Friday, January 22, 2010

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CrossFit ATL 4370
That is a chest to bar pull-up!

Workout of the Day

Shoulder Press

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Check out these sources on diet:

"Man v. Food", from Outside Magazine.  In this article the author, an endurance athlete, tries 8 diets over the course of a year.  It seems the Paleo Diet for Athletes gave him the best biomarkers and lowest bodyfat, but he reported being tired and hungry on it.  Post you thoughts on why.

Also, thanks to Brent for finding the excellent PaNu blog about Paleo nutrition.  Check out the Getting Started page.

Congratulations to Stefani and Betsy who recently got their 1st unassisted pull-ups!

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  • Bethanie
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    FGB ON SUNDAY!!!!! we will run a group every 30 min starting at 10. weather permitting, we will plan to grill out and booze after. bring whatever you want to grill and drink. This will be a lot of fun and I hope everyone will make it out. Make sure you account for time to workout and also count for someone in another group. see you all sunday!

  • Bethanie
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    I haven’t read the article yet but I would guess that on the paleo diet, the author’s diet still consisted primarily of carbohydrates and not enough protein and fat.

  • Steve
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    The whole article is pretty interesting. On the “paleo for athletes” diet, he also lost six pounds — and that was starting from a 6% bodyfat composition. Unfortunately, there wasn’t room in the article for the author to get into specifics like daily calorie intake, daily training volume, or details about exactly what he was doing before he started the experiment. You can see all of the particulars plotted over the whole year here:
    http://a960.g.akamai.net/7/960/1365/a65c8287976f4d/away.com/images/outside/201001/the-shape-of-my-life-graph.pdf
    Over the course of the year long experiment, he went from 149 to 159 pounds and dropped his body fat from 7.8% to 7.2% with swings as low as 5% (at end of paleo) and a high of 8.4%.

  • Laura
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    My guess is that he needed to up his fat. . .mmmm fat.
    What is the sub for shoulder presses if you don’t have any shoulders after yester-wod?

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    here is another cool website http://www.paleoplan.com/?gclid=CLDL7rKIuJ8CFQKbnAodpCl70w
    unfortunately this one is not free.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    Well, the article does not have much depth to it. All it says is he ate game meat and was not allowed many carbs. I don’t think he understands the diet at all. Or, maybe, he does not understand what a carb is. He seems to think carbs are breads and grains only. I think he would benifit from timimg his carb intake better. Eating some more dense carbs after workouts (sweet potatoes, bananas, and such) and definitely adding a lot more fat. There is no reason why he should be hungry all the time because there is no quantity restriction on this diet. This tells me that he was definitely short on fat.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    Congrats to the girls for getting their first kipping pull ups. Betsy got hers on the last day of her beginner class. What a cool way to end it.
    Congrats to Adam, Jean, and Betsy for graduating the 12 session beginner class. You will be seeing them in the group classes. Please welcome them!

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Welcome new people, and congrats to those who got their first kipping pull ups!
    The article is indeed lacking in substance, and he makes paleo sound likensome sort of fringe diet that limits you to eating crazy things. The only game meat I have eaten since going paleo is bison (I plan on trying lots more), and I could have easily substituted beef (trying for some variety).
    What is actually the most interesting point is found in the first and second paragraphs of his conclusion. If you take out the grains from his findings, he is now eating a paleo diet! The fact that he also states that he eats “modest meals” leads me to believe that while he was eating paleo, he was significantly underfueled (which is what he said he felt like in the paleo section). He should be eating a lot more food, very high protein and fat, with his carbs coming mostly from vegetables and then taking in dense carbohydrates (yams, sweet potatoes, maybe some relatively higher glycemic fruits) post workout.

  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    His going from an already ultra lean 6% body fat down to 5% makes it painfully obvious that he needs to put his fat intake at probably 10-30x what it was to be able to maintain his level of activity.

  • Bethanie
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    If anyone is looking for a new place to eat this weekend. Head to Betsy’s restaurant!
    http://www.urbanpl8.com/

  • peterbassi
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    Shoulder press sub on a shoulder press day? : P

  • Bethanie
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    if i have enough people, my 5 and 6 pm classes will do team wods

  • Steve
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    Urbanpl8 is awesome! I can recommend any of the paninis on the dinner menu. I like the little garden next to the patio — went in late August with some friends, we were sitting on the patio, we ordered salads and a couple of minutes later we saw the cook come out of a side door and start picking some of the ingredients straight off the vine.

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