Friday 130215

Workout

TitanFit Test

2:00 at each exercise 2:00 rest between
Pull-Ups
Burpees
KB Swings (1.5/1)
Push-Ups (games style)
Air Squats (full extension at the top)
Sit-Ups (touch your toes)
Box Jumps (24/20)
Row (Cals)
TTB
Double Unders*

*This portion is 1 minute.  Single unders 4 to 1 to double unders!

From the other side of the “Pond” Mail Online

Forget energy drinks – TOMATO juice could be the key to recovering from a workout

  • Tomatoes provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover after being stretched and strained
  • Juice also helps blood sugar return to normal level
  • Compound called lycopene thought to help the process

By ANNA HODGEKISS

PUBLISHED: 10:38 EST, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:59 EST, 12 February 2013

Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body recover from exercise
Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body recover from exercise

Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body recover from exercise, new research suggests.

Experts experts say tomatoes provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained.

Experts from a number of health institutions in Greece conducted tests on 15 athletes over a period of two months, looking at vital signs before, during and after exercise.

Nine of the athletes drank tomato juice after exercise and six consumed their regular fizzy energy drink.

Those drinking tomato juice had quicker levels of muscle recovery and their glucose levels returned to normal faster after strenuous exercise.

Tomatoes contain a compound called lycopene, which principally give them their deep-red colour.

Anti-oxidants in tomatoes are already known to combat cancer, heart disease and other ailments, which is why some people adopting a Mediterranean diet appear to live longer.

In the latest study, harmful levels of enzymes and proteins which contribute to muscle and brain damage returned to normal quicker in those athletes who drank tomato juice after exercise.

The researchers said tomato juice was so effective that people with higher levels of harmful proteins could benefit in just two months.

Experts say it could provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained
Experts say it could provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained

The study, led by researchers at the General Chemical State Laboratory of Greece, was published in journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.

The findings back up previous Swedish research which found that tomato juice helped to reduce oxidative damage after exercise.

Researchers in Stockholm asked a group of healthy volunteers to exercise at 80 per cent of their maximum heart rate for 20 minutes.

After the exercise session, they tested their blood for a compound called 8-oxodG, a chemical that’s a marker for oxidative damage.

This occurs as a result of chemical reactions in the body which release harmful oxygen-rich molecules that attack tissue and cause permanent damage – and is implicated as a cause of many illnesses

The researchers found that volunteers who sipped tomato juice after exercise for five weeks did experience so much oxidative damage.

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4 comments on “Friday 130215

  1. as RX’ed
    Pull-Ups- 25
    Burpees- 27
    KB Swings- 40
    Push-Ups- 35
    Air Squats- 74
    Sit-Ups- 46
    Box Jumps- 20
    Row- 25
    TTB- 15
    Double Unders- 27 (110 singles)
    Total- 334

  2. Pull ups-60
    Burpee’s-36
    KB swings-54
    Push ups-48
    Air squats-88
    Sit ups-72
    Box jumps-40
    Row-40
    TTB-32
    Double unders-51
    Total-521

  3. Did this Sunday 130217 I can’t recreate the individual numbers off the top of my head, but my total was 508 reps.

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