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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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH NATHAN!

CrossFit WOD for Thursday, August 22nd

front squat 5×5, then

5 rounds for time:
400m run
21 kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
12 pullups

Post time to whiteboard!

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Lauren and Nathan doing “goat belly” holds with some heavy kettles

CrossFit WOD for Saturday 8/25

with a partner AMRAP in 28 minutes:
28 wall ball
28 situps
28 cleans, 61/43kg
28 pullups
28 pushups
28 snatches, 61/43kg

Post score to whiteboard!

Foundations 3 WOD

TAG TEAM WOD
YGIG AMRAP in 14 minutes:
14-calorie row
7 push press
7 knees-to-elbows

Post score to whiteboard!

CrossFit WOD for Sunday 8/26

5 rounds for time:
400m run
24 situps
12 dumbbell overhead squats/side

Post time to whiteboard!

Nathan’s excited!

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CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/1

150 medicine ball cleans (20/14lbs) for time, then

every minute on the minute for 10 minutes: 2/4/6 handstand pushups

Performance does 30/20lbs.

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 1/4, Day 2/3

muscle snatch
snatch pull + power snatch + hang snatch
snatch pull + snatch variation
snatch pull (to hip)
back squat

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/4, Day 2/3

power clean
bench press
db/kb bench press
Tate press
JM press
bicep openers
midline

Kettlebell WOD

3×8 Strict presses, push presses, and jerks

##Technique
– 20 one arm swings high R/L
– 20 one arm swings high, snatch R/L
– 20 one arm swing low, high, and snatch R/L

##Workout
**Randy**
For time:
– 75 Snatches Right
– 75 Snatches Left

** Sevens remix**
7 rounds for time
– 7 Push-ups
– 7 DKB Thrusters
– 7 Hanging knee raises
– 7 KB deadlifts
– 7 Burpees
– 7 KB swings

Johnrey

Our current barbell program is ending this week! Get registered for the next one before the next one begins on Monday, May 7th. No registration, no play, no exceptions!

Get ready for a load of information on the upcoming changes to our Barbell programs. Should all be up by end of the week.

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CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 4/18

snatch 1RM

Sandbag Runs (+/-) 60/40lbs
2x400m
3x200m
4x100m

*Rest until you can bring the intensity once again.

Post heaviest snatch, fastest 400m, fastest 200m, and fastest 100m to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 7/7, Day 2/3

snatch 1RM
max height box jump

Powerlifting WOD – Week 7/7, Day 2/3

bench press 1RM
deadlift 1RM

A couple of quick hits:
– Robyn S competed at the National Masters Weightlifting Championships in Buffalo, NY. Took a Bronze home.
– Tony L also competed at the National Masters Weightlifting Championships in Buffalo, NY. Also took a Bronze home.
– Paul S competed in his first-ever Weightlifting meet at the Industrious WL Championships. PR’ed his snatch, his clean & jerk, and his total.
– Adrian T also competed at Industrious and PR’ed his clean.
– BONUS: Nathan M, Lauren B, and Nathan’s parents ran an easy 10k.

What’d you do this weekend?

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CrossFit WOD for Monday 4/9

4 rounds, each for time:
5 HSPU/muscle-up/or some other hard skill
15 burpee box jump overs 24/20″
75 double unders

Rest 2:00 between each round.

Post slowest and fastest time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 6/7, Day 1/3

snatch
back squats

Powerlifting WOD – Week 6/7, Day 1/3

back squat
bench press
weighted pullups
weighted hip extensions

Kettlebell WOD

Week 6: deficit deadlift 10×2 @ 85-95% of 1RM, then

1 minute of work/:15 second rest
Single leg dead, left
Single leg dead, right
Side bends, left
Side bends, right
Renegade row, alternating

Repeat for 3 rounds!

 

Nathan and Guillaume doing some movement & mobility prior to their first Weightlifting meet earlier this year

Since we’re at the beginning of a Nutrition Challenge we’re going to hit a bunch of things we can “benchmark” and retest at the end of the cycle. This way we can measure your performance progress.

