Friday 07.12.13


21-15-9 reps of:
Deadlift, 60 lbs
Handstand push-ups (scale as needed)

Compare to 04.11.13 (hanstand push-up scaling demo)

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“We all know that drinking soda isn’t good for us. We know that it
would be better for our health if instead we drank [insert pretty much
any other beverage choice here]. But there’s just something
about soda that keeps drawing us back. Whether you call it “soda,”
“pop,” “soda pop,” “Coke,” or something else entirely, it’s a good idea
to stop drinking it once and for all. Here’s why:

Financial Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

If saving money motivates you to kick a bad habit, here are the top three financial reasons to quit drinking soda.
1. The out of pocket cost of drinking pop adds up.
The average American drinks 216 liters
(that’s 7304 ounces, or about 365 20-ounce bottles) a year. If you
purchased your soda only at a vending machine, that’s about $550/ year.
If, instead, you put this into a retirement account for 30 years at a 7%
interest rate compounded annually, you’d have about $60,000. Even if
you buy your soda at the grocery store for 40 cents a can, that’s still
$243 per year and over $26,000 over 30 years.
2. You’ll make poorer financial decisions by drinking diet soda.
A research study
looking at decision making after drinking soda found that “The
sugar-free soda drinkers were more likely to choose the immediate
reward, even though it was less money and not the best overall decision.
3. The long term health consequences lead to high medical expenses.
I’ve listed numerous health reasons to not drink soda pop below — if
you have even one of these health problems because of (or it’s
exacerbated by) drinking soda, your long-term medical costs will

Health Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

Here are just a few of the scientifically researched reasons to kick the habit.

4. Soda increases your blood pressure.
A March 2011 study links soda consumption to higher blood pressure.
5. Soda destroys your teeth.
In case your dentist hadn’t told you, between the sugar and the acidity, pop is terrible for your teeth.
6. It contains an ingredient banned in over 100 countries.
10% of soda flavors contain BVO, or brominated vegetable oil, which is
banned by the World Health organization and 100 countries.
7. It makes you fat.
Calories from drinks including soda make up over 20% of the total
daily calories consumed by Americans, according to a 2004 article in the
American Journal of Preventive Medicine (as cited by WebMD).
8. It may lead to diabetes.
Non-diet soft drinks contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Even if you drink diet, you may not be in the clear (see the study
published by the American Heart Association discussed below).
9. It may lead to heart disease.
According to a study published by the American Heart Association,
“Drinking as little as one can of soda a day — regular or diet — is
associated with a 48% increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a key
predecessor of heart disease and diabetes.”
10. Soda consumption is linked to osteoporosis.
While researchers aren’t sure of the precise reason, people who drink pop are more likely to have osteoporosis.
11. Drinking cola can increase your risk of kidney stones.
study published in Epidemiology found that “Drinking 2 or more colas
per day was associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease.”
12. Soda can cause heartburn.
It shouldn’t surprise you that highly acidic sodas can lead to heartburn.
13. It’s linked with liver problems.
A study found that people with liver problems are also more likely to drink soda.
14. Your soda likely either contains aspartame or high fructose corn syrup.
If you drink diet soda, your pop has some sort of artificial
sweetener. If you drink full-calorie soda, chances are it has high
fructose corn syrup. There are long debates about these ingredients and
studies are not entirely conclusive, but both ingredients are artificial
and are likely not good for you.

Environmental Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

Recycling your pop can or bottle isn’t enough to prevent harm to the
environment, as soda destroys the planet in numerous other ways.
15. It can take up to 132 gallons of water to produce a 2-liter bottle of soda.
132 gallon/2-liter bottle figure includes the water it takes to grow
ingredients, and according to a Wall Street Journal article,
Coke says that it takes about 1 gallon to make a 2-liter bottle.
Chances are the number is somewhere in between. Either way, that’s a lot
of water.
16. That water has to come from somewhere.
a Coca-Cola plant was opened in northern India, the water levels have
fallen 18 feet in the surrounding area, and the plant was blamed for it.
17. And the ingredients in the soda have to go somewhere.
According to a German report,
the artificial ingredients in soda don’t get fully removed by sewage
treatment facilities, and those ingredients may end up downstream and
even in our drinking water.
18. Be it glass, aluminum, or plastic, all bottles have their environmental costs.
Glass bottles, even if reused, take a lot more fuel to transport.
Aluminum cans are only partially recycled, and the mining of aluminum
has horrific environmental consequences. And just like bottled water, plastic bottled soda requires an enormous amount of oil to produce.
19. Transportation of soda pop requires a lot of fuel.
Exact figures about how much fuel it takes to transport soda are not
evident — but that soda has to get from the factory to the store to your
house somehow. And that requires a lot of fuel.

count yourselves out my soda lovin’ Mamas! You can do this and you will
get HUGE rewards by making this change!…..And, I heard the
nutritionist for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders tell them that
carbonation causes cellulite!! AHHH!! I am not saying that is true….but just the thought is reason enough for me right there!!
I do love an occasional root beer from time to time with my pizza or
burger but I am going without for 90 days!!


