Thursday 120906

Workout
21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 of:

KB Swings
Wall Ball Shots
KTEs

Compare to Thursday 111201

Save your money…From NPR

by and  September 4, 2012
 A shopper surveys the produce at Pacifica Farmers Market in Pacifica, Calif., in 2011.
A shopper surveys the produce at Pacifica Farmers Market in Pacifica, Calif., in 2011.
 
Yes, organics is a $29 billion industry and still growing. Something is pulling us toward those organic veggies that are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

But if you’re thinking that organic produce will help you stay healthier, a new finding may come as a surprise. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds scant evidence of health benefits from organic foods.

“There’s a definite lack of evidence,” says researcher Crystal Smith-Spangler at Stanford University School of Medicine, especially when it comes to studies of people.

She and her colleagues collected 200 peer-reviewed studies that examined differences between organic and conventional food, or the people who eat it.A few of these studies followed people who were eating either organic or conventional food and looked for evidence that the choice made a difference in their health.

One study, for instance, looked at whether eating organic food while pregnant would influence the likelihood of Read more Thursday 120906

Thursday 111201

Workout
21, 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 3 of:

KB Swings
Wall Ball Shots
KTEs

Interesting?  Look what I found on Yahoo Sports…

Meet The New Sports Drink: Pickle Juice

When it comes to folk remedies, professional athletes are miles ahead of the game. Whether putting butter on a burn or rubbing dirt on a cut, they’ll do just about anything if they think it’ll help them get through a game.

Including drinking pickle juice

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The practice of downing cucumber brine isn’t a new one. It’s been used for decades and got media attention back in 2000 when Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder credited pickle juice as the secret weapon that helped his team stomp the Cowboys in Texas Stadium. On that day, temperatures on the field soared above 110 degrees — the perfect conditions for a cramp-fest.
But the Philadelphia players, dosed with the neon elixir, avoided the crippling injury and won running away, 41-14.

As it turns out, this is one of those rare occasions where the science caught up to the practice.

A study done last year at BYU proved the efficacy of the folksy curative. Subjects exercised Read more Thursday 111201

Tuesday 110628

0600 Workout
Texas Squats for those that are behind. 

Those that are on schedule:
5x
125m Row
10-GHD (back extensions)
10-2 pood KB Swings
10-GHD (sit-ups)

1700 Workout
New folks – Rowing intravels
Old Timers – Warmup with KTEs and 5:00 of single unders. Then it is time for weighted pull-ups

Tomorrow…TABATA!

Read the article below from the fine folks at Purdue

Study: Trying to lose weight? Lose the fat substitutes

June 21, 2011
Susan E. Swithers and Terry L. Davidson, professors of psychological sciences, found that fat substitutes used in popular snack foods to help people control weight may have the opposite effect. Their research findings, published in Behavioral Neuroscience, were based on rats that consumed potato chips with and without the fat substitutes. The rats that consumed the fat substitute were more likely to gain weight. The researchers are part of Purdue’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center. (Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fat substitutes used in popular snack foods to help people control weight may have the opposite effect, according to Purdue University research.

“These substitutes are meant to mimic the taste of fat in foods that are normally high in fat while providing a lower number of calories, but they may end up confusing the body,” said Susan E. Swithers, professor of psychological sciences. “We didn’t study this in people, but we found that when rats consumed a fat substitute, learned signals that could help control food intake were disrupted, and the rats gained weight as a result.

“Substituting Read more Tuesday 110628