Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Workout of the Day
Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
Announcement: starting this Sunday, February 13 we will now have a Sunday 6pm class. A new option for those of you who like lazy Sunday mornings! Thank you to Andy Bayles for starting this one up.
Zone v. Atkins
It's sad when two pioneers in carbohydrate restriction get to fighting. With a new, upated Atkins diet book and recent research results showing that Atkins beats the Zone and other diets on weight loss, blood pressure reduction, triglyceride reduction, and HDL inclease, Barry Sears answers with criticicism of the Atkins Diet. My take: Both diets have evolved considerably over the years, and they will continue to evolve. Both are emphatic that excess carbohydrate consumption causes metabolic derangement, obesity, etc. A great merit of the Zone is weighing and measuring, a demerit is that it prescribes the same macronutrient ratio for everyone, and you must strickly limit food intake, often without regard to apetite. A great merit of Atkins is recognition that each person has different tolerance for carbohydrate load, and so it leads you through a process to determine what carb load is best for you. A demerit is that there is no weighing and measuring, so it's hard to say what protein, carb, & fat ratios work best. Coming to CrossFit soon will be the world's largest experiment to see what works best.