Friday, 09 July, 2010

Posted by Mandee on July 8, 2010   |   25 Comments

For Time:
250m run
40 sit-ups
40 reverse hyperextensions with a 25 pound Dumbbell
250m run
30 sit-ups
30 reverse hyperextensions with a 25 pound Dumbbell
250m run
20 sit-ups
20 reverse hyperextensions with a 25 pound Dumbbell

“The great progress in dietary control of obesity was the recognition that meat…was not fat producing; but that it was the innocent foodstuffs, such as bread and sweets, which lead to obesity.”- Hilde Bruch, foremost authority on childhood obesity-1957.

“The best way to lose weight is to increase physical activity and control caloric intake, preferably by adopting a diet that is low in fat and high in vegetables, fruits, and grains ” –CDC Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating1996

“Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. The prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1%.”CDC on childhood obesity- June 2010

2+2= 5?

25 responses to “Friday, 09 July, 2010”

  1. klowe says:

    Re: Childhood obesity. It is a double whammy and sadly our school system is what is creating this tragedy.

    Schools feed via USDA guidelines which are a well established and non-funny joke. They feed the cheapest foodstuffs available (crap)…..and usually the first subject on the chopping block with budget shortfalls is Physical Education. Not to mention that recess is mostly a thing of the past due to political correctness and lawsuits. Keeping on the theme of math.
    Child in public school ->shitty food + no exercise = Childhood obesity

    It is more important now than ever that we feed our kids right and encourage healthy exercise because our school system damn sure ain’t going to do it for us.

    I’m incredibly thankful that my mom was a PE teacher and a “health nut” during the 80’s and 90’s. She was waaay ahead of her time and was pretty much considered a “black sheep” because she pretty much taught against what the school system wanted her to teach as far as diet, health, and physical education.

    Thanks mom!

    • Gina says:

      Kevin, I do agree about the school lunches but I believe many parents are to blame as well. Many have gotten lazy and use convenient foods for their kids. I have neve seen so many kids drinking coke as I have this summer. Its very sad to me to see what parent ARE NOT teaching their kids about nutrition and exercise. There is no telling the extent of damage being done to their bodies!

    • klowe says:

      Oh yeah. Totally agree. I didn’t want my post to come across inferring that schools are THE reason. Parents much more so than school. Convenience foods….exactly. Laziness and ignorance is a bad combo

  2. Larry Lowe says:

    Why leave parents out of your math equation. I’d be willing to bet that over 50% of parents in the US don’t know what a daily recommended calorie allowance is. What is sad is the bottom of the ladder kids that depend on school breakfast and lunch for most of their nourishment. They have the biggest obstacle to overcome. Why is a Big Mac cheaper than a salad? Misguided government subsidies…

    What are we going to do hyperextensions on tomorrow?

  3. Daniel says:

    Just heard on John Tesh, Taking Fish Oil cuts your risk of heart disease a full %64.

    That’s a huge number that can’t be ignored.


  4. Larry Lowe says:

    17:50 without weight on the hyperextensions.

  5. Lori Elmore says:

    I saw a lot of posts yesterday on Fish Oil so I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in, although I’m no expert. My sister-n-law is a pharmacist and she works at a Compounding Pharmacy in Cullman. One thing that she has stressed to me for years is that when buying any supplements you need to make sure that it says “Pharmaceutical Grade” on the bottle. If you don’t already know…dietary supplements are NOT strictly regulated in the United States. This is important because a lot of fish oil on the market is contaminated with heavy metals such as mercury, dioxin, and PCB from ocean waters.

    The other thing to consider with pharmaceutical grade supplements is that they are formulated to yield a much higher degree of bioavailability. In other words, your body can absorb them more easily, and this makes a big difference in how they improve your health and enhance the quality of your life.


    You can GOOGLE Pharmaceutical Grade + Fish Oil and read all about it if you are interested.

  6. aj says:

    18:50 bodyweight hyperextensions.

    Also definitely mest up on the rep count. Chris finally informed me on the 3rd during the sit ups it wasn’t 40 reps each rd. I appreciate it Chris!

  7. LeshaS says:

    20:00 body weight hyperextensions (used #8 on first 10)

  8. Maranatha says:

    17:20 reverse hyperextensions without weight

  9. Tasha W says:

    So what’s the story behind this pic? 🙂 Katie’s smile keeps making me smile!

  10. Barry S says:

    We did Helen today.
    major suckfest for me…hamstrings super tight from all week’s stuff, hands messed up too…wah.
    ok, done crying.
    first 5 pullups were real, then next 7 on red band & last 2 sets on blue (trying to be a good scaler & keep moving! ;-).
    1.5 pd

  11. Justin says:

    20:00 No weight on reverse hyperextensions

  12. Will Blankenship says:

    14:50 no weight

  13. Aaron says:

    14:21 no weights on rev hypext and 50-40-30 on reps.

    I don’t know why, but I had it in my head we were doing 50-40-30 reps and half way through I noticed everyone had scaled down to 40-30-20 and was wondering why…turns out they didn’t scale, oops.

  14. Aaron says:

    Feeling much better today too. I think getting my 2 block bedtime snack last night, sleeping in this morning and getting fish oil back in my diet routine has made a huge difference.

  15. Katie says:

    I have no clue why I was smiling! We were in the process of determining that my awesome Fran time was actually at 56lbs because someone counted the kilos wrong!

  16. Daniel says:

    Shockingly contradictory to published studies. It’s sad that our government is either blatantly, ‘1984ish’ corrupt or it’s filled with narcissistic idiots which are unforgivingly incompetent.

    Found an interesting blog article written by Doctor Joseph Mercola on the subject of insulin, insulin response, and carbohydrates.


  17. Craig Herr says:

    18:25 without weight on the hyperextensions
    *slow and methodical on all 3 skiils today-tried to work on form.

    Most kids of parents that work out and eat healthy are not obese. I am no expert that is just what I have noticed.

  18. Mandee Miller says:

    19:58 bodyweight hyperextensions
    (used 8#s for first 6 then went to bodyweight)

  19. Karen says:

    14:07 BW.

  20. tommy says:

    First time finally in! 19:10, 10pd weight on reverse ext. 20-20-20. 40-30-20 butterfly sit-ups. Ron How is your back? Has anyone seen Joe C.!