  1. 4:20
    40lb dead lift
    1x hand stand up per round, otherwise bpu.

  2. 4:17
    7 hspu on first round
    2 hspu on last round
    60 lbs DL (need to review my form)

    1. All hspu but 9 if them with feet up on 18 in box. Rest were pike with feet on floor.

  3. 6:10
    All hspu with feet on 30" box
    (Last time was 4:23, 50#, all gpu)

  4. 3:55
    60# plus bar
    1st round 5 pike pu rest bpu
    2nd 5 bpu rest gpu
    3rd 5 bpu rest gpu

  5. 2:57
    10#dumbbells for deadlifts
    Girl push-ups with Chest all the way to the ground.

  6. 3:25
    #30 dead lifts
    Hspu on picnic table
    6 sec slower than April , but in April did reg push ups 🙂

  7. 4:12
    40 lb for deadlift. Heaviest I got
    HSPU: walked body out to form a V and did push ups.

  8. 3:56, 60# DL
    1st round 7 HSPU on wall, 14 on bed
    2nd round 5 pu on wall, 10 on bed
    15 sec slower than in April, but did reg pu in April.

  9. CFMamas Northglenn

    Shawntae 53lbs bpu 1:24 compare to 1:29
    Megan 45lbs bpu 2:08 compare to 2:09
    Robyn 61lbs bpu 2:36
    Holly 45lbs bpu 1:56
    Jen 53lbs bpu 1:52

  10. 4:41 compared to 4:50 last time. #40 dl and 2 wall facing push-ups half way down on each round. Rest were girl pu

  11. 7:05
    40 lb dead lifts, heaviest weights I have
    5 hspu first round, 1 2nd round, 2 3rd round, all with feet on floor. Remaining we're gpu's.

  12. 4:25
    15# deadlift (really need to buy some weights.. but $$ just isn't there)

    1st handstand pushup variation in the video

    Short workout but it felt great and I am sweating from those (almost) handstand pushups!

  13. 3:55

    70lb deads (up it next time)
    HS push-ups on the wall with two rolled towels – still limited, but definite improvement.

  14. 3:44 only had 40lb to do dead lifts with – need more weight
    Decline push-ups off of coffee table
    Ran approx 1 mile after (10 min)

  15. 3:03 vs 5:02 last time. 65# vs. 55# dl. Still walked my handstand pushups up the wall to start out but felt like i was more vertical than leaning this time. Still shallow pushups but first 21 went as deep as i could go, 15 & 9 rounds were more shallow as i really didn't want my arms to give out!

  16. 4:32 heaviest weight I could make was 36 pounds, and gpu's

  17. 3:19! Down from 4:44 in April. 55lb dead lift and pushups on 20" box but bent at just over 90° to resemble handstands! I'm thrilled with my progress.

  18. 4:20
    60# DL (could prob go heavier)
    Hspu in "v" shape with feet on floor & top of head touching ground each rep.

    Wowed from improvement since April-4:55 with 40# DL & 1/2 mod hspu, 1/2 bpu

    4 mile outdoor run in 31:54

  19. 4:27 April was 4:14 but I did all gpu then and all bpu this time! (Definitely not getting all the way down by the end)

  20. 3:41..my first repeat workout and it was exactly the same! Knees on couch for pu.

  21. 7:03 I only had 40 lbs so I did double dead lifts. Did no double PUs, they were done standing. My shoulders were on fire

  22. 5:08

    40# DL (20 lb kettlebell and 2 10 lb weights = as much as I have)
    modified push ups

  23. 5:50 Handstand push-ups were horrible. Being an old swimmer and having bum shoulders, I may just stick to regular push-ups.

  24. Pat -4:00 #95 dl – feet on bar stool

    Maria-5:20 #55 DL – feet on box
    did 10 less then before and took slower, my back is still protesting

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