090919 "Study Finding Released: Drinking Soda is a precursor to Circulatory Disesase"

What came first? The Chicken or the Egg? A new study released this week has made a direct correlation between circulatory disease/death and the consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages. But what does this really show? Is it the soda that kills people or the overall habits of the people (which includes soda drinking) that ultimately causes disease and death? Lets play devils advocate today and look a little deeper into the science.

Sugar Sweetened beverages are bad for your health.
This statement may come to no surprise to you educated readers but yet there is still a 50 Billion dollar industry that sustains the latest ‘healthy’ lifestyle trends and science. What is this so? Well, we can go down the rabbit hole and talk about mental manipulation through marketing but I want to stick to the pathology of sugar here. Sugar is a drug. Sugar Sweetened beverages have a lot of this drug in it. people drink a lot of Sugar sweetened beverages because they can be found in practically every place you spend your waking hours. The study that was done in Europe, took nearly 500,000 people and measured their health for over a decade. The study showed that those folks who consistently drank at least 1 Sugar sweetened beverage per day, were 70% more likely to develop issues like stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes etc.

Lifestyle Habits indicate outcomes.
If you smoke, drink and eat like shit, there is a pretty common understanding that your health will not be so good. Lifestyle habits are formed from education, environmental conditions, socioeconomic and cultural indicators. The Study gathered a wide spectrum of people from across Europe to measure. Though we do not have very good clarity into anything other than their beverage intake, I can bet that Soda drinking have more than one vice. And this is where, as a scientist, you have to step back and admit ONLY what you found and nothing more. These folks ONLY saw correlations between Sugar sweetened beverages and disease. This is just one of the spokes in the wheel. Just as important as drinking bad drinks is, so is the lack of exercise, smoking, stress levels, genetic history, etc.

Remove the bad stuff and hedge your bets.
The study and scientific community are gathering evidence for a claim that healthy living . The lifestyle is not surprising. Dont Drink soda, exercise, lower your stress, have sex… pretty much live a well balanced life. Disease processes are tough to pin point but they can be mitigated by cutting out the bad stuff and adding more of the good. What the study has shown is that, if nothing else, we should be seriously cutting this drug out of our life.

Im keen. Watching and educating your community about this science is important as we gain the upper hand on the collective thoughts of our our society. Making the claim for optimal health is both qualitative as well as economic. Keep up the love and stay true to the cause of good health. I love you and will support you the entire way.
Love Eric

Programming Notes 9/9-9/13 ** This week we are shaking the training sessions up with unique timing structures and work requirements. In trying not to smoke the CNS and over stress the adrenals, we really have Monday and Wednesday as our Get After It workouts. Otherwise I want you to hit it from 65-80% effort. Have fun and train smart.
5:00 Assault Bike At Easy Pace. Perform 3X :15  sprints during the ladder minutes.
10 Banded Good Mornings
10 Lateral Banded Monster Walks
10 Banded Bent Row
6 Iron Cross / Supine Leg Swings

Hamstring Primers:
Stiff Legged Deadlift 135/95
Pendlay Row

*Take 3-5 Minutes to Build to Deadlift Weight

5 Rounds for Time
15 Cal Bike
10 Deadlift 255/165
5 Burpee Over Bar

Cash Out:
10 Single Leg Med Ball up and Overs (Each Side)
10 Divebomber Push Ups

400m Run
5 inchWorm Push Ups
6 Wall Squats
7 Side Lunges
8 Elbow To Instep Lunge + Reach

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

5X 5 *Across All Sets
1X3 *Add 10-15# from last time
*Goal is to establish a baseline for the squat series which will come up in a month.

For Time;
15 Thursters 115/75
400m Run
15 Overhead Squats
400m Run
12 Thrusters
200m Run
12 Overhead Squats
200m Run
9 Thrusters
200m Run
9 Overhead Squats
200m Run

Row 1k @ 2:00/split time
12 Jump Lunges
12 Burpee
12 Side Plank Knee To Elbow
12 Sit ups
24 high Knees

Shoulder Prep W/ 5# Plates:
-Bent Scarecrow + External Rotation
-Bent Reverse Flys
-Bent Scarecrow + Press
-Bent Supermans
-Standing Corkscrews
-standing front Raises
-Standing Lateral Raises
-Standing Y Press
-Standing Cross Over Presses

Skill Development:
30X Turkish Get Ups
*Split Between arms

“Tabata Something Else”
8 X :20 work/ :10 Rest.. Then move to next Exercise, No Breaks
-Kettlebell Front Rack Reverse Lunge
-Med Ball Up and Over Slam Balls
-Kettlebell Floor Press
-Med Ball Sit Ups

500m Row
10 Leg Swings
10 Single Leg Toe Touches
10 Cherry Pickers
10 Banded Pass Thru

Snatch Warm up:
7@ Each
-Snatch Deadlift
-Snatch High Pull
-Muscle Snatch
-Behind Neck Press
-Overhead Squat
-Snatch Balance

Snatch Complex:
Every :90 for 7 Total
1 Snatch Deadlift
1 Snatch High Pull
1 hang Power Snatch
1 Snatch Balance
2 Overhead Squats

Aerobic Conditioning:
@ 65-75% effort
1 K Row
150 Double Unders
100 Wall Balls
25 Power Snatch 155/105
*Maintain control of your breath at all times. Never lose focus.

20 cals on Assault Bike
10 Banded Pass Thru
10 Banded Bench Press
10 Banded Press
10 banded Pull Aparts

:15 Ring Support Top
:15 Ring Support Bottom
*Rest :45 Between

Not For Time:
2 Rounds of ;
15 Strict Pull Ups
15 burpee Box Jumps
15 Supine Ring Rows
15 Ring Dips

For Time:
8 Rounds,
Assault Bike Conditioning
:15 Max Effort
1:30 Cruising Pace

Not For time ;
1:00 L Sit hold on Parallettes
2:00 D Ball Hold
:30 L Sit Hold
1:00 D ball Hold
:15 L Sit Hold
:30 D ball Hold