Workout of the Day
Four sets of:
Front Squat x 5-7 reps @ 30X1
Rest 90 seconds
Ring Rows x 10-12 reps @ 2111
Rest 90 seconds
In teams of two, partners alternate to complete 10 rounds each of:
135/95 lb Power Cleans x 5 reps
24″/20″ Box Jumps x 10 reps
What a great weekend!
Saturday was a busy day at Cactus! It finished with the Spartan Race at Rawhide in Chandler, and they really raise the bar this year! We had a great time out there and I’m looking forward to getting a larger group out there next year! The obstacles were great, the water was invigorating on the legs, and everybody finished. Evan finished the 8.5 mile race in 1 hour and 40 minutes! Thanks for coming out Gina, Rob D, Mike L, and Evan! Rob and Mike even got a couple of friends to join the Cactus team!
Register for next year’s Spartan Race (Yes, that’s right, 2013!) at this link and use the code ‘AZ45′ to register for just $45! It’s the cheapest price we’ll see, and it’d be awesome to get a bigger team out next year!
Saturday started with our 2012 Paleo Partner challenge kickoff, and we had a great turnout. We learned about the challenge rules and guidelines, but today I want to talk about the considerable lee-way within the paleo framework.
Saturday we discussed our true aim with our nutrition challenge for the next 7 weeks: Insulin management.
The challengers are going to fill out their food logs each week, and they are going to ask themselves “Is what I’m about to eat Paleo?”
And I’ll tell you the truth. You can eat 100% Paleo, and still not lose weight. You can do super-size me on Paleo.
How? Sugar. You can cut out all the artificial crap (and you should), and still get too much sugar through fruit.
So while fruit, honey, ‘natural’ sweeteners, and nuts are permissible on the Paleo Diet, (and you won’t get marked down on your food logs), for the best results, experiment with your recipes with cutting the quantity of sweetener or eliminating it all together.
Over the next 7 weeks, our challengers will be surprised at how sensitive they become to sweets. Little bits of natural sweeteners will become incredibly potent on their tongue. Get ready for your transformation!