251217 "New Nutrition Label for 2018... Well..Not so Fast"

Can you believe that it has been 20 years since the inception of the Nutrition Facts Lebel on the back of your processed food products!! Wow how time flies. For 20 years, companies have disclosed almost all of the ingredients and nutritional values in their products as a way to inform us of what we stuff in our faces. In 2017 I wrote about the FDA's revamping of a new Nutritional label that would reflect more of the added sugars in products as well as serving size adjustments that allow for more of an 'AMERICAN' size instead of those wimpy 'euro' sizes that actually are meant to keep you form overeating. But... alas... The Trump administration has once again turned right when it is clear that it is going to lead us to more sickness and greater profits for food product companies. 

Just a little back ground on the current label and why an addition is necessary. The label grew out of the increased epidemic of obesity that emerged in the the late 80's and 90's. Because food product companies were getting very ingenious about the types of chemical and fortification methods they used to keep foods tasting good and on the shelves for a long time; some brilliant health advocates decided that it should be brought to our attention, what we were actually consuming. 

Did we pay attention? Well, not so much. While obesity is still skyrocketing in this country we can all agree that the nutrition labels are not going to solve the problem but a few actually read the stuff. The problem is not so much with the label though. The problem is with the user. You and I are both smart enough, I think, to know that fresh (perishable) food is good for you and processed food is bad. To the majority of consumers, food in packages is the ONLY kind of food they consume. The food product labels lays out Percent daily Values for all kinds of metrics on the label; but the question becomes, do people really understand how to quantify those numbers and percentages. Do they care? 

So now we have the refreshed version of the label coming.... Kind of. While many of the Percentages and Nutritional data are being put in even BOLDER font, many aspects are still lacking and that transparency is keeping folks from putting the packages back and grabbing the veggies. One glaring and necessary change to the current label is the "ADDED SUGAR" line down on the bottom of the new label. 

The FDA believes, (and you all need to frickin pay attention to this), that ADDING SUGAR TO FOOD PRODUCTS IS A HEALTHY WAY TO ADD CALORIES TO YOUR DIET. Can you believe this? 2018 is upon us, we are going to send Teslas to Mars, and the FDA still believes that adding sugar to food is good for us!!  But at least they are going to put it in small type font on the label.....

10 Million dollars per year in food product sales is the threshold for label requirements. The Trump administration has delayed the roll out of the new label until 2020 now to allow for more time to change. Food Product companies see the new label as a limiter to profits and have rallied the republican cabinet to delay and allow for less transparency. Being transparent about additives and the ingredients in food products scares the shit out of these companies. 

The Nutritional guidelines will be getting another re-assesment in 2020, which, I believe is what the food lobby is delaying for . Profits to shareholders will continue to be maintained at the cost of a Nations Health. We do not have access to the inner workings of the lobby in government but this Nutritional label is one way we can see the gamesmanship and inadequacy of governmental agencies. 

I implore you to educate others about this lack of change and to encourage change within your own household by shopping local and shopping fresh. Your wallet will thank you and you can feel good about not consuming chemicals and additives secretly put in your food. With that, I send you into 2018 with the best wishes for optimal health. You control your destiny to a large extent, I will continue to keep you abreast of all the information regarding your health. 

With love,

Programming Notes 12/26-1/5

800m Run
10 KB Goblet Squat
10 KB Cossack Lunge (side Lunge)
10 American KB Swing

Squat Flow: Squat Flow: Kang Squat, Internal Rotation, Ankle Roll Out, Bootstraps, PNF Stretch, Squat W/ T Spine Stretch

Front Squat
*across All sets
*go By feel

on the 3:00 X 5
10 Back Rack Walking Lunges 95/65
50 Double Unders
15 Toes To Bar
*ensure that the foot stays in dorsiflexion on lunge step, NO stutter stepping

-Take 3 minutes to roll out calves and T Spine for Mobility and activation

2X :30
-Squat Jacks
-Elbow To Instep Lunge
-Push Ups
-Iron Cross
-Jump Lunges *Explosive, perform 3 reps on each leg before switching

Sprint Work:
3X 20 yard Sprint Starts
-Flying Starts
*10m acceleration before top speed
3X 20 Yard Sprint Starts
-Pop up Starts
*begin in prone position, pop up and begin sprint

17.1 REDO
For Time
10 Dumbbell Snatch 50/35
15 Burpee Box Jump Overs
20 DB Snatch
30 DB Snatch
40 DB Snatch
50 DB Snatch

Begin with Dynamic ROM on Shoulder
-Shoulder Rolls, Reverse
-Arm Circles
-Up Back Overs

Then W/ Light Dumbbell X20 Each
-Halos *one dumbbell circles the head like halo, include the hips
-Plank Row (each)
-single leg RDL
-goblet Squat Jump

Finish w/ 500m Row on ERG

A- Push Press X 12 @ 75% of Bodyweight
B- Dumbbell Renegade Row +Squat Clean Complex X 10 (heavyish)
C- 20/15 Cal Row
D- Full Rest

Cash Out:
50 Hip Touches
30 GHD Sit Ups
1:00 Superman Hold

Agility Warm Up @ 10m Each
High Knee Pull
Quad Pull
Squat 180 **stepping the leg high over hip, swing opposite leg to 180, squat
High Knees
Butt kickers
Marching High Kicks
Straight leg shuffles
Fig 4 Drill
Lateral Shuffle
Lateral Bounding
Sprint W/ Change of Direction

Pul Up Prep:
-kip swing
-chin OVer bar Hold
-Jumping Pull Ups

400m Run
21 KB Swings
12 Pull Ups

1k Row
10 Barbell BackSquat
10 Barbell Single Leg RDL (each)
10 Barbell Front Rack Cossack Lunge

3X 8 *building
deficit Deadlift
bent over Row

Sumo Deadlift (begin from last weight of Primer )

500m Row
12 Bodyweight Deadlift
21 Box Jump 24/20

W/ Partner 5 Rounds Each (10min Total)
1:00 Bike
1:00 Squat Therapy X10 +10 PVC Pass Thru

Overhead Squat Prep:
7@ Each
-Back Rack Snatch Press
-Back Squat
-Sotts Press (from squat position, press bar overhead, snatch grip)
-Overhead Squat

20 Min AMRAP
Bike 10/8 Cals
12 Overhead Squats 95/65
15 Burpee Over Bar

Cash Out:
1;00 Side Plank L
1:00 Plank
1:00 Side Plank R

-Jumping Jacks
-Mountain Climbers
-Push Up + Shoulder Tap
-V Ups

Lat Band Mobility/ Bully Stretch/ Scapula Distraction Stretch <3:00

Gymnastic Strength:
4 Sets
Max Chin Ups
*Rest as needed Between Sets

8 Rounds For Total Time
20/12 Push Ups
400m Run
-Rest :60 Between Efforts

500m Row
3 Wall Climbs
6 Divebomber Push Ups
30 High Knee Jump Rope

Snatch Warm Up:
7X @ Each
-romanian deadlifts
- snatch high pulls
-muscle snatches
- tempo overhead squats (OHS), tempo 23X1
- snatch balances
- power snatches to OHS (receive each rep a little deeper, pause 2 seconds in receiving position)
- snatch pull unders
- hang (squat) snatches

Snatch Complex:
In 7 sets, Build to heaviest Load
-Snatch Lift off X 2
-Hang Power Snatch X 1
-Touch and Go Snatch X 1

14.1 REDO
10 Min AMRAP
30 Double Unders
15 Snatch 75/55