Meagan, Angela, and Maura
The "New" CrossFit Nutrition Certification I was invited by Dave Castro of CrossFit HQ (the fella talking to Dawn in the video on the mainsite) on Thursday to attend the first CrossFIt Nutrtion Cert since Robb Wolf was let go from his duties as the CF Nutrition Cert Instructor. Hosted by good friend John Velandra at CF Cape Fear, Dr. Barry Sears presented this cert. Knowing the information discussed would differ some from what Robb presented, I quickly accepted and took Dave up on his offer. Dr. Sears talked about inflammation, it’s causes, it’s cures, prevention, and how controlling/reducing it improves health and athletic performance. Most of the information was helpful, but there was a lot of review for me. I’ve read most of Dr. Sears books, referenced studies, and published studies. Especially his work with successful athltetes. The Zone Diet works… no doubt in mind about that. I’ve seen it improve many athletes’ performance and it will melt the fat off a weightloss candidate. Dr. Sears also spoke about certain fats and its contribution to silent inflammation. Most of this information was new to me. I’ll be researching this stuff in the next few days and will include my finds in my next nurtrtion class (tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Dec 17). My only real complaint was, and it applies to the Robb’s course as well, is that it isn’t in depth enough. I want to hear about the endocrine response, molecular and cellular level stuff, and the real biochemistry of it all. However, most of the attendees at the both of the nutrition certs I’ve sat in on were new to the concepts of nutriton, diet, and how their importance supercedes training and exercise. Most of the questions from the group we more like "how do I get client A’s wife to agree to eating like I’ve Rx’ed for he/she". This type of question tends to frustrate me, as it has nothing to do with nutrition. But, the trainer asking that question, more than likely learned a lot from the intro level material and will be more able to help his/her clients move towards proper feeding now. So that’s a good thing. Ask and yee shall receive… Actually I didn’t have to ask. Greg Glassman spoke after Dr. Sears, covering his experiences with improving athletes’ performance with The Zone. He said it was his intent to expand the nutrition cert to cover much more information and ever fully accredit it. I hope to see that class really soon. So this week will be a good one. We’ve the Carolina CF Challenge at CF Durham this weekend. Dave, one of the owners, was at the nurtiion cert and we talked about it. It sounds like he and Greg have things sorted and we should have a very fun, competition laden day on Saturday. I’m excited to see how all of you do and yes, how our crew compares to other NC CFs. I don’t expect the wods to resemble the heavier stuff I post, so our conditioning to moving the heavier weights in metcons, I don’t anticipate to be a huge benefit. But, since you guys and gals are used to throwing around 135lbs instead of the typical 95lbs (95 versus 65 for the gals) , my guess is well do fairly well amongst the competition. No matter how we do, it’s going to be fun. We’ve 21 folks signed up to compete and I don’t know how many going in support (we don’t spectate). I’m looking forward to easing back into some rehab work this week and seeing you all train with dedication and focus. Thank you all for making CFW the phenomenon it is. t.
Some pics are just funny. Bar MuscleUps can be a bit rough on girls… Mere finds good use for the AbMat.
The Endurance Sports Training Seminar
has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, Dec 15th at 7pm
We’ll present Anaerobic Endurance / CF Endurance’s tempo/interval
programming, how it works, the physiology behind stamina training, and why
it is superior to conventional to conventional long, slow distance endurance "aerobic" training.
If you intend to complete an endurance (Triathlon, a 5k or 10k, half marathon, marathon or even an Ultra Race) event in 2010, have thought about completing one,
or are a seasoned endurance athlete, you will benefit greatly from this semiar.
Cost is $20.00
CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach
and owner Karen Reilly, a.k.a The Chic from Holden Beach, is hosting a 5k run and 1mile Dog Jog on Dec 12 to benefit Paws-Ability.
So for those of you that aren’t going to Durham you now have
a fun event you can attend a bit closer to home.
For more info go to www.crossfitoceanislebeach.com
To register, go to http://crossfitchallenge.xlrun.com/