Expect pistols/clean & jerks, big chipper, Linchpin Test 1 (run/thruster/pullup), dumbbell snatch/box jump/burpees, RYAN, 2:00 Assault Bike test, FIGHT GONE BETTER, and double unders/snatches. Not to mention it’s Week 5 of the Olympic Weightlifting cycle- would anyone be up for an in-house Weightlifting Meet? Also the beginning of the new Powerlifting cycle.

You can still register for the Nutrition Challenge! Deadline is end of day, Friday the 13th

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CrossFit WOD for Monday 10/9

3 rounds for time:
30 pistols
10 ground-to-overhead

Rx = 61/43kg, Performance Rx = 84/61kg.

Post time to whiteboard!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD – Week 5/7, Day 1/3

snatch complex, back squats, pullups, v-ups, broad jumps, reverse hypers

Powerlifting WOD – Week 1/5, Day 1/4

squat max, deadlift max, GHR, hip extension, banded mid-back extension, good morning, weighted situp

Kettlebell WOD

Primal Mobility

Shoulder packing and stability exercises

Detailed Clean Focus. We will be working on varying weights to own the movement.

Squat and rows to finish

Lauren B & Nathan M

May these two goat belly together forever- congratulations on the engagement!

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CrossFit WOD for Tuesday 9/5

front squat 5×3

AMRAP in 5 minutes:
10 burpees
5 kettlebell dead squat clean/side, 24/16kg
1 rope climb

Rest 5:00, then repeat.

Post scores to whiteboard / comments!

HellaFit WOD

Our take on bootcamp workouts, this class challenges you for the entire hour with a blend of strength and conditioning that works all the major muscle groups and focuses on functional movement. HellaFit will get you #hellasweaty while having #hellafun!

Gymnastics Strength WOD

Handstands/Hanging: finger/hand/wrist prep then kick-ups into the wall, Messiah Stretch, Super Pigeon, station conditioning, Crossover Symmetry

CompEx WOD

21-15-9 rft:
power snatch, 35/25kg
C2/AB calories

“HEAVY FRAN”

15-12-9 rft:
thruster, 61/43kg
weighted pullup, 45/30#

30-20-10 rft:
kettlebell swings, 24/16kg
GHDSU

Rest 5:00 between workouts.

Foundations 7

“KAREN”

150 wall ball shots for time

Nathan and Guillaume mobilizing prior to lifting

Mobilizing trouble spots prior to lifting is another way to stay successful in the gym. If your rack, receiving, and/or overhead positions leave something to be desired then it would benefit you greatly in spending two minutes or more before class working into those tissues.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Friday , September 1st, there is no 6:30pm Olympic Weightlifting class. There will be a 7:30pm Olympic Weightlifting class. Please remember to RSVP.

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CrossFit WOD for Wednesday 8/30

HOTSHOTS 19

6 rounds for time:
30 squats
19 power clean, 61/43kg
7 strict pull-ups
400m run

Post times to whiteboard / comments!

Olympic Weightlifting WOD

snatch max, clean & jerk max

Kettlebell WOD

Primal mobility

Clean and snatch skill work

Rows and squats

Throwback Thursday: Nathan, Isaac, Hannah, me, and Sheena at the 2015 CrossFit Games

So download the pretty good CrossFit Games app on your phone to stay updated on all the action! Keep an eye out on team Cascade CrossFit featuring Hannah- we’re so proud and excited to watch her and her team represent and kill it!

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CrossFit WOD for Thursday 8/3

DOUBLE PYRAMID HELEN

for time:
1200m run
63 kettlebell swings
36 pullups
800m run
42 kettlebell swings
24 pullups
400m run
21 kettlebell swings
12 pullups

Rx = 24/16kg kettlebell. Performance = 32/24kg kettlebell, chest-to-bar pullups.

Post time to whiteboard / comments!

HellaFit WOD

Our take on bootcamp workouts, this class challenges you for the entire hour with a blend of strength and conditioning that works all the major muscle groups and focuses on functional movement. HellaFit will get you #hellasweaty while having #hellafun!

Endurance WOD

Long Interval:
1000m run
3:00 rest
8 x 300m (100m jog, 150m sprint, 50m walk)
3:00 rest
1000m run