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September 09, 2009

Thursday

WOD

5 Rounds Rest as Needed
Press 70% Body Wieght -Max Reps
Max Reps Pull Ups

Great work on the back squats today everyone! It is very obvious that there are some awesome improvements taking place! I also noticed it yesterday on the power cleans-Keep it up!

Excerpt from CrossFit Journal 15

What cannot be debated is that reducing carbohydrate
intake eliminates hyperinsulinemia in nearly every
occurrence. By what logic would we not adopt an
easy prevention, cure, or mitigation (with not only no
side effect, but provable and dramatic side benefit)
in regards to the litany of disease states linked to
hyperinsulinism. We strongly counsel that you opt out
of hyperinsulinemia while the scientific community
continues slogging along.

Hyperinsulinemia
Insulin is the hormone – produced by the pancreas –
that allows glucose into cells where it can be utilized as
fuel. Through bad luck (heredity) and lifestyle (too much
dietary carbohydrate chiefly) your cells can become
resistant to insulin. The mechanism of this resistance
is still being studied but we know that the insulin
receptors that sit on every cell’s surface lose their
ability to function. This causes the pancreas to secrete
more insulin than is normal to get glucose inside the cell.
Though insulin is absolutely essential to life, chronic and
acute elevation of insulin wreaks havoc in the human
body. This process is known as “insulin resistance” and
the resultant condition is “hyperinsulinemia”.
The amount of research being published suggesting a
causal link between hyperinsulinism and disease is one
of the more productive and exciting arenas in modern
medicine. The expansiveness and range of diseases
whose underlying cause is hyperinsulinism has inspired
metaphors of a multi-headed monster of Greek
mythology, the Hydra, by Dr. Michael Eades, author of
Protein Power, and an iceberg with hyperinsulinemia
below the water’s surface and disease state as the peaks
by Dr. Ralph DeFronzo, a pioneering hyperinsulinemia
researcher at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
There is mounting evidence linking hyperinsulinemia to:

• Hypercholseterolemia
• Hypertriglyceridemia
• Obesity
• Hypertension
• Immune disorders
• Thrombosis and platelet aggregation
• Cellular proliferation
• Diabetes
• Heart disease
• Mood dysfunction
• Brain dysfunction
• Arthritis
• Hyper inflammatory states
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Stroke
• Osteoporosis
• Metastasis
• Angiogenesis
• Cancer
Whether the link between hyperinsulinism and disease
states is causal or correlative will be debated for years.
But the tide is dramatically shifting towards causality in
many, many disease states.

Again for emphasis…

By what logic would we not adopt an
easy prevention, cure, or mitigation (with not only no
side effect, but provable and dramatic side benefit)
in regards to the litany of disease states linked to
hyperinsulinism. We strongly counsel that you opt out
of hyperinsulinemia while the scientific community
continues slogging along.

What’s up with the girl in the green shirts press?

CFT – March 21, 2009 – Press from Albany CrossFit on Vimeo.

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  1. Jane Reply

    That press is crazy! She must be left-handed, and have a REALLY weak right arm! Talk about bad form:)

  2. Mark Lee Reply

    The Great Nija has rendered a decision and the press of the green ninja has been found wanting…

    Pretty crazy wasnt it?

    Is todays WOD a possibility?

  3. Jane Reply

    Green ninja, she doesn’t even qualify as an apprentice, she looks more like a power ranger! Today’s WOD looks like a lot of fun, definite possibilities!

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