9 June 2015

"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.Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports."

 

 

 That is considered to be "elite fitness in 100 words", and is a great guideline to living life.How could you not love it? I mean, the first two words are "Eat meat"!!

 

Now, we're all familiar with most of these concepts; "Practice and train major lifts.  Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics. Routine is the enemy".  These are guidelines that are regularly followed here at the box each and every day.  But what about that first part? 

 

"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."

 

Is that really how you're supposed to eat? The answer is YES.  This is a very basic outline to the Paleo diet. Don't know what that is? Do you even TALK to people at the box?!!?

 

But really, even if we'd rather not believe it, fitness starts in the kitchen, and the paleo diet is one that supports a fit lifestyle.  All of you members who have been here a while have heard this a million times before, but we're not giving up on you! And for you newbies, here is a brief introduction to what the paleo diets all about.  It's paleo in a nutshell. (Get it?! (on a paleo diet you can eat a lot of nuts...))

That guy talks funny...

 

We strongly encourage a paleo lifestyle for all of our members, or as close as you can get to it depending on what your individual lifestyle will allow.  Sacrifices will of course have to be made, but it's all worth it.  Don't believe me? Ask our members who have made the switch.  I'm asking all of our veteran cavemen and cavewomen to leave comments below on what the paleo diet has done for you!

 

 

Skill:

Find 1RM weighted pull-up

 

WOD:

1K Row

then:

21-15-9 ring dips

complete 30 abmat situps before each round of ring dips

 

 

 

“Worst-case scenario: You spend a month without some foods you like. Best-case scenario: You discover you are able to live healthier and better than you ever thought possible.”
― Robb Wolf, The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet

8 comments (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Any chance of another paleo challenge?

Mon, June 8, 2015 @ 9:25 PM

2. Steve s. wrote:
I can tell you that the Paleo diet along with crossfit has saved my life from going down a very bad path. I used to consider myself getting old, but I think differently now. In about 17 months on paleo and about 14 of those doing crossfit, I have lost over 80 lbs, my shirt size has. Gone from 3 or 4XL to 2XL and lately a lot of XL's fit. My pants size has gone down 6 sizes. Even more importantly, I no longer feel old, and I have lots of energy to stay active. Needless to say, I highly recommend Paleo. Once you get going and get used to cooking that way, it is easy to stick with it. Start, by cleaning out your cupboards and do it honestly.

Mon, June 8, 2015 @ 9:56 PM

3. Dana S. wrote:
Over the last 4 years I've been "paleo" of some sort or at least, just eating real food. So, stuff that comes from nature! Avoiding processed foods and sugar-laced junk has helped me keep away "cravings" and keep energy levels sustained throughout the day with no big crashes. The right foods coupled with 7-8 hours of sleep a night create the most ideal situation for top-notch workouts at the box!

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

4. Kyle wrote:
I struggle with the paleo diet, every time I go shopping I think I'm buying organic vegetables but when I get home my mom tells me that they're just donuts...gets me every time.

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

5. Stephen wrote:
Kyle, I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one that happens to.

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 1:01 PM

6. Steph wrote:
I have been eating mainly paleo for a little over a year and I highly suggest it. I feel so much better overall and feel that eating "real food" with the proper nutrients has helped my workouts and energy levels. Once you get used to the shopping and the meal prep, it becomes a "natural" way of life! :-)

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

7. Chelsea wrote:
I would say I attempt to eat paleo 80% of the time. I feel 10x better when I'm eating clean and not surviving off of the processed nonsense. It is definitely an adjustment but well worth the sacrifice! If only wine were paleo then my life would be complete.

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 7:48 PM

8. Julie C wrote:
I started eating Paleo last January. Here's where it gets a little personal. I had just seen another infertility specialist after almost five years of trying to conceive. Based on my diagnosis, he highly recommended I change my diet (to something that sounded just like Paleo). I did it, starting with a 21-day sugar detox. It was hard, but soon became routine. After a couple of treatments and a commitment to exercise and nutrition, I conceived my daughter, Fiona; something I thought would never happen. I have to believe that eating properly had a lot to do with getting pregnant finally. I mean it only took four months after five years of trying! So, Fiona is proof of what amazing things the right nutrition and exercise can do for your health!

Tue, June 9, 2015 @ 9:08 PM

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