Tell us your Paleo Challenge story!
Total athletes: 272
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A: Push press – 87% x 4 x 2, 87% x 3 x 3
B: 3 Rounds for time:
10 Overhead squats @ 135#/95#
NOTE: This morning’s NYC Endurance running class meets @ 6:30am at 25 W. 26th St.
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Here’s our first of (hopefully) several write-ups by members who took part in our 3rd Annual 30-Day Paleo Challenge. If you’d like to tell your story (with or without pictures, though preferably with), drop me a line at Allison AT crossfitnyc DOT com. Thanks!
My 30 Day Paleo Challenge Experience by Andrew L.:
Day 1: 214lbs
Day 30: 200 lbs
I’ve been crossfittng for 3 months, and I’ve completed 17 WOD’s during the paleo challenge.
First, I would have never been able to do this challenge without the support of my wife. My wife actually started the Atkins diet at the start of the month, which made it a very opportune time to start the Paleo challenge since our diets are very compatible. Even when she was on Atkins, she ate the same food as I did 98% of the time.
In the first week, the withdrawal from the carbs and grain made us both very cranky and short with each other. Eating a lot more fruit helped ease the transition off of the carbs, and by week two things were back to normal. What surprised me the most about the diet was just how quickly I progressed with the weight loss. Even my wife who does not work out, lost a lot of weight, and the entire time we never counted a single calorie, weighed anything and neither of us had to go hungry at any point. My favorite aspect about the diet is that it is self-regulating, I eat as much as I want, when I want and I don’t have to budget a thing: no math! no measuring! no setting timers to eat! Although this sounds easy, figuring out Paleo meals is probably the most difficult aspect of the challenge. The daily articles on the blog were a big help, and not just the recipes but also the science articles. FitID.com is also an amazing resource which I used it to get ideas on what to eat, and what I can snack on. I also used it to stay accountable by posting pictures of all of my meals to it. The diet has not affected my recovery time or my energy levels, I feel like every calorie I consume on Paleo is packed with good proteins and nutrients. It just makes me feel better. As far as I can see, there’s no reason to go back… well except to eat cake and fried chicken once in a while.
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Put your dancin’ shoes on!
Instinctive sleeping and resting postures: an anthropological and zoological approach to treatment of low back and joint pain
The beverage wars move to coconuts
Secrets of ancient Chinese remedy revealed: Two-thousand-year-old herb regulates autoimmunity and inflammation
Could squirrel meat come back into vogue?
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Here’s what’s on tap for Thursday’s WOD classes:
A: Snatch deadlift – 110% (of snatch) x 4 x 5
20 Overhead Lunges w 45#/25# Plate each side
20 Push presses at 95#/65#