“World Class Fitness in 100 Words”
“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.” (CrossFit Journal, September 2002, “The Garage Gym”)
The food we eat has a direct and immediate effect on how we perform, whether it be our workout or any other task we face on a daily basis. Eat foods that “support exercise not body fat”. The idea is to eat foods that were intended for our bodies and avoid as much as possible foods that weren’t. Foods that are high-glycemic (a food’s propensity to elevate or spike insulin levels) should be avoided. If you don’t know which foods are high on the glycemic index? Read this 2 page article from the CrossFit Journal- http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/GlycemicNov02.pdf
The seven keys of the Paleo diet according to Loren Cordain, Ph.D
- Eat a relatively high amount of animal protein compared to that in the typical American diet.
- Eat fewer carbohydrates than most modern diets recommend, but eat lots of good carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, not from grains or refined sugars.
- Eat a large amount of fiber from non-starchy fruits and vegetables.
- Eat a moderate amount of fat, with more good (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fats than bad (saturated) fats, and nearly equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6 fats.
- Eat foods with a high potassium content and low sodium content.
- Eat a diet with a net alkaline load.
- Eat foods rich in plant phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The seven keys optimize health, minimize the risk of chronic disease, and cause excess weight to melt away. This is the way we’re genetically programmed to eat.
30 DeadLifts (Bodyweight)
200 Double Unders (400 Singles)
1 Rope Climb (5 Rope Pulls)
10 Wall Walks