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Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Day at the Park

10 pull ups
15 mountain climbers
15 tire flips
30 yard crab walk
15 push ups
15 hurdle jumps
15 v ups
200 M sledgehammer run

3 rounds for time


Before and after...

Before and after…


And after?

And after?

 I came across this article and pictures on another CrossFit site, Invictus and wanted to share it with you as I often get asked about supplements to accelerate fat loss.  Here are the first 2 paragraphs

Hydroxycut Linked To Liver Damage
Written by Calvin Sun

The FDA has just recently issued a recall on the Hydroxycut line of weight-loss supplements. 23 cases of serious health problems have been reported to the FDA. The problems reported include jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, and in one case death due to liver failure. Permanent liver damage requiring a liver transplant has been reported in two other cases. One patient has received a new liver while another has been placed on a wait list for transplant. Other reported problems include seizures, cardiovascular issues, and rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure.

Hydroxycut is available as an over-the-counter diet/weight-loss supplement. It’s marketed as a “100% All-Natural” supplement due to the fact that the majority of its ingredients are derived from plant extracts. One of the primary ingredients, hydroxycitric acid, is derived from a tropical fruit and has been linked to liver problems. Another study has found hydroxycitric acid to be effective at supressing fat gain but also found that it caused testicular atrophy and toxicity. 

Thank you Calvin, I could not have said it better or agree more.  At CrossFit Jaguar we will also never recommend taking any type of a weight loss supplement.  Like you said, “in order to reduce body fat you must be disciplined with your nutrition and literally train your ass off in the gym.”  There are no shortcuts.

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