Thursday Jan 6. 2010

Warmup/Skills:

  • Mobility
  • Burgener Snatch

Lift:

  • High Hang Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

WoD:

“Death by Pullups”

  • Do 1 pullup during the first minute, 2 pullups the 2nd minute, 3 the third, etc, continuing as long as able. Score is last completed round.

Ready for our New Year’s Nutrition Challenge? We’ve listened to feedback and weighed results from our last three challenges and fine tuned the rules. Details will be coming soon, but the focus will be almost entirely on Paleo this time (you won’t have to do the Zone unless you want to). We’ll also be offering some options for ongoing nutrition support and tracking within and outside of the challenge. Signups will start on Monday, and the actual challenge on Thursday. This will be another 8 week challenge.

Here’s a good tidbit I came across for anyone needing to explain Paleo to the skeptical, from Whole9 Nutrition:

The Whole9 Nutrition Elevator Pitch

I eat “real” food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit.  I choose foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition.  And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat comes from, and buy produce locally and organically as often as possible.

It’s not a low calorie “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy weight.  In fact, my diet is probably much higher in fat than you’d imagine.  Fat isn’t the enemy – it’s a great energy source when it comes from high quality foods like avocado, coconut and nuts. And I’m not trying to do a “low carb” thing, but since I’m eating vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal and pasta, it just happens to work out that way.

Eating like this is good for maintaining a healthy metabolism, and reducing inflammation within the body.  It’s been doing great things for my energy levels, body composition and performance in the gym.  It also helps to minimize my risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack and stroke.