stomach and you’ll know you did 200 situps in a couple days or so. Good work all together today though guys/gals.

So staying with the diet theme, here’s a video about why you get fat at the cellular level – Why You Got Fat. Also take a look at some of the related videos on the side bar as well especially Big Fat Lies. People have a choice about their health. You can choose to eat the right foods, or you can choose to eat the right foods. Some people have to each more of the right foods to stay as lean as others. But just because you are skinny/lean doesn’t mean you are healthy! You are only as healthy as the food that you eat no matter what your body image is displaying. In today’s culture fat is hated and is the root of all cardiovascular disease. I couldn’t disagree more and there is plenty or research to disproves that thinking, just as much as there is bad research trying to prove that fat is the cultprit. Don’t believe me, do your homework. Read Gary Taubes – “Good Calories Bad Calories”. Fat does not make you fat – carbs make you fat, this means all that fruit that you drink in those smoothies you think are so healthy for you, as well as all the known ones: (which include grains, breads, cereals, starches, potatoes, and all refined sugar). It’s a really easy equation, it’s not rocket science Protein + Plenty of Fat + A Little Carbs = Happier & Healthier You!

WOD:

Level III Level II Level I
50 situps

50 double unders

50 situps

50 walking lunges

50 situps

50 burpees

50 situps

30 situps

30 double unders

30 situps

30 walking lunges

30 situps

30 burpees

30 situps

20 situps

20 double unders

20 situps

20 walking lunges

20 situps

20 burpees

20 situps

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