"Meat/Protein Versus Smoking by Dr. Mike Molloy"(3.18.2014)

Meat/Protein Versus Smoking

(Dr. Mike’s Blog on Nutrition Articles)

Is it legit or just another piece of garbage study.  I’m going to give you my basic reasoning why I think it sucks and then link you to Mike Kesthely’s thoughts as well.  Mike’s the health/nutrition guy for Optimum Performance Training and the International Fitness Center in Arizona.  He knows his shit.

My thoughts:

1) Their result is a CORRELATION, not a CAUSATION.  There’s a big difference between the two.
2) Their statistics seem pretty suspicious at best.  I see one graph with low, medium and high protein diets with rates of cancer of 9.8, 10.1 and 9.0… there’s no difference there.  Saying that there is a difference is misleading and idiotic.
3) The use of mouse studies in their report… Look, I use mice all the time in my research.  They are very helpful for some diseases, metabolic disease is not one of them.  They are basically built to be foragers of all kinds of food, so force feeding them high levels of protein is non-physiological.  Also, there’s still some shitty statistics here…
4) What they are calling a high protein diet and what people like Robb Wolf, Loren Cordain, Mark Sisson, etc. are recommending are two different things.  Do you really think the people in this study are eating fruits, veggies, nuts seeds and high quality protein?  Or does high protein most likely involve a bunch of fast food.  The last time one of these reports came out that I analyzed, I found that “animal meat based diet” included things like meat on pizza.
5) Look at the affiliations of the researchers.  The SENIOR RESEARCHER is the founder and has equity in L-Nutra, a vegan based nutrition system.  Hmmm, perhaps there’s a conflict of interest there…
Anyway, here’s the opinion of a man much smarter than myself:
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I. Dynamic and Mobility Prep Warm-Up:
3 minutes of z1 work
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3-5 minutes of mobility work
*ankles, hips, shoulders, t-spine
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3-5 minutes of workout prep
goblet squats x 5 reps
row x 100 meter
turkish get up x 1 rep
II. Phases Strength and Conditioning:
A. Lifestyle Phase
Maximum Aerobic Power Sessions
10 Minute AMRAP of the following:
Airdyne 15-20 Calories(Women-Men)
10 Wall Balls
5 Burpees
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Rest 5 Minutes
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10 Minute AMRAP of the following:
Airdne 15-20 Calories(Women-Men)
10 Box Jumps
5 Burpees
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Rest 5 Minutes
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6 Minute AMRAP of the following:
30 Jump Rope Single or 15 Double Under Attempts
15 Russian Kettlebell Swings
B. Fitness Phase
Maximum Aerobic Power Sessions
7 Minutes of the following:
Row 1200 Meters
In Remaining Time Complete as many burpees as possible
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Rest 4 minutes
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7 Minutes of the following:
20 Double Unders
7 Toes to Bar
If you cannot do toes to bar efficiently, then row 100 meters
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Rest 4 minutes
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7 Minutes of the following:
16 Air Squats
8 Push Ups
8 Calorie Airdyne or Run 100 Meters
C. Competition Phase
Press Intense + Upper CP Volume Gymnastics + Upper Body Pull/Upper Body Push
A. Front Squat @ 78%, on the minute, every minute x 8 minutes x 2 repetitions.
B. 4 Sets of the following:
Row 500 Meters @ 90%, rest 4 minutes between rounds.
C1. Wall Balls x 12-14 reps x 6 sets, rest 10 seconds
C2. Burpees to Target, 12-14 reps x 6 sets, rest 1 minute.
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