Friday 110527

2011 CrossFit Games Regional WOD #4
For time:

100 Pull-ups
100 Kettlebell swings, 53# (35#)
100 Double-unders
100 Overhead squats, 95# (65#)

Kettlebell must be straight over the middle of the heel at the top of the movement.  Hip must be fully open at the top of the overhead squat.

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I really can't get enough of these running in the hail pictures.

So why no sugar substitutes?  Take for instance the dilemma of the diet soda.  Most diet sodas are calorie and carb free, caffinated, sweet and totally delicious (this can be debated).  At first glance, this sounds Zone perfect and a great alternative to that nasty water-stuff. 

Let's start with a very basic principle of the Zone - hormone regulation.  One of the primary benefits of Zoning is the hormone regulation that results from eating a low-glycemic balanced meal.  By controlling your carbohydrate intake and monitoring the glycemic impact of your carb choices, you limit the amount of insulin released by your pancreas.  This maintains a neutral to favorable insulin sensitivity (as opposed to insulin resistance) and circumvents excess carb storage as fat.

Enter the sweetener.  Sweeteners are just that – sweet.  When your tongue tastes something sweet entering the mouth, it talks to the brain (specifically the hypothalamus) and says "Hey, here comes energy!"  The brain then says to the pancreas "Yo, dump some insulin because here comes glucose!"  And there it is – a big insulin dump, but all for nothing.  The body is now very confused and unable to effectively regulate insulin and all because of artificial sweeteners.  Not to mention all the other chemical processes that get thrown for a loop! Just say no to Artificial Sweeteners! 




  1. bill :

    Way to make me feel guilty about enjoying a diet mt. dew every now and then, and mi shoulder no hable OHS, sub it for 100sec of rest?

  2. Dane :

    kinda sad to go into the next class to finish my workout, thanks for letting me finish though zac

  3. Cherie :

    Bill our goal is to take the fun out of your day.
    Dane – Great job!

  4. bill :

    Well I have to be at work early so I can’t make the noon class 🙁 I love wods with a lot of pullups. And cherie im still going to drink them im just gunna feel guilty now, that’s what Xfit/paleo did with me and pizza. I mean I knew the yellow5 and aspartame could give me cancer, but I didn’t know it could make me fatter.

  5. Slaughter :

    On this note: there was a good post a while back talking about sweeteners. Heres the link.
    Recap: Stevia is the best of you’re going to have some sort of sweetener. (it has little effect and may actually help insulin sensitivity)

  6. matt :

    Stevia has also been proven to raise insulin levels in the body. Insulin = storage. Just google hyperinsulinemia and you’ll learn about the effects of chronically elevated levels of insulin.

  7. bill :

    Slap!! You just got served slaughter!

  8. David S :

    29:43 RX

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