Nutrition

Nutrition-related ideas and information


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Setting Your Macros

One of the most common questions we get on nutrition is, how much should I eat? I will aim to answer this bearing in mind that this is an incredibly simplified version of nutrition and that nutrition needs vary by person. But, this will be a great starting point for many. […]


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Eat to Perform?

“Eat to Perform.” That is honestly my least favorite slogan ever to hit the interwebs. The basis behind this statement is simple. Elite level athletes aren’t concerned with whether their six pack is showing. They’re concerned with putting out the greatest performance possible. Putting aside the fact, that most athletes […]


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The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Hormones and Metabolism 2

From MedScape Neurology – Eve Van Cauter, PhD; Kristen Knutson, PhD; Rachel Leproult, PhD; Karine Spiegel, PhD Introduction Sleep loss can occur as a result of habitual behavior or due to the presence of a pathological condition that is associated with reduced total sleep time. This column focuses on the […]


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Slaying Paleo Dragons 1

I used to really like the Paleo Diet.  I was like a Paleo Preacher Man… I ate it, I talked about it, I taught it and repeat all.  Then the muffins came.  Soon there were brownies and even dinosaur era pizza.  Then came the final ridiculous straw on the prehistoric […]


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“The Core 4” 3

The “Core 4” are the four supplements we all can benefit from adding to our diets. They are EPA/DHA (fish oil), V-D3, Zinc, and Magnesium.  Unless supplementing aggressively, everyone you know is deficient in each of these and everyone you know will get healthier  if they supplemented with each. I base […]


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Pre Workout Supplementation

Originally posted 5 April 2012 Before I start, let me reiterate that you must, no… you ABSOLUTELY must get your diet in order and you need to be taking to optimal dosages of fish oil, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D3 before worrying with the below supplements. Pre-workout sups should support […]


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Educate Yourself 2

CrossFitters, from our beginning, have been different… everything we do goes against the grain.  We  see things differently and step outside of contemporary ideas of fitness.  But are we losing that and becoming part of the blind herd?  In one very specific case, I would say “yes”.  Some of our […]


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Better Brain Function and Training Drive 1

Caffeine is America’s go to pick me up for when we are feeling drowsy.  54% of Americans drink coffee and more than half of them drink more than 3  12 oz cups of the stuff per day and over 60% say the need coffee to “feel like themselves”.  The last […]


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When Did Cheating Become a Reward Pt 2

Originally posted August 30, 2010 Read Part 1 first. Let’s continue the thoughts on rewarding your good behavior with self destructive behavior… I didn’t necessary mean not to ever eat junk food.  The point I wanted to convey most was that the cheat day cannot take precedence in your mind over […]