LIFT

Deadlift 3 x 5 – Use 70-80-85-85-85% or work up to 3 heavy sets across.

WORKOUT

Performance
12 Min AMRAP
10 OHS 42.5/30
5 Bar facing Burpees
10 Power Snatch 42.5/30
5 Bar Facing Burpees

Fitness
12 Min AMRAP
10 OHS 20/15
5 Bar Facing Burpees
10 Power Snatch 20/15
5 Bar facing Burpees

NUTRITION

Will that high protein diet kill you?

Information regarding health risks associated with a high protein intake has been critically reviewed by experts in the field, specifically the way the population dietary data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Studies (NHANES) was analysed to determine that higher levels of protein increase overall health risk. The major criticisms were:

  • They eliminated half of the data points with no explanation;
  • Their definition of low protein (below 10%) should in fact be labelled as ‘inadequate protein’ as defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) protein ranges (10-35% of dietary energy), and in New Zealand adequate protein is 15-25% of energy in diet. The arbitrary cut-off used by the authors meant less than 450 people fell into the ‘low protein’ group;
  • The population data gathered dietary information via a single 24-hour diet recall once in an 18-year period; and
  • Body weight or body mass index (BMI) was not reported – given the clear association between excess body fat and chronic disease such as cancer, cardiovascular disease etc, this was a massive oversight.