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Wednesday 5/8/19

In this day and age, it is becoming more and more difficult to differentiate facts from complete bunk. Anyone with a strong following can put out misleading information and start a whole movement behind false science. Enter Anthony William – Medical Medium. Not only has William been featured on goop, but he also has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. A man with no medical expertise but who communicates with spirits and also gives out medical advice … what could go wrong?

Proponents of Anthony Williams claim that drinking 16 oz of celery juice on an empty stomach can heal all sorts of ailments, including Hashimoto’s disease, eczema, psoriasis, acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, blood sugar issues, migraines, acid reflux, high blood pressure, addictions, adrenal issues, gout, allergies, autoimmune conditions, and countless others. Some bloggers even advocate drinking celery juice instead of undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer (No! Bad blogger!)!

The fact is there is no “superfood” that can deliver on such extraordinary claims.  Research continually shows that the best nutrition comes from consuming a variety of food groups and various foods within each group. (However, celery offers nutrients and some water. If you enjoy celery juice, by all means, enjoy celery juice.). Secondly, if you have a medical problem, seek medical advice.

I’ll close with today’s moment of nutrition sanity:

🔘 I want to caution you all about running after trends like these. Celery juice might look pretty on Instagram, but it’s not going to nourish you better than any whole vegetable. Same with kale, or blue algae smoothies, or expensive supplements. What matters is your overall dietary pattern, and good nutrition never needs to be expensive. You should never feel as though you must buy costly, trendy ingredients to improve your health, but sadly, many people do because trendy diets talk them into doing it. Not okay.

🔘 Perhaps most importantly, we need to spend more time on adjusting our attitudes towards food to be more positive, and finding the joy – not punishment – in eating. There’s a fine line between being healthy – physically AND emotionally – and going overboard, so let’s walk that line together.

🔘 Listen to your brain, not your heart, where food and nutrition claims are concerned, and understand that you are enough right now. Buying into food trends might feel good for the short-term, but it’s the same as spending $1000 on that trendy bag: you’re the same person, you’re just carrying an expensive purse. (via Abby Langer Nutrition)

0:00 – 5:00
Instructor led Jump Rope warmup

5:00 – 15:00
Instructor Mobility

15:00 – 20:00
Strength explanation/prep

25 minutes (20:00 – 45:00)

Spend FOUR secounds lowering down to the bottom, hold for TWO seconds at the bottom, EXPLODE up to standing as fast as you can, ONE second reset at the top. PERFORM EACH REP AT PRECISELY THIS TEMPO or you will have to go down in weight.

5x E5MOM

Level 4

5 Press at 115/75#
1/1 Getup (28/22k or heavier)
20 T-Pushups

Level 3

5 Press at 105/65#
1/1 Getup (24/20k or heavier)
18 T-Pushups

Level 2

5 Press at 95/55#
1/1 Getup
16 T-Pushups

As always these are suggested weights. Tempo training should make light weights feel much heavier. Since this is the third week, you may go heavier on the barbell if you can maintain the tempo (lighter is also ok if necessary), but note how difficult/easy it is for you so that next week you can make appropriate adjustments. Remember the purpose of this training is to see how perfectly you can execute each lift, NOT how much weight you can heave overhead. Likewise for the getups, if the suggested weight is beyond your capacity, GO LIGHTER–you will wreck yourself if you try to force a getup; but understand that you should be able to hit those numbers in time if you train diligently.

Level 1

5 Double Kettlebell Press
1/1 Getup
10 T-Pushups

45:00 – 50:00
Workout Prep

50:00 – 60:00

10 minutes for Quality

Levels 2-4
Ladder: start with one rep of each movement and continue up the ladder until you have to break up a set; then start back over at 1, until the 10 minutes is up.

Alternating Kick Throughs
Goblet Squats

L4 – 32/24
L3 -28/22

Level 1
8 Alternating Kick Throughs
8 Goblet Squats