Row 1000 meters or Run 3/4mi
95 pound barbell Thruster, 21 reps
Row 750 meters or run 800m
95 pound barbell Thruster, 15 reps
Row 500 meters or run 400m
95 pound barbell Thruster, 9 reps
Nutrition: Avoiding Metabolic Derangement-CrossFit Journal 15
Everyone knows by now that the consumption of animal
fats and cholesterol causes heart disease. There is,
though, one simple problem with this knowledge: it is
absolutely, positively, dead wrong, and no one can make
this point more convincingly than Dr. Uffe Ravnskov in
his wonderful book The Cholesterol Myths. Cholesterol Facts
Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance
vital to the cells of all mammals. There are no such
things as “good” or “bad” cholesterol only density.
Mental stress, physical activity and change of body weight
may influence the level of blood cholesterol. A high
cholesterol is not dangerous by itself, but may reflect an
unhealthy condition, or it may be totally innocent.
A high blood cholesterol is said to promote
atherosclerosis and thus also coronary heart disease.
But many studies have shown that people whose blood
cholesterol is low become just as atherosclerotic as
people whose cholesterol is high.
Your body produces three to four times more
cholesterol than you eat. The production of
cholesterol increases when you eat little cholesterol
and decreases when you eat much. This explains why
the ”prudent” diet cannot lower cholesterol more than
on average a few per cent.
There is no evidence that too much animal fat and
cholesterol in the diet promotes atherosclerosis or
heart attacks. For instance, more than twenty studies have
shown that people who have had a heart attack haven’t
eaten more fat of any kind than other people, and degree
of atherosclerosis at autopsy is unrelated with the diet.
The only effective way to lower cholesterol is with
drugs, but neither heart mortality or total mortality
have been improved with drugs, the effect of which is
cholesterollowering only. On the contrary, these drugs
are dangerous to your health and may shorten your life.
The new cholesterol-lowering drugs, the Statins,
do prevent cardio-vascular disease, but this is
due to other mechanisms than cholesterol-lowering.
Unfortunately, they also stimulate cancer in rodents.
Many of these facts have been presented in scientific
journals and books for decades but are rarely told to
the public by the proponents of the diet-heart idea.
The reason why laymen, doctors and most scientists
have been misled is because opposing and disagreeing
results are systematically ignored or misquoted in the