Practice, Training, and Competition

Practice, Training, and Competition

On any given day at the box we watch each other walk in, warm up a bit or stretch, and wander over to the whiteboard. We read the day’s workout, but also check out everybody else’s scores. We have conversations with ourselves about how many rounds we think we can get based on other athletes, whether we will scale or go Rx, which level of Rx we might choose, and how we think we can perform for the day. We often make decisions about our own training in comparison to others’ performances.

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What's the Deal with Macros...

What's the Deal with Macros...

Despite Greg Glassman’s famous statement about diet in the CrossFit Journal back in 2002, “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat,” the whole institution known as CrossFit does not advocate a specific type of diet. For a while there was a lot of talk about The Paleo Diet and The Zone Diet, and these days, the buzzword you often hear is macros.

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Nutrition Challenge: Q & A

Nutrition Challenge: Q & A

We are a few days into our 5 week nutrition / lifestyle / movement challenge. I got a couple of questions earlier today that I thought would be helpful to share:

  • Q: I've never tried to go full on paleo before, what kind of coffee creamer can I use? I got an almond milk creamer, unsweetened, but I'm not sure it fits the criteria?

  • Q: I don’t eat a lot of fruit, ever, so I'm nervous about snacks. Any tips would be so appreciated :)

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