Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Start Shooting Your Olive Oil

Olive oil's health benefits

The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is olive oil, and it is a prime component of the Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. Olive oil is the only vegetable oil that can be consumed as it is - freshly pressed from the fruit.

The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances. Studies have shown that olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels. (1-3) No other naturally produced oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated as olive oil -mainly oleic acid.

Olive oil is very well tolerated by the stomach. In fact, olive oil's protective function has a beneficial effect on ulcers and gastritis. Olive oil activates the secretion of bile and pancreatic hormones much more naturally than prescribed drugs. Consequently, it lowers the incidence of gallstone formation.

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David getting some on the Rolling Burpees. He also got his first Handstand today.


Farmer's Walk


Rest 5 minutes then

6 Rounds
10 Push Presses (Men use 75#/Women use 48#)
10 Alternating Pistols

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  1. FW with 32Kg for 200m

    Worked up to 315# for 2x2

    Pistols to a tire in 3:37. Nice little leg burn about halfway through lol.

  2. 275# plus chains for 2x2 deadlifts

    Metcon 5:01, could've/should've pushed it faster

    Ran my 1 1/2 mile benchmark today, 10:38. PR from 10:42. Ran first half in 5:25, second half in 5:13.

  3. Bike to Chris's 30:34
    FW 53# 2:26
    Box deadlift 153 2x2
    Met con - 53# push press pistols to tire 7:44