Thursday, August 17, 2017

Are you interested in a 7-day carb test?


In Robb Wolf's Wired To Eat (it's in the gym, feel free to borrow it), there's a section describing the 7-day carb test. Why do the test? The simple story is "carbs are teh evil" and we shouldn't eat them. But, as always, it's more complex than that.

Rather than saying that carbs are bad, it's more precise to say that elevated insulin is bad. Carbs usually cause an increase in insulin, but the response is different in everyone. The 7-day test is a way to find out how you respond to different types of carbs. It will tell you what you can safely eat and what will cause the diabetes.

So how does it work? Well you get to eat carbs and stab yourself in the finger. The goal is to start each day with a measured amount of carbohydrate of a different kind and you measure your blood sugar over time. From that you can determine how you respond to different carbohydrate sources - which ones are fine for you and which ones you shouldn't touch.

I'm going to buy a glucometer for the gym and you get to use it under one condition - you need to write up your daily experience and give me the data. That way we can share it all week as blog posts for everyone to read and learn from. I already have one taker, so you'll need to get in line.

Aren't we an awesome gym? Where else can I ask you to write my blog posts for me in return for your blood.

Seriously though, this is a great way to learn how you react to different foods and it's all for the sake of your health.

I sure hope I'm allowed to eat ice cream, and maybe cheese stakes.



Warm-up

row 500 / run 400
crawling lunge
10 KB swings or snatches
double KB overhead lunge
10 TGUs or windmills
10 goblet squats
5 pull-ups or push-ups or dips

Strength

push press 5-3-2-3x2

Accessory/Skill

5 Bulgarian split squats between strength sets

Group Workout

5 minutes of the following kettlebell complex.  
Do not put the kettlebell down and work for smooth transitions.
swing clean, swing, snatch (R)
swing clean, swing, snatch (L)

then

100 weighted lunges.
Choose your weight.
We have sandbags, kettlebells, and bumper plates.
Pick your poison.



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