GS: EMOTM for 10 minutes:
Odd: 3-5 Muscle Ups / 6-8 Chest to Bar or 5-6 Ring Dips
Even: 30 Double Unders
WOD 1: 2 rounds for time:
10 Front Squats (115/75)
30 Push Ups
10 Front Squats (115/75)
30 No Squat Wall Balls (20/14)
WOD L2: 6 rounds for time:
9 Overhead Squats (115/75)
6 Handstand Push Ups
Paleo 201: Episode six…
There are two things I’d like to address today: Thing one is eating for performance and thing two is called “Just because it’s paleo…” Let’s go!
If you have been eating ice cream sandwiches and cheese crackers and are still merrily enjoying your performance in CrossFit and everything is going according to your aesthetic plans, then good for you! Other than the ultimate demise of your health, there are no real reasons to change courses. That is, of course, unless you want to improve your performance to superhuman* levels (* just like CG).
Improving your diet for the sake of performance is a little different than improving your diet for the sake of improving your health. There is a good chance that the proper diet of an athlete has more protein to support the building of muscles, a lot more fat to support levels of satisfaction (as far as hunger goes), and more/a lot more carbohydrates to give the energy needed to perform like a champ. Not that you are going to get fat, but along with experimentation, the dismissal of vanity will be very important in order to really eat for performance.
Furthermore, it will be important to also note some other fine points:
Your Post-WOD meal will be crucial for recovery (hint: eat lots of good carbs).
What you eat during your days “On” versus your days “Off” matters (hint: don’t spike your insulin on rest days).
Remember!!! Eat for performance – if performance improves good. If performance does not improve, change things up.
Drink!!! Water!!! Definitely drink more water.
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to eat a pound of cashews
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to have a sweet potato with every meal
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to eat a bag of cherries / baby carrots / grapes…
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to eat a pound of bacon (all the time)
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to use agave or honey as a sweetener for everything
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to treat a jar of nut butters as having only one serving
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to eat a leaf of spinach and call it “having your veggies”
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to plow through bottle of tequila and soda water
Just because it’s paleo…it doesn’t mean you get to miss the point of trying to eat healthier
What a finish,