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Day 2 of the 4-week Nutrition Journaling Challenge is here. Hit up the comments of today’s post and share what you eat/ate!

We’ll continue sharing how our staff thinks and acts in regards to their nutrition.

Nathan

Nathan’s Goals
My goal is to keep myself at a weight and my body fat at a point that supports a high level of fitness. This means eating a good balance of proteins, carbs, and fats, and keeping my calorie intake at a point that doesn’t make me gain weight. And on a superficial level, having my body fat low enough to show abs would be nice 😉

Nathan’s Food Choices & Habits
When I’m being disciplined and healthy, my diet doesn’t vary much and it’s actually kind of bland. Nuts, almond butter, an apple, and 2 eggs in the morning. Ground turkey, grilled veggies, and carrots for lunch. Oatmeal and 2 more eggs for an afternoon/pre-workout snack. Protein/carb shake after working out. And some sort of protein (usually fish or chicken) and rice for dinner.

However, I haven’t been as good lately and my diet has kind of been all over the place. I still try not to over-eat too much, but I’ve been finding myself eating a lot more sugar (damn snack table at my office) and my dinners have been more sporadic and not as balanced as they should be.

As much as possible, I try to avoid foods with little nutritional value. Snacks high in sugar or other high-carb foods such as bread or chips.

I tend to eat more smaller meals throughout the day rather than 3 big meals. I start eating at 8am and usually don’t have dinner until about 9pm. I don’t go more than 3-4 hours without eating something.

I try to keep my calorie intake to around 2000 cals a day. At that number, I am able to stay at the body composition I am now and still have enough energy to hit 4-5 workouts a week.

Nathan’s Favorites & Kryptonite
I’m a big meat fan. Give me a stacked juicy burger, a medium-rare steak, or a meat lovers pizza and I’ll be in heaven.

Sugar is the devil! I said it already, but I’ve been pretty bad lately about giving into that temptation. If it’s in front of me, I have a hard time saying no which is something I need to start focusing on again because I have been successful in avoiding it in the past. It started during a nutrition challenge where I had a certain goal in mind. Plus other people were in it with me which kept me accountable. If you have an end goal in mind, or even an end date, it makes things a little easier.

Nathan’s Hydration and Sleep
My goal for water is half my body weight in ounces, so 90 oz. I usually come up a bit short though, usually hitting more around 60-70oz. I do my best to get 8 hours of sleep a night, with 7 being my minimum in order to feel well-rested and functional the next day.

Nathan’s Nutrition Beliefs
Food is by far the largest factor when it comes to health and fitness. I am coming up on 9 years of doing CrossFit, and only 2 years ago really dialed in my nutrition and took it seriously. I was able to drop 15 lbs and 3% body fat in just 2 months, and have been able to keep that weight off since. The 7 years before that, even though I had been working out the same, I was never able to lose that weight or body fat because my nutrition was average at best.

Kelsi

Kelsi’s Goals
Food as fuel: 1.) cut back on extra/filler calories, 2.) avoid meat as much as possible, 3.) to supplement my workouts, and 4.) help me sleep better and recover quicker.

Kelsi’s Food Choices
Whole foods (not the grocery store) whenever possible—fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal bread/pastas. Avoid processed foods and I’ve eliminated meat from my home-cooked/meal-prepped meals. 

Trying to be better at intuitive eating, meaning eating when I’m hungry (versus when I’m bored or stressed, or simply because the clock says lunchtime).

The recipes in Half Baked Harvest are fantastic!

Kelsi’s Hydration & Sleep Habits
Building the habit of drinking a water bottle upon waking or at least before my first meal. Having my water bottle at my desk throughout the day. Drink water before deciding to eat. Set a bedtime alarm (iPhone) so I know when it’s time to start getting ready for bed so I hit ‘X’ hours.

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 2/4/2020

4 rounds:
3/2 (strict) muscle-ups
25 box jump overs 20/16/12″
50 pushups
25 box jump overs, 20/16/12″
3/2 (strict) muscle-ups
Rest 2:00

Post slowest and fastest time to whiteboard! Post-workout should be rolling out the arches of the foot with a PVC pipe. Calf stretches then Soleus stretches.

READ: 10,000 Steps to Better Health? – Tyler Hass for CrossFit.com
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HBD to Coach Kelsi

CrossFit WOD for Monday, September 16th

back squat: bar/10, 50/5, 70/3, 80/3, 90/3+

25-20-15-10-5 reps for time:
target burpees, 6″
kettlebell swings, 24/16kg

Post time to whiteboard!

READ: 6 Kipping Pullup Myths You Should Stop Listening to Starting Today – King of Burpees
WATCH: Chest-to-Bar Back Swings and Grip Cues – Training FTW

photo by Artur

This week: squats/pullups/bench or floor presses, back squat max, KAREN (wall ball), deadlift max, power snatch/calories, bench max, ANNIE (double unders, situps), Fight Gone Bad*, Battle at the Ballpark run-throughs, and the SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE march!

Remember that this Friday we’ll be celebrating the weekend by having COMMUNITY CROSSFIT classes all day! That means every class is open to everyone: members, non-members, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc! Tell everyone- just RSVP for your spots!

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CrossFit WOD for Monday 6/18

3 rounds for time:
75 squats
25 pullups
15 floor press, 2×24/16kg or 2×50/35lbs

Performance
3 rounds for time:
75 squats
25 c2b
15 bench press, 70/50kg

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

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Powerlifting WOD

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Kettlebell WOD

Joint prep, Farmers carry

5 rounds 60 seconds on/60 seconds off:
1 Round consists of the following complex:
– 5 x Double KettleBell Deadlifts (Inside the Legs)
– 9 x Double KettleBell Swings
– 6 x Double KettleBell Cleans

1/2 DANNY

AMRAP 10 minutes:
– 15 box jumps
– 10 double KB push presses
– 15 pull-ups

TGU!!!

Kelsi A, who just celebrated her 4th year with the FCF fam

Today’s workout is kind of like the classic version, but only half… and with more difficult standards.

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CrossFit WOD for Friday 7/21

for time:
50 box jumps, 32/24″
50 perfectly-vertical kettlebell swings, 32/24kg
50 knees-to-elbows
50 wall-ball shots, 30/20 lbs wall ball
50 burpees

Post time to whiteboard / comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch complex, clean complex, situps, flutter kicks, v-ups, GHD back ext, BtN pullups

Powerlifting WOD

power clean, back squat, bench press, weighted plank, jumping good morning, barbell farmers hold

Gymnastics Strength WOD

movement patterning, stretching, balance work, compression work, conditioning

Kettlebell WOD

– Abridged Primal Movement Warmup and Mobility
– Carries
– Simple & Sinister

Kelsi A

Thrusters are coming. Every last workout of The CrossFit Games Open has ALWAYS included thrusters.

The question is what will it paired with? A lot of people are guessing double unders. I think it’ll be a couplet of doable work- the difference will be who wants it more. Who gets into the pain cave and thrives in there.

Any thoughts?

Find out at http://games.crossfit.com/ at 5pm

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CrossFit WOD for Thursday 3/23

push press 5x4x85%, then

2 rounds for time:
100 double unders
75 situps
50 pushups
25 overhead bumper lunges (R)
25 overhead bumper lunges (L)

Post time to whiteboard!

HellaFit WOD

Come and see!