Warm-up: 400m Pregnant Run, 30 Pregnant Air Squats, 20 Pregnant Walking Lunges (20lb Med. Ball)
Low Bar Back Squat: 5RM
MetCon – 4 Rounds for Time:
15 GHD Sit-ups
20 Back Extensions
A lot of diet questions have been floating around the gym lately. With people trying to lose weight, others trying to get the most out of their performance in the gym, and others trying to put on a few pounds to make things like Fight Gone Bad easier, it’s easy to see why we’ve all been talking about nutrition.
For those of you trying to lose weight (many of us) or those trying to gain that competitive edge to beat your rival Ktowners (Doug vs Travis vs Blake, Ben vs James, Larry vs Old Age, Megan vs Waking-up-to-come-in-to-CrossFit-Ktown), there is nothing better than improving your quality of calorie. Switching from a processed carbohydrate all you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner to a Paleolithic diet with lots of meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar can be the difference between life and death (or 30 seconds off your Jackie time, which is life and death to many of us). By eating right and CrossFitting, you will see ALL health markers improve. But to elicit that change you need to change your eating.
You’ve heard all of the coaches say it at some point: fix the fuel you’re putting in your body before complaining about how the engine is running. You can get a lot of miles just by improving your quality of calorie, folks. Coming in to CrossFit with little previous workout experience means you’re in store for several years of improvement if your diet is in line. But you can’t out train a poor diet. Fix the easy stuff first. All it takes is a little shopping and some smart choices!
Here are some links worthy of reading:
This is a seminal article from the New York Times by Gary Taubes that, among other things, questioned the faulty science claiming cholesterol, and therefore fat, was causing cardiovascular disease.
This is a great commentary by Dr. Michael R. Eades on a Paleolithic study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
I promise you can get through each article without falling asleep,
Have thoughts on either article? Post to comments.