Monster workout today!
This one is NOT easy!
I call this my ‘push-pull’ workout. The idea is to do to 2 exercise that use different muscles, or direct the force in opposite directions (such as pushing, versus pulling…squatting versus jumping, etc.)for alternating sets, with no rest in between, until completely fatigued.
- How do we know what is ‘too fat’? We all know that it is unhealthy to be obese, but at what level does body fat start to become ‘too much’?
- How do we define ‘too thin’ at the other end of the scale? Being grossly underweight can be as harmful as being grossly overweight. Where is the balance point?
- Should men all aspire to the stereotype ‘6 pack hunk’ and are women unfairly pressured by the media to be ‘rail thin’ like catwalk models?
- Is it healthier to be ‘a little chubby’ or ‘skinny as a rake’ or somewhere between the two?
- Is it healthier to be ‘build like a brick outhouse’ or ‘built like a racing whippet’? IS it healthy to build lots of big muscles?
- In short, what is the optimum amount of fat and the optimum amount of muscle men and women should aim for in order to achieve supreme good health and longevity?
This little book will answer those questions for you.
I have been on a bit of a longevity theme today. I did some more reading this afternoon, thinking about longevity.
I read the findings of one massive study that followed 186,000 people, and they tracked BMI (Body Mass Index, a rather unreliable measure of a person’s ‘fatness’) as an indicator of life expectancy.
The study found that men with a BMI of 23.5 at age 50, have the lowest likelihood of risk of death between 50 and 70. For women, that figure is a BMI of 22, slightly lower, which seems unfair, as women naturally carry a little more bodyfat than men.