24 March 2009

Gym Time + podcast

Finally made it to the gym after putting in my time at work. 146.4 on scale, Tanita said 8.3% BF, though I don't tend to believe it that much. I'll make a measurement in about a week.

Did easy sprints @ 30 sec each - 9/10/11/12/12.5 mph

Worked legs today in 15/8/4 fashion:
  • Squats: 135 x 15, 155 x 8, 185 x 4, 205 x 2 - actually last two felt so good they were almost jump squats at the end, it is the down position that is limiting for me.
  • Leg press 3 plates per side (pps) x 15, 4 pps x 8, 5 pps x 4, 5.5 pps x 2
  • Walking DB lunges: 30 x 15, 35 x 8, 40 x 4
  • Leg extensions on universal: 115 x 15, 130 x 8, 145 x 4
  • Did a few calf raises also
Felt great when I left

Listened to superhumanradio podcast #276. Carl Lenore discusses the effects of glucose. Some highlights are (many of which should not be a surprise to the Paleo community):
  • tends to increase aging by causing cells to die more quickly (based on simple organisms)
  • caloric restriction tend to extend life, stated it actually works better than insulin restriction
  • wails on the pharm industry since the sick population is reliant on drugs as opposed to preventative behavior
  • also mentions that artificial sweeteners are no better for you
  • mentions that there is also a olfactory (smell) response to sweets, not as prominent as artificial sweeteners, but still there (interesting!)
  • discusses how the transition from natural animal fats to corn oil, etc. reeks havoc on cardio health

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