Tuesday 033010 – Back Squat
Back squat 5×3, then:
75 Kettlebell swings for time (77/53)
*Compare to 012910*
Slate magazine has an article titled “End the War on Fat”, which discusses the saturated fat myths that we’ve been fed our whole lives.
If saturated fat doesn’t adversely affect cardiovascular health, what does? Sorry, Nabisco: We should be giving a closer look to foods with a high glycemic index—a measure that reflects a food’s influence on blood sugar levels, based on how quickly it is digested and absorbed. Typically, that means carbohydrates like cereal, bread, chips, and cookies.
The federal government’s role in the diet-heart hypothesis and recommending a high carbohydrate/low fat diet over the past 50 years is an absolutely fascinating story that involves presidents’ dietary preferences, administrators’ egos, and government bureaucrats crafting guidelines to an American public they think are too stupid to understand the facts. If you’re interested in reading about one of the biggest government failures in our country’s history, read Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes.