Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Enter The Zone - To Guinness or JD
The Zone Diet breaks down the consumption of foods into three blocks: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Ideally a 1:1:1 ratio of the three completes a total block. Mini blocks, blocks that do not have all three types, can also be calculated.
The mini block of protein is made up of 7 grams of protein. The mini block of carbohydrates is made up of 9 grams of carbohydrates. Lastly, the mini block of fat is made up of 3 grams of fat. Choosing your foods wisely allows you the benefit of consuming a large quantity of good for you foods versus small quantities of not so good for you foods.
The recent question of is it better to drink a pint of Guinness, a shot of Jack Daniels, or consume an Irish Car Bomb is finally being answered in regard to the Zone. First, and foremost, I must say we are not and do not suggest that any of the above mentioned beverages be consumed as a recovery drink, or on a regular basis.
As it turns out...
1 pint of Guinness is 2 blocks of carbohydrates
1 oz of JD is 0 blocks, however contains 70 calories
1 Irish Car Bomb, consisting of Guinness, Bailey's Irish Cream, and Jameson is 2.5 blocks of carbohydrates and 2 blocks of fat
Let this be a lesson learned to both the Irish and everyone else.
4 - 1 minute rounds of
Squat Jumps on the Agility Ladder
Lateral Cone Jumps
Sandbag Bear Hug Squats
KB True Snatch Pulls
Rest 90 seconds between rounds