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Long story, but it boils down to me wanting more of my own moments. Life is finite, and so is my attention. You’ve all been great. Be kind.

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#c2Change Final Workouts and Overview

#c2Change was fun this December! I did some stuff I don’t normally do and was sore an inordinate number of times this month.

Here are the last 3 workouts I did, as well as totals:

12/26/2013
100 push ups
2 x 1:00 planks
60 lunges 
50 weighted squats
5 miles spinning

12/28/2013
60 weighted lunges
2 x 1:00 planks
55 push ups
25 weighted squats
13 deadlifts

12/31/2013
60 weighted lunges
2 x 1:00 planks
35 weighted squats
55 push ups

Totals:

400 weighted squats. At an average weight of 257lbs, that is just over 51 tons lifted just on squats last month!
1000 jump rope jumps
10 minutes planking
27.3 miles traveled 
201 box jumps at 36”
79 deadlifts. Hit 500 twice. 21,300 lbs.
505 push-ups
300 weighted lunges
100 goblet squats (do these count as weighted squats? :)

Thanks to #workhard-noexcuses for coming up with this and encouraging us!

Happy New Year!

20’s White Elephant. Real clothes!

nutrify:

Fred Kummerow, 99, in his lab at the University of Illinois where he still directs research.”

"In 1957, a fledgling nutrition scientist at the University of Illinois persuaded a hospital to give him samples of arteries from patients who had died of heart attacks.

When he analyzed them, he made a startling discovery. Not surprisingly, the diseased arteries were filled with fat — but it was a specific kind of fat. The artificial fatty acids called trans fats, which come from the hydrogen-treated oils used in processed foods like margarine, had crowded out other types of fatty acids.

In the past two years, he has published four papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, two of them devoted to another major culprit he has singled out as responsible for atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries: an excess of polyunsaturated vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower — exactly the types of fats Americans have been urged to consume for the past several decades.

The problem, he says, is not LDL, the “bad cholesterol” widely considered to be the major cause of heart disease. What matters is whether the cholesterol and fat residing in those LDL particles have been oxidized. (Technically, LDL is not cholesterol, but particles containing cholesterol, along with fatty acids and protein.)

“Cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, except if it’s oxidized,” Dr. Kummerow said. Oxidation is a chemical process that happens widely in the body, contributing to aging and the development of degenerative and chronic diseases. Dr. Kummerow contends that the high temperatures used in commercial frying cause inherently unstable polyunsaturated oils to oxidize, and that these oxidized fatty acids become a destructive part of LDL particles. Even when not oxidized by frying, soybean and corn oils can oxidize inside the body.

If true, the hypothesis might explain why studies have found that half of all heart disease patients have normal or low levels of LDL.”

Wow, so no more fried things or processed oils.

(Source: The New York Times)

Another day, another swolfie. Deadlift day, my favorite. Hit 500 pretty easy again. ‘HDRScape’ mode on Snapseed

#c2change 12/24/2013

100 weighted squats
500 jump ropes
20 box jumps
60 weighted lunges
100 goblet squats

Merry Liftsmas, Tumblr!

#c2Change 12/18/2013, 12/20/2013

12/18/2013
60 weighted lunges
1.2 miles hiking with 20lbs

12/20/2013
25 deadlifts
50 box jumps 36”

I WOULD EAT ALL OF THEM! HNNNNGGG!

I already ate half the first batch. I now have peanut butter blossom belly.

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