Quality vs. Quantity, Tue Jun 15th

Shoulder press:
5 @ 40%
5 @ 50%
5 @ 55%
5 @ 60%


Execute the following blocks in any order.  Rest 2-3 minutes in the transition between blocks
3 sets of:
  20 V-ups, rest 20 seconds
  AMRAP Ring Dips, rest 1 minute

3 sets of:
  20 Hip Extensions (level 1:  15 reps) rest 20 seconds
  20 GHD situps  (level 1: 10 reps or 20 ABMAT situps) rest 90 seconds

3 sets of:
  10 pushups (3 seconds down, explode up and clap hands if able) rest 20 seconds
  10 Tire Low Pull Throughs (use tire hooked to chain..step forward after each pull to get rope to full   length)

Q: How do you convince the people out there who believe that, at the end of the day, it’s calories in and calories out that make optimal nutrition?
A: It would take me an entire day to explain why food quality is more important than food quantity. There are plenty of people who are overweight because of some aspect of the metabolic syndrome. They’re in the gym every day, restricting calories and burning out with hours on the elliptical machine and they’re still fat and out of shape at the end of it. Experts say it’s their own fault, but what if it’s not? What if the recommendations they’re getting are ineffective, or dare I say, inappropriate? The concept of calories in/calories out completely ignores endocrinology. Human beings are not bomb calorimeters (an object used to measure the calories in a particular food), we’re driven by hormones. What happens in the human body is so much more complex than a simple calorie count and the outcome depends on the individual’s metabolic state. I’m not saying that caloric intake is irrelevant. But I am saying that metabolic derangement should first be addressed by improvements in food quality and lifestyle.  -Mat Lalonde, PhD.

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