Potomac – Wednesday 140528

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 “Only eat what your body requires and don’t become carried away with foods that don’t benefit you.” -Bruce Lee
 
The above quote is one I found as I was reading about the benefits of protein in our diet and how it is the foundation of fat loss. As athletes, it’s vital to get an adequate amount of protein in addition to starchy carbs and healthy fats. When I look at diets to give an analysis, I always look for balance between these three macronutrients, especially having protein at every meal.
 
Benefits of Protein:
– Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
– Raise HDL (good) cholesterol
– Maximize fat loss
– Protein foods digest slowly:
-This helps you feel full for longer periods of time. They have the highest satiation value (as opposed to sugar, where you never get that feeling of “fullness”)
Helps us build/maintain lean muscle mass during a fat loss phase. Why is this important? Well when you are losing “weight” you don’t want to be losing muscle mass otherwise you are left with the SKINNY FAT syndrome. Maintaining lean muscle while losing fat = BEACH BOD.
 
Note: Animal foods should be your primary protein source. Proteins coming from vegetable or grain-based foods generally have a higher amount of carbohydrates and fat, which we are getting from other whole foods in our diet – and in excess, it will be more difficult to hit our physique or fitness goals.
 
However, lets track back to the opening quote. As protein is important to achieve many goals, it doesn’t mean your intake needs to be excessive. You want to eat enough to support your body and how you train.
 
So when trying to lose weight, follow the guideline we preach about daily. Eat paleo. Eat protein with every meal. Some fruit. Lots of veggies. Starchy carbs (if training regularly). Healthy fats. NO sugar. Exercise. -MariaPCF
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Warmup: EMOTM 8 Min
3 Cluster
3 Hip Raise
Alt: 3 Kipping TTB/3 Divebomber

 

RX’d Level II Level I
Push Press
4x1x90%

21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead Squat, 95/65
Ring Dip

Push Press
1-1-1-1

21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead Squat, 75/55
Assisted Ring Dip

Push Press
1-1-1-1-1-1

21-15-9 reps for time:
Overhead Squat, 55/35
Knee Pushup

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