Lunch-time class strikes a pose to start Death by 10 Meters.
We are really looking forward to starting the Spring Whole Life Challenge next week. Have you joined our team? Be sure to click on the red WLC seal on the right to join us.
We have discussed the three nutrition levels, Performance, Lifestyle, and Kick Start in previous blog posts. (If you missed it, read this.) You've probably noticed that all three of these nutrition levels are some form of the Paleo diet. We are big fans of the Paleo diet. We are not interested in actually recreating what our ancestors ate 10,000 years ago. What we like about the Paleo style of eating is it's reliance on eating whole foods. By whole foods we mean food you would recognize as food, you know, like carrots, broccoli, kale, asparagus, or other things thing grow (or graze) and that you eat in their whole form.
This style of eating can be more environmentally sustainable, i.e. it has less packaging, usually is grown locally, and can be obtained directly from the producer. Eating whole unprocessed foods is beneficial to your metabolism. Whole foods are loaded with fiber, macronutrients, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. All of these things you need to fuel your muscles and brain. These foods also help you become a fat burner rather than a carbohydrate burner. We call this becoming fat adapted.
A person with a fat adapted metabolism is better at oxidizing (burning) fat for fuel. Doesn't that sound nice? It is! When you switch to whole foods, you generally eat lower carbohydrates, even though vegetables and fruit are loaded with carbs. Obtaining most of your carbohydrates through plants (in their whole form) can switch your metabolic processes, enable you to burn fat for fuel, and provide you with a whole suite of essential vitamins and nutrients. All good things!
Wendler Cycle 2 Week 1 Overhead Squats
Add 5lbs to your 1RM to calculate your new percentages. Remember to 3 2 1 tempo the first set.
5 Min AMRAP
10 Sandbag Squats
2 Min Rest
5 Min AMRAP
100m KettleBell Farmers Carry (uneven weight)
Record your WOD on Beyond the Whiteboard.
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