Why Insulin Is So Important?


Shane and Holly in their Saturday workout gear!! Good stuff guys!!


 Quote of the Day:

“Hell would be meeting the man or woman you might have been.”

What is so important about controlling our insulin levels?  We can strongly control our insulin levels by our nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices.  Insulin is the master hormone, which is released from our pancreas after  consumption of too many carbohydrates and protein respectively.  Carbs are stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles.  Once the liver gylcogen is full, the excess carbs are stored as fat- Triglycerides.  Insulin’s primary function is a storage hormone and when insulin is high, nothing gets out of our cells.  High insulin levels can lead to: abdominal adiposity- apple shape, high circulating blood glucose, high blood fats-hypertriglyceridemia, and high blood pressure- hypertension.   For good health we want low insulin levels, good insulin sensitivity so we can get the most from insulin.    

Keep up the good work on your Nutrition guys and if we need to make some changes lets work hard this week to make them happen.  We are proud of you guys!! 


Press: 10,8,6
Deadlift: 5,5,3,3
Good Mornings: 3,3,2,1,1



1 comment
  1. Mike Ussary said:

    Great dinner tonight. Dover sole in chipolte sauce, grill on barbeque with zuccini, yellow squash, yams, onion, mushrooms, and jalapeno cooked on the grill also. Garden salad with vinegar and oil and sunflower seeds and avacado. Very filling and a little on the hot spicy side.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: