Thursday 10/15

5 Rounds for time:

5 Rounds for time:
5 Muscle up
20 Sit Up

 

From Calvin

Are you doing the right thing when it comes to your nutrition? Food is a touchy subject for sure. Everyone has their own food habits and traditions. Maybe it’s the cheat meal they enjoy once a week or maybe it’s a special homemade soup that grandma makes at family functions. Then there’s your daily habits. Your diet. This is the food you eat on the regular. Breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner. That’s the place where the rubber meets the road to really get you better results in and out the the gym. So, what do we recommend? Well, simple it’s the first part of “World Class Fitness in 100 Words”. It’s even up on the wall at the gym.

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. 
Now the first part is the most straight forward. Eat real food. Foods that look like they do in nature. Apples and carrots and almonds. Stuff like that. This can be overwhelming too because you realize there is no such thing as a snicker doodle tree. Bummer. But, slowly you start to remove the bad, processed foods from your routine and replace them with whole foods that ultimately give you more bang for your buck. The next part can be a bit more tricky. Now not only should you be eating clean but also in the right amount and at the right time. I’ve worked with many clients in regard to food an one thing I’ve noticed is when people pick up speed with new diets, things can get a little out of hand (especially when weight loss comes in to play). People who see results with new diets tend to think if they go more ” extreme” with  the program that it’s just that much better all around. Someone who tries vegetarianism might see results in the beginning because their body is getting vitamins and nourishment it never had before. But later, the lack of meat will make their bodies weaker and more susceptible to illness and injury. People who go on Zone might now be eating smaller portions and might think that it’s calorie restriction that is helping. Maybe they start skipping snacks and meals or maybe stop eating carbs all together taking it to that “extreme” looking for more but ultimately get less because they work out really hard and don’t eat enough to recover.
Truth is that it’s about the balance of all of those things. Protein, fat, carbs. You need all of them from clean sources. Not only that but you need them frequently and in solid but reasonable amounts. This is all part of the process and it takes time to find that balance. Trial and error. Practice and experiment with different portions and foods. Fine tune this process patiently and you’ll develop a well balanced system that gets you just what you want.
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