Friday- Share the Pain, day 2
HEAD’S UP!!! We ARE doing a Share the Pain beach WOD this Saturday!!
Share the Pain for August got off to a great start on Thursday. Let’s keep it rollin’ the rest of the weekend!
Gettin’ it all stretched out before Baseball during the 9:30 class!
ALL CrossFit Classes
STP WOD-4 individually timed rounds of:
30 Double Unders
15 Wall Balls
200 meter Row
Thursday’s STP baseball results below. Oh yeah, if it seems the 9:30 class got a lot more runs, it might have something to do with the shorter run they did . . . their trainer screwed up!
Below is a little ‘blurb’ we were asked to write regarding the paleo diet and preparing for the Games. We’re told Robb Wolf and Whole9 may pick this story up and share it with their blog members!
The Fountain of Youth Isn’t a Drink, it’s What You Eat.
Tim Anderson has always been mindful of his diet, sprinkled with a fondness for chocolate. He re-introduced meat into his diet after discovering he wasn’t cutting it as a vegetarian. A year or so after beginning CrossFit, Anderson discovered the paleolithic approach to eating and attended a Whole9 seminar with Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. He then committed to the Whole30 diet and got such great results he extended it to 50 days. This is a nutrition regimen that eliminates sugar, grain, dairy and legumes completely from the diet. In the first week he felt listless and fatigued, but the strict eating routine soon produced more vitality and better performance.
Tim found that attention to recovery was another way to ramp up his game and keep him healthy and injury free. Eating a high quality protein and dense carbohydrate post-WOD meal was ideal, but he couldn’t stomach the ”convenience” in baby food! He resolved this problem by baking extra sweet potatoes in the evening and packing them in his gym bag. These along with lean turkey, eggs and other high-quality protein really seemed to work for recovery.
While not always a strict adherent to the paleo diet (see love of chocolate above!) a focus on a good, clean diet and special attention to training, rest and recovery enabled Tim to take first place in the 2012 CrossFit Games Master’s Division 55-59, something he will always treasure.
Tim claims that the most telling aspect of eating “clean” is the consequence of cheating. One birthday party or cheat day can wreck training and produce fatigue, weakness. After one binge he swore he had a sugar hangover. There’s great incentive to stick to the program when you see your times and strength suffer because of indulging in cake and ice cream!
Overall, Tim has found that the Paleolithic diet is the simplest to follow and produces the best energy and performance. Once a routine is established, the principles feel instinctive and natural. There is room for creativity in recipes and modification of “comfort foods” in the paleo fashion which yield satisfaction and a general feeling of health and wellness. He is especially fortunate to have a great chef in his wife Suzi, who prepares wonderful paleo meals.
Like many things in life once you find a better way, be it exercise or diet, there’s no going back!