Today’s post is dedicated to a fabulous friend of ours, and the best hostess in Austin – Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan. Melissa has been a client and a friend for almost a year now, and is both a nutritionally savvy blogger and a fabulous cook in her own right. She runs the blog The Clothes Make the Girl, ruminating on everything health, fitness and food related. If you haven’t subscribed to her feed already, her blog is a must-read.
Day Five of our Whole30 program on the road, and things are going really well. We’ve driven through the Keys, up through Florida to the panhandle (where we had an awesome workshop co-hosted by Lightning CrossFit and CrossFit Fort Walton Beach), and then on through Alabama, Mississippi and now, Louisiana. […]
This post is a call to arms for those of you who have completed a Whole30, attended one of our workshops, worked through our intensive four week consulting program. This is a place for you to sound off and make yourself heard […]
When you’re on the road, you take every opportunity you can get to eat, sleep and train as well as possible, which often means making the best of a less than ideal situation.
Yesterday, we woke up feeling the need to pick up something heavy. Since there aren’t any CrossFit gyms in the Keys (seriously!) and all we have with us in terms of weighs are a couple ofkettlebells, we headed up to the local “box” – Pirate Wellness Center. […]
We woke up in the Keys to winds blowing too hard to go fishing, so we decided to hit a quick and dirty met-con down by the water. While those “kitchen sink” WODs can be fun to program, including 17 different movements and complicated rep schemes isn’t necessary for an effective, high intensity workout. […]
While in San Diego two weeks ago, Dallas and I were lucky enough to visit “Coach B” (Mike Burgener, the famous Olympic lifting coach) at his home in southern California. We headed up in the afternoon to get a tour of his place, work with him on some Olympic lifting and then go eat some giant steaks. […]
Often in our own health and fitness pursuits, we forget that practicing “the basics” are what got us this far. Our air squat drills earned us an overhead squat PR, our dead hang pull-up strength bought us our muscle-up, and eating a clean diet full of foods that make us healthy gave us the energy, body composition and performance gains we’ve been so happy with. […]
It reminded me of my now-infamous Carrot Confrontation. I was participating in a discussion on a message board when someone asked what I eat in a typical day. I replied with a list of things I had eaten that morning – chicken, radishes, egg whites, spinach, olives… and carrots. I mentioned I had eaten almost an entire bag of baby carrots. At which point, another poster responded, “You should be careful about eating so many carrots. Carrots are pretty high in sugar.” […]
We’re still on vacation on the Left Coast, but took a break from our nutrition workshop and training with Coach B to jump online to make a fun and exciting announcement! The familiar refrain of “Robb Wolf, Andy Deas” will soon include a special addition… “And Whole9”. Yes, Dallas and […]
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