Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010

Posted by Mandee on November 10, 2010   |   29 Comments

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps for time of:

75# Power Snatch
20″ Box Jumps

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Question of the Day- What works best for you, diet “challenges”, where you try to stay strict for a certain amount of time and then allow yourself to fall off the wagon for a while, or trying to stay consistent at your diet all the time with a little more room for less than favorable foods here and there?

29 responses to “Thursday, 11 Nov, 2010”

  1. Ramsay says:

    Pic- I love how Justin’s little girl is observing the situation- so cute.

    QOD- consistent with a little rom here and there.

  2. Patrick says:

    QOD: Interesting you bring this up as I’m considering my annual 30 day challenge. Generally, done in Jan/Feb after the holiday season of indulgence. I try to do this at least once annually. This time around it will be the Paleo Solution 30 day deal out of Robb Wolf’s book. Diet “challenges” are good to help me nail down a habit. When I do a Zone Challenge calculating blocks and WnM’ing my foods, I quickly learn how much, what and when to eat. Plus, the marked improvement in met-con performance reminds me of the critical role diet plays in my health and wellness. After reading Robb Wolf’s book I’m intrigued to find out if a strict Paleo diet would help my ever inflamed knees and possibly aid my “masters” level ability to recover. I try not to “fall off the wagon” after a challenge, but I do suffer from dietary drift, which seems to get more and more crappy the further I get away from my last challenge.

  3. Karen says:

    QOD: Consistency, with a little more room for less favorable foods.

    Another question, is anyone having problems pulling up the website on mobile devices? I can’t get on the site on my Droid. It was working last week.

    Also, Emerald’s Cinnamon almonds are AWESOME!

  4. Larry says:

    Last workout at Crossfit Smash in Canberra
    Workout #1
    6 rounds:
    row 200m
    = 33,34,34,35,36,36 {3:28}
    Resting 2 minutes before each round
    Rest 10 minutes
    Workout #2
    AMRAP in 10 minutes:
    6 front squat @ 60kg
    6 kb one arm kb snatch @ 16kg
    = 5 rounds
    I was spent after the rowing. The RX for the KB snatch was 24kg. It was a bit much for my left shoulder (it fels great, but doesn’t have the strength back yet). They didn’t have a 20kg kb, so I just went with 16 kg. Tough workout. row sprints suck!

  5. RyanP says:

    More consistent diet with unfavorable foods. Helps me stay away from cheats as they become less fulfilling and just taste crappy. Regular consistency works better for me at changing my overall habits.

  6. Emily D. says:

    QOD: Challenges don’t really work for me. Like Russell told me in an email once (when I was complaining about what a pain it was to try and eat clean)…don’t put a number on eating right because as soon as you reach that “goal” you will eventually go right back to your old habits.

    I was super clean for the 6 weeks leading up to the Faction Games and then I fell off the wagon….bad.

    Now I just eat clean as much as I can but I don’t worry so much about a “time limit”. I had people constantly telling me that I didn’t need to eat this or I didn’t need to drink that…but it is all about quality of life for me. Is it going to kill me to have a beer or a slice of pizza every once in a while? I don’t think so.

    If I become Nazi like with my food that is when you find me in the corner mumbling and covered in donut glaze with lemon filling on my face and cookie crumbs all around me…and let me tell you…that is NOT a pretty sight to see πŸ™‚

  7. Dennis says:

    Happy Veteran’s Day to all CFHSV Athletes that have served or support the Warfighter. I know we have a lot in our gym and my respect and thanks goes out to all of you. As a matter of fact I was able to participate in a Veteran’s Day Program at Chaffee Elementary school yesterday with our very own Retired Marine Russ Hines and it was very humbling.

    We have such a great community here at CFHSV and I am proud to be a part of it. Train Hard, Train Smart, Train to Survive!

    • Ramsay says:

      Thanks for your post, Dennis. As a wife of a former Marine and step-daughter of an active Marine, it is a special and humbling day. Semper Fi

      And a sincere thank you to all of our service members and their families. A recognition that should be expressed every day of the year.

  8. Robert S. says:

    QOD: I find that staying consistent works best for me. Challenges have produced some good results for me, however the bottom line for me is consistent diet = consistent performance.

  9. Robert S. says:

    I have several co-workers who have had this done. (Why would a firefighter need to have this done is a whole other issue.) People have this crap done, then just eat fewer krispy kremes. BAD IDEA.


    • Emily D. says:

      speaking of Krispy Kremes…doughnut run is NEXT weekend…woot woot! πŸ™‚

    • Patrick says:

      What your co-worker that’s undergone bariatric surgery won’t realize is that they are now “untouchables? If you plan on having bariatric surgery, make sure you love your surgeon. Because from now on, no other surgeon will touch you. Your anatomy is all screwed up. Since insurance companies started carte blanche approval of gastric bypass surgery, it’s been a cash cow for the few surgeons willing to perform the procedure. For better or worse, the best general surgeons (the one you want when your appendix ruptures) don’t perform bariatric surgery and want nothing to do with them. One of those little unfortunate facts they don’t put in the pamphlet.

  10. Penelope says:

    11:42 (rx’d)

    QOD: Consistency

    Excerpted from a company email this morning…
    “But we can honor our veterans by pausing to remember – not only on this solemn day, but on all the days of the year – their courage and sacrifice.”

  11. tracey says:

    CONSISTANT! I have to stay like that. NO CHALLENGES for me.

    • tracey says:

      CONSISTANT! I have to stay steady, with the splurge every now and then. No diet challenges for me. I did the strict contest diet thing for years and always had a pretty bad, rebound weight gain afterwards.

  12. Lindsey says:

    9:20 as RXed

    QOD Consistant for me also