“In essence, the scans showed that marathon training did not cancel out the depredations of age, longstanding bad health habits or a family history of cardiac problems, Dr. Taylor said.
On the other hand, the scientists found no relationship between the number of hours the runners trained or how fast they ran and the levels of plaque in their arteries, indicating that marathon training had not directly damaged any of these racers’ hearts.”—Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times
“The smaller, more artery-clogging particles are increased not by saturated fat, but by sugary foods and an excess of carbohydrates, Dr. Chowdhury said. “It’s the high carbohydrate or sugary diet that should be the focus of dietary guidelines,” he said. “If anything is driving your low-density lipoproteins in a more adverse way, it’s carbohydrates.”—Anahad O’Connor, NY Times
Workout of the Day
Back Squat: One 20-rep set (add to last week’s)
5 rounds for time of:
3 ring dips
5 push press@ 70% 1 rep max
15 kettlebell swings
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.