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Why are grains so bad?

Many plants use lectins as a defense against hungry animals. Thus, an animal that is not adapted to the lectins in the plant it’s eating may suffer damage or death. … Grains and legumes (beans, soy, peas, peanuts) are rich in some particularly nasty lectins. Especially wheat. Some can degrade the intestinal lining. Some have the ability to pass through the intestinal lining and show up in the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, they may bind all sorts of carbohydrate-containing proteins in the body, including the insulin receptor. What is not so speculative is that once you’re leptin-resistant, you become obese and insulin resistant, and at that point you are intolerant to any type of carbohydrate.

Along with lectins, there are two other components of grains that are detrimental: phytates and gluten. As the Weston A. Price Foundation points out in the article Be Kind To Your Grains:

Phytic acid, for example, is an organic acid in which phosphorus is bound. It is mostly found in the bran or outer hull of seeds.Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in improperly prepared whole grains may lead to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss.

If you feel like your going to die without grains try Ezekiel Bread. It’s gluten-free sprouted grain. Because the grain is sprouted it removes the harmful physiologic affects that occur above. It’s actually pretty good.

Thursday’s Workout

50-40-30-20-10 For Time Of:

  • Box Jumps (24/20)
  • Anchored Sit-up (abmat)
  • One-Arm Kettlebell Swings (53/35)

Friday’s Workout

Strength: Press: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2

Conditioning: 

Every Minute On the Minute: 15 sec all-out

100 m Sprints
Then
Row 5 mins
Then
Airdyne Bike 5 mins
* Row/bike at 80% effort. EMOM 15 sec all-out. This is not a timed workout.

What Lives On…

By: CrossFit Lisbeth

When you die, no one is going to talk about your PRs. They very likely won’t talk about your max snatch, or your “Murph” time or how many consecutive pull-ups you had.

They won’t even talk about your work very much. Or your degrees — or all the money you made for some company.

No one will care very much about the TV shows you watched.

And probably not one person will say: “When she squatted, she went to depth every single time.

But they will talk, a lot, about your heart. They’ll talk about how you helped others. And they will focus on how much you loved, and were loved. Because these are the things that really matter, and that last, even beyond the mortal veil.

So, work hard in the gym, but remember you can use this time and these ways to become a better person, not just a better athlete. When I coached, I always told my members, “If I only help you become a better athlete, I have failed.”

I am here for something more. I hope you are too. Because that is what lives on …

Welcome newest athlete Brain to the CF Naples community!

Tuesday’s Workout

-10 Body Weight Squats
100m Traveling Singles
Rest 1 minute
-10  BW Front Squats
100m Traveling Singles
Rest 1 minute
100m Traveling Singles
-Back Squat (score ends when you rack the bar)

-Score Max Reps

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Power Clean

5 Rounds:
20 Sit ups
10 DB Push Press (40/20)
20 Double Unders

PaleoQ: What is your score?

PaleoQ™ (Paleo Quotient) is a score designed to assess a person’s overall health status. An average American adult should have a PaleoQ of 100; higher is better.

PaleoQ is intended for informational and entertainment purposes and for raising public awareness about the health benefits of a Paleo lifestyle. PaleoQ is not a diagnostic tool.

Measures include: 

Gender
Fasting Blood Glucose
Resting Blood Pressure, Systolic  mmHg
Resting Blood Pressure, Diastolic  mmHg
HDL
Triglycerides
Waist CircumferenceYour goal should be a PaleoQ score of 120 or above.

  • 140 – Superman
  • 120 – Modern Caveman
  • 100 – Average
  • 80 – Vegan
  • 60 – Couch Potato

Test your score here

TJ fighting the pain.

Thursday’s Workout

2 minute Air Dyne
2 minute Ring Dip
2 minute Box Overs
2 minute Sit ups
2 minute Hand Stand Push Ups

-45 second rest between rounds

-Score Total Reps
1 minute Air Dyne Time Trail (spm)

Friday’s Workout

Strength: 5×3 Front Squat

Conditioning:
Buy In-
800m Run
Then:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Pistol
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10
Pushup or HSPU

 

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