Friday 032610 – Fight Gone Bad

 CrossFit Kids
Reminder – Afternoon class is at 5:30pm today, followed by happy hour on the “porch”.

Upcoming Fundamentals Classes (6 small group classes plus 2 weeks of unlimited classes):

Mon/Wed @ 6pm & Friday at 5pm, starts Mar 29 – 2 SPOTS LEFT

Click here for more details!

Three rounds of:

Wall-ball, 20 pound ball, 10 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

Each exercise is done for 1 minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

*Compare to 122009*

Yogurt’s healthy for you right?
There are many types of yogurts out there, some better than others. I don’t particularly like the taste or texture of it, but Andrea eats it regularly and usually buys greek yogurt that’s mostly natural and has no added sugar. We received some samples of yogurt from a national manufacturer today, which we thought was cool to get free stuff to pass out. Upon looking at the product though we weren’t as excited.

The product uses some lofty health claims because is has CLA in it, a fatty acid derived from safflower oil that allegedly has some health benefits.  The claim on the front of the package says “Increase Muscle Tone Reduce Body Fat”.  The claim on the side of the package says “By eating 2 cups of [product name] yogurt a day, along with a low-fat diet and regular exercise, you’ll see improved body shape and tone in 8-12 weeks.”  Pretty awesome right?  Who doesn’t want to increase muscle and lose fat?  I know I do!  Looking at the ingredients, however, starts telling you what the product actually is, where sugar is the second ingredient – never a good sign, followed by 11 more ingredients.  The macronutrient breakdown seals the deal – 160 calories which is cool, 6g of protein which is cool, 2g of fat which is cool, and a whopping 27g grams of sugar!  For comparison sake, a Snickers Bar (standard size) has 271 calories, 14g of fat, 4g protein, and 29g sugar.  So for a little more than half the calories of a Snickers bar you get roughly the same amount of sugar.  So in comparing these two products, you’re probably better off eating half a Snickers bar than a container of this yogurt, and the Snickers bar will likely leave you more satisfied (it really does satisfy).  But yogurt is healthy for you according to the packaging!  Obviously not in this case, but people are busy, and grocery shopping sucks, so it’s easy to look for packaging that makes it seem like you’re buying healthy products that only upon close examination reveal what they really are – desserts.  This is the case for nearly all packaged foods, it’s easy to find options that are unnatural and packed full of sugar, but there’s usually a better option, you just have to look closely.  So instead of starting your day tomorrow with a sugar packed cup of yogurt, have a Snickers bar instead!  Just kidding.

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