The Question of the Day today was: From a health standpoint, which is worse for you: diet or regular soda?
“Diet Coke is way worse than regular Coke!!!”
How or why anyone believes this – I don’t know. And judging by the answers today, this appears to be consensus in our country because literally 90% of people who answered at the gym today said DIET soda is worse.
Diet Coke has ZERO calories and ZERO sugar. A regular 20 ounce bottle of Coca Cola is 240 calories and has 65 GRAMS OF SUGAR in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Yes, the Diet Coke contains Aspartame. But here is the thing about Aspartame: it is perfectly safe to consume in the smaller quantities it is normally consumed in. It would require people to drink 20+ cans of diet soda a day for a LONG time for anything bad to start happening. Imagine how quickly you’d develop health problems if you consumed 800 grams (20 cans of soda worth) of high fructose corn syrup each day.
In closing: I don’t condone drinking either. But diet is a FAR BETTER choice. And I am willing to die on this hill. Just ask Jess.
REMINDER:we are about 4 weeks out from the2022 CrossFit Games Open…. if you’ve not yet signed up, and want to save yourself from hearing me and the other coaches incessantly cajole you into signing up (and we will convince you) just do it now. Going to be fun AF!
Workout of the Day
A. Shoulder Press Every 2 minutes, for 10 minutes (5 sets): 10 Presses at ~60% 20 Abmat Butterfly Sit-ups
B. AMRAP in 15 minutes of: 7 Strict Handstand Push-ups 12 Chest to Bar Pull-ups 7 DB Thrusters
At minutes 0:00, 5:00, and 10:00 Run 300m*
*Pick up where you left off upon returning from each run
REMINDER: we are about 4 weeks out from the 2022 CrossFit Games Open…. if you’ve not yet signed up, and want to save yourself from hearing me and the other coaches incessantly cajole you into signing up (and we will convince you) just do it now!
Workout of the Day
A. Snatch Balance
B. AMRAP in 13 minutes of: 4 Power Snatches (95 / 65) 6 Overhead Squats 8 Chest to Bar Pull-ups 30 Double-unders
Rest exactly 30 seconds after each round
Masters: 65/45, front squats, pull-ups Rx+ 135/95, 4 ring mu