Michàel shows one of our favorite ways to scale the push-up.
Earlier this week a study was released claiming that processed meat causes cancer and consuming red meat probably causes cancer. The authors of the study claim consuming processed and red meats is as carcinogenic as smoking. Like all scientific studies that are reported by mainstream media, I took all of this information with a grain of salt (which, by the way, is excellent to rub on a grass-fed steak before you cook it on the grill.)
There are a couple of really, really important points to consider in relation to this study. First, the only type of cancer linked to consumption of these meats is colorectal cancer. No other types of cancer were identified. Second, the type of meat studied is processed and red meat. Processed meat, which according the to report is "meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation." The most commonly consumed processed meat identified in the study is hot dogs. Red meat, according to the study, is unprocessed mammalian muscle meat, such as beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, horse, or goat meat.
According to studies cited in the report, for every 50 grams of processed meat you eat per day (just over one beef hot dog), your risk of colorectal cancer goes up by 18%. And for every 100 grams of red meat you eat per day (slightly less than a quarter-pound burger), your colorectal cancer risk could go up by 17%.
But once you go above 140 grams of meat per day, the cancer risk plateaus, meaning it doesn't get higher or lower once you eat that amount or more.
There is some evidence that you can mitigate the increased risk be EATING MORE VEGETABLES. Yes! We advocate eating a vegetable based diet, with 1-2 palm sized servings of protein, at every meal. As it turns out, chlorophyll, found in all vegetables, binds with the suspected carcinogenic red meat molecules and limits their deleterious effects.
The takeaway message is to eat vegetables at every meal and eat a variety of protein, eggs, fish, fowl and yes, some red meat (especially the kind you hunt yourself or is pastured by our fabulous local ranchers.)
PTP Deadlift Day 4
Set 1 = 5 @ 35%
Set 2 = 5 @ 40%
Set 3 = 5 @ 50%
Set 4 = 5 @ 60% + 15lbs
Set 5 = 5 @ 90% of set 4
3 rounds, 30 secs per station, of:
rotate immediately to the next station every 30 secs, the clock does not stop or reset between stations. This is a Beyond the Whiteboard Fitness Level Bodyweight workout.
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