Thursday, September 7, 2017

Western medicine doesn't pay attention until there's money in it

I generally recommend resting between sets, but EJ may have gone too far
The medical/nutritional community has been vehemently against anything "low carb" or "ketogenic". They've been persecuting Tim Noakes and Gary Fettke - both doctors who prescribe low carb diets to their patients with resounding success not only for fat loss but also for reversing diabetes and comorbid illnesses.

It's fascinating to watch. You have "professionals" who really believe they're doing the right thing and really do want to do the right thing, but the people who listen to them don't get better or sometimes get worse. Their training just tells them that they need to work harder to get compliance. And then you get this other solution that works, is free and easy to follow, and gets great results. Rather than embrace the clinical results, they double down and go back to their (flawed) training and try to silence the message.

For years we've been hearing that low carb diets are dangerous and that it's unethical to prescribe them. But now there's a potential for a new drug that mimics the effect of a low carb diet, and everyone is excited. So which is it? Low carb eating is dangerous? Or is a low carb diet good for you? You could simply not eat bread or you could spend billions researching and certifying a new drug. Guess which way the industry is going.

Randy often jokes that we should be selling pills filled with brie because saturated fat raises HDL cholesterol and the medical community would rather prescribe a pill than tell us to eat more saturated fat. Maybe he's on to something...



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

snatch 5-3-3-3x3

Accessory/Skill

2 windmills between strength sets

Group Workout

5 minutes without putting the kettlebell down:
Left - clean + swing + snatch 
Right - clean + swing + snatch 

then 

4 rounds:
1L, 1R TGU without putting the kettlebell down when switching sides (might be easier to do this as a Turkish get-down instead)

then

2 minute anchored squat 



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