Workout of the Day
Complete 3 rounds NFT of:
- 3 snatch balances (40-50% 1RM snatch)
- 10 high hang power snatches (40-50% 1RM snatch)
WOD Notes: For the snatch balances, you can either give a small hip drive to get the bar started upward or you can try to simply drive yourself underneath.
Nutrition Notes Day 14: Sugar 301. The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods that indicates how quickly the carbs break down into glucose and enter your blood stream. A simple way of thinking about glycemic index is it tells you how much a particular food will spike your blood sugar. The smaller a food’s glycemic index, the less impact it will have. A value of 100 is the value for pure glucose. Foods that are close to how they’re found in nature tend to have a lower glycemic index than refined and processed foods. Also, foods that include some protein and fat tend to have a lower glycemic index. Of course, glycemic index shouldn’t be the only thing you consider when making choices about what to eat. Calories, vitamins, and minerals are important too! (For example, potato chips have a lower glycemic index than oatmeal… but oatmeal has more nutrients.) Lastly, remember that portion sizes matter. The more carbs you eat, no matter the glycemic index, the more they’ll affect your blood sugar.