Friday, July 29, 2016

This is why everyone is both confused and thinks they know everything


So here's a summary of a summary of some bad science. The article is at a popular culture site, so it's geared at the general public. In the first sentence they say "A Mediterranean diet yields a number of health benefits, and it's been recently confirmed to be the best for weight loss." (Not true, but that's a rant for another day.) And then in the conclusion -only one paragraph later - they say "Although the article doesn't determine a single diet that's ultimate for weight loss...".

So we start out saying that the Mediterranean diet is the best, and then on the same screen, we conclude that no single diet is the best.  Huh?

At best, this is just lazy writing hoping to create content for link bait, at worst it shows the incompetence and ignorance of the journalism industry.  Or maybe it's perfectly accurate reporting of crap science. At least everyone can link to this article because there is at least one sentence supporting all positions and providing confirmation bias.

We'll never know because I'm not going to ruin my night reading the original source. I'm so jaded by the poor answers to poorly formed question in the scientific community right now. I see people getting healthier and stronger in the gym - I don't need a study to know that what you guys are doing is good for you.



Workout

front squat 3x5
5 push-ups between sets

then

3 rounds:
10-10-10-10-10 KB swing ladder (increasing bell size)
sprint to the stop sign

set this up as a single ladder of increasing kettlebells, the first athlete starts on the lightest bell, when they move to the next bell, the second athlete goes.  After the sprint, get in line again to attack the kettlebell ladder.  Do this for 3 rounds.



Endurance Option

accumulate 15 front squats at 5RM
5 push-ups between sets

then/or

3 rounds:
10-10-10-10-10 KB swing ladder (increasing bell size)
jog to the stop sign




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