Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CrossFit ATL 4546 Blaine

Workout of the Day

For time:
100 Burpee pull-ups

Ideally, the pull-up bar is one foot above your reach.

Post time to comments.

Grains Are Bad, Mmmkay. 

Marshall & Lori cook up "Marjorie's Mexican Chicken Salad with tomato dressing" from the Paleo Diet Cookbook.

CrossFit ATL 4547

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  • Jonathan H CFATL
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    Thanks to everyone who came out for the Paleo Challenge info session last night! We are all really excited, and hope that you guys are as well.
    Way to kick it off right Lori and Marshall!

  • Laura
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    CFATL- it’s time to sign up for the Warrior Dash. I hear that spots are filling fast. Once we have an idea of the number of CFATL participants we can organize transportation, lodging, and food.
    In other news- Today is January 27th. It takes an average 21 days to create a new habit or change a bad habit. Traditionally, January 1 is a time of making plans to change something in our lives and for many the New Years Resolutions fade fast. As we are almost a month into the New Year we can reflect on the success of our new habits sticking around, already faded, or maybe they didn’t even get off the ground. February is our second chance to re-launch our New Years Resolutions. Take the last few days of January to evaluate the success of your NYR, and plan for a fresh start on February 1. For me, nutrition was my NYR and getting away from so many cheat meals. So far in January there have been a lot of cheat meals still, with some success in reducing the number but not on par with my NYR.

  • Elizabeth
    Reply

    what time slot are you signing up for?

  • BMW-CFATL
    Reply

    We talk a lot around here about not eating grains and that grains (and soy) are bad. But why?
    – Grains are not edible without processing. Therefore, we did not evolve with them as a food source and hence are not equipped to digest them.
    – They contain lots of starch which ultimately turns into glucose.
    – One slice of bread equals about 3 teaspoons of sugar
    – Refined grains are void of minerals and vitamins
    – Refined grains leach vitamins and minerals from your body in order to digest them
    – Grains contain a lot of allergens which are problematic for your immune system and lead to development of more allergies.
    – Unrefined grains contain a high level of anti-nutrients which bind to any remaining vitamins and minerals rendering them useless or impossible to absorb.
    Grains also require a two step process for digestion. First, the starches of the grains must be broken down into two glucose molecules. The second step is the intestines need to produce enough enzymes to digest the two glucose molecules to elemental glucose molecules. This is a lot of work and our body is not equipped to handle this. This leads to leaky gut syndrome which leads to inflammation and pretty much every modern disease.
    So grains are a double edged sword. They increase insulin resistance as well as wreak havoc on your digestive system.
    Soy has all of these same side affects as well as an additional hormonal load. Eating soy leads to higher levels of estrogen which is no good for anyone. There is a lot of data out there on this. Feel free to research further.
    There is a ton of information out there on the Internet. This does not begin scratch the surface. Below are two links as a good start on further reading:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/definitive-guide-grains/
    http://beyondveg.com/cordain-l/grains-leg/grains-legumes-1a.shtml

  • BMW-CFATL
    Reply

    Also, for you AM folks…we will do Paleo nutrition lectures tomorrow at 6AM and 7AM followed by a short workout.

  • VAS
    Reply

    URGENT
    Megadeth is performing at the Tabernacle with special guest Testament & Exodus. Attendance to the concert will double your clean and jerk and put your snatch over 200kg.
    http://www.livenation.com/event/getEvent/eventId/417776/?c=dm-3046951&p=46511263

  • Rob M
    Reply

    I can confirm these claims.

  • Stephanie E
    Reply

    DOH! left my half-empty water bottle tonight! Let the floggings ensue

  • mike k
    Reply

    floggings!

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