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A New Approach to Weight Loss!


A New Approach to Weight Loss!

21-15-9 reps for time of:
115-lb. hang squat cleans
Chest-to-bar pull-ups

I wrote a sarcastic blog post to go with this video but the more and more I thought about it the more I just became saddened. The deep seated psychological and emotional problems that a person would have to experience to be okay with installing a valve in their stomach so they can simply drain out all the food they overate is beyond my comprehension.
It’s a clear example of the priorities of those we call the “experts” on matters such as this. Rather than address the real problem, one that is probably deep-seated, emotionally charged and unconsciously drive, they would rather give the patient a way to lose weight. It’s just easier for everyone if we can keep the real issues buried, and after all, skinnier is healthier! (couldn’t get through without a little sarcasm :))
Happy working out and happy Friday!


5 Responses

  1. Kelley T

    Wow, this is essentially a gastrostomy tube (g-tube) with a vacuum — g-tubes can be a lifesaver, they are used a ton for kids who can’t ingest nutrition orally. I had a g-tube from ages 3-10 that kept me alive, pumping glucose into me each night while I slept and it’s not fun. It’s terrible to change in and out … and stomach acid breaks down the tube materials. You’d have to be really desperate to choose this =(

    1. shane

      My Grandfather-in-law has g-tube as well and it’s definitely saved his life, because he can’t ingest food orally safely.
      This on the other hand is targeting people who want to lose weight and it’s disappointing to me that rather than help them deal with the real issues on the inside, the biggest concern seems to focus on weight loss as if after they lose weight they’re going to be somehow magically healed and able to have a healthy relationship with food.

  2. Marcus Martin

    On a sarcastic note, I can actually see some utility for this device for draining booze from the belly before you get wasted. But as a way to make more room for more food is disgusting and gross. Personally, I prefer to watch CrossFit videos on the blog posts.